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Local powerlines company, Centralines, will be the naming sponsor of CHB's new multi-sport turf.

The announcement was made last Friday at a sod-turning ceremony at Russell Park, marking the start of construction of the turf.

Mayor Alex Walker, and Centralines Chair Jon Nichols, joined Di Petersen from the Central Hawke’s Bay Community Trust in starting the project, which has been in the pipeline for over three years.

Alex Walker says the Turf is an exciting project for the whole of Central Hawke’s Bay, and the wider Hawke’s Bay Region.

She says the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is proud to be a key partner together with Centralines to support getting the project over the line.

Ms Walker says CHB always punches above its weight in the sporting arena
- both regionally and nationally, and a facility like this will provide even bigger opportunities, particularly for our young.

The Council has provided land, funding of $250,000, and a range of other work, and will take on the project management role.

The project includes a full sized hockey turf and three asphalt netball courts with fencing and lights.

The turf construction will take approximately 9 months, with work to prepare the site beginning next week.


CHB Police would like information after a cellphone was taken from a teenager at a local takeaway shop recently.

Senior Constable Glynn Sharp said the 16 year old had a Samsung Galaxy
S8 phone stolen.

The phone was in a black flip case, with "Trasher" stickers on it.

Meanwhile Police would also like information from the public after a shed in Takapau was broken into.

Mr Sharp said the break-in happened between the 27th and 30th of January at a shed located on Sydney Street.

The offenders have stolen shearing equipment, two chainsaws, fuel containers and chainsaw oil.