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Big rigs from far and wide are expected at the Tui Brewery at Mangatainoka this Sunday for the Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine event.

Nearly 150 trucks were on show at the 2019 event, and a similar number are on the cards to take part this year.

Organiser Kate Steminger says an epic day is planned for Sunday, with live music and activities, and brewery tours all planned.

There is free public entry for the Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine event.


Central Hawke’s Bays Evan and Linda Potter have been named the new National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.

The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust named the Potters as the winners at a function last night, who will also hold the Gordon Stephenson Trophy for the next year.

Evan and Linda were the 2020 East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Award winners and were up against the nine other regional winners for the national honor.

Meanwhile a Field Day at the Potter’s Waipapa farm at Elsthorpe is being held next Tuesday to showcase their property.


The Ruahine Motors Central Hawke’s Bay Premier Cricket team will play Napier Tech tomorrow in the final for the MJF Shrimpton Memorial Trophy 50-over competition.

The game will be played at Nelson Park from 11am tomorrow.

With the Hawke’s Bay Club Rugby Season kicking off next weekend, a preseason game between the Dannevirke and Central Colts is being played tonight.

The game kicks off at 6.30pm at Central Park.


Today is National Purple Day for Epilepsy.

Local woman Jo Paget is running a bake sale in Waipukurau’s main street to raise awareness, along with money for Epilepsy NZ.

Jo says awesome friends and family have donated to the sale so there will be various treats to choose from to purchase.

The Bake Sale is outside Story’s Clothing today.

People can also make a donation to Epilepsy NZ at the stall or find out how to make a donation online.