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jobs to go
Sixteen of 87 jobs at the Napier Inland Rev-
enue Department office will be lost under a
restructuring proposal released last week.
The IRD was the Government's biggest
loser in the year to March 2010, shedding
more than 450 jobs.
The latest round of cuts will see a further
191 fulltime positions go across the country.
Invercargill will lose 63 staff, the Rotorua
office 44 jobs, New Plymouth 42 and Nelson
Vibrant town lures
main street tenants
Shoppers on Emerson St: Nicole Agnew, Riley Sime, 2, Jacqui Balson.
The sun is shining on Emerson St,
with all the half dozen vacant
shops filling up with new tenants.
The Farmers redevelopment
planned for Hastings St has
prompted Boardzone to relocate to
lower Emerson St.
Its new neighbour will be outdoor
clothing retailer Wild Spirit.
Managing director of Tirau-
based Wild Spirit, Richard Cloth-
ier, says he decided to open the
company's seventh North Island
store in Napier because it is a
vibrant town with a good customer
We also looked at Hastings but
Napier suited our demographic bet-
ter. Havelock North is a possibility
for the future.''
In Tirau the company operates
from a world famous in New Zea-
land'' corrugated iron store shaped
like a giant sheep.
We would love to decorate the
Napier frontage with a large corru-
gated iron artwork -- a big possum
perhaps to link with our possum
merino clothing -- but the council
signage rules won't allow it,'' he
Mr Clothier farmed at Mahia for
years and says opening the Napier
store is a bit like coming home''.
Property Brokers Hawke's Bay
commercial manager Murray
Keane says Emerson St is now fully
Demand for retail space has
generally slowed this year, how-
ever, Emerson St is still considered
a prime location by retailers.
The demand is there for pre-
mium space and we have tenants
still looking for space in Emerson
St. Secondary locations or
tenancies with narrow frontages
are more difficult to fill.''
Focus on Retail consultant
Robyn Burns says landlords need
to invest in their buildings and
tenants to avoid vacancies.
With all these new leases . . .
upgrading buildings with quality
interiors and strong frontages.
Retailers invest significant capital
into their fitouts and they expect
landlords to do the same.''
The SPCA is expanding its Fetch
store into the adjacent store.
Details of other tenants are yet to
New map to show
effects of tsunami
Computer modelling of the
effects of a tsunami hitting
Napier will be made public
A tsunami inundation map
for the coastline from
Haumoana to Tangoio will be
released along with advice
about how far inland or what
high ground residents should
aim for in a tsunami.
Napier faces a risk of being
hit from both sides'' by a large
tsunami, with water coming
over the Awatoto beach crest
and also through parts of Pan-
dora, Onekawa and Tamatea
via the Inner Harbour.
Several scenarios are being
modelled on different wave
heights, based on a 2010 study
by the Institute of Geological
and Nuclear Sciences.
The work has been under
way for months at the Hawke's
Bay Regional Council, includ-
ing consultation last year with
emergency services and other
agencies on the hazards and
risks for our communities.
Preliminary results from the
modelling have shown that the
effects of a tsunami here would
be different from Japan, partly
because Napier's beach crest is
Napier's Marine Pde is
about 7 metres above sea level
near the Sound Shell while the
Whirinaki beach crest is about
9m, and Ahuriri's Hardinge Rd
If you're new to New
Zealand and you're
thinking of starting
your own business,
head to the Hastings
Library next month.
next workshop, which
is to be held on Sept-
ember 6, focuses on
starting a small busi-
For more information
phone Richard Jones
835 3016 or Richard-
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