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A fundraiser for Cyclone Relief held at Skinny Mulligans in Waipawa last Saturday was a huge success.

Two local bands – the legendary Sir Duke, and the Monotonez – donated their time to play at the event, with Skinny Mulligans also donating money from drinks sold.

A number of trucking companies also donated their time and trucks for people to take a ride in a truck.

Brittons House Movers, Stephensons Transport, Twist Trucking, Farmers Transport, and CMT Logging between them did over 200 rides, raising $1147.00.

All up, $9250 was raised from the day.


Former Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Chief Executive, Keriana Brooking, has been appointed as the interim recovery manager for Hawke’s Bay following Cyclone Gabrielle.

A Regional Recovery Framework was announced on Monday, with Brookings role coming under the Civil Defence Emergency Act.

Her role will be to start the short-term and long-term recovery started, following the move to the National Transition Period.

Part of Brookings responsibilities will be to establish a regional recovery office, which will co-ordinate resources and planning regionally.

An oversight board for Hawke’s Bay is also to be appointed.


Anyone with information on the theft of building supplies from a site in Waipawa last weekend is being asked to contact Police.

Mitre 10 Waipukurau had 17 sheets of Coloursteel iron and screws stolen sometime between Friday night and Monday morning.

The iron sheets were seven metres in length, and a big trailer or truck would have been needed to remove them.