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22 May 2015

As children walk to school and adults rush to work or appointments, it is easy to forget that some of the streets they travel are named for people whose contribution to their fellow man can only be described as heroic.

15 May 2015

The new Aqua Card, which gets swimmers into all four of Hastings District Council swimming pools, is about making life easier and saving users money.

It works like a gift card: load it up with cash (you choose how much) then swipe it at the pool of your choice.

Trade graduate Logan Sherriff, Competenz apprenticeship coordinator Matt Durham, and Napier deputy mayor Faye White..
14 May 2015

Developing hands-on experts in fields as diverse as carpentry to gas fitting and hairdressing to security services is every bit as important to society as having university graduates. Last week the achievements of trades achievers were acknowledged.

Trade professional: Kay Deakin tells new trade graduates her apprentice to businesswoman story.
14 May 2015

One cannot help but be impressed as Kay Deakin tells her career story; going from shy 16-year-old taking on a hairdressing apprenticeship against all advice to the employer of a team of 33 across three beauty salons.

Happy as: International student Chen Ziying shares a laugh with the mayor of her home city, Zhou Hongbo, at Hastings Girls High School.
7 May 2015

A visit to Hastings by the mayor of a city in China that is home to seven million people has ended with the promise of meetings between business executives in both regions.

FlaXrock instructor Katie Nathan
5 May 2015

There's very little lycra in sight, no wall-to-ceiling mirrors - just ladies working up a sweat with wide smiles.

Keita Heke, 8.
5 May 2015

About  150 people turned up to check out the Flaxmere Community Centre open day on Saturday – with the gym proving a huge draw card.

Building officer Paul Simmonds and senior building officer Michael Skelton.
30 April 2015

In the last few weeks, two teams of council staff have gone up against their peers in national competitions, and another staff member's efforts to keep our city beautiful have been recognised. A round of applause for . . . 

The crowd at Hastings' ANZAC Day dawn service.
28 April 2015

An eerie fog blanketed the central city for Hastings’ ANZAC Day dawn service on Saturday.

In the inky black of 5.20am the parade, led by Light Armoured Vehicles followed by scores of returned servicemen and their families, left the clock tower heading along Russell St to the cenotaph.

As the service proper got underway, many in the record 8000-strong crowd quietly crooned the National Anthem.

Speakers at the ceremony included Mayor Lawrence Yule and Colonel Grant Motley.

A bronze statue of Major General Sir Andrew Russell
28 April 2015

A bronze statue of Major General Sir Andrew Russell, one of Hawke's Bay's most decorated sons, now officially resides on Russell St after a formal dedication on ANZAC Day.

Andrew Hamilton Russell, known to his family and friends as Guy, was born in Napier in 1868.


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