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Ideas for Napier

Do you have a fabulous idea for Napier? A plan for our city to prosper? Perhaps it’s a policy to help support a community sector, an event we haven’t thought of or something simple we can do to better serve you?

This section of Talk to Us gives you the opportunity to tell us your idea –big or small – about anything at any time! This is your chance to share your idea and see if we can make it happen. We take all suggestions seriously. Imagine seeing something you suggested come to fruition!

Tell us your thoughts now and lets work together to make Napier an even better place to live.

118 comments

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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Hi I would love to see glass enclosed lookout points, that have a picnic table inside. I would take my residents there for afternoon coffee on wintery colder days. Get them out and about but keeping them warm as well. Possibly access controlled, e.g. gold card holders only. There is sufficient amenities for young children, campers and cyclists but the older generation need different criteria to be met such as no rough terrain and tables to place cups on. Thanks!
Lesley - 27/09/2017 @ 5:47pm
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Hi Team, a little bit of a nostalgic request...could one CBD intersection have a 2017 version of the old arches returned to the city - `neon' maybe....more of an Art Deco look - i ideally see this arch in at the centre of emerson st where where Emerson st West & `East converge at Dalton st - this could be retro and look very cool particularly at night adding 'oomph' to the street but not detracting from the general asthetic
kerry - 27/09/2017 @ 7:29am
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Not to change the District Plan at Park Island to allow the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union to move over there. They have all facilities at McLean Park and should stay there. Could someone please tell me how many times in the past 10 years has McLean Park actually been used... if this goes ahead then you may as well demolish McLean Park as its a white elephant and has been for years. It's certainly not used enough. You are supposedly doing the drainage there but for what 2 or 3 cricket games a year if you are lucky???
Karen - 04/09/2017 @ 7:48pm
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Maraenui Reserve - Maraenui Shops 2. Cover over the stage, alternatively, a back drop/wall/windbreak/noise barrier. 3. Seating in the green area that faces the stage and allows visual coverage of the play areas 4. Like the Marine Parade, BBQs and a couple of tables 5. Lighting is dangerously low, The shops require lighting around pathway. 6. Connect and monitor the CCTV cameras 7. Better access and affordability at council facilities 8. A community hub in Maraenui 9. Splash pad or some facility where small to toddler sized children can gain water confidence
Koro - 31/08/2017 @ 10:21pm
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I am seriously concerned about the roading around the Battery Road, Ossian, Lever Street and Goldsmith Rd intersections. This is a dangerous intersection that has gotten far busier in the last few years. It is a tricky road to cross as an adult, but is an accident waiting to happen for children. Currently can't even let our 9 year old walk the 100m to school as there is no crossing from Battery road to Port school. Also have 2x Childcare, and businesses which have increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic in this area. This needs serious consideration before a devastating accident occurs.
Anna - 31/08/2017 @ 9:37pm
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Need recycling bins for household collection.
Anna - 31/08/2017 @ 9:30pm
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Have a recycling bin beside every rubbish bin. It will stop everything going to land fill.
Selwyn - 31/08/2017 @ 9:23pm
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How about a giant statue or sculpture on sugar loaf would be a landmark and a tourist destination
Paul - 31/08/2017 @ 5:11pm
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Wondering if there had been any thoughts about a car parking building at EIT as the parking around the streets in this area is becoming dangerous as cars are parked all over the place. The Pettigrew arena is also in this area and the same thing happens when events are on.
Elaine - 30/08/2017 @ 10:13pm
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An electric rail service between Napier and Hastings on the existing line. The cars would be powered from an electric docking station at each end. The service would be run by Go buses and staffed by their personnel. No need for upholstered seats. Wooden benches would be OK for such a short distance.
Tony - 30/08/2017 @ 8:28pm
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A restaurant on bluff hill, a gondola going up the side of Napier hill from breakwater up to the restaurant on bluff hill, it would make a good tourist attraction with the amazing views over the bay.
Kevin - 30/08/2017 @ 7:05pm
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I just submitted a request for Live/Work dwellings for small buisnesses ... perhaps council could build these & lease/rent them out to bring income into the Napier Council to reduce/minimise debt for the local ratepayers. Just a thought.
Ang - 30/08/2017 @ 2:53pm
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Live/Work dwellings here in Napier for small-medium businesses to rent please as its so hard to find the right space in the residential market with suitable access. Too expensive to lease separate premises. Examples ... View Link View Link View Link View Link#
Ang - 30/08/2017 @ 2:47pm
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Basketball is becoming the fastest growing sport in New Zealand and will soon overtake rugby and netball. It is an all year round sport and attracts high numbers of participants. From 5 years of age right through to High School students and adults, this sport is played throughout Terms 1 - 4. Hundreds of children being encouraged to participate and then having to be turned away due to lack of facilities? Not good enough! In its velodrom business case Council has already identified the benefits and need for additional basketball court space. Don't shelve the kids, don't let them down.
Shar - 30/08/2017 @ 8:52am
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We would like to see the library stay where it is. It would be much more cost effective for the Council to relocate to "pop up" areas around the city and leave our purpose built library. In no way at all do we want to see a decrease in library space/use/hours. Hundreds of people use the library every day and it is a huge asset to Napier.
Fiona - 30/08/2017 @ 8:07am
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The streets in South Napier need de-weeding. Napier's suburbs are a lot dirtier than Hastings and of course Havelock. It is proved that if people live in a cleaner more cared for environment, they will take pride themselves and help to keep it that way. Please make Napier as clean and weed free and it's neighbouring towns. It's a fabulous place on the surface; in the sea front..... help make the streets look kept too! A massive vat of weed killer for a start!
Jessica - 29/08/2017 @ 11:13pm
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Hastings/Havelock has loads of small dog walking off lead areas which are away form roads so owners can relax. Napier needs somewhere other than Park Island/Cemetry Reserve where dogs are free to get rid of their energy. Yes there's Marine Parade but there's the road - which puts a lot of owners off ....and the park at Greenmeadows has all those ducks and the road. Dogs need off-lead time so they can run, play and sniff. They need somewhere else to go. Hastings Council is doing such a good job, Napier needs to as well.
Jessica - 29/08/2017 @ 11:07pm
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For all the money put in to families, along the sea front, the only place you can get a coffee all year round and watch the ocean, is East Pier. Wouldn't it be great if there was a cafe on the ocean side of Marine Parade where locals and visitors could drink eat and see the sea - no cars, no road. Could be run by the council and bring money in to the Napier coffers.
Jessica - 29/08/2017 @ 10:54pm
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The vacant buildings in Clive Square/Memorial Square should be upgraded to make earthquake-safe and then used as a hostel for the homeless in Central Napier.
Dermott - 28/08/2017 @ 11:41pm
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The council staff need new office space. Why do they not take over the space vacated by the police in their old building. This can be converted into economic office space for the staff.
Dermott - 28/08/2017 @ 11:36pm
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Puketitiri Road needs to be improved to enable much better access to the Kawekas. The road also needs to be improved to enable timber trucks to access the Port safely. The road needs to be improved to to protect the lives of cyclists and motorists who use the road to access Napier on a daily basis.
Dermott - 28/08/2017 @ 11:29pm
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More indoor court space to accommodate the growing numbers of children and adults playing indoor sports, in particular addressing the need for more basketball courts. In T3 this year, 31 school basketball teams in HB who registered to play were TURNED AWAY from playing because there simply isn't the room to accomodate them. We literally had to tell our kids, no, sorry, you aren't able to play your sport this term. That's unbelievable, in a day and age when we should be encouraging every single child to get out and get active. Expand the PGA to create more multi-use courts!!
Nicki - 28/08/2017 @ 10:25am
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There is a strong argument for an indoor 50m pool in HB. It makes more sense to build this as a stand alone pool connected to a facility that has infrastructure for sports and events. Why not build this adjacent to PG Arena alongside the additional indoor courts?
Brendon - 25/08/2017 @ 7:09pm
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The community has required increased indoor sports courts (4+) for more than 5 years. The logical site is PG Arena. Drawings were drafted 7 years ago and the velodrome distraction has delayed progress on addressing this need. Use the released velodrome capital and get on with it!
Brendon - 25/08/2017 @ 7:03pm
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I heard on the news and read in the paper that council are going to upgrade the Aquarium - Yeah - not - I would much rather they spent the money upgrading infrastructure especially the WATER.
Paula - 25/08/2017 @ 12:24pm
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I would like to see the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space. School basketball is big in Napier. There are teams that miss out each term playing and some teams have to play half courts because there is not enough court space for them.
Margo - 25/08/2017 @ 11:16am
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My kids play basketball and the lack of suitable court space is really noticeable. It would be a great thing for Napier to have more court space. Not just for basketball but all court sports.
Petra - 24/08/2017 @ 9:39pm
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It is wonderful about the upgrade wth the national aquarium. I do hope they consider our beautiful beach/sea/views and put the cafe on the sea side of the building and not the road side as it currently is. Such a wasted opportunity for a seaside cafe.
Narelle - 24/08/2017 @ 8:32pm
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THe re-devil net of sprigs park is fantastic, Thankyou. But the bike stand was taken away with the development and it hasn't been replaced. A bike stand would be great near the toilets/playground/the boardwalk cafe so a rest can be had while hiking along the tracks.
Narelle - 24/08/2017 @ 8:29pm
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I think if the council wants to extend the aquarium then they need to make the area a trust and save the money for the aquarium. Waitakere City Council made all there liquor outlets a trust and the profit went to the trust to distribute. this is not a money making venture I hope there are no homeless people in Napier. Cheap housing might be better spent on them.
stella - 24/08/2017 @ 7:25pm
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More basketball courts! This sport is growing in Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. It's sad to see teams get turned away because there is not enough courts in Hastings or Napier! Extra courts would allow for more tournaments to be held here.
Sarah - 24/08/2017 @ 4:18pm
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I'd love to see more indoor basketball space built - my three children have been playing basketball for many many years and at times their games need to be played way too late on a school night due to the demand for court space here in Napier.
Lisa - 24/08/2017 @ 3:34pm
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There is definitely a need for more basketball courts in our area. Basketball has grown so much in Hawke's Bay and is thriving. Our Rep teams are doing extremely well. The school leagues are flourishing and also the adult leagues. There is definitely a demand for more basketball courts.
Hine - 24/08/2017 @ 1:48pm
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Normally I ignore these but this area has historically been a strong basketball area but compared to what other regions (Palm Nth, Tga, New Plymouth) have as a multi-purpose sports arenas & number of courts it is embarrassing. Especially if you consider the number of participants at all levels. So I support Basketball Hawke's Bay when we ask ...We want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space. It also has to be economic for the assoc and not priced out of our reach like it is now.
Duane - 24/08/2017 @ 10:57am
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More basketball courts!!! Hawke's Bay is bursting at the edges with many many basketballers ranging from 3yrs old up. I have been playing basketball since I was a child and to see the increase of numbers is amazing but unfortunately because of the limited amount of courts we have, teams and children are being turned away because there are not enough courts to cater for them all. This is terrible if something can be done! Come on Napier City Council, if they have things to do they will stay out of trouble. Like the saying goes those on the court stay out of the COURTS!!!
Sherilee - 24/08/2017 @ 10:01am
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Steven - 24/08/2017 @ 9:40am
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Natasha - 24/08/2017 @ 9:40am
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Hayden - 24/08/2017 @ 8:57am
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Dawn - 23/08/2017 @ 9:18pm
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We really need extra court space for basketball, one of NZ's fastest growing sports. Come to centennial hall on Wed or PGA on Thurs to see all the kids involved it is huge!! Please don't shelve the extra courts along with the velodrome. Hawke's Bay is doing so well in representative basketball and we need the courts!!!!
Rochelle - 23/08/2017 @ 8:52pm
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We have a huge shortage of court space for basketball in HB. We need the extension of PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space. Kiri :)
Kiri - 23/08/2017 @ 8:38pm
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I want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space. There isn't enough room for our kids to play sport at appropriate times in good conditions. Two courts in Hastings for all Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock children isn't enough! We are turning kids away from sport at primary school shouldn't we be putting money into better venues for them and fostering the love of sport for these kids.
S - 23/08/2017 @ 8:30pm
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Derek - 23/08/2017 @ 8:06pm
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Karina - 23/08/2017 @ 7:58pm
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space. Very disappointing the Veldrome has been put on hold - more courts to keep our tamariki out of 'court'!!
Lynne - 23/08/2017 @ 7:53pm
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I would like the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Leith - 23/08/2017 @ 7:42pm
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We are in need of more court space! basketball courts and netball courts. Basketball is growing in Hawkes Bay and we are struggling to cater for the needs of the kids coming through. BBHB have to turn away school basketball teams when entering in the primary school competitions because there is simply no court space. The rep programme also struggles for court space and have to share half courts just to be able to train, which is not ideal. More $ put into this area will benefit many!!
Ginny - 23/08/2017 @ 7:41pm
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Because the plan for a multi sport facility has been shelved, there is urgent need for an alternative to provide much-needed court space for the rapidly growing number of basketballers, to avoid teams of children being turned away, as has happened this term. Keeping children involved in sport is vital.
Jan - 23/08/2017 @ 7:21pm
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Proceed with the Multi-use sports facility at PGA without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space Many Thanks
Herman - 23/08/2017 @ 7:21pm
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I would like to see the Multi-use sports facility at PGA go ahead without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Benita - 23/08/2017 @ 6:23pm
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Want the Multi-use sports facility at PGA to go ahead WITHOUT the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Kathryn - 23/08/2017 @ 4:22pm
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Inside skating rink like the old Skate World. With cafeteria.
K - 23/08/2017 @ 3:34pm
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We need more court space in Napier, With the "parking of the Velodrome we would like you to put money towards helping PGA increase the space available to sport teams and clubs. This past term we had 32 teams cut from the competition because we dont have enough indoor court space. Remember that kids on that play on a Court stay out of the COURTS.
Kevin - 23/08/2017 @ 1:10pm
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A large permanent carnival in the south end of marine parade. Like the Auckland Easter show but permanent. Like the ones they have in the USA. Alongside the beach is the absolute perfect spot for it. Great fun for locals, visitors and tourists alike.
Karyn - 22/08/2017 @ 6:15pm
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Proceed with the Multi-use sports facility at PGA without the cycling track and that the money set aside be used to establish more indoor court space.
Paul - 22/08/2017 @ 5:31pm
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When is NCC going to do something about that land between Munroe St and the railway line. It is really an eyesore and needs tidying up. Perhaps NCC could build the library there or council offices instead of destroying Clive square. Maybe turn it into a green built with trees and water fountains, gardens, pathways and seats for people to sit and have their lunch etc.
Trevor - 22/08/2017 @ 2:43pm
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it would be fantastic for napier having kmart and a small plaza build shops all in one maybe westfield plaza! napier is a beautiful city needs build better shops of our own than travelling to hastings .
stephanie - 21/08/2017 @ 8:43pm
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A music festival in Napier like the Rewind and other 80s one. Demographic fans have the money and will travel and stay. A collection of great 80s music. We have the venus. Build it they will come! This is worldwide - except here. Attract good crowds and great social media followings. I emailed CEO once about this. No response. Host it on an annual basis. Tie in with a south island or Australian gig.
Cara - 21/08/2017 @ 8:09pm
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I'm aware this is already been worked on but I would like to see Napier City Council prioritise infrastructure spend so that we don't have to chlorinate our water or dump sewerage into the Ahuriri Estuary. Note: these are my personal views only and not those of HBRC.
Paul - 20/08/2017 @ 12:32pm
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We have always wondered WHY have the developers of the aquarium not thought of building a cafe/ restaurant overlooking Cape Kidnappers? It is such a huge building, but the back is turned towards the sea? With the new expansion lying ahead, could they please consider doing that? We LOVE our Napier! This will attract even more visitors .... more financial benefits for our city:)!
Liezel - 19/08/2017 @ 9:29pm
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artificial reef along the marine parade, from northen rocks to the surf club. start marketing the beach as safe, because it is..
Jamie - 19/08/2017 @ 1:58pm
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Some time ago residents near the Thompson Rd water tower were asked at a road side meeting what residents wanted to happen to the old water tower. General concensus was that it should be retained and rennovated. A councillor present said it could be repaired and a security fence added to make it secure. He also suggested that lighting could be added to make the tower more interesting but while the maintainance work and the fence were completed the lighting was not. I immagine with the advent of led lighting this project could possably be cheaper now than when it was suggested 10 years ago.
peter - 18/08/2017 @ 9:40pm
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What about a grain dispenser at Anderson Park to feed the ducks? This would stop them getting sick from all the bread that they are fed.
warren - 18/08/2017 @ 3:16pm
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On behalf of Naoier Pilot City Trust (Annual Meeting Sept 16th Napier RSA) I hastily filled in a form at our Napier Public Library For NCC to support A Community House for Maraenui,large enough to host Family Group Conferences. We again appreciate sharing the benifits for Napier, if NCC considered becomming a UNICEF Type CHILD FRIENDLY CITY,to plug the holes in our existing saftey network No reply as yet
pat - 18/08/2017 @ 10:32am
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Enhancing cycle way,walkway usage. Print some attractive simple leaflets showing the safe cycling 'rules'. Allow responsible citizens bikers & walkers to hand out these leaflets to cyclists & walkers who are behaving in irresponsible ways. Eg: cycling on the incorrect side of pathways, not indicating when passing either walkers or cyclists. Visitors & citizens will then know safe ways to share the wonderful pathways. People like me will not be called an 'old bag' when I alert walkers that I am about to pass!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary - 15/08/2017 @ 4:29pm
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Acquire the DOC building (now closed to the public) next to MTG, have a combined MTG/Library there. Build a skybridge over to the Conf Ctr/floral clock/War Memorial flame + move the I-Site into the foyer of the Conf Ctr -all facilities connected. NCC moves into strengthened library building (given the current antipathy of Napier ratepayers towards the Council, this might be a good olive branch that NCC aren't going to spend more ratepayers' money on leasing new offices but are prepared to wait/work along with the strengthening of the Library building). Council offices site is sold for a hotel.
Paul - 15/08/2017 @ 12:56pm
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Please provide dog-pooh bags and strong anti-fouling/responsibility message for dog owners at key problem areas.
Shona - 09/08/2017 @ 11:10am
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There are wonderful features taking shape on Marine Parade but there are no cafes that take advantage of the view. Why doesn't the isite have a real cafe, why is the aquarium cafe facing the road.
Roger - 07/08/2017 @ 5:17pm
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The old river courses and open drains that traverse parts of Napier and discharge into the Ahuriri estuary are mostly in a disgusting state. The are heavily eutrophic and in summer end up producing large quantities of algal bloom. Surprisingly they still do attract significant numbers of aquatic and avian wildlife. These waterways should be reformed, planted and improved. Floating wetland plant rafts, benching and general riparian planting would make a huge difference to the ecological viability, provide a great recreation area and help clean up the waterways and therefore Ahuriri estuary.
Andrew - 04/08/2017 @ 11:56am
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with the growing use of the Awatoto industrial area it in now passed time to build a road linking Awatoto to the Expressway thus removing the majority of truck movements from our city roads. It is now just after 6am and our road is silent after we have been kept awake all night with the fertilizer trucks, now the trucks can use the Parade after this hour. Why should this rule apply to some and not the others? The time to buy the land needed for the link is now while it is available, don't leave it until it is all built on. We need to future-proof the city now.
Pat - 02/08/2017 @ 7:37am
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Pathway extension - Esk Valley. Continued The Hastings District is on the other side so really funding can should come from HBRC HDC and NCC plus transit. It's the planning of access across private land or difficult environments that needs to be started as soon as possible. Thanks for your consideration. Tony
Tony - 29/07/2017 @ 10:58am
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Pathway extension - Esk Valley. The major intersection SH 2 and 5 along with rail and road bridge is a problem for people walking and cycling. Especially the Bay View children that go to school together but can't visit one another independently of parents and a vehicle. The road is much busier since I was young. The solution is a walk bridge connecting Le Quesne road with North Shore Road. It's a about a 39m span across the Esk River. Continued second submission
Tony - 29/07/2017 @ 10:57am
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Require owners of derelict buildings to knock them down. Hinepare is a case in point. It's and eyesore and attracts vandalism and unsavoury characters.
Kathleen - 29/07/2017 @ 10:41am
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I go walking most days & take many varied routes as I recently moved back to Napier after being away for many years. There are very many all around Napier, examples of tree's & shrubs that grow over & on to public footpaths that hinder pedestrians walking on them. Many of them very apparent as there are bald grass patches on the berms next to the footpath. Perhaps the NCC could mention to it's rate payers their responsibilities in keeping tree's, bushes & shrubs free from hindering pedestrians on public footpaths & if ignored the NCC will remedy the problem at the property owners expense.
Jason - 28/07/2017 @ 11:14am
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It would be great to have a rubbish/dog poo bin installed at the Thompson Road reservoir site. I walk my dog in the area often and always bag her poo. Others, it seems, do not as there is often dog poo in the area and surrounding streets. If a bin was provided, this might encourage dog owners to remove their pet's waste.
Lyndsey - 17/07/2017 @ 12:03pm
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At present, Marine Parade is looking great, but to have just one basketball court is not enough, at least TWO would give kids or adults more game time. Also the Soundshell should be used more often, for example: a big screen showing the All Blacks and Lions game, Rugby World Cup etc. Just brings communities together. Markets held there during the summer time. More environmental days, planting trees within our communities and the outskirts too. The amount we cut down, we should be re-planting. Reduce the use of plastic bags in all stores.
Tanya - 23/06/2017 @ 11:00am
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It would be a real great idea to have more facilities for securing bikes, in the CBD. I know there are a few bike racks around the library/courthouse area. But the rest of town seems to have so few. Many of us have bakes worth thousands of dollars and it is often a problem when we come into town, finding racks, rails or posts suitable for securing bikes.
Geoff - 27/05/2017 @ 10:35am
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Northern Lookout established? We seem to have sight seeing buses coming down Hospital Tce to try to gain a northern view. This should be stopped (for example) by clear signage confirming long vehicles cannot enter Hospital Tce OR a viewing point established which can handle traffic such as buses. There is no turnaround point for buses and the Hospital Lane egress is not suitable for long vehicles. Bluff Hill lookout is not suitable either. It is very risky bringing buses down Hospital Tce and this should be stopped before something bad happens to our valuable tourists. Thank you.
velma - 20/04/2017 @ 5:58pm
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I grew up in Napier and love it, but i have been away for a long time and i come back and the marine parade is in need of restaurants and so much more, you have so much potential along there. I am m not sure if its old fuddy duddy Councillors and red tape, but seriously get some fresh blood and vision in the council and start dreaming again for the parade!
suzy - 06/04/2017 @ 2:26pm
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We have an issue with boy racers going down Napier Terrace in the late evenings. They are hammering along sometimes, and I've even seen one overtake on the uphill section, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with a car coming the other way over the brow of the hill. It seems like a matter of time before one of them loses control and causes a serious accident, and with young families on the street I wouldn't like to think of the consequences. Perhaps the council could investigate putting in speed bumps to stop this potential situation. Thanks, a Terrace resident.
Dave - 07/02/2017 @ 10:00am
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With all the improvements happening along Marine Parade and I have to say it is looking great but WHEN will there be an upgrade to the access to the airport. This has got to be one of the mos dangerous junctions in Napier.
Bridget - 27/01/2017 @ 9:01am
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I have noticed a number of families using the fountains along marine parade as a place to cool down. I wondered if we could not put in a paddling pool, with a fountain in the copious amount of space for those families with littlies who can not afford to take their children to paid facilities. PS when I was a child there was one?
Katika - 22/01/2017 @ 5:53pm
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I don't have any ideas all I want to say is i visited your beautiful city over the xmas break the plans that you have for the marine parade are fantastic enjoyed a walk along the parade perhaps you can give the Christchurch city council some ideas for the marine parade in brighton as it is so boring here
barbara - 19/01/2017 @ 12:31pm
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I am a inner city resident and have real issues trying to find a recycling facility close by. It would be fantastic to see some recycling facilities available in Napier City. A facility at the supermarket or even smaller recycling bins on the streets so people can dispose of plastic in them.
Elisa - 22/11/2016 @ 8:52pm
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I would like to suggest a pedestrian crossing on Wellesley Road from the bus stop over to the Health Centre. I have seen frail old people, mothers with a pram and a small child waiting for a break in the traffic in pouring rain. I think a crossing would relieve some of the stress for people and get them across the road in a safer,more timely manner.
Shirley - 31/08/2016 @ 9:28pm
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Additional focus on sprucing up major arterial routes and main roads either with Tree plantings or some surprise and delights new gardens and strip plantings. Battery Road - could tree boxes similar to Carlyle st be trialled here to break the brutalist look of this road (if ground services allow, then I would ideally see street feature plantings similar to what has been delivered down McGrath street which now looks stunning. Pandora Road median strip - whilst this is likely the responsibility of NZTA- they either don't care/ lack funds to make the strip more visually striking- action needed -
kerry - 09/08/2016 @ 12:21pm
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Make a positive of seemingly never ending excavations in Napier central. At present it is a constant topic of dissatisfaction/negative comment directed at Council. 1. Display boards informing the public: 1. What the work is all about - not one retailer in the area could tell me what was going on. The benefits of the work might then be appreciated & compensate for the pain to some degree. Poor retailers ... 2. The estimated duration of the work At present it represents the ultimate expression of 'mushroom management', without the fertiliser.
peter - 26/07/2016 @ 4:14pm
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I just want give some feedback about the Kashin Parking to pay for car parkig. How FABULOUS!! As a person who very rarely carries cash (let alone coins) these days the ability to pay for my car park via an apt is awesome! The meter man was friendly and helped me set it up and the checked to makes sure I was connected etc. I would love to see this Kashin Parking as an option for all parking meters in Napier. Many Thanks, Kimai Cure
kimai - 26/07/2016 @ 3:43pm
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As a long time Napier resident I've pictured Napier with sandy beaches surrounded by hotels, cafes, bars and water parks. The council has done great work in upgrades along Marine parade with walkways and parks, but what we are missing in this sunny area is sand. We have ONE pocket of sand along near the port and is fantastic, the rest as you know, rocks and shingle. I propose there be an investigation into a short strip of sand, say 1km somewhere along the parade with an artificial reef to reduce the loss of imported sand. There are examples of this being possible in other cities. DO IT!!
Jay - 20/06/2016 @ 9:28pm
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Hi, My name is Andre and I am 11 years old. I think it would be a good idea to build a bridge for people to walk across the creek from Westminster Ave to Bond Field at Park Island. The reasons why I think it is a good idea are 1) People can easily get across to Bond field to watch and play sport 2) It would be safer, because it would mean less traffic on Clyde Jeffery Drive as they could park along Westminster Ave 3) It could be part of the pathway of the Tamatea circuit walk 4) It would look really cool. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Andre Nicholls
Andre - 19/06/2016 @ 2:17pm
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During winter months, it is already dark by the time most people get home from work, and not safe to go out running, walking the dog etc. Even an hour before twilight, it doesn't feel safe on many paths. It would be nice to have somewhere you KNOW you are going to be safe even after dark. Perhaps either Marine Parade or Anderson Park could get temporary lighting and wardens patrolling for a couple of hours a few times a week over these winter months? .... Public safety and health benefits over profits, but if promoted well could help show the council cares?
Louise - 13/05/2016 @ 12:29pm
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Every Unmarked Pedestrian Crossing in the CBD. The raised "crossings" on Dickens and Hastings Streets need to be properly designated as pedestrian crossings with white stripes. It's unfair on everyone, especially tourists to leave these visually-cued crossings in legal limbo. Please solve one of the great mysteries (to me) of NZ town planning.
Paul - 11/05/2016 @ 6:21pm
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Dalton/Emerson Pedestrian Crossing. We all know that less than half of all pedestrians use the marked crosswalks, most crossing in between them, confusing traffic as to their legal and moral obligations. There is no best solution - I would suggest additionally designating the entire inbetween the Emerson lane exits a crosswalk since that's where most people cross. A light-controlled crossing is not going to work as no-one has the patience to wait.
Paul - 11/05/2016 @ 6:20pm
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Real Estate Signage - Large real estate agent ""for sale / for lease"" signs should be completely banned in the CBD. More than any other detail I've seen in Napier, they bring down the value and street appeal of our town and make us look like we're going out of business. An A3 sized notice in the window is plenty adequate to advertise a vacancy, etc.
Paul - 11/05/2016 @ 6:18pm
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Commercial Signage in the CBD. The council needs better control over veranda-edge signage in the CBD. The mishmash we have now, although typical of NZ, makes us look a shanty town to tourists accustomed to more the more elegant streets they probably have at home. There is no reason why edge signage can't be restricted to a single size and font on a background of a consistent height to match the veranda edge. Just enough to identify a business name without distracting from the view of building frontages. Full corporate branding can remain on the the footpath hanging signs and shop windows.
Paul - 11/05/2016 @ 6:16pm
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Hopefully these are some ideas that will be considered :) I live in Melbourne but I am pretty passionate about selling Napier to the world as it is my home and really think it is a very underrated city! -Luke
Luke - 06/05/2016 @ 1:53am
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A nice lounge/cafe in the Port for cruise ship passengers to enjoy would give Napier an edge on other ports of call around NZ and even more of a reason to visit Napier or remember it from the rest. I was very surprised to see that Napier no longer has late night shopping on any night of the week. The CBD is dead quiet on Friday nights. Encouraging consumers to spend more and giving proprietors incentives to stay open late can be very beneficial to the economy. This can bring more business and vibrancy to the city and boost the economy just a little bit.
Luke - 06/05/2016 @ 1:52am
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Here are some ideas: A food truck festival. Food trucks are very popular lately. The Council could charge for each truck spot, it would be beneficial because they could bring their business via their truck from anywhere in the country. An observatory/planetarium built on Bluff Hill Lookout. The perfect spot as there is plenty of land up there, it is open sky for night time events of astronomy, it encourages education for youth and is a way to increase tourist numbers up there even more.
Luke - 06/05/2016 @ 1:49am
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Create a ""Walk Of Fame"" like Hollywood, and Las Vegas have on a stretch of pavement, with the names of Napier citizens who've made a difference-contribution to Napier, and famous Napierites.
Raymond - 05/05/2016 @ 5:33pm
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I think Marine land should be turned into a mutiuse pool for all the water sports that are played in Hawkes Bay. Canoe polo is a very popular sport in Hawkes Bay with primary, intermediate and high schools all fielding teams. Currently there are very limited pools to use and many children are turned away from teams due to the limitation on facilites. When pool times are allocated they are on Friday and Saturday nights or very late on weekday nights. At recent national touraments the HB schools were well represented, with many podium finishes. More people play canoe polo than hockey in HB
Ronda - 27/04/2016 @ 3:25pm
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Can we have an additional option that will allow feedback on how the city looks? I wanted to comment on the amazing job our parks and reserves dept does. Whether it's looking after the median strip gardens, the old folks areas, the areas such as Georges Drive or the parks. Anderson park is an amazing asset. The botanical Gardens have been transformed in recent years too. The trees have been looked after so beautifully. The return of so much bird life in this area and into even Anderson Park is also lovely to see and enjoy.
Brian - 20/04/2016 @ 10:39am
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Anderson Park Upgrade - Splash Pad ,water tables, simple spray pieces, big pouring buckets etc for inclusive play for children able bodied and disabled, swing for wheelchairs (like Cornwall Park, Hastings), swing for mums and bubs, birds nest swing, shade cloths over playground equipment, seating for adults, children, drinking fountain, some cartoony bodies so children can put their face into the 'hole' for their fun photo. A pool type fence around the playground. The Clutha District Council has some great ideas for Waihola Domain check out View Link I
Donna - 06/03/2016 @ 5:01pm
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Napier could be enhanced to add to attractions in the town. She proposed to develop Tiffen Park and the Maderia Steps as they are of great historical interest to Napier people. This would be a good walk for cruise ship passengers, a place to celebrate and display great new artists like Rita Angus. As Tiffen was a pioneer bringing innovative crops to the Hawkes Bay area this could be showcased in Tiffen Park. It would require upgrading of the steps, signage and items of interest along the way.
chris - 03/03/2016 @ 8:52am
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A huge sandpit big enough to have beach volley ball would be ideal either along the marine parade, westhore or board walk. Where family groups or community group can enjoy a game. An annual tournament with teams from community, business, inter city all involved. It could also be used for sand art and kids sandcastle competitions, family fun days. Bringing the sand to our stoney beaches and it won't be washed away with the tides. A roll over cover to stop animals using it as a loo, but I am sure it would be a great assest and fun location for events which require sand.
Carole - 01/03/2016 @ 8:26pm
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Regarding Anderson Park Napier - I would like to see a couple of mum and bubs swings put in I'm not sure if you have all seen what I am on about but if not I'll add a link to show you what I mean :) View Link
Carol - 01/03/2016 @ 7:15pm
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Can you extend the Norfolk pine fairy lights in next set of trees from the Information centre to Albion lane please
craig - 29/02/2016 @ 2:38pm
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Please install a safer pedestrian crossing facility on Gloucester Street (near Atawhai) and on Kennedy Road at Anderson Park. Both areas are on very busy roads where our most vulnerable pedestrians in society are at risk of being killed or injured every time they cross the road. Even fit, young pedestrians are at risk crossing these two roads so improved crossing facilities (eg. traffic island, signalised crossing, zebra crossing) would benefit ALL pedestrians who want to cross the road safely. Thank you.
Emily - 29/02/2016 @ 1:17pm
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Art Deco 'green man' at our crossings. In Weelington they have Kate Sheppard - see View Link We could have soem Art Deco silhouettes.
Frances - 22/02/2016 @ 3:27pm
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View Link You asked for ideas for developing the playground at Anderson Park. These people do wonderful playgrounds. You may not be able to employ them as they are in Germany but there are so many good ideas here.
pam - 23/01/2016 @ 5:49pm
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I love the new platform on Marine Parade and have an idea to enhance it .... I once lived in Clevedon in the UK. They have a Victorian pier lined with benches for visitors to enjoy the views. They raised the money to pay for this by inviting the public to sponsor a bench .. each one has a plaque bearing a message and the name of the donors .. typically they are from local families in memory of loved ones who have passed away. I suggest something similar would be a great benefit to Napier and encourage people to spend more time enjoying the new platform.
Paul - 26/12/2015 @ 5:32pm
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I want to bring to your attention a dangerous traffic situation in Pirimai. The intersection of James Foley Ave and McGregor Ave presents a threat to traffic and pedestrians because of the number of cars that are parked throughout the day close to the intersection. These restrict the flow of traffic in all directions at the intersection and require traffic proceeding east on James Foley Ave to cross on the wrong side of the road on a T intersection. The solution is to extend the "" no parking"" yellow lines on the top of the T intersection further to the west.
kerry - 27/11/2015 @ 1:56pm
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Hi there - there is a section of parkland at very the base of Bluff hill between Northe st & Caltex Hyderabad Rd - part of the grassed area is planted out and these planting help stabilise sediment on that hill facing - is there any chance you could plant Rhododendron's - these flowers in winter and look spectacular and would add a massive blast of colour to any ordinary dark spot - this area is an entranceway into Napier and could use a little refresh given its currently mainly lawn - the plants don't mind shade and tough soil so perfect variety for a hardy location. kind regards
kerry - 18/09/2015 @ 2:31pm
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Having had a very keen interest in Ice Skating for many, many years, I feel a permanent ice skating rink could be a great idea for Napier. I feel it would encourage people to become more active as well as providing an opportunity for young and old, single, couples and families to explore what I feel is a very exciting use of one's past time. With the closeness of Hastings to Napier, I also feel that there is a good population base for a project of this kind to be viable. I've also considered starting up a Ice Skating business of my own but will require funding at this stage to do so. Peter
Peter - 09/09/2015 @ 2:26pm
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I think that you need to allow more restaurants and gardens along the marine parade, its been the same since i was a kid, time for some fresh vision and growth...
suzy - 26/08/2015 @ 4:12pm
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Is there any opportunity to enhance the intersection of Emerson St & Dalton. As a suggestion - could a revised ARCH like those that previously existed be brought back updated for 2015 - new look / new look - it would bow tie the street in an art deco manner potentially - add light & colour and if the concept was enhanced and reworked from the original arches - it becomes a living sculpture / piece of art
kerry - 31/07/2015 @ 12:32pm
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Hi there I thought maybe a digger land would be cool with allsorts of different diggers for kids to hop in an play with . saw it on fb in another country they even had a full size tank ! Would be good along the marine parade.
emily - 28/07/2015 @ 4:18pm
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I would like to see many of the pathways in suburban napier cleared of the metal hoops that stop wheelchairs and bicycles from utilising them. There are some great routes that could be opened up to this sort of path user ,(disabled, family use) allowing us to stay off busy roads more often. Also please lose all the small gates on the ride trails. Bikes with trailers cannot use them.
Andrew - 13/07/2015 @ 2:07pm
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I think there should be a free water playground on marine parade that has water timing built in so that it is exciting for kids as they don't know where the water is going to come from. Then at night time it turns into a water and light show for tourists so achieves two objectives. Townsville in Australia has a great one. Photos View Link Youtube video View Link
Lee - 09/07/2015 @ 3:46pm
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