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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.

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

Sam Rapira in action

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

OLIVIA WATT - Taranaki

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

Hawera Brass Band

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.

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.

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.

Walkway nears end

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New Plymouth Huatoki Walkway is bound to become another jewel in New Plymouth's crown.

Pets play vital role

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Nine years down the track and Norm Hewitt still enjoys delivering One of the Family to schools around the country.

Who's best man anyway?

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YVETTE BATTEN - NORTH TARANAKI MIDWEEK - Taranaki

New Plymouth Repertory Theatre's latest production Best Man Faller is sure to get people talking.

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

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

Hearing defect missed

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A New Plymouth family wants to start a support group for parents and patients suffering from auditory processing disorder.

Fish to fill youngsters

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Something fishy is going on at New Waves.

Calendar cuties wanted

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People can make their animal friends poster pets.

Gardeners get growing

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A New Plymouth group is trying to re-establish the art of growing your own groceries.

Wano inspired by kapahaka

Koru

Te reo has always played a big part in Wharehoka Wano's life, both professionally and personally.

'Language nest' starts at home

Koru

A big part of parenting is providing children with values and life skills as they move into adulthood.

Learn to keep Maori language alive

Koru

Developing new avenues where te reo can be spoken is one way to keep the language alive, according to one Taranaki expert in the field.

Maori language: use it or lose it

Koru

Reclaiming a missing part of her identity is something one Waitara woman will be forever thankful for.

Learning Maori a life path

Koru

A decision to learn Maori almost 20 years ago changed the course of Archie Hurunu's life forever.

A path to success

Showing kids they have a bright future

Eli Waikawa

Eli Waikawa has gone from a tough start to a bright future, and hopes to help others do the same.

Maori language week kicks off

Koru

Haimona Maruera remembers his first day at primary school vividly.

No support for 40kph limit

Durham St traffic jam

New Plymouth District Council has received only two comments from the public about lowering the speed limit to 40 kilometres an hour.

Programmed

Auroa School

A quartet of robotics students have proven themselves unshakeable in competition.

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