Registering a dog before the end of this week will save dog owners up to $55 – and ensure they avoid the $300 fine they will get if they are caught with an unregistered dog. Hastings District Council is reminding dog owners that there are just a few days to get their dogs registered before the fine regime kicks in.
A Havelock North man who died in his prime from war wounds and who is rumoured to have had a mystery woman in his life, is the latest to have a poppy added to the street sign of the roadway named for him. Nigel St, named for Havelock North man Nigel Alexander McLean, is the seventh in the District so far to be identified as a Poppy Place.
The opera house corner is about to get a funky do-up with a fence designed to display art being built over the next few weeks. Top artists have agreed to provide the 10 works, however their names cannot be released until final details are in place. The art on the fence project will help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.
Hawke's Bay's water park has again been recognised on the international stage. Splash Planet is the sixth best water park in the South Pacific, one spot down from their fifth placing in 2014. The 2015 Tripadvisor travellers' choice awards were announced this week ranking the world's best amusement parks, water parks, zoos and aquariums.
The first stage of the kennel redevelopment at Hastings District Council’s pound is all but finished.The final coat of resin was applied to the floor today (July 2), and the painters will be back to finish next week. The kennel doors will go on in the same week. The next priorities are to start on the rebuild of the other half of the kennelling facility and set up an animal welfare advisory committee.
The woman whose identity has been puzzling hundreds of students over the last few weeks is no shrinking violet – with awards for rescuing the wounded in an 8.0 earthquake that killed 70,000 and left another 18,000 missing, among them her mother and two “so cute, so young” nieces. Choosing Li Sha to be The Face of the competition was not a random act.