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Are you a Catholic who now feels separated
from the Church?
Would you like to know more about the
Catholic Church as it is today?
Would you like to feel at home in the
Catholic Church again?
No matter how long you have been away
and no matter the reason, we invite you to consider
renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church.
Please join us for informal listening sessions
and an update of the Catholic Faith.
The sessions will be held in both Napier
and Hastings at:
NAPIER - St Marys Parish Centre
58 Osier Road, Greenmeadows at 7.30pm
HASTINGS Sacred Heart Church
Heretaunga Street East, Hastings at 7.30pm
COMMENCING WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2011
For more information call
Hastings 021 1452677 or Napier 8444503
An invitation for
Were you raised Catholic
but do not come to
Fun run in the sun
On their way: The Year 3 and 4
Girls 1.2km race gets under way.
Downhill: Greenmeadows Primary
School's Holly Kinzett
The Napier Primary Schools
Cross Country Championships
were held at Park Island last
week in brilliant sunshine. Hun-
dreds of children from 20 schools
took part. Overall the best
Taradale followed by Bledisloe
Results: Year 3 and 4 girls --
1.2km: 1 Charlotte Lancaster,
2 Charlee Ewart, Onekawa
3 Brianna Lee, Napier Central
Year 3 and 4 boys -- 1.2km:
1 Mitchell Snell, Reignier
2 Kahurangi Beamsley-Allen,
3 Regan Fleming, Porritt 4:13.
Year 5 girls -- 1.6km:
1 Jess Moffett, Puketapu 5:14.
2 Summer Gray, Napier Cen-
3 Stevie-Lee Reuben,
Year 5 boys -- 1.6km:
1 Caleb Turner, Patoka 4:50.
2 Jack Alexander, Puketapu
3 Luis Toomey, Reignier 4:52.
Year 6 girls -- 2km:
1 Brooklyn Ennor, Bledisloe
2 Imogen Daysh, Napier Cen-
3 Jessica Harvey, Tutira 6:49.
Year 6 boys -- 2km:
1 Thomas Christison, Tutira
2 Josh Keating, Green-
3 Leo Thompson, Henry Hill
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While our local body politicians
make it a regular habit to
grossly misrepresent statements
for the betterment of Hawke s
Bay, Stuart Nash takes it to a
new level. I of course refer to his
latest advertisement stating
that A Better Hawke s Bay ad
refers to amalgamation of the
Napier City and Hastings
District councils. Nothing could
be further from the truth -- and
he knows it.
All we request is an
independent study undertaken
addressing the economic, social,
health and environmental issues
that confront our region
This may well result in a re-
evaluation of our current
approach to governance and
This encompasses all five
councils and not just the NCC
Only Stuart Nash and the
compliant members of the NCC
are pushing this line to unsettle
the electorate for their own
An amalgamation of only the
NCC and HDC is not on the
agenda of anyone else -- except
Proving, I suggest the
paranoid atmosphere currently
permeating among the
lemmings that make up the
John J Harrison
Stuart Nash replies:
As my ad mentioned, I am all
for a better performing Hawke's
Bay. Who isn't? After much study,
however, I have come to the
conclusion that it is a lack of
sustainable and effective regional
economic development over the
years that has led to an under-
Since my time back in Napier,
two regional economic
development organisations have
folded for a variety of reasons; but
basically due to a lack of a clear
and sector buy-
in. This is why I
the Chamber of
Commerce's ''Business Hawke's
Bay'' initiative, as I believe they
have the right people and
appropriate focus needed to drive
sustainable economic growth,
wealth and prosperity.
What is clear to me, however, is
that the region's governance is
not a reason for an under-
performing economy. To blame
poor regional performance on the
fact that the unique towns and
cities of the province have
arrangements is disingenuous. I
wish Mr Harrison would be honest
and admit that this is a smoke-
screen for council amalgamation.
Now that the NCC has
undertaken to contribute to the
report on regional development, I
will be pushing to ensure the
terms of reference are such that
regional governance is not part of
the study's mandate.
I have always said (in a number
of ads in this paper) that I support
shared services as and when they
can be proven to create
efficiencies, thus saving money
for ratepayers. I will never,
however, buy into a regional
model that recommends council
Napier Girls High School is holding a fundraising
night with chef Simon Holst in the Napier Munici-
pal Theatre on Thursday. Doors open 6.45pm.
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