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Between 30 and 35 thousand dollars was raised by the Waipukurau Rotary Club from last Friday’s Mark Inglis fundraising evening.

The double-amputee spend two days in Central Hawke’s Bay giving talks – including to the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, a group of 200 students at CHB College, and made a surprise visit to Waipawa Primary School.

Rotarian Don Cooper said the Friday night event was a fantastic night.

He said the two auctions held raised just short of $29,000, and by the time some expenses are paid, there will be between 30 and 35 thousand dollars raised.

Mr Cooper said Mark Inglis was over the moon, and has received emails following the event from people who enjoyed his talk.


A meeting due to be held in Takapau tomorrow night over speeding vehicles has been postponed.

The meeting had been called by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Police following concerns about speeds on and around Sydney Street.

A new date is yet to be set for the community meeting.


Nominations close off today for the CHB Civic Awards.

Along with the main Civic Award, nominations are also being taken for the Organisation and Community Service Awards.

Full details are available on the Council website.


A two-car crash on State Highway 2 near Pakipaki blocked both lanes for close to an hour yesterday. 

A Police spokesperson said they had been called to the crash just before 2.30pm

The two cars initially blocked both lanes, though one lane was re-opened around 3pm.

Two people were assessed for injuries and treated at the scene but were not transported to hospital.