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It’s been a winning week for customers of New World Waipukurau.

A Lotto ticket sold for this Wednesday’s draw won a share of second division.

The ticket, worth just over $23,000, was one of eight to win Lotto’s second division.

And a New World Waipukurau customer is the proud owner of a new Mazda CX-30 vehicle.

The vehicle was a prize in a promotion run over April and May in a Coca-Cola and New World Club Card promotion.


The second school term ends today.

Schools will return on Monday the 26th of July.


Two local companies have been named as finalists in this year’s Export NZ – ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards.

Wood Mallets from Otane are a finalist in the Best Emerging Business category, with The True Honey Co. a finalist in the Excellence in Innovation category.

Winners will be named on the 29th of July, with tickets for the awards ceremony at Toi Toi Arts & Event Centre in Hastings now on sale. 


Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will run three pop-up events tomorrow for dog owners to microchip and register their pets.

Microchipping is $25 per dog, with EFTPOS available.

The venues are :

  • Takapau: 9am - 10am | Outside the Town Hall
  • Ongaonga: 10:30am - 11:30am | Outside the Town Hall
  • Tikokino: 12pm - 1pm | Outside the Town Hall 


Weekend Sports

HB Super 8 Netball : Both local teams will play at 7.30 tonight at Pettigrew Green Arena.  Thirsty Whale Otane play Huia’s, with Central Sports VSHB playing All In Elusive.

Manawatu Rugby : The Dannevirke Seniors are away tomorrow playing Massey; with the Dannevirke Colts playing Massey at Rugby Park Dannevirke at 12.45pm.

Bush Rugby : It is quarterfinals time, with Puketoi playing at home tomorrow against Greytown.  That game kicks off at 2.30pm.

Hawke’s Bay Rugby :

Bryan Te Huki from the Aotea  Sports Club, and Hamish Carroll, coach of the Leopard Hotel Central Rugby & Sports Colts team, will be on the Centralines Sports Show tomorrow morning ahead of their respective semi-finals this weekend.