Home' Hastings Mail : June 28th 2011 Contents 14 HASTINGS MAIL, JUNE 29, 2011
July Sports Events
2 HB Hunt Day Race Day
8 Hawks vs Southland, Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier
5 HB Magpies (pre season) vs Bay of Plenty
6pm McLean Park, Napier
10 Golf HB Junior Stroke play Champs Eagles, Hastings
12 Hawks Semi Final, Pettigrew Green Arena 7pm
For more information, go to www.sporthb.net.nz
Fusion Demos for Hawkes Bay
New Zealand and International sporting organisations, such
as Chelsea and Arsenal Football Clubs, are taking a progressive
approach to sports and tness. FUSION SPORT is a company
dedicated to producing innovative Sport Science Technology
and Education products which can assist you to produce the
very best outcomes from your athletes.
Schools and organisations that have adopted Fusion
Sport products such as Smartspeed report a vast range of
bene ts that are easy to implement, reliable, challenging
and interesting to their athletes. The mixture of world
class technology with fun innovative activities has made
Smartspeed a hit across the world for a range of activities
including performance testing, conditioning, rehabilitation
and biomechanics programs (speed, endurance, decision
making, vision, skills, etc.).
Michael Lynch, General Manager of Times-7 Sport, states:
The system is not just about testing. It is actually able to
make a major contribution to training and development of
the athletes, in ALL sports, and for a range of abilities. Most
people see Smartspeed as a training system that does
testing. We can put together a complete solution for any
school, club or organisation which will be e ective, easy to
implement and most importantly, FUN AND MOTIVATING
for students and teachers, players and coaches."
Times-7 Sport is bringing the Fusion Sport team to the
Hawkes Bay to introduce and demonstrate the products.
We invite you to join a presentation on Wednesday 29 June
from 11.30-1.30 at the HB Sports Park or Thursday 30 June
from 4.30-6.30 at the Pettigrew Green Arena Theatre.
Shared history: Former general manager of Trust Bank Eastern Central, Ewing Robertson, and current
chairperson of the Eastern and Central Community Trust, Claire Matthews, at the launch of the interactive
video display outside the trust's headquarters on Russell St.
Trust history on show
An interactive video display
has been installed outside the
Hastings headquarters of the
Eastern and Central Com-
munity Trust, providing a vis-
ual and audio history of the
trust, lauded as Hawke s Bay s
biggest benefactor .
The trust, which has its
origins in a small community
savings bank which started 50
years ago, today has assets of
$139.8m and donates on aver-
age $5m a year to groups from
all over the region.
The trust was a direct
descendant of the Hawke s Bay
Savings Bank, started in the
1960s. It was one of nine
regional banks united to form
Trust Bank New Zealand to
compete with other trading
Nine community trusts were
also established to hold shares
in the new banking company,
distributing dividends to com-
As part of a 1988 reorganis-
ation of Trust Bank Eastern
and Central, the associated
trust was allocated 7.8 per cent,
or 34.8 million shares, of the
new banking company.
A partial float of the bank in
1994 saw ECCT s stake grow in
value, increasing income to
$3.95m a year.
And when Westpac contro-
versially purchased the bank in
1996, the trust received $101m
as its share of the proceeds, set-
ting up the solid financial pos-
ition the trust still enjoys.
At the launch of the inter-
active display, which is open to
the public, former general man-
ager of Trust Bank Eastern
Central from 1972 to 1988,
Ewing Robertson, said he was
proud of his time at the bank,
which laid the foundations for
the Bay s biggest benefactor.
The trust has $140m in
assets and given away a total of
$90m to Hawke s Bay. That s
$230m that my bank directly
helped contribute to.
The trust has surely been
Hawke s Bay s biggest benefac-
tor, he said.
Mr Robertson couldn t help
but compare the banking indus-
try standards of today to his
era. Back then, customers still
meant something, and the tele-
phone was still answered by an
actual person! he quipped.
He was joined at the launch
by current EECT chairwoman
Claire Matthews, who worked
for Trust Bank for 12 years
before it was sold in 1996, and
lectures in banking at Massey
New sports asset,
Backing the Bay
by CRAIG FOSS Tukituki National MP
Last weekend I attended the
grand opening of the netball
courts at the Hawke s Bay
Regional Sports Park. There is
a new netball facility with 18
courts, six more than at the old
site. This will be a wonderful
asset for the community to
Last week was Volunteer
Awareness Week, coinciding
with the St John appeal week.
Well done to the St John s
College pupil who went beyond
the call of duty during work
experience with St John Ambu-
lance. Instead of finishing for
the day, he stepped up and
helped as an interpreter
between the medical staff and
six Samoan patients. It is great
to see this level of commitment
in our youth.
Throughout our community
people are giving their time
generously to help others.
On Friday, Chris Tremain
and I celebrated with a huge
group of volunteers. We person-
ally thanked everyone who was
there for the work freely
undertaken as a volunteer.
Many local community
organisations have held events
in recognition of all the
volunteers who give their time
so generously to others.
More information about the
week can be found on volun-
Volunteer organisations can
apply to BP New Zealand for
fuel vouchers to help with the
cost of running vehicles, which
has a big impact on volunteer
organisations. More infor-
mation: at bp.co.nz.
regional competition was held
recently at the Hawke s Bay
Opera House. Twenty-six local
high school bands participated.
It was a wonderful opportunity
for our young talent to perform
in public and at such a fantastic
venue. It is great that we have
so many up and coming young
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