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Richard Briggs, 41, who has been the council's chief financial officer for the past two years was selected by a whole-of-council decision yesterday. As CFO Briggs has reported to Harris and holds a key senior role within council responsible for all financial aspects of council's financial strategy and financial operations.
Two 2013 chardonnays from Clearview Estate Winery each took out a gold medal at this year's New Zealand International Wine Show announced today setting in place a friendly rivalry between the two winemakers responsible. The Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay is the winery's flagship award-winning wine produced every vintage for 27 years since the first by winemaker and co-founder Tim Turvey.
Horticultural newcomers Patrick and Rebecca Malley say entering the Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a great way to build knowledge. In 2011 the couple left jobs in Auckland to run Ararimu Orchard with Patrick's parents Dermott and Linzi.
Eastern District Police say claims that the Napier police station will close and the city will lose frontline police staff are incorrect. Eastern District Commander Superintendent Sandra Venables said there will always be a police presence in Napier and there were no plans to reduce frontline staff numbers.
PROMISING PUP: After an initial assessment by Ministry for Primary Industries detector dog adviser Alan Willox, Poppy is about to start training to see if she would make a suitable detector dog. Her elderly owners have gifted the 10-month-old pup to the Ministry for Primary Industries in the hope their little handful could be transformed into a good working dog.
Hunters, anglers, trampers and rafters are being asked to keep their eyes out while in the bush this spring for one of our most striking native plants, the critically endangered Kakabeak. Any sightings of the flamboyant plant, which is typically found clinging to cliffs and inaccessible bluff systems and which carries heavy bunches of large, curved bright red flowers, should be reported to the nearest DOC office.
That's according to Andy Ramsden who doesn't particularly like the word composite, which refers to a sheep made up of two or more different breeds. "I prefer to call them the new purebreds - a lot of our breeds, like the perendale, have resulted from crossing two different breeds," he said.
Rotorua District Council community arts adviser Marc Spijkerbosch explains the history of the totem pole before its decommissioning yesterday. Photo / Stephen Parker Stories making headlines around the regions include a grisly find on a Northland beach and a monumental sculpture in Rotorua is removed.
Falcon Walsh, 17, pleaded guilty to injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm when he appeared in the Hastings District Court today. A severely injured 32-year-old man was found outside the clock tower public toilets on Te Aute Rd in Havelock North about 4am on August 3. The victim's family told Fairfax they barely recognised their beaten and bruised son and brother after the assault.
It was announced yesterday that five separate grounds maintenance contracts within the Tararua District were up for grabs for a term of three years each. Since the company was placed into liquidation by its shareholders, Tararua District Council and Central Hawke's Bay District Council, the staff working on grounds maintenance had been placed on a liquidator's contract.
Iron Maori founder Heather Skipworth will join experts in public health, innovators in health delivery and leaders of Maori development as a speaker at the bi annual Tu Kaha Conference at Hawke's Bay Racing Centre, Hastings from 29th to 31st October. As the leading conference of it's kind for the central region DHBs, the event generates national interest and is open to all health professionals who have an interest and passion for Maori health.
A man is in a critical condition after spending Saturday night in the open after his ute came off a road and fell 30 metres down a bank in Hawke's Bay. Police say it appears the man, who lives in the area, was driving home when he ran off the road on a left-hand corner.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:56 pm
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