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Friday 24 February
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for Amy, 24
Havelock North's Amy Steele was
admitted to the High Court of
New Zealand as a barrister and
solicitor last week.
The 24-year-old former Have-
lock North High and Woodford
House student was one of two
Hawke's Bay lawyers sworn in at
a special ceremony held at
Napier's High Court last
After five years completing a
double law and commerce degree
at Victoria University in Welling-
ton, and a further five months
studying attaining her practising
certificate, Ms Steele was relieved
after the ceremony.
She said: It's been a long haul.
But now it's starting to feel like I
have really accomplished some-
Mrs Steele celebrated that
night with a party at her parents'
home with about 45 friends and
Clearing the painting decks
Artistic couple: Painter Deorwyn Baker and photographer husband Clive
Baker, from Havelock North, will be displaying their works as part of the
2012 Keirunga Combined Art Exhibition.
Havelock North couple, photogra-
pher Clive Baker and wife
Deorwyn, a painter, are looking
forward to the 2012 Keirunga
Combined Art Exhibition -- it
gives them a chance to clear their
home of their respective works.
The person who wakes up first
in this home gets the wall space,''
joked Mr Baker, who is the presi-
dent of the Hastings Camera
Club, based at Keirunga Gardens
in Havelock North.
Unfortunately, works by ama-
teur artists don't sell overly well.''
It's true,'' wife Deorwyn adds
with a laugh.
We've got works lying all over
the place -- in the hallway and
even in the bedroom. But you do
art because you love it -- not for
the money,'' she said.
Mrs Baker's Thursday painters
group, Mr Baker's camera club
and Keirunga's Book Arts club are
the three groups featured in the
year's exhibition, which runs at
the Hastings Community Arts
Centre from next Monday, Febru-
ary 20 to March 3.
The majority of members of all
three clubs are submitting works,
and many will be on hand on the
first day of the exhibition to talk
to interested members of the pub-
lic.During the exhibition people
can join on of the many artist
groups at Keirunga, which is hold-
ing its second annual Weekend of
Wonderful Workshops'' from
March 30 to April 2.
During the workshop weekend
40 separate arts and crafts
workshops will be run over the
Poverty indicator of suicide
Poor people are the most likely to
attempt suicide in Hawke's Bay,
according to statistics.
Hastings District Council
Maori joint committee received a
report from suicide prevention
co-ordinator Jim Morunga last
His organisation, Te Kupenga
Hauora Ahuriri, has the contract
from the Health Ministry to
deliver the national Kia Piki Te
Ora Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Mr Morunga was blinded at
the age of 22.
He was so devastated at the
loss of his sight that he had
made two serious attempts at
He said that his research and
the statistics compiled by the
health board led him to believe
the reason people attempted to
kill themselves -- and sometimes
succeeded -- was the inability to
cope with very stressful sit-
uations, whether they be
financial, self-worth or lost
Health board statistics
provided with Mr Morunga's
presentation showed that 63 per
cent of all people hospitalised for
intentionally harming them-
selves lived in the poorest areas
of Hawke's Bay, those areas
rating from eight to 10 on the
socio-economic decile scale, of
which 10 is the worst.
The most recent statistics
available showed that 22 people
died of suicide in the health
board's area in 2008.
This equated to 15.1 people
per 100,000 residents, compared
to the national rate of 11.2.
More people in Hawke's Bay
also hurt themselves intention-
ally, with 170 per 100,000
hospitalised after harming them-
selves, compared to the national
rate of 160.8.
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