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HASTINGS MAIL, OCTOBER 5, 2011
DOVE Hawke's Bay
Violence and abuse in the family is NEVER acceptable.
DOVE Hawke s Bay supports victims and abusers to SAY
NO TO FAMILY VIOLENCE. For support and programmes
focused on safety and building respectful relationships
phone 843 5307. Stop the hurting. Start the healing.
DO YOU LOVE TO SING?
If you re an active lady who loves to sing why not come
along and experience just how much fun and friendship
we enjoy. SOUNDS OF HAWKE'S BAY CHORUS -We
meet Mondays 7.15pm, Clive School, School Road, Clive.
Details: Phone Millie 835-5755 or Leslie 844-7845
Forest & Bird: Hastings/Havelock North Branch.
The General Public is warmly welcomed to attend
meetings: Wesley Lounge, corner Hastings/Eastbourne
Streets, Hastings, 7.30pm, Thursday October 13th:
Guest Speaker: Abby Smith, Zoologist, Topic: her work
with wild animals. Sunday Trip: October 16th Wickham
Farm, Maraekakaho. Phone Ian 878-5882.
BODY FUSION - PILATES
Pilates mat classes at all levels in Napier, Hastings and
Haumoana. Hastings fully equipped Studio with tra-
ditional Pilates apparatus offers personal programmes for
your specific needs. Beginners Special - Save 20% !!!
Register now for our next course starting in October.
Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in HB
Come and learn the most advanced form of grappling
available at TCMANZ, by the ONLY authentic BJJ Black
Belt instructor in HB, Shayne Cox. We Guarantee that
YOU will learn BJJ faster and use it quicker than any
other martial art. BJJ works, simple as that. Confidence,
fitness and great friendships all start here. We are just
ordinary people who are learning an extraordinary
martial art. This is the place for you! Come and be a part
of our team. Phone: 844-4059 Facebook: "Twin City
Martial Arts" or Web: www.tcma.co.nz
FREE Literacy Help
As many as 1 in 5 adults can't read this. At Literacy
Aotearoa Hawke s Bay adults learn to improve their
reading, writing , spelling or maths and how to deal with
daily situations. Learn what you want. It won t cost you!
Call us 835-5544 or email email@example.com
DIABETES NZ HAWKES BAY
Providing information, support and education in Hawkes
Bay, community talks, radio kidnappers monthly pro-
gramme, resources and books to borrow, and more! Old
Council Building, 1 Lee Rd, Taradale ph 845-3912
Next Information and Support Session - Friday 28th
October 10am - 12noon. All welcome.
Beginners Social Dancing
Munro Dance Studio Taradale. Learn the Waltz, Foxtrot,
Cha Cha and Rock n Roll. Just enough to get you up and
moving instead of sitting, watching others. Tuesdays
7.15pm - 8.30pm. Next 7 week course starting on
Tuesday, October 4th. Phone Margaret 844-6119
Avatar Course Free Intro nights
Join us for an opportunity to explore how your beliefs are
affecting your reality and how you can use the Avatar
tools to change the blueprint you operate from. The intro
nights are filled with awakening to new possibilities and
discovering the preciousness of life. If you are interested
in creating the rest of your life more deliberately or if you
have found yourself in a repeating pattern that you would
like to change, we feel you will find The Avatar Course to
be very inspiring and empowering. Come to an Avatar
Course Intro Night. You'll be taking the first step on
a journey of SELF discovery. Call to book your place.
Jen McGregor 021-244-9930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce McGregor 021-246-3667 email@example.com
Belly Dance Classes
You re never too young or old to start Belly Dancing.
Women of all ages, with different shapes, sizes and
fitness levels can come along for Belly Dance classes.
Wednesdays 7-8 and 8-9pm. Next 8 week course starts 3rd
August Phone Selina 844-3000 / 027-688-4472
Advice only a phone call away
Citizens Advice Bureau is a free, confidential, impartial
service available to anyone to help find the answer to any
question. No question too big or too small. Contact us on
878-0525 or visit us at 112 Queen Street East, Hastings
acorn parenting support
acorn parenting support offers new-parent groups and
individual consultations. Professional information on
infant behaviour and needs, especially crying and
unsettled babies. Call Sabine Miller on 873-5292 or
0276-873-529 to register.
Accessible low cost services for all women
Need help, we care! Low Cost counselling by qualified,
experienced counsellors, Sexual Abuse Support Group,
Yoga, Pilates and more. Come in for any reason, we re
here to listen and refer. Heretaunga Women's Centre,
Women s Rest Building Cnr Eastbourne & Russell Sts,
A Zumba Class
Specifically designed for Seniors or Beginners or those
wanting a slower pace than a usual Zumba class
Thursday 10am and 5.30pm Hibernian Club Hastings cnr
Nelson & Eastbourne Sts $5 per class Designed for all
fitness levels. For an effective fitness workout contact
Felicity www.fellicitysdancingline.co.nz 027-341-0808
Asthma Hawke's Bay
For all your respiratory education, information and
support including allergies. Spirometry (lung function)
tests available at Respiratory Clinics in Napier, Hastings,
Wairoa and Waipukurau or we can see you at home.
Ph 835-0018 or TEXT 022-694-2872 Toni to book an
appointment with Asthma Hawke's Bay
Concerns about trust led to audit
Organisations run by the former
head of a Pacific health trust are
being audited by the Internal
Affairs Department after con-
cerns were raised about the
trust s activities.
The department began
auditing four trusts in which
Jane Poa was involved after The
Dominion Post reported the
findings of an audit of the Cificap
Mrs Poa is the manager of
Cificap, which received more
than $700,000 in contracts with
the Health Ministry and
Hawke s Bay District Health
Board. The contracts were cut
after an audit found it was
servicing only a small group of
people, including trust staff and
The audit found that Cificap
had rented premises from the
Poa Trust, whose trustees are
Jane Poa and husband Poe Poa,
Cificap s health promoter. In
2009, rental on the property
increased by 60 per cent from
$24,000 to $38,400.
Of seven trusts to which
Cificap presented health
messages, six had Mr or Mrs Poa
as trust officers. The other trust
was not registered with the Com-
panies Office or the Charities
Commission. The six trusts have
the same address as Cificap on
Bristol Cres, Flaxmere.
The trusts received thousands
of dollars in Community Organ-
isation Grants Scheme funding
from Internal Affairs. The
Golden Ages (Elderly Group)
Trust has received $30,298 in
COGS grants since 2003. The
Harmonee Conextion Trust has
received $16,120 and the
Melnton S Trust received
The trusts, all registered to the
building owned by Mrs Poa, offer
social and health services. None
of the trusts received COGS
funding in the 2010-11 year.
A spokeswoman for Internal
Affairs said compliance audits
were under way on the three
trusts plus another, Canbe
Women s Trust, after a referral
from the department s Hawke s
If the department found any-
thing indicative of misrepresen-
tation or of misappropriation,
the scope of the audit activity
will be expanded to determine
the implications and risk to the
grant monies involved , the
If there was evidence of misap-
propriation of grants, the matter
would be referred to police.
Mrs Poa was acquitted earlier
this year on two charges of
dishonestly using a document to
claim funding for another trust
she was involved with, which ran
a playgroup for Cook Islands
Another woman, Michele
Wichman, pleaded guilty to
claiming funding from the Edu-
cation Ministry for children who
were not on the playgroup s roll.
Mrs Poa lost a bid to keep her
name suppressed after a judge
said the public had a right to
know she had been grossly neg-
ligent in signing claims made by
Mrs Poa resigned as a trustee
of the Eastern and Central Com-
munity Trust in August.
Finance Minister Bill English
appointed her to the trust for a
three-year term in October 2009.
She was one of 12 trustees on
the organisation, which distrib-
utes about $5 million in
donations each year.
Hall sale benefits school
Stalwarts: Eskdale School principal David Henderson and the Eskdale Hall
committee, Warwick Marshall, Peter Payne, Larry Gale, Leonie Gale, John
Southerwood and Eskdale School Board chairwoman Viv Moule.
Remembered: The roll of honour, right, now has pride of place in the school hall.
rural community, Eskdale
underwent a heart trans-
plant last week.
The 125-year-old com-
munity hall on State High-
way Five was sold recently
and at a happy ceremony a
cheque for $50,000 was
presented to Eskdale
School. The money will fund
a kitchen and toilets to be
added to the school hall.
The stalwarts who have
kept the hall going for many
years were all there -- War-
wick Marshall, Peter Payne,
Larry Gale, Leonie Gale and
John Southerwood -- and
they were pleased about the
Mr Payne, chairman of
the hall committee for 26
years, said the hall upkeep
had got out of hand and it
had been little used for 10
years. The district didn t
need two halls and the
school hall is a fine facility.
The old hall has been sold
to Eskdale Caravan Park
owners Larry and Leonie
Gale. Looking after the hall
won t be anything new to
them -- Larry was the hall care-
taker and Leonie the hall com-
mittee secretary for 20 years.
Mr Payne says the old hall was
the social centre of the district,
hosting 21sts, films, wedding
receptions and the like.
There was no alcohol allowed
but there was always a keg on the
back of a truck not far away.
The Napier Frivs put their first
show on in that hall. There was
no gent s toilet, just a lavva-tree ,
until 25 years ago.
Dances were held in the hall to
raise money for the World War II
roll of honour which last week was
transferred to the school hall.
Ukulele nights a big hit
Smiling strummers: Walt Rutgers and Joyce
Walking into The Cabana on ukulele night,
you could be forgiven for thinking you had
stepped into a luau.
Traditionally a Hawaiian instrument, the
ukulele actually originated in Portugal, and
in the past few years has enjoyed a surge in
When Walt Rutgers and Joyce Seitzinger
started a uke band a couple of years ago, they
had no idea that within a short time Napier s
Ukulele Underground would be one of the
busiest nights of the month at The Cabana.
Now, Ms Seitzinger is heading for the
greener pastures of Melbourne, but Mr
Rutgers says that, while she will leave a big
gap, the Ukulele Underground will continue
to go from strength to strength.
The club nights just seem to be growing
all the time and we are seeing a wide range
of ages as well, he says.
There s such a neat atmosphere.
We encourage as much participation as
possible and, on a good night we can have up
to 120 people playing and singing along. It s
like a big party.
Pushing their own playing boundaries has
had some positive spin-offs for the smiling
strummers, and they have been invited to
play at events such as an art deco breakfast
and rest homes.
This December, they will play at the
Christmas in the Park concert.
Ms Seitzinger will play for the last time at
tomorrow s Underground. $5 entry also gets
you into three raffle draws for the evening.
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