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• Safer riding & skills training
• Spot prizes • Bike checks
• Free BBQ lunch
(for Registered riders only)
Roys Hill Go Kart Track, SH50
Registration from 9:30am
Promoting Safety On HB Roads
15 Hill Road, Bay View
Ph: 06 836 6298
Time for a tidy up
Clean-up Ahuriri Day -- meeting at Perfume Point,
Nelson Quay, on Sunday, November 20. Starting at
9am and finishing about 11am. Look out for the
posters around Ahuriri, or visit the website
ahuriri.co.nz for more information.
A force in education
National MP and former Colenso High School
principal Allan Peachey, who died on November 6,
will be remembered for his determination in
politics and passion for education. After a 32-year
career in education, he turned his attention to
politics and, in both spheres, those who knew him
described him as a force in education.
Appeal week raises $4819
The 2011 Arthritis Appeal Week raised $4819 in
Hawke's Bay and $390,600 nationwide.
PHO launches new website
The region's Primary Health Organisation, Health
Hawke's Bay -- Te Oranga Hawke's Bay has
launched its new website healthhb.co.nz
Looking at land and water
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council's second Land
and Water Symposium will be held at the Napier
War Memorial Conference Centre on November 30.
The event will include the launch of the council's
Land and Water Management Strategy.
Ticket to ride -- for CanTeen
Mystery Poker Ride: Hawke's Bay Harley Motorcycle Club will raise money
The Hawke s Bay Harley Motor-
cycle Club s annual fundraiser
this year is in support of young
people with cancer.
Events co-ordinator Cazz Taylor
has organised a Mystery Poker
Ride on Saturday November 19,
open to all makes and models of
We re expecting riders from all
over New Zealand -- last year we
had some entries from Christ-
church, and if previous years are
anything to go by, we are
expecting around 400 entries.
There are five mystery legs to
the ride, and at each one riders
are given a number and a suit, for
instance the 10 of spades, and
they re dealt another at each of
the next four venues until they
have a complete a poker hand.
Whoever has the best poker
hand at the end of the day, wins
the $500 first prize. The second
and third best hands win $350
and $150 respectively. There will
also mystery prizes, including five
lots of accommodation packages
for couples and $300 bar tabs.
There s a great consolation prize
for someone and 30 of their friends
to go onboard the Golden Eagle for
two hours while cruising the Bay.
We ve also had a lot of feedback
from people who don t have bikes,
but want to support CanTeen and
experience a poker run, so we ve
accepted Rodney Green s generous
offer of putting on a bus for them.
All they have to do is buy a ticket,
The day will start with a saus-
age sizzle at the Bluewater Hotel;
registrations 9am -- 11am. Tickets
cost $20. The mystery run starts
at 11.30am at the hotel and
returns around 4.30pm, in time
for prizegiving 6 till 7pm. Live
music from 7.30pm. Contact Cazz
on 021 812 2023.
Safe motorcycling on offer at open day
Promoting safety on Hawke s Bay roads,
a motorcyclists open day will be held at
the Roys Hill go-kart track on Sunday
November 20. All riders who would like a
refresher course are invited to attend and
participate in a range of skill-based
situations, such as safe cornering.
"The day helps out all motorcyclists,
whether they ride daily, are beginners, or
perhaps have had a break from riding
and want to brush up their skills, says
Kim Ericksen from Ericksen Honda. It
gives them a chance to encounter
situations, on their own bike, that they
might come across on a ride, giving tips
and knacks for coping with circumstances
that may arise.
It s important that motorcyclists be
aware of the dangers they face and their
responsibility towards their own safety,
and specialist instructors will be on hand
to teach the necessary skills, building the
riders confidence. Free mechanical
checks for all makes and models of
motorbike are also available.
It s all about keeping motorcyclists
safe, but it s not all work, Mrs Ericksen
smiles. There will be a sausage sizzle,
spot prizes and lots of fun things for fam-
ilies to do, so it s a great day out for
Whether you ve been riding all your life
or are a true born-again biker, it s
guaranteed that you will learn something
new. All ages and skill levels are invited
Registration begins at 9.30am, for
enquiries phone Linda at RoadSafe HB on
835 2633 or 027 4747 294.
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