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Additional tickets have been made available for tomorrow night’s talk on anti-violence.

Matt Brown’s ‘She is not your Rehab’ is at the Civic Theatre in Waipukurau.

The first lot of tickets sold-out on Monday, and organisers have made a limited number of extra tickets available.

Tickets cost $5 and are available through Eventfinda.

Following feedback from landowners unaware that they are still responsible for possum control on their properties, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reminding owners that plans to hand responsibility over to them is on hold.

In December 2022 the Regional Council voted to move to a contractor model, however Council spokesperson Matt Short says with a strong focus on cyclone recovery, they are not able to implement the transition.

He says it is important landowners undertake annual possum control to ensure numbers do not increase.

Mr Short says once numbers increase, it can be costly to reduce populations.

He reminded landowners that the Regional Council subsidises possum bait and bait stations by 40% through Farmlands and PGG Wrightson stores.

Thomas Hill from Omakere’s Waipari Station was presented with the Hamish Hewitt Memorial Trophy for the most dedicated farmer at last week’s Surfing for Farmers session at Pourerere Beach.

The award is presented in memory of Hamish, who passed away last year, and was a big supporter of Surfing for Farmers.

Last week also saw a surfboard courtesy of Rabobank given away to Tom Humphries from Te Tui.

The final Surfing for Farmers for this season is being held at Porangahau on the 21st of March.