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New World Waipukurau’s recent Family 2 Family Foodbank Appeal saw 156 bags of goods donated to the Central Hawke’s Bay Foodbank.

The $20 bags contained staple goods to help fill the shelves of the foodbank.

New World owner, Gerard Kennedy, said it was a great response again this year.

New World Waipukurau also topped up the public donations with $2000 in grocery vouchers.


$2.3 million from the Hawkes Bay Disaster Relief Trust will go to mayoral relief funds in Wairoa, Central Hawkes Bay, Napier and Hastings.

The bulk payments were recently approved by trustees, and will enable councils to make targeted payments, if they choose, to those directly impacted by flooding and remain out of their family homes due to cyclone-related damage.

The bulk payments are about the equivalent of $2,000 per stickered property, and each mayoral fund will set criteria for distribution.

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund and Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby said the trustees recognise the need to support individuals and families who have been significantly impacted by flooding and have continuing costs.

She said they are grateful for the numerous and generous donations that have allowed the Trust to continue to help our people here in Hawke’s Bay.

To date, the Disaster Relief Trust has approved and paid out $2.3 million to 4,900 applicants.


Wins for both local teams in the first round of the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball competition last night.

Otane Thirsty Whale played Napier Girls High School, winning 55-39.

Vet Services Central Hawke’s Bay played All In : Mavericks in their opening game, winning 56-29.