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trade aid 35 years of Fair Trading
The popular Trade Aid gift shop in Napier is celebrating its 35th birthday by giving a free
gift to everyone who spends $35 before November 13.
This not-for-profit company started its humble journey in a small garage in November
1976, and some of the original volunteers are still working in the store today.
Once the operating costs are covered, Trade Aid's income goes back into buying more
crafts from the disadvantaged producer-partners. The items are paid for in advance, and
in recent years the company has been able to pass on the profit to the producers in the
form of rebates to spend in their community or develop their production process.
The store's big make-over in 2008 made such a difference to space and stock, and the
team were rewarded with a certificate of recognition for the "largest percentage increase
in annual sales" within the Trade Aid organisation.
By supporting Trade Aid, you really do make the world a fairer place by helping to
provide adequate housing, medical assistance and education funds for families in
developing countries, which gives hope for a brighter future.
In more ways than one, this altruistic company is in good heart. Their 50 volunteers are
proud to be part of an organisation that works for the poorest-of-the-poor in developing
countries by purchasing their craft at fair prices and helping them to keep their special
Trade Aid must be the only importer in New Zealand that returns profits directly to their
Every time you purchase a gift from Trade Aid's new Christmas range, you can
take heart in knowing that many families will benefit, and they too can have a great
Christmas! Trade Aid really is a gift shop that keeps on giving.
Working to improve the livelihoods & wellbeing of disadvantaged producers & speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
trade aid 35 years of Fair Trading
TRADE AID Lower Emerson St Napier Open 7 days Ph 835 0877
35 years of fair trading at
Trade Aid Napier.
Spend $35 and receive a
gift from us.
Offer ends 13 Nov 2011.
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Arena Gym seeks repeat victory
Taradale's Arena Gym at Pettigrew
Green Arena is a finalist in the 2011 Fit-
ness Industry Awards.
Last year the gym won club of the year
(501-1500 members). It is again a
finalist, and also in the community
category. It is great to see we have made
the grade again, as we have worked hard
to improve our club since our success last
year,'' says fitness manager Dylan
The entry in the community category is
based on the success of Hawke's Bay Dis-
trict Health Board pulmonary and car-
diac rehabilitation programmes. The
programmes involve learning about
healthy living, and include physical
activity and then practical learning on
the gym floor.
DHB clinical speciality nurse Sue
Ward says it is extremely unusual for
people who have taken part in the pro-
gramme to be readmitted to hospital,
especially when they take up the avail-
ability of the ongoing programme and
some truly inspirational improvements in
the health and physical independence of
The fitness industry awards dinner
will be held in Auckland on November 26
as part of the GetNZ Active fitness indus-
try conference, where the winners will be
Keirunga regrets injuries in crash
Still open to the public: Keirunga Park
Operators of the Keirunga Park Railway
have assured they will react immediately''
to any findings of an investigation into an
accident at the family attraction that left
seven people injured.
Seven passengers, aged between three
and 53, were treated for minor injuries
when a visiting steam locomotive derailed
in wet conditions at the miniature railway
track in Havelock North, just after noon on
the Saturday of Labour Weekend.
St John Ambulance, fire crews and
police attended the accident. The
track was shut down, but then
allowed to re-open to the public the
A Department of Labour investi-
gation into the accident is ongoing. A
department spokesperson said a pro-
hibition notice had been put on the
train involved, but the railway park
was free to continue operating while
the investigation was being com-
Havelock North Live Steamers member
and park railway general manager Scott
Johnstone said his members regret the
pain and inconvenience caused to the
Mr Johnstone said the railway was
preparing to close at the time the accident
occurred, due to the deteriorating weather
conditions and traction problems
encountered by some locomotives on the
The accident was reported immediately
to the department, he said.
Following the removal of the locomotive
and carriages, the track was inspected and
following some replacement of damaged
sleepers, the railway was given clearance to
run [on both Sunday and Labour Day].''
A report on the cause will be provided in due course and any recommendations will
be acted upon immediately,'' he assured.
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