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More than 1000 students from Taradale and surrounding schools, along with parents, special guests including Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise and veterans, will gather at the Taradale Memorial Clock Tower this Friday, 16 April at 11am for the Taradale and Districts Schools Spirit of ANZAC Commemoration
Fourteen-year-old Sacred Heart College student, Sophie Richardson, would never have thought that spending time with her grandad at Elmwood House Rest Home and Hospital would have such an impact on her.
Napier friends launch website changing the way people do real estate
It’s fair to say Matt Finlayson and Nathaniel Wright are pretty good mates. The 30-year-olds met at Napier Boys’ High School and have been friends ever since. They still play in the same football team some 12 years later.
Women seeking advice and encouragement to take the plunge back into the workforce will soon have the support from Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organisation opening its doors at 7 Market Street, Napier, in a few months’ time.
Business planning workshop helps locals gain clarity
Napier Family Centre’s CEO, Kerry Henderson, began 2021 with a fresh perspective and clear vision for her organisation’s future thanks to a planning workshop she attended, hosted by The Icehouse and facilitated by leading Icehouse coach, Michaela Vodanovich.
Napier Pre-Loved Market a chance to shop quality clothing sustainably
The inaugural Napier Pre-Loved Market is being held this Saturday, January 16 at Asher Hall, Tennyson Street, Napier from 11.30am until 3.30pm and it will be jampacked full of quality pre-loved men’s and womenswear, accessories and homewares.
Garden gifted to the Taradale community by high school students
When Taradale High School got the green light to return after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, a group of like-minded students were inspired to give back to their local community in the hope of lifting peoples’ spirits.
Despite navigating a pandemic and severe flooding event, you have continued to support the Napier Community Foodbank, providing much needed food for people facing varying degrees of poverty and hardship.
Henry Hill School Flood Recovery: “This is tough, but we are tougher”
The inspirational Henry Hill School Principal is well-known for motivating his staff, students and school community with his can-do attitude and words of encouragement.
So when a one in 250-year flooding event destroyed much of the Napier school’s buildings and infrastructure, and learning for the remainder of the year looked unlikely, Jason said “bring it on”.
Locals frequenting the Tutaekuri River in Taradale have watched with intrigue as some serious looking bike jumps have begun to take shape amongst the trees on the riverbank.
The jumps are the work of 20-year-old mountain-biking enthusiast, Charlie Makea, his brother, Alex, and friend, Aaren Markenstein.
Crombie Scholarship eases university costs for Napier students
Feelings of disbelief and amazement came over Napier teens, Jacob Driver and Roisin Kenny recently, when they were told they were the recipients of the highly contested Diana and Colin Crombie Scholarship, managed by Hawke’s Bay Foundation.
Restaurant meals a welcome relief for Napier’s flood victims
Shocked to see so many Napier homes underwater, Napier’s Restaurant Indonesia gathered their staff together and quickly got to work in their kitchen, preparing meals for people affected by the flooding.
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