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Tararua District Council has lifted the boil water notice for Woodville. 

A possum found in the town’s water supply last week prompted the issuing of the notice.

The Council said three days of clear test results were needed before the notice could be lifted.

Testing from Friday and Saturday both come back clear, with Sunday’s results, which were received yesterday, also came back clear.

A new date has been pencilled in for the Centralines Summer Series 10th anniversary concert.

The concert, featuring the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band, was originally planned for late January, however wet weather saw organisers postpone it.

Spokesperson Pip Burne said the new date for the free concert at the Nelly Jull Park Band Rotunda is Sunday the third of March from 4pm.

Insulation purchased for a school project was stolen from a Waipukurau business last weekend.

The specialised product is not available from merchants in Hawke’s Bay directly and have to be specially ordered.

Blair Smith, the owner of SLAB Insulation in Cook Street, said their yard was accessed over the weekend by someone climbing a barbwire fence.

Taken were bales of R3.2 Autex greenstuff wall and R1.8 Autex acoustic rolls.

Anyone with information can contact SLAB Insulation directly or CHB Police.

The two-day East Coast Farming Expo gets underway in Wairoa today.

The event, which is designed for sheep and beef farmers, highlights the latest in farming innovation and is a chance for farmers to meet face-to-face with industry innovators.

Organiser Dave Martin says today features a whole day of seminars, with the likes of Dr Jacqueline Rowarth and Matt Chisolm speaking.

Tonight’s Property Brokers Evening Muster has sold out.

Dave says there are also over 50 trade displays at the Wairoa

Racecourse and the event is a good way for farmers to network.

Details and tickets are available on the website