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Strong winds are expected for Hawke’s Bay tonight and tomorrow.

Winds are forecast to gust to rise to gale force, gutsing to 100km/hr, from this evening.

In its Severe Weather Outlook, the Metservice says there is a low confidence that southerly winds will reach severe gale for the region, with coastal areas expected to get the strongest winds.


One of the highlights on the Spring Fling calendar in Central Hawke’s Bay has delayed its opening for the season.

Taniwha Daffodils was due to open on the 2nd of September however this has been pushed out a week due to the wet conditions in the district.

The season will run from the 9th until the 24th of September this year.

Full details on the Spring Fling are available at


The National Party has placed its candidates for the Napier and Tukituki Electorates at number 22 and 23 respectively on its List for the upcoming election.

The Party List was announced on Saturday, and based on current polling, both Napier candidate Katie Nimon and Tukituki candidate Catherine Wedd, have a good chance of entering Parliament even if they fail to win their electorates.


It was another close win for the Magpies yesterday as they took on Otago in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC.

The Magpies put 26 points on the board in the first half of the game at McLean Park, their second game in the space of a week.

Their only points in the second half were a try to Devan Flanders.

The 33-32 win sees Hawke’s Bay second on the NPC table.

This Saturday they will play Auckland at Eden Park.


The CHB Representative Rugby side had its final game for the season on Saturday.

The side travelled to play Manawatu Maoris, with Manawatu winning 32-27.