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Weet-Bix Tryathlon, 9.30am race
briefing for 10am start, Frimley
Park, Hastings, registrations closed
February 13, see: weet-bix.co.nz.
Geon Art Deco weekend, various
locations throughout Napier and
Hastings, see: artdeconapier.com.
Costume Capers, art deco fashion
parade, 6pm, Hawke's Bay Opera
House Plaza, Hastings, gold coin
Madness in the Mall, art deco
sale, 11am till 2pm, The Plaza,
Sam Manzanza and the Afro Beat
Band, The Cabana, 8pm, $10.
Dashing Deco roller disco, 7pm till
10pm, Sk8 Zone, Marine Pde,
Hawke's Bay Sevens rugby
tournament, Central Park,
Waipukurau, 10am, $5.
Concert, HBS Bank Summer in the
Park Series, Mid Life Crisis, JR and
The Mirrors, 3pm, Cornwall Park,
Hastings, 3pm, free.
Trailbike ride, Puketapu School
fundraiser, 8am registration for
10am start, Sacred Hill Winery's
Rifleman's vineyard, adult $40,
14-and-under $25, family $100,
contact 021 702 616.
Country Concert, Roger Tibbs,
7pm, Napier RSA, Vautier St,
Napier, contact 876 8734.
Arts exhibition: 2012 Keirunga
Combined Exhibition featuring
photography, book arts, paintings,
Hastings Community Arts Gallery in
Russell St, Hastings, until March 3.
Guest speaker Sir Graham Henry,
Hawke's Bay Rugby Union rugby
development fundraiser, 6pm, East
Pier, Nelson Quay, Napier, tickets,
$120, from East Pier.
Concert, Hawke's Bay Showcase,
Te Mata Estate.
Cricket, Hereworth 20/20
Celebrity Cricket Match, 2pm,
Hereworth School, Havelock North,
tickets from $5 to $175, see:
Mission Concert, Rod Stewart,
Napier Hill Cemetery Walking
Tour, Hawke's Bay Museum and
Art Gallery, 2pm, for tickets, $10,
contact 835 7781.
Jazz concert, HBS Bank Summer in
the Park Series, 3pm, Cornwall,
Concert, Creative Napier Summer
Series, Black Snapper, 4.30pm,
The Soundshell, free.
Right turn at Puflett Rd
Name change: What was Pufflett Rd in Havelock
North has now had one 'f' dropped to become
Puflett Rd, in honour of engineer Robert Puflett
(1887 -- 1951). Right, a portrait of Robert
Puflett, held at Hastings District Council.
The name of a well-known road in
Havelock North has been quietly
amended to correctly honour a man
who died 61 years ago.
What was Pufflett Rd since the
1950s has now had one f dropped to
once again become Puflett Rd.
It was named after Robert Puflett,
the Hawke s Bay County Council s
engineer from 1920 until his death on
January 20, 1951.
Robert Puflett was born in Dunedin
in 1887 and moved to Napier in the
1890s when his father was appointed
manager of the Union Steam Ship
He started studying architecture
with W.P. Finch in 1905 and was
involved in designing the new county
council building in 1909, now the
County Hotel in Napier.
He became a qualified architect in
1913 and for many years was the
secretary-treasurer of the Gisborne-
Hawke s Bay Architectural Institute,
of which he was made a life member.
Road plans held by council showed
the road was named after Mr Puflett
as early as 1941, in recognition of his
work in helping to develop Keirunga
But when the road was extended
between Quarry Rd (later Valley Rd
and then Keirunga Rd) to Tanner St in
September 1952, more than a year
after his death, the name was inadver-
tently changed -- presumably a mis-
take made by a clerk in the Havelock
North Borough Council.
Puflett s descendants believed for
years the road name was misspelt and
last year the family -- led by Alice
Nobilo (nee Puflett) -- stepped up their
efforts to have it corrected.
Evidence of the mistake arose in a
search of Hastings cemetery records,
which showed there were five people
with the surname Pufflett buried in
Havelock North cemetery, but none by
the name of Puflett.
However when the cemetery man-
ager accessed actual burial headstone
records, the spelling of all the names
The spelling matched information
from funeral directors, Tong and
Peryer, who only had records of a
County engineer Robert Puflett is
also mentioned in Sydney Grant s book
Havelock North: From Village to
Borough (1860-1952) and Kay
Mooney s History of the County of
Hawke s Bay, Vol. IV.
Hastings District Council environ-
mental consents manager Katrina
Bunton accepted the weight of evi-
dence on November 10 last year and
council changed the road name a few
In 2009, council also changed the
name of Hapuka St in Frimley to
Hapuku St, in honour of Te Hapuku, a
Maori chief who signed the Treaty of
Waitangi when it was brought to
Hawke s Bay.
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