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in Retirement Village
Just Three Blocks From
The Taradale Shops
These new villas include an ensuited
master bedroom, open plan living, single
car garage, and more. The village --
Atawhai - also offers rest home and
hospital level care.
Here's what three of our residents had
to say about living at Atawhai:
"I had every help - in many ways - during the
transition from my own home"
"Our experience (of moving to Atawhai)
was a transition from a busy street where
we last resided to a much more peaceful
Emmy and Andy Cornelisse
"Before I moved in I had very little
knowledge of life in a Retirement Village. But
it was not long before I made new friends"
Available from $ 299,000*, to view these
new villas please contact Jeanette
Moynihan on (06) 845 9711 (extn. 7012)
or 027 553 5655.
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421 Gloucester Street, Taradale
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$ 9.90 per pack. Whilst stocks last.
25 Munroe Street,NAPIER
Phone 835 4540 - Open 7 days
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Clean air act to
hit home sellers
Smoking: New rules for fires are
designed to improve air quality.
The banning of non-compliant
woodburners will affect Napier
and Hastings homeowners who
sell their property after Janu-
Most homeowners have years
before the Hawke's Bay
Regional Council's clean heat
rules begin to bite, but people
selling their property will be
required to make sure any
woodburner is compliant or its
use will be prohibited.
Council heat smart prog-
ramme co-ordinator Mark
Heaney says a transfer of own-
ership includes the sale of a
house, or transfer of a property
into a trust. The rule does not
apply in the event of death of a
partner, or when the surviving
partner continues to occupy the
The moves are designed to
improve air quality in order to
meet national environmental
standards by reducing the
amount of particulate matter
(PM10), produced primarily by
Open fires in Napier and
Hastings homes are banned
from January 1.
Non-compliant burners that
do not meet the 2005 emission
standards are being phased out.
installed between 1996 and
August 2005 are prohibited
from 2016 and those installed
after September 2005 will be
prohibited from 2018 in Hast-
ings and 2020 in Napier.
A report in last week's Napier
Mail incorrectly suggested that
all wood burners were being
phased out but only non-
compliant burners are affected.
Properties larger than two
hectares (4.94 acres) are
exempt from the wood burner
This winter the national
environmental standards were
exceeded 12 times in Hastings
and four times in Napier.
The popularity of Napier City Council's ward system
is growing while support for electing councillors at
large is declining, according to a council survey.
Support for the current hybrid electoral system, in
which six councillors are elected in four wards and six
are elected at large'' across the city, has grown from
44 per cent to 51 per cent in the last two years.
A full ward system, which had 20 per cent support
in 2009, increased by 1 per cent; while the system in
which all councillors elected at large'' dropped from
28 per cent to 25 per cent this year.
This means that some form of ward system, partial
or full, got a total of 72 per cent support,'' says Coun-
cillor Maxine Boag, a staunch supporter of the current
part-ward system and a ward councillor herself.
She says it is pleasing to have more residents
endorsing the current system.
I see it as a vote of confidence in what our council
is doing, and the way we represent our citizens, and
it is completely consistent with the survey's results on
the amalgamation issue.
It is clear that Napier people want local represen-
tation close to home, and this is what the part-ward
Ms Boag says a full-ward system would have the
disadvantage of reducing the number of councillors
that voters have on their ballot paper.
The part-ward system gives a wider choice and a
greater number of councillors to select.''
The current hybrid system was first mooted by the
Taradale Development Association, whose submission
to the Local Government Electoral Commission in
2007 showed this to be an option that allowed the best
of both worlds -- councillors elected by and account-
able to their wards; as well as those elected at large''
across the city.
Of course, all councillors pledge to represent the
city as a whole when they're inducted, but having
councillors elected by a ward ensures a closer relation-
ship between council and communities of interest
within the city.
Other results showed that most residents do not
want a smaller or larger council -- another strike
against amalgamation, which would see Napier
people represented by a smaller number of council-
Councillor Tony Jeffery, who represents Napier at-
Our hybrid system works really well and it
provides a good 50/50 mix. I don't see any reason to
change the system; it seems to be what the people
want,'' he says.
The increase in popularity for the more-intimate
part-ward system is perhaps an indicator of how
Napier people feel about amalgamation, an issue that
Cr Jeffery believes will end up going to the wire with
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