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Over $24,000 was raised from last weekend’s CHB Lions Bookarama.

The annual event was held at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa from Friday to Sunday.

A spokesperson said the amount raised was an excellent result for the community, and that planning for next year is already underway.

Lions thanked the Ruahine Cadet Unit, who provided extra manpower to help load books in on Thursday and help with the pack down on Sunday.

An attraction set-up for children over the school holidays has had to be taken down early due to vandalism.

CHB District Libraries put up the Storywalk at Nelly Jull Park in Waipawa and had planned to keep it up until the end of this month.

On Friday last week the Storywalk was vandalised, with two of the boards removed and taken. Prior to that two other boards were damaged.

A libraries spokesperson said it was disappointing for the community that the Storywalk had to be taken down early, but they are looking to bring it back in spring at an alternative location.

Anyone that had viewed the Storywalk before it was taken down is asked to head to the CHB Libraries website and provide some feedback.

A fine morning is forecast for ANZAC Dawn Services in Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District tomorrow.

Dawn Services will be held at Porangahau, Otane, Waipukurau and Dannevirke from 5.45am; with Woodville and Pahiatua’s Dawn Parades at 6am.

Various other ANZAC services will be held around both districts, with full details on the Central FM website.

The victim of an assault in CHB last week has been released from hospital.

The alleged assault occurred late last Wednesday night at the intersection of Herbert and Russell Streets in Waipukurau.

Police said the victim, who was male, was taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with serious head injuries.

At the time, Detective Senior Sergeant Sally Patrick said the man was possibly hit with a scooter, and that two youths were speaking with Police.

The Police investigation is continuing.