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  • Further public comment invited on new Hastings speed limits

    Barry Davis 20.07.2014 11:43
    Lowing the speed limit from 100km/h to 80 km/h will increase safety, reduce motor accidents and will save lives. Is seems that only the bad and impatient ...

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  • Paula Bennett's superior attitude towards amalgamation in Hawkes Bay shocks listeners.

    David George 20.07.2014 07:57
    Ms Bennett's rant shows all the hall marks of a politician who is out of touch with our electorate. Only Bennett knows who we want to be? How out of ...

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  • The Government is urged to take a serious look at reopening the Napier Gisborne railway line.

    Wayne Walford 14.07.2014 15:58
    That is exactly why we need a feasibility study to find out what the real data is and let go of the urban myth. How much of the so called wall of wood ...

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  • Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce will look for a new CEO after Wayne Walford stands down.

    David GEORGE 13.07.2014 12:05
    This should have happened 4 months ago. Maybe he does not understand the Napier electorate!

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    David GEORGE 13.07.2014 12:02
    Thanks Mayor Dalton. 'forced amalgamation'is an issue. Napier, Wairoa and Central HB should decide their futures individually. Napier and Wairoa voters ...

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  • The Government is urged to take a serious look at reopening the Napier Gisborne railway line.

    David GEORGE 13.07.2014 00:18
    When regional councils plus Napier, Wairoa and Gisborne Councils all provide supporting evidence for a large quantity of logs needing transportation ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Allan & Pat Porter 11.07.2014 17:24
    I lived in Auckland 65.5 years. We got out 4 years ago to live in a smaller community. Auckland's "Super City"is a disaster, pandering to property ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Aucklander 10.07.2014 18:52
    As an Aucklander born and bred lets just get a few things straight. First of all it’s Auckland Council not Auckland City Council and Auckland's problems ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Ray seven 10.07.2014 15:16
    The Auckland Council is an excllent example to not follow. Their Staff Numbers are right up to the levels before amalgamation. The debt has risen to ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Andrew 10.07.2014 14:01
    What an absolute joke Mr Dalton. The new Napier museum is a multi million dollar white elephant disaster and what about your Art deco buses? $1.6m ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Murray Astwood 10.07.2014 13:06
    Good on you Bill. And just watch out for Central Govt too. They seem to want to legislate over Local Govt more and more. Coming to see Napier for 4 ...

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Hastings Kmart help stamp out bullying.Hastings Kmart help stamp out bullying.
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Kmart has helped stamp out bullying quite literally, with active team members from stores across the country pounding the pavement on a 'Big Walk' for charity [ ... ]

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A Wairoa District Council and Raupunga community project to create a welcoming entry point to the area was recognised at the Local Government New Zealand (LGN [ ... ]

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Nash denies criticising the Labour leader and focuses on winning the Napier seat.Nash denies criticising the Labour leader and focuses on winning the Napier seat.
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  Prime Minister John Key's finger pointing has resulted in emphatic denials from two Labour party candidates. Labour leader David Cunliffe was subj [ ... ]

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Hawkes Bays Asians in the Bay awards gains a best secondary student category.Hawkes Bays Asians in the Bay awards gains a best secondary student category.
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The Hawkes Bay to Taihape Road is temporarily closed.The Hawkes Bay to Taihape Road is temporarily closed.
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Fire breaks out at a meat factory in Hastings.Fire breaks out at a meat factory in Hastings.
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Fire personenel were called to a meat factory on the outskirts of Hastings this morning after a fire broke out.

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The Warehouse in Napier and Hastings help support life skills programme Skylight.The Warehouse in Napier and Hastings help support life skills programme Skylight.
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A fire at Caltex Service Station in Hastings causes significant damage.A fire at Caltex Service Station in Hastings causes significant damage.
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