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Central Hawke’s Bay College has so far raised over $8000 from its annual Work Day earlier this month.

Principal Lance Christiansen said the money raised will be spent directly on the students.

He said the experiences of Work Day have, for many, helped them think about their future options and pathways.

Money is still being counted, and Mr Christiansen thanked all members of the school and wider CHB community for their support of students during Work Day.  

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Submissions will open today for the Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils’ draft District Plan.

District Councillors met yesterday and decided to formally notify the Proposed District Plan.

The District Plan covers activities such as subdivision and land-use, and Mayor Alex Walker said with the current Plan now nearly 20 years old, the need to progress with a robust and full review was critical to the District.

She said it was only seven years ago that our District’s population was declining and we were going backwards.

Ms Walker said fast-forward to today and we have subdivision, new homes and new families in our District – that simply would not have been imagined in 2014.

With Council formally approving the plan for notification, it will now enter a formal legal phase, under the Resource Management Act, where the consideration of issues is delegated to qualified Commissioners.

The submission period will be open from today through to Friday, the 6th of August.

Copies of the proposed Plan, and submission forms, are available from the Council website or from Council offices and the Waipawa Library. 

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People are being reminded to call 111 if they need the assistance of the Fire Brigade.

During high winds last week, local fire brigades were kept busy with wind related calls, including trampolines being blown away, and rooves lifting.

Waipukurau Deputy Fire Chief Glen Millar said some people had tried to call the fire station or firefighters directly.

He said it is important people ring 111 for assistance.

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Weekend Sports

Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball

Otane Thirsty Whale will play All In Elusive at six tonight at Pettigrew Green Arena.

Vet Services Central Sports played Napier Girls High School in Waipukurau last night.

Rugby

Hawke’s Bay competition:

Manawatu competition :

Both the Dannevirke Senior and Colts teams are away tomorrow.

The Seniors will play College Old Boys, with the Colts playing Feilding Old Boys.

Bush draw :

Puketoi will play East Coast at Puketoi at 2.30pm.