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The CHB Aero Club held their biennial day for Child Cancer on Sunday.

Around 70 children, along with their families, from across Hawke’s Bay were treated to a fun day, thanks to the sponsorship from a number of local businesses and organisations.

Along with the plane rides, kids were able to be a firefighter, ride on a jeep, and have rides on a tractor provided by Stevenson & Taylor.

Twist Trucking also sent one of their trucks along on the day for rides.

The family fun day has been running for a number of years at the Aero Club, and club spokesperson Wendy Milne said is designed to give those who go an experience they otherwise wouldn’t have.


Another of the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Community Conversations is being held in Takapau tonight.

The Council is putting together a recovery plan from Cyclone Gabrielle, with residents views on housing, roads, land use and support going forward being sought.

Tonight’s meeting is from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Takapau Town Hall.


A 14-year-old boy described as a “recidivist car thief” was arrested after a car was stolen from Waipukurau last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the car was taken from Porangahau Road overnight last Thursday night, and was dumped on the side of the road on State Highway 2 between Waipawa and Waipukurau.

He said the owner of the vehicle had seen a video on TikTok the alleged offenders had posted of themselves in the act.

Following Police inquiries, the 14-year-old was arrested.

Mr Walker said it is at least the second such incident the teen has been involved in locally, with others in Auckland.


The finals of the Stevenson & Taylor CHB Country T20 Cricket Competition were played last Sunday.

Spokesperson Mark Broderick said games were played in beautiful weather at Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga.

The play-off for third and fourth was contested between last year’s champs, Waipawa, and last year’s “wooden spooners” Onga-Tiko.

Onga-Tiko scored 151 all out after their 20 overs, with Waipawa falling 23-runs short.

Mark Broderick said the final that followed shortly after between Sherwood and Wallingford was a hot contest.

Wallingford set a target of 149, with Sherwood running that down with two overs to spare.

Mark thanked Stevenson & Taylor for being the major sponsor, and said a larger competition with more teams is planned for next year.