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Keeping Safe Course for all seniors.

Course looks at all aspects of Home and Personal Safety. Guest Speakers will be presenting ways on how to
keep yourself safe and secure in your home and out in the public. This is being held at St Mary's Hall in Waipukurau, Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 9:30am
– 2:30pm. Morning Tea and Lunch provided. 

Cost $10.  BOOK NOW! 

Phone Sue at Age Concern Hawke’s Bay, CHB Office 8589158

or email
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We here at CHB.NET.NZ are here for you during this time.  Online presence for a business is more important than ever.  Your clients need to be able to find you and find your services.  What do you do?  If you are local can you courier your products to members or clients.  Everything must be done within the health and safety rules set down by the government and Ministry of Health.  They have information we do not have and we need to trust they know what they are doing.

If you know someone in CHB that runs a business and is not listed in our business section of the website let them know they can get a free listing.  We also have options for webpages at a cost.  Make contact if you are interested.

Take care out there. Read more about COVID - 19 let's stay safe CHB

PICKLEBALL - the fastest growing sport in the World.....

So what is this game with the funny name?? Its a paddle sport created for a wide range of ages, athletic abilities and fitness levels.. Played on a badminton size court and can be played outdoors or indoors. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, ideally suited to seniors who want some fun exercise and social interaction or teenagers who are not really "sporty" For those who are ex Tennis, Squash or Badminton players, Pickleball is easier on your body but can still develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. Pickleball has many health benefits as well, such as increased mood and overall mental health, you burn calories, and fewer injuries occur due to the low-impact nature of the game. Pickleball specifically works on balance and agility, while offering the same benefits of other regular exercise such as reducing your risk of heart attack and chronic disease, toning your muscles and increasing your energy. “The best thing about Pickleball is that it provides socialization and activity at the same time.

The Basics
A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
Played as doubles, singles and even triples.

Played at the War Memorial Hall - River Terrace - Waipukurau  from 11am to 1pm every Tuesday  $5 for hall hirage - all you need is some court shoes - everything else is supplied - come & have some FUN !

Anne-Marie Bancks


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Policing throughout the western world is changing from the heavy punitive action of "Fire Brigade" policing (i.e. responding to crime after it has been committed), to the more preventative approach, where we use historically gathered intelligence to identify social and community issues which may be contributing to the problem. Then, using the assistance of partner organisations such as Safer CHB, Ministry of Social Development, Housing NZ, endeavour to put programs in place to assist these communities to rise above the issues which are dogging them.

Don't get me wrong, we still have zero tolerance toward anti-social behavior, and our courts are still busy every day, but we envisage that, over time, we can get these numbers down thereby making our communities safer places to live. Read more about "Prevention First". A fresh path now being taken by the New Zealand Police.

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You can still contact me directly by email with any queries regarding setting up arthritis events in the Hawke’s Bay area.

Zoe Pullman

Arthritis Educator

Arthritis New Zealand  

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Congratulations to the Deakin Brothers for their tenacity in getting started on the demolition of the old Waipukurau hospital buildings.

As a community we wish them well with their endeavours on this project knowing that almost anything they do to this site will be an improvement on what we have currently.  Big thumbs up.  These photos were taken 24 February the top ones just a week later on 2 March.  Excellent progress...

Your participation is appreciated in this survey to gauge the online presence of CHB businesses.  This is to aid future planning for CHB businesses. Read more about Survey on the online presence of CHB businesses

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Monthly respiratory clinic at CHB Outpatients Department- always last Thursday of the month.  Clinic appointments in Napier Monday to Friday also. (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / COPD, bronchiectasis etc)
For free education and support by Respiratory Nurse Educators.  Lung function tests (spirometry) completed (charges apply)   bookings by appointment Toll Free for cell or landline  0800 ASTHMA / 0800 278462

Monthly Breathe Easy Support Group meets in CHB - call for more details.
Contact Person: Toni Hewett
Phone or Mobile Number: 0800 278 462 or TEXT 022 694 2872
Email Address:
Web Address: Read more about Asthma Hawke's Bay