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Otane Arts and Crafts Corner are hosting their annual Queen’s Birthday Exhibition Weekend between Friday 31st and Sunday 2nd June, 10am to 4pm.  Members will be showcasing a wide variety of Art and Craftwork for sale spanning our eight different groups.  Plants, preserves and homebaking will be available along with an eftpos facility, raffle and delicious Devonshire teas and coffees.  OACC is located on the corner of Higginson Street and White Road in Otane village.  Entry is free.
We are currently raising much needed funds to replace the roof on this historic building. 

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


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.

Kia ora koutou,

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Zoe Pullman

Arthritis Educator

Arthritis New Zealand  

Kaiponapona Aotearoa

Jenny has been awarded her 50 year service Bar and a WAGGGS Asia Pacific Leaders award for Commissioners. 

The Asia Pacific Award recognises achievement a Leader has made to the Asia Pacific Area.
This was her citation sent to back up these awards.
We are extremely proud of her and she continues to be a super star for Waipukurau and GirlGuidingNZ.

Jenny Reynolds

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.

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
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