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A good win for Central Hawke’s Bay over Wairoa on Day 2 of the 2023 Ross Shield Tournament.

The game between the two was the first of the day yesterday and saw CHB hold a 19-nil lead at half time with Central adding another ten points in the second half to take the win 29-7.

Lockie Singer scored two tries and kicked two conversions for CHB, with the teams other tries scored by Blaze Parker, Ben Mackie and Kingi George.

The win means CHB will hold the Tino Amato Trophy for the next 12 months.

Other results from yesterday saw Dannevirke beaten by Napier 59-nil, with Hastings East the winner over Hastings West 38-22.

Games today – 1pm Napier and Hastings East; 2pm CHB vs Hastings West; with Dannevirke and Wairoa at 3pm.


Some thunderstorms are possible for parts of Hawke’s Bay today.

The Metservice says showers will develop this afternoon, with heavy thunderstorms possible about coastal areas of the region.

A Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the region earlier this week, and heavy overnight rain on Monday saw the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council close Taylors Slab on Herrick Street in OngaOnga due to surface flooding in the area.


The $10 million of Government funding announced last week to go towards removing silt and debris from properties affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in February will allow contractors to continue work for another month.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby said the money, given to the Silt Recovery Taskforce, would focus on landowners needing to plant and spray ahead of the growing season.

She said those requiring collection should register with the Regional Council by the 6th of October so the Taskforce can prioritise which jobs get completed.