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Plugged in at the Central Hawke's Bay Libraries


Thursday 18 October 2018

Thanks to sponsorship from two local businesses, mobility scooters are now able recharge their batteries at both Central Hawke’s Bay Libraries.

An external power point has been installed at the Waipukurau Library courtesy of Centralines and at the Waipawa Library thanks to Isaac’s Electrical. Earlier this year members of the CHB Scooter Mob travelled from Waipukurau over the newly opened swing bridge and along the Tukituki trail to Waipawa. Once at Waipawa they were anxious about having enough battery left for the return trip.

They would have really liked to have a good look around Waipawa on their scooters, however did not want to use up their battery power. Thanks to the generosity of Centralines and Isaac’s Electrical the community now have the option to recharge their scooters at either Library.  This new addition to Central Hawke’s Bay District Libraries is another initiative supporting our community THRIVE and delivers on Councils Community Wellbeing Strategy.  “Having the ability to re-charge at either library in Central Hawke’s Bay means we can happily ride around and know that if we need to recharge we can”, says Gloria Mason, member of the CHB Scooter Mob.  “Being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is marvelous.”

Without the generous support of Centralines and Isaac’s Electrical, the project would not have been possible. “We are happy to support this great initiative giving locals freedom and flexibility to enjoy Central Hawke’s Bay”, says Gavin Streeter Director of Isaac’s Electrical.  “These power points are safe and designed for use outdoors and are fitted with residual current devices”. “Centralines proudly support a number of community initiatives in Central Hawke's Bay and we saw real value in contributing to this worthy project,” says Graham Bundle, Electrical Team Leader for Centralines.

The points are now powered up and available for the free use of the community.



Photo above: Scooter Mob member Estelle Guy plugged in at the Waipawa Library alongside Gavin Street, Isaacs Electrical, Scooter Mob member Gloria Mason, Sue Fargher, Library Services Manager and Christine Renata, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Community Development Lead.




Photo above: Jonathan Levesque tries out the new external power point at the Waipukurau Library.  With him is Christine Renata, Community Development Lead at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, Gavin Winchester - Centralines Electrician and Community Programmes and Partnership Lead Central Hawkes Bay District Council, John McConville.


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