Persistence has paid off for Marfell Community School and the Marfell Community Trust.
For some Taranaki artists sharing is caring.
An animal farm aimed at providing therapy for both young and old has opened its gates for the first time.
A celebration of all things Ngati Mutunga was celebrated over the weekend.
Fitzroy Kindergarten is celebrating its new $30,000 kitchen that has replaced the aging 60-year-old original.
Hospice Taranaki needs more volunteers.
Streamlining health care for the over-65s has led to a co-ordinated and seamless one-stop service.
After 20 years of writing, Stratford poet Hamish McFarlane has just published his first book of poems.
The Taranaki Electricity Trust is to sell the Maryann rest home complex to Age Care Central for $6.3 million, recouping all the money it has invested in the home and the dementia unit.
A new initiative that provides school books to all students is leveling the playing field at Manaia School.
An outpouring of support and kindness has a Kakaramea family giving thanks for small communities.
It's promising to be a big weekend for Taranaki's petrol-heads.
Taranaki Air Patrol needs more volunteers to become eyes in the skies.
On the gate, a large sign warns people the laden fruit trees at Manukorihi Intermediate, Waitara, are sprayed with toxic chemicals.
Hawera's newest midwife is hoping to breathe new life into the town's maternity services.
The thrum of horse power and the stench of motor oil will be strong next week as Americarna rolls into two South Taranaki towns.
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.
Looking at art could benefit Taranaki CanTeen.
Can you help Beau, a three-month-old kitten, see clearly?
'I still didn't know I was having a heart attack'
Just weeks after tying the knot, Jacqui Holdt suffered a massive heart attack.
Normanby's killer overbridge is finally for the chop after years of campaigns, broken promises and political posturing.
South Taranaki's only bovine-themed cafe is closing its doors.
Taranaki fire authorities want rural residents to consider putting fire appliance valves on their water tanks.
New Plymouth's soprano Bryony Williams will give a special one-off concert to thank her many Taranaki supporters and fans.
Gene Gibson loves technology - it's a vital part of his daily life.
Tireless campaigner against child abuse Carolyn Cragg is the Taranaki Star's Central Taranaki person of the Year for 2014.
Taranaki Toy Library is seeking donations for its secondhand book market for children.
Now people can stretch out for a good cause.
There's a new art group in Taranaki.
A mud pit, rocks and bushy trees are keeping 45 pre-school children entertained.
The YMCA's Community Army is one of New Plymouth's best-kept secrets, but that could be about to change.
Miniature tracks, structures and people are lit up after a major project at the New Plymouth Model Railway Club.
Refugees at the North Taranaki SPCA are having a happy New Year.
Helen TeWake, more affectionately known as "Mumzie", is this year's Midweek Person of the Year.
Instead of making a commute through the Northgate bottleneck, people from Bell Block can take the Coastal Walkway.
A starving abandoned dog survived living wild on the banks of a Taranaki river for six months and even brought up two pups.
The ambitious multi-million dollar modernisation of Pukeiti gardens is well under way and due to move into an extensive building phase in just two months.
The boredom of cancer treatment in hospital inspired New Plymouth girl Gabby Devine to start a charity to help others battling the disease.
Families are again being asked to reach into their pockets and help out someone less fortunate this Christmas as the Salvation Army prepares for its annual "Adopt-a-Family" scheme.
Two of Hawera's future sporting greats have scholarships at one of the country's leading secondary schools.
Taking a short cut at work on a quad bike changed Andrew Fleming's life forever.
Lucky Luna saved by staff
Staff save kitten from being killed by tonnes of machinery in rubbish pit.
Stratford artist Joni Smith has a prime spot for her work - the walls of the new Tudor-style public toilets on Broadway.
Nurses treating and prescribing for patients could be the answer to Taranaki's GP shortage according to a local nurse practitioner - but more need to step up to the plate.
Cook extraordinaire Jo Seagar was on her first day on the job as a trainee nurse, when she underwent a life-changing experience: her elderly patient died.
Marfell Community School can boast it is the first in Taranaki to have a cycle track.
A lover of all things Tiger Town, Phil Gayton has designed a T-shirt depicting the tough waterside village where he grew up.
Man diagnosed with motor neurone disease advised to do everything he wanted to do before he got sick.
Philip Jones, also known as Suspect, has left his mark on Central and South America.
Tailor Flay has just got back from a course that changed his life.