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More than $5,500 was raised for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation thanks to a High Tea & Cinema fundraiser last weekend.

Organised by Property Brokers in Waipukurau, the event was held at the Civic Theatre with a special screening of the movie, June Again by New Zealand Director, JJ Winlove.

JJ, who is part of the local Winlove family, recorded a message before the movie played to 250 people on Sunday.

Movie company Studio Canal donated the screening for the event.

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The Dannevirke Showgrounds is the venue for an athletics event that dates back to the 1930’s.

Hundreds of competitors are expected at the Anderson Rally tomorrow, with a number of different age group categories.

The U7’s 1km race will start the day at 1.30pm, followed by the U12’s boys & girls 2km at 1.45.

The boys & girls U14, men’s U18, women’s U18 and Masters women which are all 5km, will start at 1.50pm, and the men’s U20 7.5km race and the 10km Open men & women and Masters men will begin at 1.55pm tomorrow.

The Anderson Rally was revived in 2019 with hopes to make it an annual event.

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Developers of a building site in Waipawa have taken to having a person staying on site overnight to deter thieves.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said last weekend a Nissan ute with an enclosed trailer drove onto the site, but got surprised by the person living there.

He said the site has been the target of a previous theft.

Mr Walker said building sites are still being targeted, and said people on the sites should keep their eyes open for suspicious behavior.

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The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was sent to the Tukituki Trails near Waipukurau yesterday to airlift a man to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

The man had had an accident while out riding on an electric bike.

He was taken to hospital for further treatment.

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Weekend Sports

Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball : Otane Thirsty Whale will play HHSOG tonight at 6 at the Pettigrew Green Arena, with Central Sports Vet Services HB playing NGHS Senior A at 7.30pm.
Otane are currently second on the competition table with 28 points, and Central sit 4th with 16 points.

Rugby

Manawatu Competition : Dannevirke Seniors have a bye this weekend, with the Dannevirke Colts playing Freyberg Old Boys away.

Bush Competition : No game for the Puketoi team tomorrow, with Pioneer defaulting.

Hawke’s Bay Competition :