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The Department of Conservation has reopened Sunrise Hut to the public following repair work.

Last year the Hut had a fireplace and heat transfer system installed, with interior painting also done.

An exterior paint job followed, allowing Sunrise Hut to re-open.

Work on the tracks leading to the Hut were also repaired.

Department of Conservation Manawatu supervisor Shaun Ruddle said the roof is also due to be painted.

Sunrise Hut opened in 1983.


The first sod will be turned tomorrow for a cycle and pathway between Waipawa and Waipukurau.

The pathway was first mooted over ten years ago, but nothing has happened since.

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker said she received the exciting news this week that the first sod would be turned for the project this weekend.

She said she is particularly excited because NZTA has been making commitments and breaking promises for the last four years.

The sod turning ceremony will be on Ford Road from 10am tomorrow.


A cable belonging to Chorus was accidentally cut on Wednesday causing a broadband outage to more than 6000 customers on the East Coast.

The cable was located near Otane, and was cut about 1.30 on Wednesday afternoon.

About 6000 customers were affected by the outage from Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Wairarapa – some for more than 24 hours.

Chorus spokesperson Holly Cushen told Central FM that most services were restored by 11pm Wednesday.

Work continued to repair the cable yesterday morning, with service fully restored by just after 2pm.


It is round 3 of the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball competition tonight.

Top of the table Thirsty Whale Otane will play Outkast, while Central Sports Vet Services will play Hastings High School Old Girls.

Both games are at 7.30 tonight at Pettigrew-Green Arena.


Hawke's Bay Rugby Draw

Manawatu Rugby Draw

In the Bush competition, Puketoi has a home game tomorrow in the first round. 

They will take on Tuhirangi at 2.30pm.