South Taranaki Star

Pupils learn by growing

A secondary school training programme is planting the seeds for a solid future in the primary sector.

Community rallies around

An outpouring of support and kindness has a Kakaramea family giving thanks for small communities.

Race to the top

It's promising to be a big weekend for Taranaki's petrol-heads.

Stratford kicks off fundraiser

A community fundraiser to bring state-of-the-art angiograph equipment to Taranaki was launched in Stratford last week.

Volunteers get high-tech help

Kaponga's volunteer fire brigade has never been better equipped, thanks to the acquisition of a top-of-the-line thermal imaging camera.

Midwife delighted to be back

Hawera's newest midwife is hoping to breathe new life into the town's maternity services.

Americarna on its way

The thrum of horse power and the stench of motor oil will be strong next week as Americarna rolls into two South Taranaki towns.

Harvests of past being re-enacted

A live museum of harvesting and farm life from early last century, including equipment from Central Taranaki, will be in action at Brixton this weekend for vintage hay day.

Deadly overbridge to go

Normanby's killer overbridge is finally for the chop after years of campaigns, broken promises and political posturing.

X-treme rivalry hits Ohawe

Racing to complete secret challenges

A small beach settlement will be transformed into the scene of an epic rivalry next weekend.

It's farewell to Fat Cow Cafe

South Taranaki's only bovine-themed cafe is closing its doors.

Hearse run helps hospice

A Taranaki fundraiser will stare death in face in order to raise money for a local hospice.

Flick opens up its spot market power pricing

A former Hawera High School head boy is making waves in the electricity market, co-founding a company that aims to do things differently.

Eltham realises skate park dream

Eltham's youth have a new $100,000 hangout space - the town's skate park.

Family grateful for Christmas gifts

A teddy bear has been bestowed with the name of Stratford's mayor.

Tech tips to enrich a blind person

Gene Gibson loves technology - it's a vital part of his daily life.

Teddies with a mission

Tireless campaigner against child abuse Carolyn Cragg is the Taranaki Star's Central Taranaki person of the Year for 2014.

Nature helps foster play

A mud pit, rocks and bushy trees are keeping 45 pre-school children entertained.

Jumpers pick own tunes for Euro-style event

Top Australian and New Zealand high jumpers will put their moves to the beat at Hawera's Jumps to Music event tomorrow night.

Tower climb interest rises

It might not have the pulling power of the Eiffel Tower in Paris but Hawera's water tower is proving a drawcard in its own right.

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