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HASTINGS MAIL, JULY 6, 2011
Two-Bedroom Villa in Hastings
Villa has a private location within the village, and includes a small
garden. In the village there is rest home and hospital level care on site,
with a registered nurse on duty 24/7 in the hospital.
Available for $ 275, 000*, this two-bedroom villa also comes with a:
Conservatory, heat pump, and ceiling fan in the lounge
- Wet floor bathroom
- Single car garage with internal access door
- Laundry (in the garage)
- Stand alone stove/oven
- Carpet throughout and vinyl in the kitchen
- Pleasant outlook, location close to a water fountain and an
- outside sitting area
The village - Gracelands Lifestyle Care & Village - is set on flat, generous
sized grounds and has a rural outlook. It also has a well-appointed
community centre which the people who live there make good use of.
Gracelands' owner, Oceania Group, is an active member of the
Retirement Village Association. This means it follows certain standards
and guidelines. Members are audited and must meet set criteria to
maintain their membership.
Facility Manager is a registered nurse with 25 years' aged care experience.
For viewings or more information please contact Louise Gibbs,
Village Co-ordinator, on (06) 872 6179 or
* Ongoing fees apply
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Medals presented to siege heroes
Stars: Recipients of the New Zealand Bravery Star,
from left, Senior Constable Dennis Hurworth,
Detective Sergeant Tim Smith, Len Holmwood,
Senior Constable Paul Symonds and Constable
Gut instinct and a willingness to take a calculated
risk put Detective Sergeant Tim Smith into the
line of deadly fire twice during the Napier siege.
Along with 13 others, his bravery was
recognised last week in a ceremony at Govern-
All 14 were rewarded for their actions during
the armed siege in Napier from May 7 to 9, 2009,
in which Jan Molenaar shot himself dead after
killing Senior Constable Len Snee and wounding
three other men in a 50-hour ordeal.
Mr Smith was one of the first officers to arrive
on the scene.
Despite being unarmed, he used a civilian's car
to drive through Molenaar's line of fire to rescue
Senior Constable Bruce Miller, who had been shot.
The car he was in was shot twice by Molenaar.
He later risked his life again to rescue Senior
Constable Grant Diver, who had also been shot by
Without his outstanding contribution, the out-
come for the wounded officers might have been
different,'' his citation said.
Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Smith said it
was a proud day, but also a day to remember Mr
Snee, whom he had known.
I think you weigh up calculated risk,'' he said
of putting himself in the line of fire.
To be honest, with 26 years in the police you
are well trained in situations and I think you act
on gut instinct at times.''
Mr Smith was one of five people to get a New
Zealand Bravery Star yesterday -- second highest
in the four-tier New Zealand Bravery Awards sys-
Another was Len Holmwood, a friend of Molen-
aar's who dropped around for a coffee and ended
up a hero.
He turned Molenaar's rifle away from the shot
police officers, was shot himself and tried to help
one of the injured.
He still suffers from being shot in the hip. Two
years later, he says he still considered Molenaar a
friend, but a friend I wouldn't associate with
He's just a guy who liked his privacy and
reacted in the wrong way.''
His mother was a guest at yesterday's cer-
She is rapt -- proud as punch.''
Mr Holmwood was one of 14 people to receive
honours for bravery during the siege.
The recipients were:
The New Zealand Bravery Star: Constable
Michael John Burne, Taradale; Leonard Rex
Holmwood, Hastings; Senior Constable Dennis
Michael Hurworth, Napier; Detective Sergeant
Timothy Nigel Smith, Napier; Senior Constable
Paul Anthony Symonds, Napier.
The New Zealand Bravery Decoration: Sergeant
Heath Courtenay Jones, Havelock North; Senior
Sergeant Anthony James Miller, Auckland; Con-
stable Kevin Lawrence Rooney, Napier.
The New Zealand Bravery Medal: Detective
Paul Buckley, Napier; Senior Constable Bradley
James Clark, Havelock North; Detective Sergeant
Nicholas John Clere, Napier; Donald Garry
Fraser, Napier; Christine Margaret Jackman,
Napier; Stephen James Smith, Hastings.
Also at Government House last week, for his
bravery in rescuing two boys from a fiery road
accident near Taupo in April last year, Inspector
Michael Ross O'Leary of Havelock North received
the New Zealand Bravery Decoration.
His son Conor Liam O'Leary received the New
Zealand Bravery Medal.
Mr O'Leary was off duty, with his family trav-
elling behind a van near Taupo on April 24 last
year, when a Chrysler coming from the opposite
direction shunted into a BMW and crossed the
centre line, smashing into the van, which burst
into flames. Despite fierce flames, Mr O'Leary
pulled the boys from the vehicle. Four others in
the van and the driver of the Chrysler died.
Three liquor licences forfeited
Two bottle stores and a hotel bar
in Hastings will each lose their
liquor licence for 24 hours after
selling alcohol to minors.
The outlets were caught dur-
ing an operation involving
police, Hastings District Council
and the District Health Board.
Flaxmere Liquor, in the
Flaxmere shopping centre,will
lose its licence for 24 hours from
8am on Wednesday, July 27; Te
Aute Hotel on State Highway
Two, Te Aute from 7am on
Saturday, July 30; and Whole-
sale Liquor Havelock in Te Aute
Rd Havelock North, from 9am
on Friday, August 5.
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