Home' Hastings Mail : February 20th 2013 Contents 8 HASTINGS MAIL, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
The Post Restaurant welcomes
Jeff has come from Canada with over 10 years experience and has now
been in New Zealand for over 2 years. He worked at Edgewater resort in Wanaka
before moving to Hawke's Bay where he first worked at Craggy Range before taking
up a position in the heart of Havelock North at The Post Restaurant. Jeff saw this
as an opportunity to showcase his own style of modem bistro food and use fresh
Hawke's Bay produce. Customer feedback has been extremely good.
Jeff has made our restaurant a very competitive option for visitors and local alike.
Worth a try, you will not be disappointed.
Book a table by calling Ph 877 1714
cnr of Napier & Havelock Road Havelock North
open : Mon to Sat Dinner from 5.30
Sunday Lunch for Summer from 12noon
Positioned in the middle of the Havelock North village. Great for outdoor summer
dining, best spot in the village and our food has sensational taste and presentation.
Our staff will go the extra mile to make your night a pleasurable one.
Great selection of Hawke's Bay wines.
Taradale Road (next to Gull), Napier
A BRAND NEW FIRE
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Government grant and loan arranged along
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Call Mainstream today 835 8220
For a free no obligaton assessment and quotation
Showroom: 4 Taradale Road, Napier
Kiwis asked to count the kereru
The Kiwi Conservation Club is
asking all New Zealanders to
take part in a national survey of
the kereru or wood pigeon.
From 9am, February 24, till
3pm, March 4, participants are
asked to visit parks, gardens
and reserves and count the
number of kereru. Then go to
the Kereru Count website and
record the location, number
spotted, what the kereru were
doing and, if possible, what type
of plants they were feeding on.
Data from the survey will be
shared with bio-recording organ-
isation NatureWatch NZ, coun-
cils, conservation groups, and
other interested groups such as
the Kereru Discovery Project.
Data will identify where there is
a need for more pest control.
New Zealand veterans from the
Korean War are invited to register
their interest in attending comme-
morations to mark the 60th anniver-
sary of the Korean War Armistice in
Korea in June.
New Zealand answered the United
Nations call for assistance in Korea
on June 29, 1950, and maintained a
significant presence there until 1957.
To be eligible to attend the com-
memoration, veterans must have
qualified for either the Korea Medal,
the UN Service Medal clasp Korea,
or the New Zealand General Service
Medal (Korea 1954-1957).
Participants will have to meet
medical criteria to ensure they are
well enough to participate in com-
Costs associated with travel,
accommodation, transport and medi-
cal costs will be met by Veterans
Affairs New Zealand.
Phone 0800 483 8372 or email
email@example.com by February 28.
System traces wanderers
Wandatrack: A radio frequency-
transmitting pendant rests on top
of the base unit, which would pick
up the frequencies via the blue
aerial. Photo: CLINTON LLEWELLYN
By CLINTON LLEWELLYN
A tracking device system, based
on bird monitors, can help find
dementia sufferers who have
wandered from their homes.
Launched in Hawke s Bay last
week, the Wandatrack system
will allow police to find missing
people quickly using the same
technology the Department of
Conservation used to track and
monitor kiwi in the wild.
The system s introduction in
the region is the result of five
years collaboration between
Hawke s Bay police, New Zea-
land Red Cross and the Hast-
ings Alzheimer s Society.
The technology is already in
use in Taranaki and Auckland.
People identified as being at
risk of wandering will be given
one of 12 available pendant
radio transmitters, each with its
Once a missing person alarm
is raised, the transmitter s fre-
quency will be picked up by
units at Hastings and Napier
police stations and used to pin-
point the person s location.
The tracking system would be
a huge asset for emergency
services called out to look for
missing dementia sufferers,
Constable Blair Pryce said.
It would also save a lot of
worry and concern for families
and carers, and search teams ,
The $8000 cost has been
funded by Red Cross volunteers
in Napier and Hastings. The
Hastings Alzheimer s Society
will be responsible for assessing
eligible clients and distributing
But it s not just for people
with Alzheimer s or dementia,
said the society s manager Kate
Kerr. It could be for anybody
who has had a head injury or
has autism -- there are a number
of people who could benefit.
So we re not limiting it to our
clients, although we are the key
agency initially, she said.
Priority would be given to peo-
ple still living in their own
home, as opposed to rest homes
or retirement villages which had
their own protocols, Red Cross
East Coast area manager Deb-
bie Cullen said.
The important thing is that
the people still have that family
support around them because
we will still need someone to
raise the alarm if they go miss-
It s not a baby-sitting ser-
vice, Ms Cullen said.
Mr Pryce said Auckland police
have 200 pendants and Taupo
has also recently started using
I wouldn t say there is a prob-
lem with people wandering in
Hawke s Bay or that it was even
a big issue. But we wanted to
future-proof the region against
the problem, Mr Pryce said.
For details call 06 878 7502.
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