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To­day is Sat­ur­day, No­vem­ber 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year.

To­day's High­lights in His­tory:


The U.S. Marines were or­gan­iSed un­der au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

Jour­nal­ist-ex­plorer Henry M. Stan­ley found Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tan­ganyika in cen­tral Africa.

41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House.

Hiro­hito (hee-roh-hee-toh) was en­throned as Em­peror of Ja­pan.

Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin's God Bless Amer­ica on her CBS ra­dio pro­gramME. Turk­ish states­man Mustafa Ke­mal Ataturk died in Is­tan­bul at age 57.

Win­ston Churchill de­liv­ered a speech in Lon­don in which he said, "I have not be­come the King's First Min­is­ter to pre­side over the liq­ui­da­tion of the Bri­tish Empire."

1871: 1917: 1928: 1938: 1942:

No­vem­ber 10, 1918

The tak­ings at the Red Cross shop on Sat­ur­day, in charge of the Women’s Na­tional Re­serve were eighty seven pounds. The win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tions were, cake Miss Tom­lin­son, case of pipes J


The US Marine Corps Memo­rial, de­pict­ing the rais­ing of the Amer­i­can flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was ded­i­cated by Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower in Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia.

The chil­dren's ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramME Sesame Street made its de­but on Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Tele­vi­sion.

Three armed men hi­jacked South­ern Air­ways Flight 49, a DC-9 with 24 other pas­sen­gers on board dur­ing a stopover in Birm­ing­ham, Ala., and de­manded $10 mil­lion in ran­som. (The 30-hour or­deal, which in­volved land­ings in nine Us ci­ties and Toronto, fi­nally ended with a sec­ond land­ing in Cuba, where the hi­jack­ers were taken into cus­tody by Cuban au­thor­i­ties.)

The UN Gen­eral Assem­bly ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion equat­ing Zion­ism with racism (the world body re­pealed the res­o­lu­tion in De­cem­ber 1991). The ore-haul­ing ship SS Ed­mund Fitzger­ald mys­te­ri­ously sank dur­ing a storm in Lake Su­pe­rior with the loss of all 29 crew mem­bers.

The newly fin­ished Viet­nam

1969: 1972: 1975: 1982:

B Dixon, tray cloth Mr F M Nelsen and hearth rug Mrs Wise.

A man named Din­nie, a driver, sin­gle, aged 58 years, while cross­ing Ade­laide road Welling­ton on Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon was struck by a hos­pi­tal mo­tor am­bu­lance. He Vet­er­ans Memo­rial was opened to its first vis­i­tors in Wash­ing­ton, DC, three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezh­nev died at age 75.

A judge in Cam­bridge, Mas­sachusetts, re­duced Louise Woodward's mur­der con­vic­tion to in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and sen­tenced the English au pair to the 279 days she'd al­ready served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eap­pen.

Ellen John­son-Sir­leaf, a for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter of Liberia, claimed vic­tory in the coun­try's pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush and his wife, Laura, wel­comed Barack and Michelle Obama to the White House for a nearly two-hour visit; the pres­i­dent and pres­i­dent-elect con­ferred in the Oval Of­fice, while the cur­rent and fu­ture first ladies talked in the White House res­i­dence. Miriam Makeba, the South African folk singer and anti-apartheid ac­tivist, died at age 76 af­ter per­form­ing at a con­cert in Cas­tel Volturno, Italy.

1997: 2005: Ten years ago:

was taken by the am­bu­lance to the hos­pi­tal where he died an hour and a half later. hE was em­ployed by the city coun­cil.

The nurs­ing staff at the Napier Hos­pi­tal is at present com­prised of nine sis­ters, five staff nurses, 40 nurses and pro­ba­tion­ers in train­ing and one Maori day pupil.


■ With the Port un­der threat of los­ing its 100% com­mu­nity own­er­ship, we now hear we may have to fight to keep Uni­son Net­work also.Have we not all learned huge lessons about sell­ing off our in­trastruc­tures?? We must fight to re­tain th­ese as­sets for the good of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

■ Thank you Mar­tin Wil­liams for point­ing out that the much pro­moted Op­tion B for the port, is not only far more than what is ac­tu­ally needed and would be sub­ject to a sig­nif­i­cant price risk. This ‘con­sul­ta­tion” process is heav­ily bi­ased and flawed. No one I know ever got doc­u­ments.

■ Re the port doc­u­ments de­liv­ery to house­holds and con­sul­ta­tion. We have a mailbox in both ur­ban and ru­ral and nei­ther box/ad­dress has re­ceived any­thing from HBRC. Not good enough HBRC!

■ Great ar­ti­cle writ­ten by Larry Dal­limore in HBT but sadly Port of Napier has no agenda to save our beaches if they were con­cerned they would have done some­thing to help the peo­ple of Napier, ev­ery time they dredge we lose a bit more beach proven fact

Hal­loween and Guy Fawkes

■ Get rid of Hal­loween and fire­works in NZ don’t need them.

■ There isn’t any good rea­son to cel­e­brate guy fawkes.

■ Poor cat on­ers 3 or 4 nights a year you have crack­ers. I have them dig­ing and poo­ing in my gar­den 365 nights a year.

■ It’s that time of the year when we hear that an­noy­ing, dull, in­va­sive noise all over the place for a few weeks. Noth­ing grates the ear like “ban fire­works”

■ Ba­si­caly Hal­loween is an anti Chris­tain and pa­gan cel­e­bra­tion of Evil spir­its. Sadly, most kids and their par­ents would have no idea! Yip. We cel­e­brate evil!

■ To­tally agree with tex­ter “more tricks less treats”. My sis­ter waited for the kids, came around the side of their house with a white table­cloth cov­er­ing all but her face car­ry­ing an axe. As she let out a growl, the kids took off. She called them back for mus­lie bars but they wouldn’t come back. They went in their lunch­boxes! Very funny!

■ How sad to see a horse die be­cause of the pa­thetic child­ish­ness of fire­works. When are we go­ing to grow up and ban this non­sense

■ Leg Up Trust Hast­ings had a much loved horse pass away due to fire­works. Th­ese horses are ther­apy horses & are so im­por­tant to the work they do for vul­ner­a­ble kids. Ban pri­vate sales-stop the many deaths & in­juries caused by fire­works.

■ My dog has shiv­ered, shaken and stressed through six straight evenings of fire­works now. Is there noth­ing any­one can do about this? ■ It is ab­so­lutely in­sane to al­low fire­works to ter­rify, hurt and kill in­no­cent an­i­mals.

We are not cel­e­brat­ing Guy Fawkes at­tempt to blow up par­lia­ment, we’re cel­e­brat­ing the fact that it was foiled. I per­son­ally think fire­works are ridicu­lous and cre­ate a lot of dam­age es­pe­cially with an­i­mals & fires.

Other thoughts

A brick bat to the HBRC who dumped a trailer load of black plas­tic plant and seedling pots at the Spring­field Rd trans­fer sta­tion on Mon­day to go to land­fill. Change your sup­plier if they are not re­cy­clable. Walk the talk!!

Is Tolle­marche Rd the new rub­bish dump of Hast­ings It would b cheaper to put cam­eras in

ER tarah

■ Pukekos are nasty birds, they rip out plants from your gar­den, steal eggs and very anti so­cial to other birds.

■ Af­ter the gusty winds on Sat­ur­day, I now have lay­ers of dust cov­er­ing my prop­erty along­side St Leonard’s Park. Surely cov­ered by some re­source con­sent re­quire­ment? Come on HDC.

■ What is it with TMOs, they have screens in front of them and see the same as us, The Ki­wis were robbed of that dropped ball by Eng­land and given a try, and the Spring­boks were robbed by a no arms tackle, which was the same done by SBW for a red card, geez !

■ Pukekos are the most sui­ci­dal birds on the planet, and yes they get run over ev­ery­where; not just on York Rd. Surely peo­ple don’t de­lib­er­ately tar­get them while driv­ing, put­ing them­selves and oth­ers at risk! Would they?


■ Pukeko are nu­mer­ous, like pi­geons and spar­rows and my­nah. They don’t fly as will­ingly so they get hit. They live in Oz too, but they are rare there.

■ Just read the flyer on the new pool pro­posal for Prebensen Drive put out by NCC. Who ex­actly wrote this, Mayor Bill’s spin doc­tors me thinks. So many in­ac­cu­ra­cies.

■ In re­sponse to the tester deny­ing ‘global warm­ing’ — that term is no longer used and has been re­placed with the more ac­cu­rate ‘cli­mate change’. Any­one who can be both­ered read­ing even the most dumbed down sci­ence for the pop­u­lous should un­der­stand that this is be­cause not all areas of the world will get hot­ter! Some will in­tact be­come colder and rainier! I should hope that this won’t af­fect Have­lock North prop­erty val­ues too much, though.


■ The rea­son there is now se­cu­rity at the Te Mata Peak track is be­cause peo­ple like Ge­orge Wil­liams and his friends ig­nored signs stat­ing ‘Please keep out, track is closed, strictly no ac­cess’. They tres­passed on pri­vate land and then posted pho­tos of them­selves on the track which a track ex­pert had deemed dan­ger­ous.

■ When is the coun­cil go­ing to spray the weed in the is­land pond at An­der­son Park. It is get­ting more and more in­va­sive each day??

■ I to agree with Bessie Manaena re fresh mus­sel qual­ity. I no longer buy the im­ma­ture or any of the mus­sels

■ Neigh­bours who have many Palm trees should con­sider prun­ing branches that pro­duce mil­lions of seeds, l’m sick of pick­ing up and dig­ing out the mess.

■ How much did the Great Aus­tralian race suck out of the NZ econ­omy this time around

■ Thumbs up Corey Hogg to look af­ter and love your an­i­mals. a beau­ti­ful cat and a speedy re­cov­ery.


■ To­day trav­elled from Hast­ings to HB Air­port. Well what a sham­bles of road cones at the ap­proaches to round­abouts and mo­torists un­sure of which lanes are for what very poor sign­post­ing par­tic­u­larly at the new air­port road This needs to be ad­dressed with­out de­lay be­fore a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent oc­curs. When I got to the air­port I saw peo­ple driv­ing around the al­ready full car park try­ing to work out how to get into the parks In­side the air­port there I a sign show­ing the new road lay­out from the round­about down to the air­port What a pity no one had enough sense to ad­ver­tise this in the pa­per not much use in the air­port. Saw sev­eral mo­torists miss the new air­port runoff and have to go half way to Bay View be­fore they could turn around be­cause of yet more road works on that road. Come on con­trac­tors sort it out be­fore Xmas and be­fore some­one gets killed.

■ The Manawatu Gorge has been open for years. Wouldn’t be any­thing to do with the vi­bra­tions from the wind­mills that caused all the slips would it?

■ Topdesser air­craft noise Otane airstrip is con­trolled by AIA avi­a­tion NZ code of prac­tise over pop­u­lated areas. See Fly Neigh­bourly Pro­gram. Coun­cil thru RMA can con­trol noise im­pacts on amenity areas.

■ Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Bird Sanc­tu­ary breed­ers such as Cape Kid­nap­pers go to a lot of bother and ex­pense to pro­tect and breed na­tive birds

■ Nearly all white­ware, elec­tronic equip­ment and home ap­pli­ances come prepacked from their man­u­fac­tur­ers in ex­panded poly­styrene pack­ag­ing which is not re­cy­clable and must be dumped in land­fills (rub­bish dumps). To pro­tect New Zea­land ‘s en­vi­ron­ment only card­board and re­cy­cled pa­per should be used for pack­ag­ing.

■ Last nite (Tues­day) I took my baby to An­der­son Park, I was ob­serv­ing and watch­ing him try­ing to get on the ‘fly­ing fox’, to his side was a lady with her hus­band and two sons who helped him each time to get on, I could tell by her ac­cent that she was from Eng­land, I was so touched by their kind­ness which proves, their are WON­DER­FUL peo­ple in this town, thankyou, who ever you are

■ Bou­quet to the staff at the Stan Walker con­cert, so ac­com­mo­dat­ing to peo­ple in wheel­chairs, just made the event so stress free and en­joy­able


■ Is there a Christ­mas re­mem­brance ser­vice in Hast­ings / Have­lock area planned for this year? Would be in­ter­ested to know

■ In­di­cat­ing at round­abouts. If you are turn­ing left at the first exit of a round­about: Sig­nal left as you come up to the round­about. If you are trav­el­ling more than half­way around a round­about: Sig­nal right as you come up to the round­about, sig­nal left as you pass the exit be­fore the one you wish to take. If you are go­ing ‘straight’ through a round­about: Don’t sig­nal as you come up to the round­about, sig­nal left as you pass the exit be­fore the one you wish to take.

■ It used to be called the foot­path and was only used by pedes­tri­ans. Now every­body and their ve­hi­cles use is, so is it now called a free­way. ■ Geez all th­ese peo­ple tex­ting in dif­fer­ent ways how in­di­cate at round­abouts no won­der peo­ple are con­fused, if un­sure I say to you peo­ple if go­ing straight ahead don’t in­di­cate, I’m sick of peo­ple in­di­cat­ing to go right and go straight ahead.

■ In­di­cat­ing at round­abouts. To the tex­ter Nov 7. Please read road code as you are wrong. Turn­ing left at first exit, in­di­cat­ing left when ap­proach­ing. ■ I sup­port the ar­ti­cle in Page 3 re­gard­ing the com­ments made by Shaun Bates on the is­sue of chlo­rine in our wa­ter.

■ Oh my gosh . . . sheep are try­ing to find ev­ery bit of shade pos­si­ble . . . what hap­pen to an­i­mal rights . . . even if they are only to be slaugh­tered

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