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Our most famous unknown actor

Broken Hallelujah

CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

He blends in around Stratford and may pass unnoticed but most residents have probably seen Roussel Dubois on screen many times.

Honouring 100 years

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CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Stratford Plunket is celebrating 100 years of caring for the community's babies and mothers.

Doing the hard yards for their art

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YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK - Taranaki

Two Taranaki artists are headed to Paris, but not for a holiday.

Infection claims patient after marrow transplant

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New Plymouth's Denise Phillips died in Wellington Hospital on Sunday October 19 after a hard-fought battle against a rare type of blood cancer called myelofibrosis.

Pensioned into debt

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In today's increasingly costly world, is the pension enough for Mr and Mrs New Zealand to live on?

New store to empower women

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There's a new shop in town and the woman at the helm wants to help Taranaki women embrace their bodies.

Wristband speaks up

Joshua Trowbridge

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

You can't see a person's hearing impairment when they're swimming but you certainly notice if they don't respond to your calls.

Major surprise for 100th

Nathan Young

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Nathan Young wasn't sure what to expect for his 100th birthday but it wasn't a visit from one of New Zealand's most iconic performers.

Railing riles rugby fan

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Newspapers often run stories which feature people railing against something, but this time actual railings are the problem for a very ardent rugby enthusiast.

Visit the smallest open homes in town

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Maureen Holmes-Woods and Marilyn Muirhead are about to hold open homes with a difference.

Morris to Mrs B in fundraiser

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Mrs Brown, played by Morris West, will be at the Karaoke Takes to the Stage event.

A dog’s life printed for posterity

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Lizzie the dog is such a character, she's the subject of a new children's book.

Historic mag catalogued

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People featured in Taranaki Photonews can now find themselves.

Learning how the other half lives

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Walking in someone else's shoes is not as easy as it sounds.

Fresh raw milk on tap

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PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Farm fresh raw milk will be available in Hawera within the next month.

Group walks the talk about health

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PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Ngati Ruanui Health Care patients are walking themselves well under a new healthy living initiative.

Rob says he's ready for retirement

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Taranaki Base Hospital is about to lose a part of its "sole".

Transplant update

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It has been a rough road so far, but Denise Phillips' transplant process is going as well as it can.

Fresh eyes see delight in ageing

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Young and old are brought together in a display at Puke Ariki.

Breast check saves a life

Karanga Morgan

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

It took Karanga Morgan three years to convince herself to have a mammogram - the procedure saved her life.

Mad about running

Dean Pratt

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Hawera's own marathon man is halfway towards reaching both his goals.

Renewable energy the way of future

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Chris Bromley believes New Zealand has the potential to get 90 per cent of its power generated from renewable sources by 2020.

Pencil pushers feel the burn

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Huatoki Plaza will be alive with the buzzing of exercise equipment on Friday.

Giving back to charity

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Joseph Elieza has gone from being a World Vision-sponsored child to working for the organisation.

Young women given tools to lead

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One does not have to be a dictator to be a good leader, a New Plymouth youth says.

Floral art blossoms at centre

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Palmers Garden Centre bloomed with artful floral designs when it hosted the New Plymouth Floral Art Club's Palmers New Plymouth Awards evening, themed Naki Abundance.

Sam the man

Rapira takes the title

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Sam Rapira is the new New Zealand Boxing Federation light heavyweight champion.

Big Bike Fix is the wheel deal

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Waitara East School is hosting a Big Bike Fix event.

Kitty Katie needs some love

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Katie the kitten had a tough start to life.

Passion for pets marked

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German shepherd lovers can share their passion in a new group.

Shared cooking is recipe to success

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Links between St Joseph's Catholic School New Plymouth and Devon Intermediate School are growing stronger.

Mr Pioneer Village finishes daily job'

Barrie Smith

CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

Barrie Smith, known to many as "Mr Pioneer Village", has hung up his boots - after 20 years on the management board, the past nine as president.

Fallen locks show teens' priority

Stewart Melrose

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A group of Hawera High School students will feel the cold in the next few weeks as they get used to their new looks.

Trafficking horrors to be tackled

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A Taranaki family are doing their bit to stop human trafficking.

Baby boogie shakes mum's world

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YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK - Taranaki

Taranaki mothers will soon have a new way to shake it off.

Ella's world opens up

Ella Gavin

PETRA FINER- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

The first time Ella Gavin heard the world, she turned her head towards the sound.

Cream always rises to top

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CATHERINE GROENESTEIN- TARANAKI STAR - Taranaki

The people they meet are the highlight of running Dolly's Milk in Stratford, say owners Peter and Margaret Dalziel.

Delving into dementia

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People with dementia can still find purpose in life.

Op Shop becomes a refuge

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New Waves Op Shop is not only a place where people can pick up a bargain - it has also become a refuge for people in dire need.

Fizz-free festival on organisers' agenda

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Taranaki is about to hold what is thought to be its first fizz-free public event.

Canine companions hold secrets to winning

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When one door shut for Moira Shepherd, she found a window to open.

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.

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.

Time to crank up the fundraising

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CanTeen members are preparing to go hard at The Crank, a national fundraising event for CanTeen.

Murals take pride of place in garden

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Welbourn School is a brighter place.

Men's shed aims to build numbers

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North Taranaki Community Men's Shed wants to build its membership base.

Rainbow offers vital support

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Rainbow Taranaki wants more members.

Park strategy gets favourable reaction

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

Support for shaken band

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

Tasty cupcakes aid SPCA

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It's that time of year again; time to get out the apron, whip up a cupcake mix and conjure up creative icing ideas.

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