A windy day is on the way with a Strong Wind Warning in place for Tararua District, and Strong Wind Watch for Hawke’s Bay.
The warning for Tararua covers the period from 9am to 6pm today, with forecasters saying severe northwest gales could reach 120km/hr at times.
The watch for Hawke’s Bay covers the area south of about Hastings and came into effect at 9 o’clock last night.
Strong winds are expected until about 6 o’clock tonight.
Central Hawke’s Bay and Dannevirke shared both third place and the Life Members Salver at last week’s Ross Shield tournament.
The game between the two local sides on Saturday resulted in a 17-all draw.
The tournament was once again won by the very strong Napier team, with Hastings East finishing second.
At the conclusion of the tournament, a tournament team of 22 players was announced, with Carter Monaghan and Will Hogan from Dannevirke, and Tommi Greaves-Seeds, Henry Mullany and Ritchie Neemia from CHB named.
The 2023 Wakely Shield kicks-off today.
Teams from Central Hawke’s Bay, Hastings, Napier and Wairoa as well as a Saracens team and a new Mana Kotiro girls team will contest for the Shield, which is currently held by Hastings East.
The Centralines sponsored CHB team will play Hastings West in their first game at 12.15pm today.
All of the Wakely Shield games are played at Tareha Reserve in Taradale up until Friday.
Hawke’s Bay have returned home with the Ranfurly Shield following their Bunnings Warehouse NPC win over competition leaders Wellington on Saturday.
The Magpies defeated the Lions 20-18 at Sky Stadium, with Ollie Sapsford, Jonah Lowe and Sam Smith all touching down for Hawke’s Bay.
Lincoln McClutchie added one conversion and one penalty.
This weekend the Magpies will travel to Tauranga to take on Bay of Plenty in the quarter-finals.
That game is on Sunday at 2.05pm.