141 days ago

Final Midday Concert for 2020

Chris Marshall Reporter from Taupō Times

Big band jazz concludes the midday concert series for the year in St Andrew’s Anglican Church.
The 15 member Great Lake Big Band last performed in Palmerston North in early November as part of the Manawatu Jazz festival and director Rowan Bolley was keen to return there next year as part of the Big Band Bash.
In the meantime local supporters could expect some swing favourites and a few more recent chart purchases.

As usual, said Bolley, there would be a couple of new and old Christmas tunes on Friday, December 4.

The hour long concert at 12 noon is $10 for adults, children and students free.

The midday concert series then takes a break until March 5, 2021.

For further information contact organisers Elizabeth Marshall (3789296), Tracey Lidington (0272409228), or see the facebook page Midday Concert for details.

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5 days ago

Speed limit for Napier-Taupō highway described as 'naive'

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A proposed speed limit for the notorious Napier-Taupō highway is 'naive' according to racing driver Greg Murphy.
On Monday, Waka Kotahi announced it would be consulting and seeking feedback from members of the public on a proposed speed limit between Rangitaiki and Esk Valley on SH5, which would reduce from 100kmh to 80kmh. It was also asking for consultation on speed limits across Hawke’s Bay’s SH51.
A blown-out tyre and two windscreen replacements are few of many experiences V8 super car driver Greg Murphy​ has encountered on the Napier-Taupō Rd (State Highway 5).
But Murphy still believes Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) proposed new speed limits for the notorious highway are about as useful as an “ambulance at the bottom of a cliff.”
Lack of training, poor decision-making, and driving experience were reasons for why crashes occurred on SH5, Murphy said.

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