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The grand final of the Stevenson & Taylor T20 Country Cricket Competition is being played this Sunday.

The match will be played at Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga between Wallingford and Waipawa, with first ball at 1pm.

Spokesperson Mark Boderick says the public are welcome to watch the action on Sunday afternoon.

After beating them by six wickets in the final round robin game last week, the Waipawa Butchery CHB Premier Cricket team will once again face Cornwall this weekend.

It is semi-finals time in the Hawke’s Bay 50-over competition, with Central finishing second on the table at the end of the 10-rounds.

CHB’s Angus Schaw, who had excellent figures with both the ball and the bat last weekend, said everything has come together for his team over the last few weeks.

The game is at Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga from 11am tomorrow.

The East Coast Regional Final for the FMG Young Farmer competition will be held in Masterton over the next two days.

Up to 30 young farmers and Growing Future Farmers cadets will compete in a mix of practical and theory modules today, before the top eight contestants move on to the finals tomorrow.

Tomorrow will also see the Agrikids and Junior Young Farmer contests also underway, with a number of locals taking part.

The practical events are being held at Solway Showgrounds in Masterton and are open to the public.

The regional winner will represent the East Coast at the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final later in the year.

Organiser Ash Greer, who is an ex-contestant, says the gender split for this year is 50/50, and it would be great to see the first female East Coast winner.

The 2024 Hawke’s Bay Club Rugby competition kicks-off this weekend, with the Premier Grade in action for the Nash Cup.

The Doug Harvey – Colliers CHB Prems will play away in their opening game, taking on Napier Tech at Whitmore Park.

Aotea have home advantage in their first game, playing HRS at Rugby Park at 3pm.

Next weekend, the Country Grade will kick-off, with all games being played on Good Friday.

Our 2024 Club Rugby coverage is thanks to The Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.

The final two nights of the Waipukurau Little Theatre production of The Drowning Girls have sold out.

Police were yesterday monitoring a gang-related funeral procession.

Eastern District Police said the procession was heading south to Te Aute.

Officers were stationed along the route, including on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway. The funeral procession was headed towards Kahuranaki Marae at Te Hauke.