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Police are investigating an incident in which a Waipawa woman was woken during the night by someone knocking at her door.

Police were called by the woman, who lives on Domain Road, following the incident on Tuesday night.

Constable Andy Walker said the person was "forcefully trying to get into the house", but was unable to gain access.

He believes a security light coming on may have deterred the man.

Police advice is to not answer knocks at the door late at night unless you know who the person is.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CHB Police directly or the 105 number.


Central Hawke's Bay Police are seeking information after a break-in at CHB College on Monday night of this week.

Constable Andy Walker said an attempt was made to break in to the College canteen.

He said the karate dojo, which is located on the bottom field of the College grounds, was broken into, and was extensively damaged.

Mr Walker said access was gained by the offender/s breaking a window, and paint was thrown all around the inside of the building.

Police are asking for any nearby residents who may have seen or heard anything on Monday night to contact them, and in particular are keen to hear from anyone in the area who may have CCTV cameras.


Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker and Deputy Mayor Kelly Annand will be available to chat to residents at the Waipawa Library this morning on the CHBDC’s draft Long Term Plan.

The ‘Cuppa with a Councillor’ session is being held between 10am and midday, and is a chance to find out more about the LTP, and to ask any questions or raise ideas over a cuppa.


More than 25,000 people are expected at the Central District’s Field Days in Feilding.

After being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the Field Days kick-off today, and run through until Saturday.

More than 500 stall sites will be setup showcasing the latest in farming equipment and technology, along with a range of other items such as clothing, food and lifestyle trends.

This year is the 27th year the Field Days have been held.

Field Days run from 9am to 4.30pm today and tomorrow, and 9am to 4pm Saturday.

Tickets are available at the gate at Manfeild Park or online at

Central FM’s Cockies Hour will broadcast live from the Field Days from midday to 2pm today.