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NAPIER MAIL, JULY 27, 2011
Waste Weka Says...
Working towards a sustainable future
Some polar feece jackets and sleeping bags
are made from recycled plastic. Just 25 pastic bottles
can be made into one eco-feece top.
For further information contact the Napier City Council on 835 7579,
or at www.napier.govt.nz Key word: recycling
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Homework hones learning
Homework can be one of the
easiest times of the day.
Research shows children who
regularly complete homework
often do better at school.
Homework is a chance to prac-
tise the skills learnt at school, so
your child learns faster in class.
Make homework a habit -- just
a regular part of your home
Have a regular time to read,
write, and practise maths with
your child -- even when there is
Homework doesn t have to be
long. It can be as short as 10
Break up homework time and
give choices about what they
begin with and how long they
work on a subject, so your child
Homework should generally be
completed by the child with only
a little help from the parent.
See their teacher as soon as
you can if the homework is too
difficult or too easy.
November campaign keynotes
From the House
with CHRIS TREMAIN MP for Napier
Over the last six years I ve written close
to 300 columns as your elected MP. It s
given you the opportunity to get to know
me, my strong family values, and what
makes me tick.
I ll be campaigning on three key
messages over the upcoming election
1. The future of our country; 2. The
future of Napier and Hawkes Bay, and 3.
My track record.
There s no doubt that the future looks
bright for New Zealand. Growth was
strong in the first quarter of this year
underpinning our budget forecasts to
return to surplus and get government
debt under control.
National has been implementing a
strong plan for our economy which is
starting to pay real dividends.
I ll also be campaigning on the future
of Napier and Hawke s Bay.
The facts are that as a city and as a
province we have underperformed hugely
in comparison to other regions.
Between 1996 and 2010 the New Zea-
land population grew by 17 per cent. Bay
of Plenty grew at 19 per cent, the Nelson
region at 16 per cent and. Hawke s Bay
grew at a very average 5.5 per cent.
That has a huge impact on our city and
province. We need a plan for our province
which we all get behind. Merged-thinking
and governance is an important part of
achieving that plan.
It does not necessarily mean total
amalgamation. I want to see an options
paper which considers different govern-
ance models that allows you to vote at a
referendum at the next local body elec-
tion. At the end of the day it will be your
Lastly, I ll be campaigning on my track
record. As a result I m proud to say that
we have been successful in extending the
airport runway, by getting apples into
Australia, by extending health services at
the Wellesley Road Health Centre, by
completion of roading projects at Dillons
Hill, Matahorua Gorge, by investing $6
million in the new Museum and the
Southern Expressway; by commencing
the roll out of ultrafast broadband; and
by building new schools such as Napier
These are the things we said we d do --
we ve done them. It is a privilege to be
your elected MP and I am determined to
win that honour again at the upcoming
Being vigilant pays off
By WILLIE PAUL
Napier Neighbourhood Support field officer
Once again the old words: If you see or
hear anything suspicious...dosome-
This simple message could help avoid
situations like burglaries and theft from
All it needs is for one person to take
responsibility and say this is wrong and
then do something to stop the situation
During the past few months, I have
seen Neighbourhood Support groups take
this sort of action which has prevented a
potential situation or has led to an
offender being apprehended. Well done to
these groups for your vigilance.
This highlights the need to be a little
suspicious of people loitering around your
neighbourhood when leaving your prop-
erty and be mindful of any delays that
may occur while you are out, although
you may have good intentions of being
away for only a few minutes.
Take time out to lock your doors and
secure any open windows.
Stay safe and think security. Burglar-
ies and thefts are not always planned,
often occurring as a result of an oppor-
tunity presented to the passing thief who
finds it impossible to resist the invitation
of an open window or the front door left
open while you re out the back mowing
the lawn -- spur of the moment stuff.
Locking up is not absolute protection
against a loss but it does remove the
opportunist thief from the equation, that
itinerant street thief who walks, or bikes,
between suburbs and is always watching
for easy pickings from the vulnerable.
We should all be alert to activity in our
neighbourhoods that does not fit with the
norm. Contact the police if this kind of
situation presents itself.
If we can do the little things to take
care of our own possessions and at the
same time keep an eye on our neighbour s
property too we will be doing everyone,
except the dishonest person, a favour.
Coming of age: Napier Old Boys'
Marist Rugby celebrated the
club's 21st birthday in style
recently with a massive cake iced
in the club's colours.
Pictured is club patron and life
member Ian MacRae, ably helped
by enthusiastic junior players,
from left, Phillip Halpin, Dan
Sharplin, John Teddy and Patrick
Teddy. The occasion celebrated
21 years since the amalgamation
of the former Napier High School
Old Boys' and the Napier Marist
Rugby clubs in 1990.
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