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Cloud workshops" art classes for bereaved children.
3 July 2015

The impetus for artist Deborah Smith putting her efforts into running free art classes for bereaved children was the death of her own father.

He was 42 when he died from melanoma; Smith was 18 and her siblings younger.

Artist John Brown
3 July 2015

The latest exhibition in the Hastings City Art Gallery, No direct access to reality, is a double whammy for artist John Brown.

1 July 2015

Whether bus shelters, parks, playgrounds and sports fields should be smoke free is a question being put to Napier and Hastings residents from this week.

This month, residents of both areas have the chance to let councils know if they support a voluntary ban on smoking in public places like parks and bus stops, or not.

Osmanthus Gardens
29 June 2015

The paths in Cornwall Park are about to be lightened up with some judicious thinning of the greenery.

Hastings District Council maintenance staff will start on the work this Thursday (July 2).

Cycling alongside Clive River
25 June 2015

Hawke’s Bay is already regarded as one of the best places in the country to cycle, and its star is set to rise following the Government’s announcement that more than 50km of cycle paths will be built as part of the Urban Cycleways Programme. The work will start this year.

24 June 2015

A full range of artist’s impressions and plans of the new Hawke’s Bay chapel and crematorium will be on display next Saturday (July 4).

The open day, at the Hawke’s Bay Chapel and Crematorium, will also give members of the public the chance to “meet the team”, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility including the current crematorium area to the rear of the chapel, get an insight into the “science of grave digging” and partake of refreshments, said cemetery manager Garry Bowles.

22 June 2015

The winner of The Amazing China Face Race has been revealed.

Nesta Lade, 14, found and contacted the “China Face”, or Li Sha, on Thursday afternoon, got the correct name and code word and emailed them to the competition’s email address at 4.09pm.

Hastings District Council city assist grow their beards for Child Cancer
19 June 2015

How low will they grow: Four burly men on the Hastings City Assist team are growing their beards for seven months – then shaving them off as part of the Child Cancer Foundation’s annual fundrazor, in support of the Child Cancer Foundation which helps children with cancer and their families

Art great: Hawke's Bay artist Kate MacKenzie has been named a Local Great.
14 June 2015

Kate MacKenzie has been named a Local Great, receiving her accolade during Saturday night’s Edible Fashion Awards.

The Local Great award is part of Hastings District Council’s “Great Things Grow Here” initiative. It reinforces that great things grow here because great people live here.

Olympic dream: Elise Legarth is well on the way to achieving her goals.
6 June 2015

Sprint kayaker Elise Legarth is determined to achieve her Olympic dreams in her chosen sport.

The problem is - as Hawke's Bay's national under-18 K1 500m kayaking champion has discovered - dreams do come at a price


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