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Jaunty garb for parking wardens
By CAROLYN VEEN
Napier s parking wardens will
be wearing new uniforms with
an art deco twist as part of a
$10,000 campaign to expand the
theme of deco around town. The
idea for the new dress code was
put forward by the Art Deco
Trust in a recent submission to
the Napier City Council.
Initially councillors were con-
cerned the new garb, which had
the potential to look like a cos-
tume, would give a mixed mess-
age, as parking staff have a
regulatory role and must main-
tain a professional standard.
However, they agreed the new
look would also make the
wardens more approachable.
Councillor Tony Jeffery said it
would put a positive spin on the
It s a great idea; and if they
could provide pamphlets show-
ing the areas where parking is
free, it will give their presence a
more friendly face, he said.
The trust suggested the new
uniforms include a boater hat
for sun protection and an art
deco-style waistcoat, which
could remain formal with the
Napier City Council logo while
adding to the city s theme.
The Art Deco Trust also rec-
ommended establishing a street
entertainment programme for
every day of the year to create a
themed atmosphere that would
not only boost civic pride in the
city but also support the
Councillors agreed with the
idea of jazzy music, piped or live,
in the city to give a jaunty air
during the day, especially on
cruise ship days.
And if it flies, do it again,
said councillor Rob Lutter.
The council has also agreed
with the trust s idea of holding
static vintage car displays in the
central city, ideally at the top of
Emerson St, Market St and near
the new statue outside Ocean
This will be of no cost to rate-
payers or anybody; it will just
add vibrancy, says Napier
mayor Barbara Arnott.
The Napier City Council will
grant $10,000 to the trust to
kick-start its extra activities.
A 10-year-old Napier
girl, Danielle Dewar,
has won an Australian
Westshore School and
Puketapu Pony Club,
recently competed in
Mounted Games in
the national under-12
with Australian riding
partner Caitlan Lloyd.
The pair won 22 out
of 30 races, to claim the
Eighteen cases of measles in Hawke s Bay since
March have prompted health officials to urge
parents to make sure their children are fully
Hawke s Bay District Health Board medical
officer of health Lester Calder says 14 cases were
from Flaxmere in Hastings, three from
Maraekakaho and one from Napier.
Measles doesn t just affect children, says Dr
Calder, as three of the most recent cases involved
adults, one of whom was hospitalised.
Measles is highly infectious and makes people
very sick. Vaccination is the only protection
against this potentially serious disease. The dis-
ease spreads easily through the air, especially
from coughing and sneezing -- it is highly infec-
Dr Calder advises adults who were born after
1969 to check with their GP, as they may not be
Anyone over the age of one year, who was born
after 1969 and who has not had two doses of
measles vaccine in the past is eligible for free
Young minds set
out to solve crime
Elementary: Henry Sinclair from Sherenden and
Districts School hunts for evidence at the
Meeting of the Minds programme.
Photo: PAUL BENEFIELD
School pupils from
around Hawke s Bay
took part in a classic
whodunnit at the
last week, as part of
the fourth annual
Meeting of the Minds
programme for tal-
ented and gifted pupils
of Years 5-8.
The theme for this
year was CSI -- The
Great Kiwi Egg Heist.
Someone has stolen a
kiwi egg and replaced
it with a replica, so the
pupils must find out
who is responsible.
Clues were placed
around the aquarium
and the children had to
find them, analyse
them and find the
Working in teams on
a mock crime scene,
fibres, shoe prints and
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