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HB study studied
The guiding principles for a study on
improving Hawke s Bay s economic
performance will be considered by
Hawke s Bay Regional Council
Hastings council ratified it at a
meeting in December and Central
Hawke s Bay District Council chief
executive John Freeman signed off
the terms in December after council-
lors approved the focus of the study
earlier in the year.
Wairoa district councillors were
due to get their first look at the
terms yesterday and expected to rat-
ify it in February.
A Napier City Council committee
is due to consider it in a public-
excluded session today.
The terms set out the require-
ments for baseline information,
including analysing historic and cur-
rent statistics on the region s econ-
omic and social performance, and the
identification of inhibitors to pros-
Mainly Acoustic Night, 8pm, The Cabana, $3, contact Tony at
Five day cricket test between the Blacks Caps and Zimbabwe,
McLean Park, Napier, tickets from ticketek.co.nz
Fleur Jack and friends, The Cabana, 8pm.
Daryl Hall and John Oates with Icehouse, 4pm, Church Road Winery,
Napier. Supported by Goodshirt, for tickets phone 0800 111 999.
NZ Secondary Students' choir, 7.30pm, St John's Cathedral, Napier,
for tickets, adult $20, seniors $15, students $10, phone
04 976 8557 or 021 113 4520, a booking fee may apply.
The Gypsy Travellers' Fair, Marine Parade Domain, Napier, 9am till
5pm, also Sunday.
A Nostalgic Tribute to Elvis, with BC and The Heartbreakers, Napier
Soundshell, 4.30pm, free, alcohol-free and smokefree.
Shoe Clinic Bluewater Fun Run and Walk, 6pm, Bluewater Hotel,
West Quay, registrations from 5.30pm, all ages, 5km: $5, 2km: $3,
season pass:$32, Napier Harrier Club members: $3, also February 7,
14, 21 and 28.
Ukelele Night, The Cabana, 8pm.
Good and bad
The budget of the new Hawke s Bay Tourism may
not be looking as good as predicted, but the organ-
isation is managing to attract attention from
across the globe.
More than 50 foreign media personnel have
been hosted by Hawke s Bay s tourism organis-
ation in its first six months.
In a report due to go to Hawke s Bay Tourism s
main funder, Hawke s Bay Regional Council,
today, general manager Annie Dundas said that
was well above target .
Media included an Australian Sunday magazine
journalist, writers from Chicago publications, the
editor of a German magazine, and 11 members of
the Australian Society of Travel Writers.
The report said the organisation recognised a
need to reforecast its budget , after some financial
pledges failed to materialise, a funding application
to a trust was declined, and membership numbers
had failed to reach the 250 target, getting to just
Income for the six months to the end of Decem-
ber had reached $740,000, just under $55,000 less
Having reached 142 members, the organisation
said it was not now expected to achieve the 250.
Blonde bombshells: 2012 Miss Waimarama winner Laura Blackbourn, 18, of Napier (far right) with third
placegetter Alice Jarvis, 16, of Napier and runner-up Jess Middleton, 18, also of Napier.
You little beauties
Napier teenager Laura Black-
bourn was left gobsmacked after
she won the popular 2012 Miss
Waimarama competition on
I ve never done anything like
this before. I never even
expected to enter, the 18 year-
old said after she was judged the
best-looking beach babe out of
the 10 finalists and 30 entrants
in the competition.
The beach beauty pageant
was the closing feature of the
2012 Waimarama Beach Day,
held annually to raise funds for
Waimarama Surf Life Saving
Thousands enjoyed perfect
beach-going conditions at
Sunday s event, which also fea-
tured the Wearable Beach Arts
Awards -- won by 10-year-old
Stella Hansen from Elsthorpe --
rides on the inflatable rescue
boats, a mock rescue operation
involving surf lifesavers and the
Lowe Corporation Rescue Heli-
copter, and live music from
Devil s Elbow in the Domain.
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