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Two days of strong winds are on the way for Hawke’s Bay.

Metservice has issued a Strong Wind Watch for areas of the region south of State Highway 5, and for areas west of Hastings.

The Watch covers the 31 hours from 11am today until 6pm tomorrow.

West to southwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed areas.


The Waipukurau Jockey Club is seeking information on the theft of a quad bike from the racecourse on Sunday night.

In a post on its Facebook page, the Club said the thief or thieves came in on a pushbike.

A locked shed was broken into, with a red Honda 2004 Quad TRX 450 FMY taken.

The Jockey Club said the quad bike is integral to its day-to-day farming requirements.

A bike was heard heading south on Racecourse Road about 2am Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local Police.


Two local players in the Hawke’s Bay U18 Women’s Hockey team were ranked in the top five goal scorers following the Vantage U18 Tournament in Auckland last week.

Emily Brun was ranked third equal goal scorer, with Emma Johnson ranked fifth.

The HB Women finished 4th in the tournament out of 20 teams after going down 5-nil to Auckland in the bronze medal game on Saturday.


A mobile pump track set-up at Russell Park for the school holidays has proved to be a hit.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has the track on loan from the Hastings District Council, with it in operation from last week.

Since then, hundreds of local children have used the track, and Council Chief Executive Doug Tate said it was a hit right from the start with two and a half thousand revolutions in the first six hours.