South Taranaki Star

Passion shows on stage gallery

Russell Hockley gives his all with Te Ra o Te Uru (Ngati Ruanui & Ngaruahine) from Hawera performance at  Te Huihuinga O ...

Are these the future stars of Taranaki kapahaka?

Stratford seems happy with present mayor

Stratford Mayor, Neil Volzke, is unopposed in this year's elections.

 Mayor unopposed but former mayor Brian Jeffares is facing competition on the TRC.

Diet, exercise beat diabetes

Robert Campbell's  journey started in 2000, when the Taranaki Daily News had ts half marathon.

Boyboy Campbell advises others to "tell yourself you're worth it and make the change".

Brittany beats the boys

Brittany Riddick with the five trophies she won in the Oval speedway series in her mini-sprint car.

"I just love the speed now."

Bridge visibility dilemma

Spot the ute? Jim Egan, Hawera, is concerned drivers may not see oncoming vehicles like this red ute photographed coming ...

New technology may be trialed to help make one-lane bridges safer.

New tricks on show

Gardening on the Ring Plain covers how to create a haven in a pastoral landscape.

A Taranaki Regional Council workshop will show ring plain gardeners how to create their own haven in the country.

Telegrams continue to arrive for South Taranaki families

The Hawera Star has been operating since 1880.

Eltham soldier returns to the war zone despite being wounded 17 times.

Olympian brings medal home

Olympian Gayle Broughton shares her silver medal with some of the children of Hawera Primary School.

And Nan still gets the medal - once the students have all seen it of course.

New base for media team

The new building is just two years old.

The Fairfax media team in Hawera are looking forward to moving into a modern new office.

Lunches by the van-load

Kai Kitchen founder Rochelle Steer, Hawera,  is delighted to have a van to deliver the lunches she provides for school ...

Hawera's Fairy Godmother has had one of her wishes granted - a shiny new van to carry kai to hungry kids around South Taranaki.

Tania draws strength from IronMaori group

Tania Korau has gone from 123 kilos to 103 kilos.

IronMaori concept proves to be key to weight-loss success.

Poster girl's story

Nine-year-old Grace Paterson  with some of the medication and equipment that is  a part of her life.

The smiling child on the CF Awareness Week posters is a young lady who's very good at cartwheels.

Collaborative creations on show

STDC arts co-ordinator Michaela Stoneman with a canvas painting 17 Manaia and Opunake children created.

One-hundred-and-fifty individuals have collaborated on Lysaght Watt gallery's latest exhibition.

Assisted death debate planned

Paul Grant, Hawera, wants informed discussion around the issue of assisted death law reform.

Voluntary euthanasia - yes or no? Opposing views air in Hawera later this month.

Percy Thomson hosts iconic works

Students from St Joseph's School in Stratford learn about Melvin Day's work Orongaronga from BNZ heritage team members ...

A collection of New Zealand's most iconic artists is on display in Stratford.

Boxes for builders

Students building wooden timber storage boxes at Normanby School as a builder's club project.
From left: Addison Mumby, ...


Daffodil Day heralds spring

L-R Cancer Society staff Christine Vickers and Jan Mason.

Friday August 26 is the Cancer Society's annual flagship Daffodil Day.

Petro-chemical industry has been good for Taranaki

The veteran Kapuni natural gas plant.

Natural gas production is the key to the economic success enjoyed in Taranaki.

Family burst with pride for sevens team

Women's rugby sevens player, Gayle Broughton, from South Taranaki, with her greatest fan, grandmother, Patsy, who ...

"The support is amazing, absolutely amazing."

Team effort for trees

Green-thumb students Alex Langdon, 8, Riley Bretherton-Smith, 10, and Emma Langdon, 5, with Hawera Christian School  ...

A group of green-fingered youngsters are nurturing natives with the help of some local lions.

Life challenges bring positive outcomes

Parewaho Rudolph

Life challenges can bring Positive Outcomes

Deputy mayor pedals off into sunset

Councillor Ian Armstrong is retiring from the South Taranaki District Council.

Ian Armstrong is stepping down from his role as a South Taranaki District councillor after 30 years on governing boards.

Wins stitched up

Grace Coogan, 12,  of Hawera holds the embroidered huzzif which won her a sewing machine in a nationwide competition.

 Taranaki stitching enthusiasts featured strongly in the prize lists at a recent national gathering of embroidery experts.

Stars Past

The 10 shilling note was first issued in 1916.

 A selection of news items from the last 100 years of the Hawera Star - now the Taranaki Star.

Woman duped out of $15,000

Police are warning people to stay vigilant about phone scammers  after a Hawera woman had $15,000 from her bank account.

Conmen took thousands of dollars from her account after making a cold call - but her bank has been able to trace the cash.

Councillor completes bucket list

Mike Powell completed five terms as a South Taranaki District Councillor.

"If you don't have a position to push from you're pretty ineffectual so I've been fortunate to be on council,"- Mike Powell, South Taranaki District Councillor.

Snip, snip, snip

Hair stylist Gemma Parku, left, cuts Maureen King's hair during the 'cutathon' at Viva Hair Design in Hawera.


Researcher promotes caution

Michelle Bird of CGB Health Research carries a number of items which prove her authenticity when working.

South Taranaki is part of a crucial health survey run nationwide.

Teach your children well

Dannevirke South School Room 3 students enjoy being back in the classroom after the school was given a facelift due to ...

Land confiscations still having an effect today.

War widows get preference for jobs on the London trams

Taranaki Star manager Cliff Hunt spent every day of his working life in the building behind him.

Former manager of Taranaki Star collects snippets from previous issues.

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