Ilona Hanne is editor of the Stratford Press
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Bilingual service planned for Eltham's All Saints church
The concept of bilingualism should be old news, not headline making, says Rev Bowers-Mason
Fun, quirky and affordable items make the cut for Hummingbird Designs
Nicole always has a range of affordable and child-friendly items available.
Popular fete offers early start for Christmas shopping
A wide range of regular and new stalls will be there this year.
Stratford author looking for help to get book into schools
Siubhan says the book contains a message that all New Zealand children should hear.
Q&A with Sherilee Kahui: Sketching an emotional journey
Sherilee Kahui on colonisation, the wāhine Māori experience and cuts to theatre education.
Review: Woven Pathways shows the true art of music
Technical precision combined with flair, passion and sheer talent in this performance.
How much is a litre of milk? Election candidates face grocery challenge
Drag queen story time, abortion, potholes and more curly questions for candidates.
New Plymouth mayor hopes to trigger roading referendum
New Plymouth Mayor Neil Holdom says action is urgently needed.
Designer, pre-loved and vintage clothing ready to fill racks at pop-up shop
From vintage pieces to brand new designer brands, the pile is packed with fashion finds.
Detour in place on SH3 near Stratford after rolled truck closes section of highway
The truck rolled near the intersection of SH3 and Rutland Rd
Stratford's finest: Citizen Award recipients announced
The six recipients have all made a substantial positive difference to their community.
Review: A poignant love story you don't want to miss
Do not miss this show - it's theatre at its very best, writes Ilona Hanne.
Perfect time to bring Perfect Arrangement to life, says director
A play set in the past carries an important message for today's world says its director.
Cirque OLIO named as headline show for Reimagine Festival
The Australia based show will bring a New Zealand exclusive to Taranaki for the festival.
Review: Rachel Atlas's Gag Reflex is a gem of a show
This show is edge of your seat stuff, and not just because of the swords and knives
Review: Absolutely! Cabaret is Absolutely Fabulous
Absolutely! Cabaret is packed with fantastic acts
Review: Parker's Lots of Love exuberant and slightly exhausting
Chris Parker puts plenty of energy and comedy into the show.
Construction has begun on the two lane bridge project
Members of Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Maru opened the ceremony on Tuesday morning.
The Baking Company named Central Taranaki Regional Top Shop
The local eatery also won the Food and Beverage – Take Out Category Award.
Drag queens, rave parties and more - Q&A with Emma Vickers
Emma Vickers wants audiences to feel challenged, exhilarated and perhaps unable to sleep.
Opera, ukulele and more on offer at benefit concert
Parody songs such as I kissed a cow are only part of the talented singer's repertory.
Sole learn to swim provider in Stratford calls time on lessons
More information will be available after councillors meet on Tuesday and discuss the issue
Vandalism costing Stratford ratepayers more than money
One cemetery visitor says she no longer feels safe as a result
'Incredible' playground opened at St Joseph's Stratford
Thousands of sausages were sold to get this playground built
Q&A with We Will Rock You's William Deane and Danica Manson
William Deane and Danica Manson are ready to rock the TSB Showplace stage.
Review: Spread the word - these actors are blessed with talent
The students claim the story and the stage as their own in this fantastic production
Two popular American bands ready to rock Bowl of Brooklands next year
The concert is one of only two by the bands planned for Aotearoa New Zealand
Taranaki Electricity Trust trustee censured after code of conduct complaint
Lawyers were brought in by both the trust and the individual trustee involved.
Opinion: Why we should cherish Taranaki's own crown jewel
You can fund plenty of clubs and groups for the price of just one coronation accessory.
Council draft annual plan now open for public feedback
Members of the public can make submissions on the plan until May 28