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More than $4500 was raised from yesterday’s CHB Swim-4-Lives Swimathon.

The event raises money to help local school children to grow their knowledge, confidence and abilities in deep water.

A total of 13.85kms was swum yesterday by competitors, or 554 lengths of the Indoor Pool.

Jason Wyn-Harris and Paige Franklin tied the individual swim with 30 lengths each in their ten minutes, only 5 lengths shy of the record set by Bevan Jacobs in 2017.

The winning team was the AQUA Whales and Calves, with 39 lengths.

The CHB College Sea-lions were the top fundraising team with $460, with Keena Higginson the kids top fundraiser with $310.

The CHB Swim 4 Life Group thanked all competitors, sponsors and volunteers for their support of the event


There will be overnight closures on the Saddle Road again this week.

NZTA is advising drivers to plana head for six overnight closures from Sunday to Friday.

The road will be closed from 6pm to 6am, with drivers having to take the Pahiatua Track.

Meanwhile, there will be STOP/GO signs in place on the Pahiatua Track this week between 8.30am and 5pm each day.


Ruahine Motors CHB will play Napier Tech in the MJF Shrimpton Memorial Trophy final this weekend.

CHB played Cornwall at Forest Gate Domain in Saturday’s semifinal, and set Cornwall 213 to win.

Central’s Captain, Dom Thompson, top scored with the bat, with 56.

In reply, Cornwall were all out in the 30th over for 95.