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94 Art Deco Weekend
"Anyone for a game of golf?"
Felicity Dorrinton-Smythe &
Andrew C Montgomery of Napier
Par2 MiniGolf is open daily over Art Deco Weekend from 9am to 7.30pm on Friday
17th and Saturday 18th and from 9am to 6pm on Sunday 19th. Par2 MiniGolf, 100
Marine Parade, tel 06 8340248, www.Par2golf.co.nz.
Art Deco Weekend -- What a fantastic time to be in Napier! Go back in time to the
1920s and 30s with vintage cars, aerobatic flying displays, steam train rides, a great
Gatsby picnic, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts, to name just a
few events. Thousands of visitors and locals dress in Deco style to enjoy Napier at
this time and to celebrate the re-building of the town after the commercial heart was
destroyed by the massive 7.8 richter earthquake and subsequent fires in 1931.
If you have a great Hawke's Bay experience like this, share your in-SITE with us and
you could win a fantastic prize package.
To enter visit the Napier i-SITE website -- www.napiercity.co.nz
WIN a Holiday Package
Don your Art Deco attire -- plus fours an advantage
but not a necessity - and play a round of Putt Putt at
Par 2 MiniGolf during Art Deco Weekend this year
from 16 to 19 February. Save $3 per player if dressed
in Art Deco style and pay only $6 per adult and $3
per child (4-14 years) to play a round. And you'll also
go into the draw for a special Art Deco prize.
"What a spiffng time for a spot of Putt Putt
on the Parade" says Felicity Dorrington-Smythe and
Andrew C Montgomery of Napier
The Price Reality
When it comes to real estate, we've
all heard that the three most
important rules with property is
location, location, location. Not anymore!
Today, the 3 most important rules are price,
If you've got your property for sale at the
moment, you've probably got some serious
thinking to do if you really do intend to sell.
The number one reason why a property
sells or not is the PRICE.
This is a reality that both you (and many
cases your agent) need to face. If your property
does not sell in the first three or four weeks
of it being on the market, you are almost
certainly asking for an unrealistic price.
Don't make the mistake of 'waiting for your
price'. Waiting just costs you money.
These days, buyers are well-informed. In
the digital age, buyers can get information
that tells them what to pay. They can look at
the price of every property that has sold in
your street. In an instant, they can see all the
homes for sale in your area. If your price is
too high, the buyers will know it in seconds.
Please don't get caught in 'Delay Damage'
- the longer your property is on the market
for sale, the lower the price you will get.
Buyers think alike. If a property has been
for sale for more than a month, the buyers are
going to have one of two thoughts about it:
first, there is something wrong with it. Or,
second, the price is too high.
Remember, if you are selling and buying
again, what you seem to sacrifice on the sale,
you'll soon make up on your purchase.
One of the hallmarks of successful people
is their ability to find and see reality. They
don't make decisions based on fantasy. They
get the facts and then they act.
With this in mind, get the facts about how
to position your property at the correct price.
Then you can successfully move on with more
important things in your life.
For a complimentary copy
of the booklet How To Get
the HIGHEST PRICE For
Your Property call us at
Cox Partners on 835-4321.
Malcolm Cox on Property
For domestic and business security
enquiries contact falcon electrical.
Ph: 843 6383
for caring for the sea
WHAT TO DO IN SEAWEEK
Seaweek is an annual, national celebration of the sea, co-
ordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental
Education. It provides opportunities to experience the
beauty and mystery of, and learn more about, the diversity
and significance of our marine environment. See:
Beach Art and Sculpture Exhibition, March 3 to 11, town
centre location to be confirmed, from two categories (under
16 and over 16) the public can vote for their favourite
sculpture, contact 06 835 9448 or email:
Children's Day at the Aquarium, March 4, 9am till 4pm,
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier,
free entry for under 14-year-olds with a paying adult.
Marine Parade beach clean up, March 4, 11am, National
Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier, bring
bags or buckets.
Seaweek 2012 film: Eco Pirate -- The Story of Paul
Watson,March 5, 7.30pm, Globe Theatrette, 15 Hardinge
Rd. Ahuriri, $10, bookings essential, contact 833 6011. A
feature length (110 minutes) documentary about a man on a
mission to save the planet and the oceans following Paul
Watson from the genesis of Greenpeace and later Sea
Shepherd, to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off
Portugal, clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos and
recent battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica.
Twilight walk and swim at Ahuriri Estuary March 6,
5.15pm, Humber Street car park, Pandora Pond, Napier.
Time: 5.15pm, free, to register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spriggs Park Beach cleanup, March 6, 10am, Hot Chick car
park, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier, sunblock, gloves and
rubbish disposal provided.
Story Time for Preschoolers, March 7, 10.30am, Havelock
North Library, Havelock North, story time and DOC guest.
Royal Society Annual Seaweek Lecture: Working my first
oil spill, March 7, 7.30pm, National Aquarium of New
Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier, gold coin donation, Pauline
Conayne, wildlife technician for Massey University, will share
her story about working to save New Zealand's wildlife
affected in the wake of the the Rena oil spill off Tauranga.
Kahungunu Fish Hook Summit: Charting our Fishery's
Future, March 8, 8am, Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay
Ahuriri, Napier, to register email email@example.com,
presentations will include paua reseeding, fishing
information (statistics), customary gazettes, commercial net
research, WAI 262, field trips.
Annual Seaweek Poetry Competition, March 8, 7pm,
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier,
gold coin donation, featuring the winners of the annual
marine-inspired poetry competition, register by March 5 by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries for the
competition close on February 24, for entry forms see:
Gannet Beach Adventures gannet colony trip and beach
clean up, March 10, 11.15am, Clifton, adults $20, children
$10, to register, by March 9, contact 875 0898.
Rocky shore exploration with The National Aquarium of
New Zealand, March 12, 3.30pm, Spriggs Park, Hardinge
Rd, Ahuriri, to register contact 833 5424.
For all other details contact Gabriela Gomez Fell,
Department of Conservation, 834 4850.
Sea for me: Seaweek will run between March 3 and 11.
Photo: CLAIRE HAMLIN
One Ocean -- Too Much Love?
Turning the Tide is the theme
of this year's Seaweek, run-
ning from March 3 to 11.
It will explore the many uses
of the seas around New Zea-
land and the challenges of
working sustainably with this
vast oceanic resource -- the
fifth largest in the world, said
Seaweek national co-ordinator
Dr Mels Barton.
As an island nation we rely
on the sea for food, trade,
transport, sport and recreation
and many intangible benefits.
Our tourism economy
depends on the perception of
New Zealand's environment as
clean and unspoilt. Many of
our special places are beside
the sea. Yet the quality of our
marine environment is under
serious threat and we may lose
what we most treasure if we
don't change our behaviour.
Worldwide, oceans are
affected by pollution, oil spills,
resource depletion, over-
fishing, climate change and
many other threats. In New
Zealand, our seas are home to
amazing marine wildlife that
tourists come thousands of
miles to see and the sparkling
blue waters are our play-
ground -- but for how long?''
Hawke's Bay Seaweek co-
ordinator, Gabriela Gomez
Fell, is encouraging everyone
to get involved.
There are great events
happening in Hawke's Bay,
from a driftwood art compe-
tition, to lectures and beach
cleanups,'' she said.
Have a look at the list of
local events and there's sure to
be something that is of inter-
Dr Barton said Seaweek is
all about learning from each
This year's theme will
encourage us to explore our
many uses of the sea, the con-
flicts between them, how what
we do on the land affects the
sea and ways to improve the
quality of our marine environ-
ment. No one agency or organ-
isation in New Zealand
manages the sea. It is some-
thing we all contribute to and
must take responsibility for.''
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