Home' Napier Mail : January 10th 2012 Contents 12 NAPIER MAIL, JANUARY 11, 2012
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Thoughts for 2012
It's a new year - 2012. For many, last year was
a roller coaster experience. For many the
economic stress continues.
The impact wasn't just financial. Attitudes,
emotions, plans, and mind-sets have been
affected. With this in mind, my colleagues and
I offer you the following thoughts which may
help make your year more enjoyable and
meaningful in 2012:
Set manageable expectations: You might not
be able to do everything you've done in the past.
Prioritise the most important things. Organize
your time and spread out activities to reduce
stress and increase enjoyment.
A New Year doesn't eliminate sadness: For
some, this time evokes painful memories. Give
room to experience these feelings. But don't let
them become a consuming focus. Make an effort
to work through present challenges.
Look toward the future: Life brings change.
Acknowledge the past - good or bad. Try not to
compare today with the "good old days." Take
advantage of the joys the present has to offer.
Develop a life of gratitude: Gratitude
transcends circumstances. No matter what your
circumstances, there is reason to be thankful.
Your circumstances may not change, but your
attitude toward them can change - this makes
all the difference.
Enjoy a family tradition: Traditions provide
opportunities to keep your family's legacy going.
They create meaningful memories. Include them
in your New Year plans.
Do something for someone else: Helping
others helps you too. So, enrich the New Year
for your family by getting involved in serving
Spend money responsibly: Avoid the
temptation to spend lots of money. Say no to
this temptation. Avoid significant credit card
debt at all cost! Decide now to be financially
Enjoy activities that are cheap or free: There
are many free or low cost activities you can do,
such as baking, window-shopping or driving. There
are also lots of ideas at www.hawkesbaynz.com.
From the entire team at Cox
Partners Estate Agents we
thank you for your
readership and custom. Best
wishes for the year ahead.
Malcolm Cox, 06 835-4321
Malcolm Cox on Property
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Twitcher trail: Enjoy bird watching around Ahuriri
Fly a kite: Anderson Park in Napier.
Absorb a touch of Napier's land-reclamation
history as you negotiate the scenic circumfer-
ence of the Ahuriri Estuary. Park in safe
surroundings at the Humber St carpark, left off
Pandora Road before the Westshore bridge.
Then you can pick up the winding circular
track that will take you past plantings of ngaio,
karaka and eucalyptus gums. After crossing a
small bridge, the track climbs onto the course
of the old Embankment Rd, parallel to the rail-
way, which was an old route to Westshore. The
distance is 3.8km return and takes 45 to 60
minutes walking on semi-dirt and concrete
tracks that are suitable for all levels of fitness.
Enjoy an easy circular stroll around Anderson
Park, a peaceful setting amidst the hustle-and-
bustle of traffic between Napier and Taradale.
Start at any point on the circuit -- although
ample parking is available off Kennedy and
Auckland Rds. Follow the concrete path until it
merges with the footpath on Freyburg Ave and
continue along the roadside until rejoining the
path park to head back to your chosen starting
point. The route is 2.5kms taking 30 minutes
and is suitable for all level of fitness.
This compact and well-maintained botanic gar-
den is a little slice of paradise opposite the old
Napier Hospital and adjacent to an historic
graveyard. The whole garden is easily viewed
in a few hours with little walking, though much
of it is quite steep.
Early caretakers in the mid 1850s began the
task on an unpromising site with difficult ter-
rain, little money and only prison labour to
help. They laid paths and planted trees, many
donated by captains of visiting ships. Reverend
William Colenso and other Napier citizens
donated trees and showed interest in the gar-
Other historical features of the gardens
include the Military Track alongside the cem-
etery, the building site of the old sexton's cot-
tage, the disused military well and pre-
European Maori middens.
The best vehicle access is from Spencer Road
where there is a small car park and toilets.
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