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The Waipukurau Club is celebrating 110 years this weekend.

A night of celebration is being held at the Club tomorrow night, with a number of past and present members expected to attend.

Club vice-President, Nigel McCance, says they have about 70 RSVP’s at the moment but anyone is welcome to go along with the dress theme 1910 to 1950.

There will be live music, meals, and the longest serving and newest members cutting a cake for the celebration.

The Waipukurau Club 110-year celebrations start at 4pm tomorrow.


A new exhibition will open at the CHB Museum in Waipawa tomorrow.

Mayor Alex Walker will join the Museum Committee for a community celebration and the launch of the “Ghosts of the Past” exhibition.

The exhibition will feature photos from Jeremy Bright of the old Waipukurau Hospital, with visitors also having the chance to view the 1949 Humber Pullman Ambulance which served Central Hawke’s Bay for many years.

The old ambulance has been restored and delivered to the museum in time for the exhibition.

The opening ceremony will begin at 1pm.

Tomorrow will also see the first day of free admission to the museum, thanks to a generous donation from the Gwen Malden Charitable Trust.


Metservice has issued a Strong Wind Watch for Hawke's Bay this weekend :

Valid: 15 hours from 6:00pm Sat 20 May to 9:00am Sun 21 May.

Forecast: West to northwest winds may approach severe gale at times.


The annual Carrfields sponsored Cockies vs Stockies tournament is being held at the OngaOnga Golf Course today.

Anyone wanting to play is asked to be at the course by 11am for an 11.30 tee-off.


In rugby this weekend :

Hawke’s Bay competition :

Premier Grade – Central are at home playing Pirates at 3pm, with Aotea away against Hastings Rugby & Sport.

Division 2 – Porangahau play Otane at Porangahau at 2.45pm, with WCUMR away against Bridge Pa.

Colts – Onga-Tiko play Hastings at Hstings.

Division 2A – Takapau play Eskview at Takapau at 2.45pm, with Central playing M.A.C. in Flaxmere.

Manawatu competition :

The Dannevirke Colts are away playing Te Kawau at Rongotea.