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Hawke’s Bay Police have made arrests following two recent “violent incidents”.

Detective Senior Sergeant James Keene said the arrests were made in relation to an aggravated robbery at Te Mata Peak and a ram raid at a premises in Clive last week.

In the Te Mata Peak incident, a man approached the occupant of a vehicle, and allegedly threatened him with a tyre iron before taking his cell phone and car keys and drove off in the vehicle.

In Clive, significant damage was caused to a building after a car was reversed into the front it.

Mr Keene said two offenders attempted to gain access to cigarette cabinets but were unsuccessful and left the store.

Two people have been arrested, with both due to appear in Court today charged with aggravated robbery, burglary, and intentional damage.

After raising $3500 last year for a water safety programme for children, Norsewood’s Heald family will open its sunflower paddocks up again this weekend to raise further money for Dannevirke’s Wai Splash Pool.

All funds raised tomorrow and Sunday will go to Wai Splash to support more of the work they do.

Heald Sunflowers, which is on Gundries Road at Norsewood, will be open between 10am and 4pm both days. There is a $5 entry fee for those over 16, with sunflowers for sale at the gate for $2.

Thunderstorms and heavy localised downpours are possible for Hawke’s Bay tomorrow.

Metservice says a trough will move eastwards across the North Island tomorrow bringing brief heavy rain, with thunderstorms and localised downpours possible during the afternoon and evening.

Forecasters say at this stage there is minimal risk of broadscale severe weather.