The OngaOnga Golf Club was broken into last weekend – with hundreds of dollars of green fees suspected to have been taken.
A member noticed the break-in on Sunday morning.
A Club spokesperson said a window into the office area was smashed, and the green fees box ripped from the wall.
The spokesperson said ordinarily there would be up to $1000 in cash in the box. Nothing else appears to have been taken in the break-in, which occurred sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Club members did have a “bit of a mess” to clean-up though.
Police have been alerted to the incident.
Local hose rider Brooke Edgecombe has the chance to represent New Zealand at the World Final in Saudi Arabia in April after winning the FEI World Cup (New Zealand League).
While only finishing third in the final event in the series in Auckland last weekend, Brooke managed to secure enough points to take the honour.
In being named the winner, Brooke said her horse LT Holst Andrea really deserved the win.
She said she will give serious consideration to attending the world final, but it needs to be the right decision for Andrea.
Brooke won the series by a single point over Palmerston North’s Sophie Scott.
Safety improvements have begun on State Highway 5.
NZ Transport Agency – Waka Kotahi says the works will involve widening of the road shoulder and centreline at a number of sites, as well as improving the safety of the slow vehicle bay at Tarawera.
New roadside safety barriers will also be installed at high-risk curveson the Napier-Taupo Road, along with new road marking.
The work is expected to be completed in late April/early May.
NZTA spokesman Chris Mahoney says while the work is being undertaken, there will be temporary speed restrictions and STOP/GO activity at some sites.
He says the work is an important part of making the stretch of road safer.