Be a Waste Warrior
Following on from a successful Hawke’s Bay International Marathon, the Environment Centre has been engaged to manage the waste for two events in October.
The first is Waka Ama Long Distance Nationals at Napier on Friday October 5 and Saturday, October 6. The second is the Hawke’s Bay A&P show from Wednesday, October 17 to Friday, October 18.
The Environment Centre is looking for volunteer Waste Warriors to help the organisers of both events on their zero waste event journey.
Each event has different start times with a finish time of 5pm for both. Volunteers are expected to work two-hour shifts, with double shifts available. The role of a Waste Warrior is:
Assist the public to place their litter into the correct compost, recycling or landfill bin.
Keep the grounds at finish line and entertainment area clear of rubbish.
If you have a ready smile, like interacting with people and care for our environment you could be a Waste Warrior. Equipment and full training is provided so you don’t have to know much.
■ For more information contact sustainability coordinator Togia Lui on (06) 870 4942 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Napier Technical Memorial band achieved the outstanding result of two gold awards at the recent New Zealand Festival of Concert Bands held at Victoria
University in August.
Competing against 28 other New Zealand bands, St
John’s College head of music Christopher Wilson on cornet and Taradale Intermediate School
12 year old baritone Hawaikirangi Pitman achieved the highest awards in the categories.
Hawaikirangi has been learning the baritone for less than 12 months and has achieved something truly remarkable, says band chairman Dr Paul Hendy.
“He has a natural aptitude for rhythm and style. It is likely that he could forge a wonderful career in music.”
The band offers tutoring in brass and woodwind instruments. Any music student wishing to improve their musical skills and currently playing any brass, clarinet or saxophone is encouraged to attend a holiday workshop programme next week. Napier Technical Memorial Band is providing the three day workshop for budding musicians who play brass and percussion, plus wind players including cornet, trumpet, trombone, bass, clarinet, flute and saxophone. “It is a lot of fun,” Paul says. ST John’s College head of music Christopher Wilson
■ Napier Technical Memorial Band three-day workshop, Napier Technical Sports Building, Whitmore Park, Douglas McLean Ave, Marewa; Monday to Wednesday, October, 8-10, 9am-12noon, morning tea provided. Cost: $10 per day. Registration: email@example.com, phone 027 669 0667. For more information check out www.napiertechband.org
Andrea Leadbetter, litter educator, Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay, Hastings, sorting out recyclables.
HAWAIKIRANGI Pitman (left) with Napier technical Memorial Band musical director Hoani Hawaikirangi.