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Roped in: Older children have been enjoying the new climbing equipment at
the playground extension on Napier's Marine Parade. This sturdy roped
framework, along with a solid-cubed structure of climbing walls and a steep-
and-fast slide, has been well used since it was installed in mid-December.
The extension, next to the existing May and Peter Harris Playground, was
designed specifically forthe ''12-plus'' age group. A Napier City Council
spokesperson said the $500,000 installation catered for the older children,
diverting them from the toddlers' area.
Long career in
Vision and willpower: Sylvia Frame
became a volunteer at age 10.
By CAROLYN VEEN
Senior Constable John
Tangaere received his award for
services to Maori across a
myriad of platforms including
education, sport and arts.
Among other things, the
Hastings Police iwi liaison
officer coached waka ama and
rugby teams, mentored
students, sat on school boards,
and performed and taught kapa
Napier paramedic and Justice of
the Peace Peter Gibson worked
with St John Ambulance for 10
years as a volunteer, before
becoming a full-time paramedic,
and then stepping back into a
part-time volunteer role after a
further 36 years. In his capacity
as a Justice of the Peace, he
had served on the Hawke's Bay
Justices of the Peace
Association Council, on the
Justices of the Peace Court
Panel, and had been a Napier
Court panel rosterer and lead
court panel trainer.
Harry Findlay's QSM can be
added to a list of awards for
services to cricket, including the
International Cricket Council
Medal for services to cricket in
2009. His contribution
stretched from the mid 1960s.
The Napier man's citation said
that among other things he had
held almost every position in
the Hawke's Bay Cricket
Hastings' Pat Benson has been
awarded his QSM for services to
art deco restoration and the
community. His work restoring
''iconic'' heritage buildings in
Napier had contributed to
Napier becoming an art deco
tourist destination, his citation
When Sylvia Frame opened a let-
ter inviting her to accept an
award in the Queen's New Year
Honours List, she hesitated for a
few days before accepting the
At first I thought it had been
sent to the wrong address,'' said
Ms Frame. Once I realised it was
decide that I would accept [the
nomination] . . . mainly because so
many people had gone to a lot of
trouble to put my name forward. I
didn't want to be ungrateful.''
The Taradale woman was
recognised for her services to
nursing, motoring and the com-
munity, which involved helping
others in a voluntary capacity for
almost seven decades.
Now in her late 70s, she was
just 10 years old when she joined
the St John Ambulance cadet pro-
gramme in Taradale.
I have always dreamed of
being a nurse and I made a prom-
ise to myself that I would do as
much voluntary work as I possibly
could in whatever job I was doing.
I regard my greatest achievement
as being able to do that.''
Nothing is impossible if you
have the willpower, the vision and
enthusiasm, she said.
Ms Frame served as a Royal
New Zealand Nursing Corps
officer from 1961 to 1969 for all
three of the country's armed
services during conflicts in
Vietnam, Malaysia and Borneo.
She was also involved in casu-
alty and medical evacuations
throughout the Pacific.
I enjoyed my time with the
Sunderland Flying Boat team in
Fiji. We'd have to fly out to remote
islands, landing on lagoons, to col-
lect the sick. They [patients] were
often scared as some had never
left their island before.''
Back home, Ms Frame was
matron and hospital executive of
Hastings Memorial Soldiers Hos-
pital from 1973 to 1990.
She had also dedicated about 20
years of service to the Hastings
Red Cross and CORSO Child Aid
programmes, and was the Haw-
ke's Bay District Health Board
consumer representative for eld-
erly care and planning services.
As for motoring, she was the
first chairwoman of the Hawke's
Bay and Gisborne Districts New
Zealand AA Board, a member of
both the AA Central and National
Council, and on the Regional Road
Planning Services Committees for
more than 20 years.
Today she is a Strategic Plan-
ning Committee member for the
Taradale RSA and trust member
for Heritage Hawke's Bay Inc.
Wherever you are, when you
open your front door then that's
where helping your community
begins. I've met some wonderful
people along the way; it's always
teamwork, you don't do it alone.''
For more on the Bay's New Year's
Honours recipients, see page 3
Drunks clog ED
By DIANE JOYCE
Drunks are driving hospital staff
crazy, with a spokeswoman esti-
mating that about 85 per cent of
the injured and ill turning up for
treatment over the New Year hol-
iday were alcohol impaired.
Staff had been physically and
verbally abused by drunk
patients, said Hawke's Bay Hos-
pital's emergency consultant Scott
We need to change our attitude
to alcohol and what is acceptable
behaviour -- we are far too accep-
ting of people getting drunk and
hurting themselves and others.''
The emergency department has
been swamped, New Year's Day
patients reaching a record 157, up
from the previous day's record
152. Many people could have
been treated at an accident and
medical centre,'' Hawke's Bay
Hospital chief operating officer
Warrick Frater said.
People presenting to ED with
minor injuries and illnesses can
expect to wait a long time . . . It's
extremely frustrating for . . . staff
when people turn up for treat-
ment for minor ailments and
Hospital staff are asking people
to take extra care with fires and
hot appliances. Last week five
people were treated by for burns.
Three of those were from out-
side fires, like camp fires, and the
other two from people touching
hot things and burning hands and
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