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The Motor Neurone Disease Association will receive over $5000 from a recent fundraiser in Central Hawke’s Bay.

The Smedley Horse Trek attracted over 100 riders.

The event was organised by Property Brokers CHB.

Meanwhile a recent bake sale fundraiser for Epilepsy NZ raised over a thousand dollars.

Organised by local woman Jo Paget, the bake sale saw a number of items donated, along with a raffle.

Jo said $1221.50 was raised, and she is so grateful to the CHB community for its support.

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Hawke’s Bay Police are seeing a rise in thefts from orchards, commercial businesses and
rural properties, with fuel and heavy-duty vehicle batteries the main targets
for thieves.

Acting Detective Sergeant Steve Leonard says owners need to be aware and take precautions
to protect their property and equipment as vehicles are being seriously damaged
by offenders trying to gain access to the batteries and fuel.

He says security options for farmers to consider include installing CCTV or
wireless alert systems, and satellite GPS devices that can be installed
covertly on items such as quad bikes and other machinery which can be tracked
if they get stolen.

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ANZ Bank Chief Economist, Sharon Zollner, will be the guest speaker at a business breakfast in Waipukurau next week.

Organised by the HB Chamber of Commerce, Zollner, will look at the issues that are facing New Zealand as we emerge into a post-Covid world, and will explore the trends and opportunities that will shape our economy in the coming years.

The event is being held at the Waipukurau Club from 7.30am next Friday.

Those wanting to register for the free event can do so via the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce  Website


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