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Despite a challenging year, local powerlines company Centralines has delivered solid growth and development.

The company had an after-tax profit of $2.1 million from total revenue of $15.5 million.

Chairman Fenton Wilson said the Centralines team has demonstrated unwavering commitment and adaptability in the face of challenges, ensuring power restoration to customers in extremely challenging conditions during the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle.

He said despite the setbacks caused by the cyclone, network performance over the year remained in line with previous years and stakeholder expectations.


With a fine weekend forecast, road maintenance work will finally be undertaken on Bogle Brothers Esplanade in Waipukurau tomorrow.

The work was scheduled at the beginning of June, and again last weekend, however weather conditions didn’t allow for it to go ahead.

Bogle Brothers Esplanade will be closed to traffic from 6am until around 6pm tomorrow, with traffic management and detours in place.


The Central Hawke’s Bay Representative Rugby team play the first of a series of four games tomorrow.

This weekend’s opponents are Ngati Porou East Coast, who will be welcomed to the district at a powhiri at Te Aute College later today.

The main game tomorrow kicks off at 2.15pm at the Otane Domain, with the curtain raiser between the Ngati Porou U18 and CHB U18 teams kicking off at 11am.


The incredible story of American cyclist Greg Lemond will hit the big screen this weekend at the Civic Theatre in Waipukurau.

The Last Rider tells the story of how Lemond became the first, and only, American rider to win the Tour de France.

The documentary will delve into Lemonds comeback after being shot.

The screening is a fundraiser for local cyclist Jo Baker, who is raising funds to attend the World Triathlon Age Group Champs in Spain in September.

Tickets cost $30, which includes refreshments and nibbles, with the event starting at 2pm this Sunday.

Tickets are available at the Civic Theatre.