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HASTINGS MAIL, JULY 20, 2011
Full of energy: The team from Contact Rockgas Hawke's Bay (from left)
Mike Daly (front), Jean Sharpe, Geoff Phillips and George Barton.
still on go
Rockgas Hawke's Bay is
continuing its successful winter
promotion, where you can refill
your 9kg LPG bottles for just $26
cash, until September 30.
Simply take your 9kg LPG bottle
and your cash along to their
Hastings refill station, in Karamu
Rd Sth off Southampton St,
anytime from 1pm till 4pm on
Monday, Wednesday or Friday
and fill 'er up.
In fact, if you need LPG for any
reason -- residential or commercial
-- give your local Rockgas supplier
a call on 873 4091.
You can count on Rockgas
Hawke's Bay for reliable delivery
of 45kg LPG cylinders to your
home or business -- they call it
''locals, looking after locals'', and
the phone is still answered locally
by a person right here in Hawke's
Between now and September
30, any new residential or
business customer who signs up
for deliveries of 45kg cylinders for
two years will receive a $75
account credit from Contact
Rockgas, as well as going into the
draw to win a $2500 travel
voucher (terms and conditions
Rockgas Hawke's Bay delivers
everywhere from Bay View to
Takapau, including Hastings,
Napier, Clive, Havelock North and
Central Hawke's Bay.
For service and support you can
count on, give Rockgas Hawke's
Bay a call on 873 4091.
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in Lust for Land
Powerful: Retired Hastings lawyer-turned-
author, Adrian Coleman, and his book Lust for
A family history of one of Hastings'
prominent early landowners -- containing
tales of war, tragedy, lost loves'' and
examples of impressive wealth -- has been
written by retired Hastings lawyer-turned-
author, Adrian Coleman.
A lawyer for nearly half-a-century, Mr
Coleman was prompted eight years ago to
start writing his book Lust for Land, which
chronicles the life of his great-grandfather
James Henry Coleman, after finding a cache
of legal documents, correspondence, land
titles and trust information.
At the height of his influence, James Cole-
man owned a 12,000-acre station on the
Heretaunga Plains centred where Longlands
Rd is now, and rubbed shoulders with other
notables such as Thomas Tanner, the
founding father of Hastings.
After spending the last 17 years of his
career as a property law expert, it was the
legal aspects of his forebear's land acqui-
sition deals that became of significant inter-
est to the author.
Mr Coleman said he has tried to remain
non-judgmental about those early land deals
They would hold up to scrutiny of the
laws of today,'' says Mr Coleman, 70, but
many people perhaps would be morally
disquieted' about how Maori were encour-
aged to sell.''
In mid-life, James Coleman married the
widow of his friend James Watt, who had
died suddenly leaving four small children.
The new family moved into Waititirau, the
majestic home on the Napier hill which Watt
had just completed.
James Coleman was obviously a man of
influence in Napier, and served as president
of the exclusive Hawke's Bay Club for three
His adopted children grew up to lead
vastly interesting lives''. One son went to
Australia and became a major importer of
Kiwi thoroughbreds; a daughter became Mrs
T H Lowry, and another married a Baden-
A third daughter was not allowed to marry
until her potential suitor had proved himself
to Coleman, which he did by making an
astonishing trek from Mozambique to the
Sudan, country previously only seen by
Livingstone and Stanley''.
There's war, tragedy, lost loves -- it has all
those elements,'' says the author.
But what impressed me most was the
wealth. Tanner had solid gold plates at his
Society was so more vibrant with a good
number of these very wealthy people,'' he
People interested in purchasing a copy of the
book can email the author at:
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