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The duck shooting season kicks-off for 2021 tomorrow.

In Hawke’s Bay, the season will run until the 13th of June, with a daily bag limit of eight for Mallard and Grey Duck, and a daily limit of eight for Paradise Shellduck.

For those hunting in the boundaries of the Tararua District, the season will run until June 27th, with a daily bag limit of ten for Mallard, Grey Duck and Paradise Shellduck.

Meanwhile with opening weekend, Police are reminding hunters of the Seven Basic Firearms Safety Rules.

These are :

1.    Treat every firearm as loaded

2.    Always point firearms in a safe direction

3.    Load a firearm only when ready to fire

4.    Identify your target beyond all doubt

5.    Check your firing zone

6.    Store firearms and ammunition safely

7.    Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms.


The Porangahau Volunteer Fire Brigade has so far raised nearly $1000 for local schoolgirl Royal SciaScia.

Male members of the brigade are set to get their heads shaved tonight at the Porangahau Country Club as a fundraiser for Royal’s family, who suffered injuries in a swimming accident.

The “Shave-off” will start at six tonight, with members of the public welcome.

Donations can be made tonight at the Country Club, or via an online account.

The account number is available on the “What’s On Porangahau” Facebook page, or by contacting a brigade member.


It is round two of the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball competition tonight.

Otane Thirsty Whale will play Hasting’s High School Old Girls at 6.30pm at Pettigrew Green Arena, while the Central Sports Vet Services game against NGHS Senior A has been deferred to another date.

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