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The Government is giving extra funding to Rural Support Trusts.

Minister for Rural Communities Kieran McAnulty announced this week the Government is backing the Trusts to provide more help to farmers and growers affected by severe weather events in the North Island with at least $2.4 million for the 2023/24 financial year.

McAnulty said during the significant weather events, the Rural Support Trust stepped up to provide critical response and recovery services.

He said the funding includes $517,000 in baseline funding, and an additional $1.9 million to support recovery efforts.


A Strong Wind Watch for areas of Hawke’s Bay south of SH5 has been extended out.

The Watch, which say west to southwest winds may approach severe gale, is now in effect until midday today.


A tough game for the Hawke’s Bay women at the Vantage National U18 Hockey tournament in Auckland yesterday.

Hawke’s Bay played Northland and were down 0-1 at half-time but came back fighting in the second half to take the win, 4-1.

Both CHB players in the team scored – with Emily Brun twice, and Emma Johnson scoring once.

The win means Hawke’s Bay finish top of their pool and will play Wairarapa in the quarter finals tomorrow.


A Limited Statutory Manager will be appointed to Central Hawke’s Bay College.

In a letter sent out last Friday, the Board of Trustees said they had been working through how to address concerns relating to behavioural issues in the school.

The Board had also had discussions with the Ministry of Education and has asked it to appoint a Limited Statutory Manager.

The LSM will take over some, but not all, functions of the Board including establishing policies and procedures.

The Board said it would provide more information once the appointment is finalised.