HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL
Lawrence YuIe B.E. (Hons), JP
Mayor of Hastings
File Ref CG-07-4-2-10-379
23 July 2010
Mrs Margaret Walmsley
Port of Napier Hawke’s Bay Business Hall of Fame
I am writing to your family to acknowledge the recent induction of William Nelson into the Hawke’s Bay Business Hall of Fame. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the induction ceremony, but I wanted to acknowledge the contribution that he made both to the economy and the community of Hastings during his lifetime and the legacy he has left our city.
Hawke’s Bay has achieved its current prosperity from the foundations laid by our forefathers, and William Nelson was, quite rightly, described as the “Father of Hawke’s Bay”. His industriousness and philanthropy still impacts on our lives today.
I am sorry to have missed the ceremony, which I am sure was an event of great personal pride to you, as it is for the Hastings District.
I would also like to discuss, in the next few weeks, further recognition of Mr Nelson within the City.
Mail Private Bag 9002 Hastings 4156 New Zealand Address 207 Lyndon Road East Hastings 4122 New Zealand
Telephone +64 06 871 5073 Facsimile +64 06 871 5123 Email lawrence.yule[@]hdc.govt.nz website www.hastingsdc.govt.nz