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Prisoners help to
get kids on bikes
Restored two-wheelers: Five Flaxmere kids who received the first bikes restored
by inmates at Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison.
The first bikes refurbished by inmates at the
Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison are now being rid-
den around the streets of Hastings.
The iWay re-cycling project takes bikes donated
at the Henderson Road Transfer Station and
delivers them to the prison, where they are
restored to their former glory under the guidance
of a bike mechanic.
Hastings District Council iWay project leader
Owen Mata says once the bikes are 100 per cent
and ready for the road, they are gifted to deserv-
ing new owners throughout the area.
Five bikes were recently presented to children
in Kauri Street, after their names were drawn
during a local family
fun day run by the
council and Hastings
Another was donated
to a child who wanted to take part in the school
cycling skills training programme, but didn’t have
his own bike.
Community Constable for Mahora Julie Goodall
said it was really great to be able to give the
children these bikes.
‘‘They are all deserving and I know they are
having heaps of fun on them,’’ she said.
Each young person got to pick which bike they
Owen Mata says the iWay project will also fund
helmets for each of the five recipients to make
sure they all have the correct equipment.
Mr Mata said a big debt of gratitude was owed
to Gavin Brock from Soul Cycles for helping to
make the project happen.
Hastings District Council initiated iWay which
aims to make cycling and walking fun, safe and
easy. Check out facebook.com/loveiway.
Dealing with risk: Self Defence Project teacher, Julie Goldingham, left, teaches
girls the skills to protect themselves.
A decision to scrap the funding for
one of New Zealand’s most successful
self-defence programmes will put
thousands of vulnerable girls and
young women at risk, according to
Hawke’s Bay teacher Julie Goldin-
‘‘Cutting the Girl’s Self Defence
Project will compromise the safety of
‘‘This is not just kicks and
punches; we teach girls how to deal
with any unsafe situation from bully-
ing to sexual abuse and domestic
violence,’’ Ms Goldingham says.
For the last 15 years she has
taught this project at Napier Girl’s
High, Sacred Heart College,
Hukarere Maori Girls’ College,
Tamatea Intermediate, Maraenui
Puketapu, and St Patrick’s Primary.
Labour’s Youth Affairs spokes-
woman, Jacinda Ardern says it’s out-
rageous to cut a project that has
been running successfully across the
country since its inception 15 years
Ms Arden says the self-defence
programme has had a positive
impact on the lives of more than
‘‘It has consistently delivered posi-
tive results, with over 90 per cent of
girls saying that they felt stronger,
more confident, and more educated
in techniques to deal with unsafe
situations,’’ she says.
‘‘Without acknowledging it as an
effective frontline programme, the
minister of social development cut
the entire $377,000 budget and real-
located the funding to the Family
Centred Services Fund.’’
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