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Draft Shade Policy

It’s great to live in a place like Hawke’s Bay, where the number of sunshine hours each year far outnumber the rainy ones.

But it means our exposure to harmful UV radiation, and risk of skin cancer, is high.

We’ve drafted a policy that aims to contribute to a reduction in skin cancer and exposure to UV radiation through providing shade opportunities, both natural and man-made.

Download the Draft Shade Policy

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Have a read through the comments we have received so far, if you agree/disagree with some of them simply select the agree/disagree link to show your support.

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great to see the work happening in the suburb parks, trees do look the best for shade, but like was pointed out, take a while to grow. I have noticed a lot of people using the seated areas by perfume point, which is great, but these areas are very open areas. Sunscreen for public use, a great idea but I think we know what will happen there, another mess for council workers to clean up. Looking around Napier on a beautiful sunny day it is becoming a very busy place, lots of families about. Well done Napier City Council and Council Workers.
Sally - 17/09/2016 @ 2:57pm
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Good news! How about instead of shade sails the shade is provided by Solar PV structures? Would allow for longer lasting structures and more usability.
Sol - 17/09/2016 @ 10:18am
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Excellent! Great to hear this is a priority for the Council! We live close by Pirimai Park and the council has recently just put in new play equipment and a new walking track. We haven't seen any shading yet though. Would be great to see some sort of shading with any playground or any area where people spend more time. Also. One suggestion is perhaps to have equipment that dispenses free (or affordable) sun block. A bottle of sun block in the shop is easily $14 which might not be first priority for some families. Great initiative!
Paul - 16/09/2016 @ 4:55pm
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In general the establishment of a policy is good in that new projects/upgrades will automatically consider Shade in their design. Real priority should be given to determining the need in old facilities that were build/established when there was no consideration for Shade in their design - like Taradale Park (130yrs old this year). The lack of shade in Taradale Park is so bad in summer that the play equipment is too hot to touch making it unusable. Not having children and families using the Playgrounds means they become areas where 'undesirables' congregate.
taradale - 14/09/2016 @ 12:11am
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Very good initiative to have a shade policy. Signs should also be erected informing of the importance of staying shaded while outside for extended periods of time (education). Perhaps a whole promotion around sun safety. Perhaps the council having a sun policy for their organisation which is also promoted.
W - 08/09/2016 @ 1:41pm
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this is an important topic for Napier city council to look into and be proactive about. it is fantastic that the NCC is taking responsibility to role model safe sun practice out in the wider community.
Virginia - 01/09/2016 @ 11:51am
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It's about time NCC that Taradale Park got some decent shade cover. Planting trees that will take forever to grow & are so far away from the playground just doesn't cut it. Stop spending all of our ratepayers money on Marine Parade & start supporting the areas where your money actually comes from.
Adele - 23/08/2016 @ 2:34pm
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I have a two year old daughter and we love the park over of Hardinge Road, but hate that it has no shade. Great job Napier City Council on being proactive and getting this into place! I look forward to seeing the outcome!
Amanda - 22/08/2016 @ 6:00pm
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Have your say

We want to know what you think about our Draft Shade Policy, and hear any ideas you have to improve shade provision in Napier.

We’re welcoming feedback on the Draft Shade Policy until noon Monday 19 September.

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