Feedback Wanted - Please take our short survey.

Click here to take survey

Local News


Local News

After a sunny weekend, it will be a fine start to the week on the weather front for Hawke’s Bay, however strong winds are forecast for Central Hawke’s Bay.

Metservice says there is however low confidence that severe gale westerlies will be experienced in the district on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Metservice advises people to keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts in case a severe weather watch or warning is needed.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is to receive a $650,000 Government grant to support the local horticulture sector.

The money is part of a $2 million package for Hawke’s Bay announced by Regional Development Minister Kieran McAnulty last week.

The money has come from the Regional Strategic Partnership Fund, which was setup in 2021.

Mr McAnulty said the funding will go to supporting Hawke’s Bay businesses continue to grow and expand by supporting capital upgrades and supporting projects to increase yields.


Some Tararua District Council staff will walk off the job over the next two days.

Staff represented by the Public Service Association are taking industrial action over pay and work conditions.

The PSA represents workers employed by the Council in Dannevirke, Eketahuna, Pahiatua and Woodville.

The Union says the strike is a “last resort” following bargaining which started in November last year.

Council Chief Executive Bryan Nicholson told media last week that Council is disappointed by the strike action and remain committed to concluding the collective bargaining.

He said the Council had provided above cost-of-living increases in the past two years.

The industrial action will be from 1pm to 5pm today, and all day tomorrow.


Communications expert Amy Scott will give a fun and informative talk on communication within the workplace in CHB tomorrow.

Amy was worked with some of New Zealand’s biggest companies, including Fonterra and Silver Fern Farms, to help develop their teams and workplace culture.

Amy says it will be a fun and informative session for staff to learn their own, and their work colleagues, communication styles.

The former lawyer says anyone over the age of 9 would benefit from coming along.

Tickets for the Get Dotted with Amy Scott event cost $20, and include nibbles and a free drink on arrival, and are available through Eventfinda.

It is being held at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa from 5.30pm tomorrow.


Both Central Hawke’s Bay teams had wins over Ngati Porou East Coast on Saturday.

Played in fine, but very muddy conditions, there was a large crowd of supporters at the Otane Domain.

First game of the day was the U18’s, with CHB running out winners 31-10.

The main game saw CHB have a one-point win over East Coast – 18-17.

Ryan Pauling, Travis Taylor, and Jeri Kavekai all scored for CHB, with Braydon Hardwidge kicking a penalty.

This coming weekend CHB have a game against Northern Wanganui at Tikokino in a Bebbington Shield game.