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Results from the Hawke’s Bay Club Rugby Competition at the weekend :

In the Premier Division, a 34-8 win for Central over Hastings, with Aotea going down to Napier Tech, 78-nil.

In the Colts grade, a win for Onga-Tiko against Pirates, 43-34.


Thirty eight drivers were processed for drink driving across Hawke’s Bay over the weekend.

Eastern District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Angela Hallett, said over the weekend Police set up checkpoints across the region targeting drink driving.

One driver returned a reading of 1000 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath – four times the legal limit for drivers over 20.

Inspector Hallett said there were not the results Police were expecting and is disappointed at the number of people driving under the influence of alcohol.

She is urging motorists to make a conscious decision to not get behind the wheel after drinking.


$1.7 million has so far been distributed to households and community groups from the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund.

The money has been distributed to 2,680 households, and 50 community groups and marae since the 8th of March.

The payments aim to help alleviate hardship and provide much needed support to people across Hawke’s Bay impacted by floods, from flood damage to house and contents.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby said they are committed to supporting the community, and those who have lost so much, to help get them back on their feet.

The total fund of $3.7 million comes from a number of sources, including Stuff, central Government, Fulton Hogan, Robertson Foundation, and many other generous donors.

Applications can be made on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website.


Waka Kotahi has postponed this week’s planned road closures in Woodville.

State Highway 2 between Vogel Street and Station Street in Woodville was to be closed during the day for the next four days for resealing work.

Waka Kotahi said the closures have been postponed until further notice.