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Ahuriri News |  March-April 2017

All go for autumn in Ahuriri!

As the heat of the summer is cooled by the chill winds of autumn, there's still plenty going on in and around Ahuriri. The second Murals for Oceans festival is underway - and there are lots of interesting and inspiring events coming up.

Soggy, but successful Art Deco Beach Dig

Art Deco weekend was a wet affair this year, but it didn't discourage the hordes of eager kids of all ages who got down on hands and knees in the rain to dig at our Art Deco Beach Dig. We gave away a thousand prizes, including an amazing City Tour for four from Hooters Vintage & Classic Car Hire for the best children's art deco outfit. A huge thanks to our members and local businesses for donating all those fantastic prizes. Our Art Deco Shuttle between the city and Ahuriri was also a big hit.

New Murals for Oceans

Local and international artists will be hard at work painting new murals onto walls all over Ahuriri and Napier this month, as part of the second Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival. Each artwork puts a spotlight on issues related to ocean conservation, including littering, overfishing and climate change. The PangeaSeed Foundation, Napier City Council and Alternative Arts Initiative are behind the festival, which also includes a range of community-based conservation events. For more information, click here. To see the programme for the festival, click here.

Crowe Horwath's Top Tips: Replacing your work vehicle

There are a number of important issues you need to be aware of if you are looking at replacing your work vehicle or vehicles, including tax-related issues.  To check out Crowe Horwath's top tips on how to go about it, click here.

March Meet & Greet

Come to our March Meet & Greet, hosted jointly by HB Paddleboarding and Napier Sailing Club. It's a chance for our members to get together and catch up on all that has been happening in and around Ahuriri, while they have a drink and a few nibbles. See you there!

Thursday 30 March 2017
5.30 - 7.00pm
Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri
To RSVP click here

150 years since the wreck of the Montmorency

If you've walked past Spriggs Park on Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, you will have noticed an anchor set at the gates of the children's playground. It came from a three-masted schooner called the Montmorency, that went down in flames just off Ahuriri Beach 150 years ago this month, on March 24, 1867. To mark the occasion, members of families who were on the passenger list will meet this weekend. MTG and The Customhouse have information on the schooner for those interested to find out more.

Coming up in Ahuriri ...

  • Tuesday 28  March, 6-7pm: Bluewater 5 and Fit Kids 2 Fun Runs & Walks, The Bluewater Hotel, 10 West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Thursday 23 March, 1pm: Digital Marketing, Data Technology & Social Media Workshop, Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri
  • Monday 27 March, 9am: Stage 2 Health & Safety Rep Course, Business Central, The Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri
  • Wednesday 29 March, 8.30am: Dealing with Difficult People and Situations - Biz Trainers, Anchorage Motor Lodge, 26 West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Thursday 30 March, 8.30am: Management & Leadership Workshop - Business Training NZ, Anchorage Motor Lodge, 26 West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Sunday 2 April, 7am: Napier Port Harbour to Hills (Triathlon) 2017, Perfume Point Reserve, East Pier, Ahuriri
  • Tuesday 4 April, 9am: Other PCBUs - Dealing with Sub-contractors, Business Central, Hawke's Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri
  • Thursday 6 April, 9am: Stage 1 Health & Safety Rep Course, Business Central, The Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri
  • Sunday 9 April, 5.30pm:John Redman and Trio Nouveau (Jazz), Napier Sailing Club, West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Thursday 13 to Tuesday 18 April: 2017 Toyota NZIODA Optimist National Championship, Napier Sailing Club, West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Thursday 27 April, 8.30am: Time Management Workshop - Business Training NZ, Anchorage Motor Lodge, 26 West Quay, Ahuriri
  • Friday 28 April, 8.30am: Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ, Anchorage Motor Lodge, 26 West Quay, Ahuriri

The Great Boardwalk Voucher Giveaway

Be in to win a good time by the beach, thanks to the generous folks at The Boardwalk! Be the first person to email through the name of this Ahuriri location and win a FREE Boardwalk mixed platter and bottle of house wine or bucket of beers. Cheers!

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