Scooter rid­ers can charge at li­braries

CHB Mail - - 150th Jubilee -

Thanks to spon­sor­ship from two lo­cal busi­nesses, mo­bil­ity scoot­ers can recharge their bat­ter­ies at both Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Li­braries.

An ex­ter­nal power point has been in­stalled at the Waipuku­rau Li­brary cour­tesy of Cen­tra­lines and at the Waipawa Li­brary thanks to Isaac’s Elec­tri­cal.

Ear­lier this year mem­bers of the CHB Scooter Mob trav­elled from Waipuku­rau over the newly opened swing bridge and along the Tuk­i­tuki trail to Waipawa. Once at Waipawa they were anx­ious about hav­ing enough bat­tery left for the re­turn trip. They would have liked to have a good look around Waipawa on their scoot­ers, they said, but did not want to use up their bat­tery power.

Thanks to Cen­tra­lines and Isaac’s Elec­tri­cal the scooter rid­ers now have the op­tion to recharge their scoot­ers at ei­ther li­brary.

This new ad­di­tion to Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay District Li­braries is an­other ini­tia­tive to de­liver on the CHB District Coun­cil’s Com­mu­nity Well­be­ing Strat­egy.

“Hav­ing the abil­ity to re-charge at ei­ther li­brary in Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay means we can hap­pily ride around and know that if we need to recharge we can,” says Glo­ria Ma­son, mem­ber of the CHB Scooter Mob. “Be­ing avail­able 24 hours a day, seven days a week is mar­vel­lous.

“With­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of Cen­tra­lines and Isaac’s Elec­tri­cal, the project would not have been pos­si­ble.

“We are happy to sup­port this great ini­tia­tive giv­ing lo­cals free­dom and flex­i­bil­ity to en­joy Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay,” says Gavin Streeter of Isaac’s Elec­tri­cal.

“These power points are safe and de­signed for use out­doors and are fit­ted with resid­ual cur­rent de­vices.”

“Cen­tra­lines proudly sup­port a num­ber of com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives in Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay and we saw real value in con­tribut­ing to this wor­thy project,” says Gra­ham Bun­dle, elec­tri­cal team leader for Cen­tra­lines.

The points are now avail­able for free use.

Jack McKen­zie, Rus­sell Chant and Glo­ria Ma­son, in­au­gu­ral mem­bers of the CHB Scooter Mob.

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