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Two people were arrested following a reported theft from Farmlands Waipukurau on Monday.

Sergeant Neil Baker, officer in charge of CHB Police, said they were responded to the theft around 9am.

He said two people had just left the store with three stolen jackets, which had a total value of over $1,300.

Mr Baker said Police were able to stop the vehicle enroute to Hastings, at which stage one of the stolen jackets was recovered.

Two of the jackets remain outstanding, and Mr Baker said Police are working to search for them.

A 41 year female was arrested and remained in Police custody to appear in the Hastings District Court yesterday.

Police were going to oppose bail.

Mr Baker said a 39-year-old male, who is a patched member of the Mongrel Mob, would also appear in the Hastings District Court on the 14th of March.


Police are still making inquiries into the whereabouts of a Gisborne man who was last seen travelling south from Havelock North on the morning of February 14th.

Joseph Ahuriri was due to return to Gisborne on the night of the 13th, however checked in to a motel due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

His vehicle was seen on CCTV in Havelock North heading south.

Police said yesterday they are still investigating Mr Ahuriri’s movements and whereabouts.

Meanwhile the number of people recorded as uncontactable due to Cyclone Gabrielle is now zero.


Surfing For Farmers will hold an event at Porangahau Beach tomorrow.

Organisers say they are feeling for our community after going through a tough month, and invite anyone of 18 for a surf and BBQ.

They say now is the time we need to be looking after ourselves and each other.

The event will start at 4pm tomorrow, and is free.