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Local cyclist Reagan Gough has announced his retirement from the sport.

The 27-year-old, who won a teams pursuit World Championship gold medal in 2015, called time on his career on Wednesday.

The two-time Olympian, who now lives in Cambridge, also won silver medals at the World Champs ion 2017 and 2020. A broken foot last November prompted his decision to retire.

Thousands of people attended yesterday’s opening day of the Central Districts Field Days in Feilding.

Mild weather conditions greeted Field Days goers, with the event in its 31st year.

Prime Minister Chris Luxon visited the event, taking part in a lawn-mower race – beating Agriculture Minister Todd McLeay and Rangitikei MP Suze Redmayne.

Field Days continues today and tomorrow, with gates opening at 9am.

Details and tickets at

Central Hawke’s Bay residents can now recycle their unwanted child carseats for free by dropping them off at one of three locations across the district.

A successful pilot in September last year saw 47 carseats collected during the month-long event.

Sixteen of these seats were safety-checked and then donated to other families and 23 were able to be recycled.

Under the programme, the carseats will be checked by Roadsafe HB and those that are non-compliant, expired or unusable will get recycled through 3R’s SmartSeat programme.

Those that are compliant will be repurposed and distributed to those in need in the community via a range of organisations.

Unused carseats can be dropped off to any of these locations - Pregnancy and Parenting Hub, Central Hawke's Bay District Council Offices in Waipawa or the CHB Community Opshop in Waipukurau.