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The final of the Stevenson & Taylor sponsored T20 Cricket competition was played last Sunday.

The final was between Wallingford and Waipawa, with Wallingford sent in to bat first, finishing on 140/8 off their 20 overs.

James Mackie top scored for the side with 30, with Waipawa’s Kade Wynn taking two wickets for only eight runs.

In reply, Waipawa started quickly – running up 50 runs in the first five overs, reaching their target in the 19th over with five wickets to spare.

Ryan Kohelis top scored for the Waipawa side with 32, with Wallingford’s Jimmy Hamilton leading their bowling effort with two wickets for 15 runs.

Organiser Mark Boderick said Waipawa have now won the Stevenson & Taylor trophy for the second time in the competitions 3-year history.

He said players of the day were Joe Murphy for Wallingford, and Waipawa’s Tod Astill.

The Waipawa Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a vegetation fire on Tamumu Road last evening.

Flames and smoke from the fire could be seen from some distance away just before 6pm.

Waipawa Chief Fire Officer, Willy Chrystall, said the fire was approximately 20 metres by 10 metres, with firefighters in attendance for about two hours.

He reminded the public that Central Hawke’s Bay is currently in a Prohibited Fire Season, with all previously issued fire permits now cancelled.

CHB Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for three gazebos that were stolen from Central Hawke’s Bay College last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said at about midnight on Friday night four people were seen on CCTV breaking in to an implement shed.

He said the gazebos all have CHB College written on them, and asks people to keep an eye out. A small silver vehicle was also seen on CCTV at the time.

Anyone with information can contact local Police.

Horizons Regional Council and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua have signed a Memorandum of Partnership, formalising their mutual goal to develop a relationship of mutual respect and meaningful partnership.

The memorandum was signed last Wednesday at Awakura, a property returned to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua as part of their Treaty settlement with the Crown in late-2022.

Horizons chair Rachel Keedwell says the memorandum sets out the parties’ aspirations and how they will work with each other to achieve them.

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua chairperson Hayden Hape says the signing reaffirms the relationship the iwi already has with Horizons.

He says the relationship up until now is really positive, and works, and the signing is reaffirming they are prepared to continue this into the future.