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Been out and about in the Bay?
Yoga for Beginners
With Clare Woodham, Thursdays 11:15-12:15pm. New
Term starts January 10th for newcomers to yoga, any
age, as well as those wanting a gentle, informative and
supportive breath- and- body based class. The Room
above Chantals 45A Hastings Street, Napier. Cost $10
per class. Phone 8340050, text 0275492222.
YOGA classical style
Kelly Edlund I.Y.T.A NZ DIP. R.C.Y.P L1 & 2. Yoga
Therapy. General class Thursdays 5.30-7.00pm Napier.
Bookings only. Personal training/yoga therapy/one to
one available for beginners, special introductory rates.
Tranquil yoga space to facilitate sessions. Perfect for
beginners or those wishing to deepen their practice.
Within Reach Self-Development Coaching
Coaching offered to persons who have met a turning point
in their life and want to manage change, seek greater
fulfilment, resolve inner conflict. Learn to deal with
stress and unhelpful behaviours. Contact Kevin Lloyd,
Self-Development Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Practitioner. Phone 876 3463; 027 522 7302.
0800 55 1700
Txt 021 400 778
ANY CARS WANTED
Dead or Alive
Broken or Damaged
Utes - Trucks - Vans
TOP $$ PAID TODAY
All ratepayers in the Hawke s Bay region are
reminded that Hawke s Bay Regional Council
rates are due on 31 January.
A late payment penalty of 10% on the
outstanding current rates will be applied from
If you haven t already paid your account sent
in October 2011, made arrangement to pay or
if you have mislaid it, please contact our Rates
department. If you expect dif culties in paying
by the due date, you are welcome to talk to the
Rates staff about alternative payment options.
Phone rates on 06 835 2955 or 0800 108 838
ext 2955 for callers outside the toll free area
VIOLIN/VIOLA - THEORY LESSONS
Book now for next year. All ages and abilities. Phone
Nancy Johnson 844-5121, 021-255-6743.
TT Martial Art
Tamatea High School Gym, 61 Freyberg Ave, Tamatea.
Phone 844-8924. Children Tuesday 5.30pm. Enjoy the
benefits of Self Defence, physical fitness, body weight
reduction, mental disclipline, confidence building &
motivation inducement. Adults and Intermediate Tuesday
6.30pm and Thursday 6pm. Come and talk to us
Taradale Senior Citizens
Enjoy cards, Bolivia, 500, Rumicub Tuesday/Thursdays
1.15pm. Indoor Bowls (raised mats) Wednesday/Friday/
Sunday 1.15pm. Activities $2pp, afternoon tea provided.
Join us, 2 course meal $8pp. Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Phone on the day before 10am. Bus available if needed
$4pp. Monthly meeting/entertainment first Thursday each
month 1.30pm. Afternoon tea. CENTRE: 844-7539
Taradale Gymnastic Club
Classes for pre-school, recreational, and competitive
boys and girls. We teach Kiwi Gym Fun Badges, talent
identification and development scheme. Trained
coaches. Club meets Taradale Intermediate School,
Murphy Rd. Enquiries 844-2335. Enrolment Day for 2013
Saturday 9th Feb, 10am - noon.
Taradale Bridge Club Inc
Taradale Club, Wharerangi Rd, Greenmeadows. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Times of play: Monday 9.30am &
7.15pm, Tuesday 1.15pm, Wednesday 7.15pm,
Thursday 10.00am, Saturday 1.15pm. Visitors welcome.
Lessons held annually. Contact President: Sue Tarrant
835-0361 or Secretary: Ngaire Bright 844-5542
Hawkes Bay Affected By Suicide Support Group
"An opportunity to talk and share with others who have
been affected by suicide and ways to deal with the impact
it has on our lives". Contact Warren on 027 286 4071 or
Teresa on 027 2841 455 for more information
Waiohiki Arts & Craft Shop
7-days 9-5pm Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, 1184
S.H.50, (opp Napier Golf Club). A collective Artists group
including Taradale Pottery, PA Whakairo, HB Wood
Turners Guild, glass and textile artists, mosaic and flax
weaving. Great range of New Zealand-made gifts!
Workshop space available.
Wild Goose Qigong
3 Week Introductory Courses.
Learn how "chee-gong", traditional Chinese health skill
similar to tai chi can benefit health & well-being. Napier:
Wednesdays 7:30pm begin 23 January, OR Thursdays
10:15am, begin 24 January. $50. To register, Jennifer
www.qiworks.co.nz/021 298 6740/835 6418. Ongoing
classes available Napier & Havelock North.
Volunteering Hawkes Bay
Welcome to the New Year with new resolutions to
volunteer to have fun, meet new people, gain new
skills, care for the community. We Promote
Volunteering to all Sectors in the Community. Want to
volunteer? Need a volunteer? At present we offer over
120 jobs from 88 organisations in areas of health,
environment, special needs, education, animals, practical
help, administration, IT, youth, retail, sport and others. We
register volunteers at Community Hub, 62 Raffles St
Napier, and Hastings Library, Tuesdays 2-4pm.
For all volunteer opportunities go to www.volunteeringh-
b.org.nz click on job search to register online or contact
us 833 6691, email email@example.com
Takahe chick a surprise
Happy family: Takahe pair Oraka and Orehou
with their chick.
Less than four months after they arrived at
Cape Sanctuary, takahe pair Oraka and
Orehou have produced a chick.
After the young pair eluded all attempts to
detect them nesting, Cape staff finally sigh-
ted a tiny fluff-ball'' on December 29.
The female Orehou, just approaching two
years of age, was hatched at Burwood Bush
takahe rearing facility in Te Anau in Janu-
ary 2011, from an egg sourced from wild
parents in the Murchison Mountains of
Her partner Oraka hatched in 2005.
They were together at the rearing facility
for only a few months before being trans-
ferred to Cape Sanctuary in September last
Takahe generally breed successfully at
around three years of age, so Orehou is cer-
tainly helping her cause by starting so young
and being such a good parent,'' said Cape
Sanctuary manager, Tamsin Ward-Smith.
We are thrilled that the pair have settled
so well at the sanctuary and enjoy their coa-
The takahe is an endangered species and
classed as critically threatened. It numbers
less than 300 with only around 50 breeding
The hatching of this chick is significant for
It is the first time in many hundreds of
years that takahe have roamed the Hawke's
Bay region, so receiving a pair here at the
sanctuary was a very special occasion,'' Ms
To have them breed is even more unbe-
lievable and one more precious bird to help
put the species on the road to recovery.''
The North Island species, or moho,
became extinct in the 1800s. The takahe
being established at the cape is the South
Island species, also thought to have been
extinct until its rediscovery in 1948 in Fiord-
land by Grant Orbell.
The as-yet unnamed chick may be trans-
ferred to another location when it is inde-
pendent of its parents, to be paired with
Cape Sanctuary landowner Andy Lowe
said sanctuary staff planned to establish
three more pairs during the next year, in the
hope that in following years, breeding pairs
may wander all over Cape Kidnappers pen-
We hope that Cape Sanctuary will pro-
vide a large, safe and suitable environment
for a thriving population of takahe and be
able to really make a significant contribution
towards the long-term recovery of this criti-
cally threatened species,'' Mr Lowe said.
Karamu freed of exotic weed
At work: The blockage in Karamu Stream starting to be broken up by the weed boat, which churns
up the weeds and then uses the blue hydraulic arm to disperse the debris.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council's weed boat
has cleared a 20-metre long weed blockage
in the Karamu Stream at Whakatu.
The weed boat was sent in on Monday last
week to clear the blockage, which the council
said was caused by an accumulation of
azolla, a red fern; duck weed, a small green
flowering plant; and the non-native water
Regional council's environmental officer
Ian Lilburn said that in the dry conditions,
the water celery created a temporary barrier
in the shallow stream which in turn trapped
the duck weed and azolla to create a thickish
The weed boat's side-mounted propellers
churned through the blockage and then its
manoeuvrable hydraulic arm was used to
disperse the accumulated debris.
The boat worked in various streams across
the region, covering about 300 kilometres
within streams, over 14 different sites
throughout the Heretaunga Plains.
But in the main they are the Karamu,
Clive, and Tutaekuri-Waimate Streams and
their tributaries: Irongate, Awanui and
Along with the work of the weed boat,
council staff routinely mowed aquatic plants
that grew along the margins of key streams
and drains in the region, Mr Lilburn said.
The work ensured the channels were able
to cope effectively with stormwater, preven-
ting flooding, he said.
The regional council is assessing the water
quality of Karamu Stream and other selec-
ted streams in the Heretaunga Plains ---
work that will ultimately contribute to a
Heretaunga Plains Plan Change.
Mr Lilburn said stakeholders were iden-
tifying water quality objectives for streams
and the plan change process would deter-
mine whether other methods of dealing with
nuisance plant growth were needed.
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