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Horizons Regional Council is inviting feedback on priority areas for the council’s work over the next 10 years.

Horizons chair Rachel Keedwell says this is pre-engagement ahead of the 2024-34 Long-term Plan that will be formally consulted on early next year.

The Council has three priority areas - building resilience to the impacts of climate change, taking a holistic approach to natural resources from mountains to sea, and strengthening relationships with tangata whenua.

Rachel Keedwell says people can fill in a quick and easy online survey at until 17 September, with hard copies of information and the survey available for Tararua residents at Horizons Woodville offices and at the Dannevirke library.


All In : Elusive are the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball Champs for 2023.

The competition finals were played at Pettigrew Green Arena last night in front of a good crowd.

The main final was between All In and Otane Thirsty Whale, with All In taking out the title 41-37.

In the game for third and fourth, Central Sports Vet Services beat HHSOG Huia 41-35.


Firefighters were back at the scene of a house fire on Gaisford Terrace in Waipukurau yesterday dampening down any hotspots.

Fire broke out at the property on Tuesday afternoon, quickly engulfing it in flames, and causing part of the roof to collapse.

Waipukurau Deputy Fire Chief Glen Millar said they were back on-site yesterday undertaking an overhaul, which involves turning items over, lifting stuff up, and dampening down any hotspots.

He said this work is done after the initial investigation is carried out and during daylight hours due to safety concerns.

Mr Millar said Tuesday’s fire started in the kitchen area of the house with the cause due to cooking.


A reminder that applications for the latest funding round for the Creative Communities Scheme closes tomorrow.

Funding is available for local arts projects and activities that encourage broad community involvement, support cultural diversity, and enable young people to actively participate in the arts.

Details are available on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council website.