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The Dannevirke Chamber of Commerce will hold a Post Budget Q & A session with Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty tomorrow.

The event is being held at The Hub in Dannevirke from 11.30 tomorrow morning.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the Chamber of Commerce by midday today.


Central Hawke’s Bays District Plan will hit a significant milestone this week.

Tomorrow a decision on notifying the Proposed District Plan for public submissions will be made by Council.

Council chief executive Monique Davidson says the meeting is an important step in the process, and dependent on Council’s decision, public submissions will be open from May 28, marking the start of the formal public notification and remain open until the 6th of August.

She says as Council now enter the formal legal phase of the District Plan review, this further consultation provides an opportunity for residents, ratepayers and key stakeholder groups to formally consider the Proposed District Plan and let Council know what they think about the provisions in it.

The Proposed District Plan will be released publicly this Friday, and will be available on Councils’ website.

A District Plan sets out how land can be used and developed, and how the land and environment will be sustainably protected from the effects of development for present and future generations.


Police are investigating after several aluminium windows were taken from a building site in Waipawa at the weekend.

 Senior Constable Andy Walker says the windows were waiting to be installed at a new build on Bibby Street, and asks anyone with information to contact Police.

Recently similar windows were taken from a new build in Waipukurau, and Mr Walker says the thieves seem to be targeting specific size windows.

Meanwhile Police are also investigating a further building site in River Terrace Waipukurau following vandalism last weekend.


Rugby referee Stuart Catley has been selected for the 2021 NZR High Performance Referee Squad.

Stuart will join three other Hawke’s Bay referees in the National Squad group.