With nine arts festival shows have already sold out and others nearing full capacity, event organisers say they are delighted with the response to the inaugural festival. There is still plenty more on offer though, including family show Dirt and other Delicious Ingredients.
News & Public Notices
Magnificent art celebrating the 100th birthday of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House is about to be installed on the fence outside the Grand Old Lady. A family-focused celebration with an early 1900s theme and the unveiling of the art will be held on Sunday October 18, the exact day of the first performance 100 years earlier.
No further chlorine is being added to the Havelock North water supply, after tests for contamination came back clear. Yesterday (October 5) when chlorine dosing stopped, council said it could take a couple of days for the taste of the chlorine to completely disappear. The clear results were the third in a row which, under drinking water regulations, allowed chlorine treatment to stop.
The new Clive cycle and walkway with its ultra-modern eco-friendly plastic footpath and state-of-the-art lighting is finished and a ceremony to officially open it will be held on Friday [October 9]. The $650,000 project replaced the old narrow uneven concrete path with a wider, smoother, fenced off cycle and walkway with new pedestrian guard rail which has the added touch of LED lighting within the handrails.
The Havelock North water supply is being temporarily treated with chlorine, after traces of contamination were found during routine testing yesterday. Council wanted to alert Havelock North residents as soon as possible, as it is aware the some people have a low tolerance to the taste of chlorine. The chlorinated water is perfectly safe to drink, but for those who want to get rid of the taste the best advice is to boil the tap water, cool it, and then store it in the fridge in the interim.
It might have been pelting down, but that did not stop 25 hardy souls taking up the Hastings District Ccouncil’s call to help clean up Te Mata Peak on Sunday. Council’s environment enhancement officer and event organiser Wendy Beeke was very pleased with the turnout, particularly given the atrocious weather.
Bands who want their chance in the spotlight - and some cash - need to get a video together and get it up on-line before October 7. A Hawke’s Bay based-band will win a prize pack which includes being paid to play on stage at the A$P Show in October, a professional photo shoot, and the design of a logo for their band. The Great Local Band Competition is brand new idea from Hastings District Council that fits within council’s support of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show.
Te Mata Peak Road has reopened.
Te Mata Peak Road is temporarily closed (Monday 21st September) until a tree blocking the road is cleared.
It should reopen late this morning.
Last night (Sept 17) close to 200 Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at East Pier Hotel for the fourth annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards.Hosted by actor, singer and performer Shane Cortese, the night was full of fun and glamour as the regional tourism industry celebrated local tourism businesses delivering exceptional visitor experiences. The awards were open to Hawke’s Bay Tourism members (financial and non financial) across all tourism sectors and over 50 entries were received.
A new cremator is about to be installed at the Hawke's Bay Chapel and Crematorium. It will enable more cremations to occur and can readily accommodate larger people – all part of improving the service offered for the region, said cemeteries manager Garry Bowles. Staff at the facility have put plans in place to ensure as little disruption as possible to the public while the changeover takes place from Monday (September 21). Funeral directors have been advised that the chapel will be closed next week because of construction noise, and of the alternative cremation arrangements organised for the period of installation.