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The 2023 Ross Shield Tournament kicked-off yesterday.

CHB had the opening game of the tournament against current Shield holders Napier.

Napier used the wind well in the first half of the game and held a 40-nil lead at the break and were able to add another 31 points in the second half, to win 71-nil.

In the second game, Hastings West beat Wairoa 31-5.

Game three was between Dannevirke and Hastings East, with Easts holding a 14-5 lead at halftime.

Final score – Hastings East 35, Dannevirke 5.

Day Two games see CHB vs Wairoa at 1pm, a game that will also see the Tino Amato Trophy on the line, 2pm is Dannevirke and Napier, with the final game at 3pm between Hastings East and Hastings West.


Police say there is absolutely no excuse for the behaviour of a group of people involved in a motor vehicle accident near Hastings yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle crash on Ormond Road at 3.30 yesterday afternoon, with five people receiving injuries ranging from serious to minor.

Acting Senior Sergeant Darren Pritchard said one person was ejected from the vehicle when it crashed.

He said initial inquiries have established almost every factor known to contribute to fatal crashes was involved – speed, alcohol, and seatbelts not being worn.

Mr Pritchard said he is also incredibly disappointed that those involved in the crash assaulted police and ambulance staff who responded and were trying to help them.


Local voters will get another chance to hear from candidates standing in the Wairarapa Electorate tonight.

CHB Business & Professional Women has organised the event, with a particular focus on issues important to women.

Celia Wade-Brown from the Greens, Mike Butterick from National, Kieran McAnulty from Labour, and Simon Casey from ACT will all answer questions.

The Meet the Candidates is at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa from 5.30pm, with doors opening at 5pm.

On Monday the Waipukurau Rotary Club held a Meet the Candidates for those running for election in the Tukituki and Wairarapa Electorates.

Over 100 people attended the event.


A Total Outdoor Water ban in Pahiatua has been lifted.

Yesterday the Tararua District Council said the water treatment plant reservoir had reached 50% capacity following issues over the past two weeks.

The Council thanked residents for the efforts in conserving water.