South Taranaki Star

Upset over closure

Ian Cawood

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

A disgruntled pensioner is questioning Foodstuff's commitment to the region after the announcement that Hawera's New World store will close.

Blue Light hope for kids

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LAIRD HARPER - TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

The Blue Light committee has returned to shine a spotlight on South Taranaki youth.

Teds go nationwide

Carolyn Cragg

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Tedz4kidz is expanding and aims to be nationwide within 12 months.

Town plans draw interest

Marc Baily.

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Hundreds of people viewed potential plans for Hawera's new town strategy last week.

RSA fights to survive

Kevin Holley

CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Stratford RSA has closed its doors, but the club's executive committee has not given up on re-opening.

Steps towards success

Footsteps prog

Hawera Intermediate students are walking the pathways of success with the introduction of an after-school programme.

Support for shaken band

Hawera Brass Band

The embattled Hawera Brass Band is losing its premises but gaining a new home, temporarily at least.

Youth council meets

SDYC

Five new members have been welcomed on to the Stratford Youth Council, attending their first meeting last week.

Park strategy gets favourable reaction

KEP Stratford

Stratford's public gardens are looking extra spic and span, thanks to a dedicated gardening team.

Hospital wait time 'a joke'

Ivy Holdem

An upset Hawera family will travel for urgent medical care instead of returning to their local emergency department.

Upping the vibrancy

Hawera

The South Taranaki District Council has been looking at how best to transform the "heart of Hawera" as part of the "Hawera Town Centre Strategy" in a bid to create a more attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit.

Abuse survivor tells life story

Katrina breaks the cycle

Katrina Crews

As a scared little girl Katrina Crews was failed by every adult in her life, but she is lucky.

Metro mishap opens door to Paris

Huia Brown

Somewhere in Arras, France, are two little boys who can sing their colours in Maori, thanks to Eltham's Huia Brown.

Band brassed off

Building full of borer

Hawera Brass

Hawera's Brass Band is refusing to go quietly into the night after a seismic report found significant deficiencies in its building.

Fringe festival comes of age

Hollards

A festival that began as a reaction to rejection has blossomed into a cherished tradition.

Ella's silent world to end

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Ella Gavin is about to break free from her silent world.

Southern take the title

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Southern finally got the division three title they have been craving last weekend.

Community help spans many fields

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"If you love what you're doing, helping other people while you are doing it is nothing," says Gloria Webby, who is one of three people honoured with Citizens' Awards by the Stratford District Council last week.

Life changes with marae stay

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The wide smiles on faces everywhere contrasted with the dignified portraits that lined the dining room at Whakahurangi Marae on Friday at a dinner and performance given by the kapahaka group who have been staying there for two weeks.

Patea senior group to refresh

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Patea's Old Folks Association is in need of a facelift. Starting with the facilities, the group is hoping to overhaul what it provides for members.

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