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We’re pleased to return to Alert Level 1.  As always, the safety and wellbeing of our customers, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. We want to assure you that we’re taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as outlined in the Ministry of Health and government guidelines. 

We are looking forward to seeing you, however if you’re feeling unwell, please hold off your visit until your symptoms clear to ensure the safety of our community and staff.

We look forward seeing you soon.

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Pioneer women

by Sarah Ell
These are personal records, from diaries and letters, of courage, hard work, happiness and sadness, with a resolve that was essential for survival in this alien environment far from home in Europe.

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Big sister, little sister, red sister: three women at the heart of twentieth-century China

by Jung Chang
As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history.

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Ladies can't climb ladders: the pioneering adventures of the first professional women

by Jane Robinson
The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. But what actually happened when this bill was passed?

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Guiding lights: the extraordinary lives of lighthouse women

by Shona Riddell
Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them.

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From suffrage to a seat in the house: the path to parliament for New Zealand women

by Jenny Coleman
Although New Zealand was the first country to enfranchise women, it was not until 1919 - 26 years later - that women were entitled to stand as candidates in national elections.

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Maiden voyages: women and the Golden Age of transatlantic travel

by Sian Evans
Some travelled for leisure, some for work; others to find a new life, marriage, to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. Their stories have remained largely untold - until now.

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Positive progress on remedial building work
We are currently anticipating that public areas of the library will be open by the end of March or early April.
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Hop on the buses! We're partnering with GoBay Buses to get you to Taradale Library.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre

Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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