South Taranaki Star

Donations help fund SPCA

South Taranaki SPCA manager Shannon Langridge is delighted the centre's animals will benefit from Veolia's recent donation.

 A corporate health and safety initiative has injected some much-needed cash into the South Taranaki SPCA.

Art carries weighty message

Opunake-based artist Claire Jensen in her at home studio.

Beach provides plenty of plastic for art.

Funeral directors aim to save lives

Cleggs Funeral Services and Monuments funeral directors, from left Glenn Rogers, Susan Clegg and Andrew Blanche are ...

How do you avoid death at a funeral?

Toy library membership like regular birthday

Kiddylandz toy library chairwoman Eleanor Sutherland is hoping the stocked shelves will look empty soon.

 "It's almost like a birthday every two weeks when you get a new toy," Eleanor Sutherland, Kiddylandz Toy Library chairwoman.

Come-and-try days at Hawera green

Hawera Bowling Club members Eddie Berry, Bill Norris and Arthur Fryer are hoping to see some new people playing on the ...

 A community bowling club's hardy winter green is being used to entice shy new bowlers to try the sport.

Bull-dust radar on high alert

Maryan Street,  former Labour list MP and minister of housing talks to a mother and her five children living in a garage.

More questions need to be asked of the homeless.

Builders club popular

Normanby School student Haylen Low, 8, with some of the new safety gear and tools provided for use at Builder's Club.

Normanby School builder's club flush with new tools and wood after supportive nationwide response to kids using hammers and nails to create at school.

Food for all

Salvation Army envoy Jillian Smith says their Hawera food bank is open to everyone in need.

The stigma associated with accepting help from food banks is stopping struggling families from asking for support believes one food bank volunteer.

Racist labelling gathers momentum

Chester Borrows says there are votes in paranoia.

Bandwagons are interesting vehicles to be on and just as interesting to watch drive past if only to see who is on board.

New focus for business awards

Bizlink co-ordinators Margie Jones and Nikki Watson with the nominations bin.

New accessibility and Maori business excellence awards added to Bizlink's biennial celebration of Hawera's business excellence.

StarBuddy gives back

StarBuddy Charitable Trust pledge recipients, back from left, Jordan Dunn, 16, Cooper Bennetts with his dad, 5, and ...

Toys, trinkets and the opportunity to enjoy some downtime was gifted to five young individuals at a recent StarBuddy Charitable Trust ceremony.

Stars Past

An undated photo of Hawera's main street.

Snapshots in time taken from old issues of the Taranaki Star.

Health shuttle available

St John Health Shuttle volunteers, from left, Don Hunt, Lynn Hutchinson, Patsy Mahony, Cathy Finch, Lester Bulmer and ...

A voluntary health shuttle provider is offering to bridge the gap for Manaia's transport-lacking residents needing to attend medical appointments.

Town left without GP

MountainView Medical's Hawera premises on Argyle Street.

"Without a doubt there's going to be an impact."

High school company opening doors

Sheyna Franzen, Britteny Mason and Shayla Robinson, directors of The Door Stop Company.

A trio of Hawera High School Endeavour Centre students have launched a business selling stops to literally opening doors.

Teen discovers confidence at conference

From left, Amirah Osama -Spotswood College, Bailey Gavin -Stratford High School and Ashley McDonald - Hawera High ...

Leadership is about working together as a whole.

Anzacs learn Huns' tricks

An un-dated photo of Hawera's main street.

Snapshots in time taken from old issues of the Taranaki Star.

Homegrown goods rebuild local food sources

Ursula Bil-Teitink and Emma Thorp are bringing Ooooby (Out of our own backyards) to Taranaki, People can order a fresh ...

"Today's global food systems have been steadily decreasing the cottage industry over the last 50 years, so we now need to work with local growers".

Hawera hosting gateway conference

Hawera High School transition department head Wayne Benton speaks to year 12 gateways students.

"...making sure the two worlds collide, industry and education. For too long they've been different worlds and it's not helpful to young people or employers."

Search for fairy godparents

Cinderella Project coordinator Rochelle Steer with some of the donated shoes and dresses.

Fairy godmothers are needed to help send at least 10 Cinderella's to the Hawera High School ball.

Sefton photograph big winner

New Plymouth photographer Angela Sefton and  "Daily Life: Under the Eiffel Tower" which won the top prize in the annual ...

A down-trodden man bearing the weight of life on his shoulders is the winning image at Hawera's annual Lysaght Watt Trust Art Awards.

Building student interest

Eight-year-old Taene Nelley is looking forward to working with his hands at Normanby School's building club gatherings.

A South Taranaki school is building practical skills and student engagement using hammers, nails and a bit of lunchtime creativity.

Manaia congratulates soldier

Helen Cooper abseils down the Hawera water tower, as part of the Hawera Rotary Club's hobbies exhibition. Daily News ...

 Compiled from the archives of Taranaki Star's published 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

McCaw meets match gallery

Teigan Thompson, 6, was one of many kids lucky enough to muck around with Richie McCaw at Hawera's Tawhiti School on ...

"I got a little bit cocky didn't I?"

Stars Past

A photo of Hawera CBD from the archives of the Taranaki Daily News.

Compiled from the archives of Taranaki Star's published 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

Market Day for kids and community

Organiser Gail Golding is excited about the upcoming inaugural Hawera Racecourse Market.

Market day raising funds for Kai Kitchen.

Stratford business scrapped

Bielawski Scrap Ltd owner/operators Phil Bielawski and his mum Shirley in the yard.

Stratford business put on the scrap heap.

Opportunity to centre self through martial art

Tai Chi and Qigong instructor Judith Lee is trialling classes in Hawera.

Tai Chi boost for better health.

Art award entries delve into daily grind

Opening all of the Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award entries is like opening Christmas presents for event organiser Cecilia ...

NZ artists value Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award.

State of the art new CCS building

CCS Disability Action life member NZ, South and Central Taranaki, June Tolland and CCS local committee member Ralph ...

Hawera's state of the art new disability-friendly support building was opened by disabilities issues minister Nicky Wagner on Wednesday.

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