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5 hrs ago | Taranaki Daily News

Man found guilty of threats, assault

A man found guilty of threatening to smash his former partner's face with a beer bottle has been sentenced to community work. Niki Bond, 36, unemployed, was convicted on charges of threatening behaviour and common assault after his judge-alone trial in the Hawera District Court on Friday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

When harmless fun has deadly consequences

Christine Fairweather was struck by a vehicle while removing barriers which were moved onto State Highway 3 from another location. When Hawera woman Christine Fairweather saw fences blocking a busy highway, she didn't hesitate.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Gritty theme behind iron-sand art

Hawera High School student Rebecca Pratt came up with her design A Matter of Time while debate was raging around proposed mining off the coast of Patea. Pratt has partnered with Wells Group engineer Leith Robertson to construct the piece, which is one of three projects he is working on.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Southland Times

Robbery attempt 'gang initiation'

A Black Power prospect has been granted bail after appearing in court in connection with the attempted robbery of Hawera's Subway Dairy. The judge said Katene had no previous convictions but had spent time in prison recently for non-payment of fines.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Drunken scissors attack premeditated

An aggressive drunk armed himself with scissors and stabbed another man repeatedly, leaving him with life-threatening injuries after a greyhound meeting at Hawera in March last year, the New Plymouth District Court heard yesterday. Jeremy Keith McLeod, 28, unemployed of Hunterville, was jailed for 5 1/2 years and handed down a strike warning.

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Taranaki Daily News

Police, community farewell their comrade

Family members of Constable Atholl Byers, including his wife and two young children, along with about 80 officers from Taranaki's policing team, came together for the 30-year-old's funeral held at the TSB Hub. Wife Amy told the hundreds in attendance that her husband had tried to do what he could to help others.

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Taranaki Daily News

Iron Maori triathlon trots off to Hawera

After being held in Waitara for the past two years, the 2015 event will be held in Hawera after an application from Ngati Ruanui representatives to be given a chance to bring the health-focused kaupapa to the people of South Taranaki. Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said everybody was excited about the opportunity and had started planning for the triathlon, which will be held on February 14. She said she was grateful for the support provided by Sport Taranaki's Howie Tamati and members of the Taranaki Toa team regarding her request.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Iron Maori triathlon trots off to Hawera

After being held in Waitara for the past two years, the 2015 event will be held in Hawera after an application from Ngati Ruanui representatives to be given a chance to bring the health-focused kaupapa to the people of South Taranaki. Ngati Ruanui kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said everybody was excited about the opportunity and had started planning for the triathlon, which will be held on February 14. She said she was grateful for the support provided by Sport Taranaki's Howie Tamati and members of the Taranaki Toa team regarding her request.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Farmers, police join forces to dent rural crime

Spurred into action by a spate of rural burglaries in the area, including stock thefts, a meeting was held on Thursday to come up with a better way to manage the issue. Senior Sergeant Mike Hannah said a 25-year-old Hawera man was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and receiving, and a 27-year-old woman, also of Hawera, was charged with receiving.

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The Daily Record

Heartache as cop Atholl drops dead at the gym

Former Lockerbie Academy pupil Atholl was found unconscious in the gym at the Hawera police station, New Zealand on Sunday night. The gran of a 30-year-old policeman who dropped dead at work told yesterday of his family's heartbreak.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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National conference walking the talk on Maori development

This year's Federation of Maori Authorities National Conference includes a number of speakers with first hand knowledge of the realities of their industry. Maori farming success and industry safety are key agenda items at the conference which will be held in Whanganui from 26 - 28 September.

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Taranaki Daily News

Fonterra wants outfall status quo

Hawera residents got their first glimpse at Fonterra's plan to renew three water intake and discharge consents this week. The dairy giant and the South Taranaki District Council, which both use the ocean outfall, began their lengthy public consultation process on Wednesday with an information and feedback evening at the town's community centre.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Gas tank closure will buffet rural aviators

OUT OF GAS: Hawera Aero Club president Tony Muller said a decision by Z Energy to close its refuelling facility at Stratford Aerodrome next year will impact on club members The impact of Z Energy's cost-cutting move to close two fuel tanks at the Stratford Aerodrome next February will be felt across central and south Taranaki if no alternative can ... (more)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi Project Runway star's dress a hit with Heidi Klum

Former Hawera High School student Sean Kelly is making a big splash in the Big Apple with his winning designs on Project Runway .

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The New Zealand Herald

Subway robber on the run

A man who held up a worker at a Subway sandwich shop in Taranaki this evening is yet to be caught by police.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Allied Farmers back in black as livestock unit grows

Allied Farmers has been trying to rebuild after the disastrous acquisition of financial assets from Hanover and United Finance in 2009.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Hawera brings kapahaka to life

A chance to see Taranaki school children shine on the kapahaka stage was on offer for a big crowd who attended a cultural festival held in Hawera yesterday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Heidi Klum's Hawera connection

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Model and Project Runway judge Heidi Klum struts her stuff on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in a dress designed by Taranaki man Sean Kelly.

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Taranaki Daily News

Herd of Mustangs answer dreams

It takes a lot to make Jamie Griggs cry but the sight of 20 muscle cars lining his street was enough to start the waterworks.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Taranaki Daily News

Aiming for top at 81

Hawera's Daphne Keighley is the New Zealand Savage Club's first dominion executive, gaining the hot seat at a recent national annual meeting.

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