Latest Hawera Stories
By HILLS, Jo THE Rainmakers perform today at 8pm at Lepperton Bowling Club. This group comprises Jane Thompson and James Rigby (from acclaimed Australian folk group Blackwood) with their three daughters, Maggie, 15, Elsie, 13, and Naomi, 11.
By HUMPHREYS, Lyn AN EXTENSIVE campaign calling for South Taranaki people to avoid the Hawera Hospital emergency department unless seriously ill is doomed to fail.
By EVANS, Ryan FONTERRA has been told to improve the environmental performance of its Kapuni lactose factory by Taranaki's environmental watchdog.
By WOODD, Richard WORK on an $8.5 million pipeline to rescue the Mangawhero Stream from wastewater pollution starts on September 1. The pipeline will transport Eltham effluent 22km to Hawera and has a target completion date of next June.
By HUMPHREYS, Lyn SOUTH TARANAKI people can expect to be bombarded with information about changes to their emergency and after-hours services this week.
By HILLS, Jo THE Taranaki Regional Committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation, KCL Property and Pukekura Breakfast Rotary Club combine to present the 2008 Youth Performing Artists Showcase.
By HILLS, Jo THE Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford will host Taranaki's first exhibition of Frances Hodgkin's paintings. There will be 42 works on show by this acclaimed New Zealand artist, her father William Mathew Hodgkins and sister Isabel Field.
By HUMPHREYS, Lyn ELDERLY Bill Green remains without a doctor amid clear signs that the community is fighting back over deepening concerns at the spreading GP crisis.
By ST GEORGE, Liz IT'S been quite a month for Neil Walker. The Hawera man has just been elected president of both the Dairy Industry Association of New Zealand (Dianz) and the dairy division of the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology.
By CLEARY, Greta MEDICAL services in Stratford will be strained this month due to a GP shortage in the area. Patients of Avon Medical Centre have been told not to expect over the next two weeks the rapid service they are used to, as the centre is facing a temporary crisis.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.