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Roads lose $300k
The Government s roading body
has been accused of a lack of
consideration and failing to con-
sult by Hawke s Bay Regional
Council s transport committee
chairman Alan Dick.
The New Zealand Transport
Authority is proposing severely
cutting subsidies to regional
councils for things like planning,
public transport and road safety,
Mr Dick told a regional council
meeting last week.
In Hawke s Bay that would
mean a cut of nearly $300,000
for the year.
To cover the shortfall, the
regional rate would have to rise
by 8.3 per cent, an unaccept-
able hike, he said.
Regional councils had submit-
ted on the proposals, with the
NZTA board due to consider
them early this month.
Girls kneed dough: Get dunking for Girl Guides!
biscuits are back
Guide biscuits sold out in some parts
of the country quite early on, and the
selling season was very limited in
Christchurch due to the February 22
Aware that people from all over
the country are struggling
financially during the current econ-
omic downturn, Girl Guiding NZ
wanted to find a way of helping fam-
ilies so their daughters can attend a
jamboree and enjoy the experience of
So for a limited period, a special
supply of original Guide biscuits
went on sale last week. At least $20
from every carton sold will go
directly to Guides and Rangers as a
contribution towards their jamboree
Jamborees are held every four
years by GirlGuiding New Zealand
and next year s event will be at Tui
Ridge, near Rotorua, in January.
Girls and leaders get to experience
a week of activities on land and
water. The jamboree is recognised as
a life-changing experience for girls
with whom those wonderful memor-
ies stay forever.
The original Guide biscuits are
being sold in cartons only for $45,
plus handling, through guidebiscuits
.co.nz or at girlguidingnz.org.nz/
The sale ends on August 12.
Fruity project for needy
Citrus: Ready for the picking.
The Ahuriri Rotary Club Citrus Drive runs
from August 13 till 20.
It s that time of the year again, when your
citrus fruit is requested to be collected and sent
to the Tawa Rotary Club, which distributes it to
pensioners and needy people in their area.
This project, with the help of Napier people,
has been running for more than 25 years.
If you are able to pick fruit and drop it off at
the following collection points, we would be very
grateful, says organiser Don Alexander.
Drop-off points are: Caltex petrol station,
Taradale; Caltex petrol station, cnr Kennedy Rd
and Georges Dr; BP garage, Taradale Rd; BP
garage, Clive; Jim Young Mobil garage, Bay
View; and the Shell petrol station, city end of
If you have fruit which you are unable to pick
phone the following numbers who will try to
arrange pickers: Ian Findlay 844 6877, Judith
Buckeridge 844 6886 and Don Alexander
Future positive despite cut
Learning to operate in an
increasingly restrictive funding
environment will be a major
item of discussion at the Napier
Pilot City general meeting.
The trust has been coming to
terms with a reduction in
funding and is currently work-
ing out its response.
Despite this setback, the
trust remains very positive
about its future, says trust
facilitator Will Jenkins.
We feel that our programmes
and events are needed in the
community now more than ever.
We also realise we need to be
realistic and match our services
to the funding we now receive.
At the same time we are cur-
rently exploring new ways to
grow our funding base from here
During the general meeting a
talk, Where should community
change and leadership come
from? , will be presented by
facilitation specialist John Wise.
The meeting will be held in
the Memorial Square Rooms on
Saturday, August 13, from 10am
to 12 midday, and will include a
complimentary morning tea.
The Napier Pilot City Trust
has been running for more than
20 years. It runs a variety of
programmes including Unity
Week, Treaty of Waitangi
workshops, Robson Collection
celebration, children s holiday
programmes and publishing its
It is currently developing a
mentoring programme for
marginalised young women.
All interested members of the
public are invited, including
those who want to participate.
For more information phone Will
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