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The 32nd annual Dannevirke Host Lions Book Sale got underway yesterday.

Bargain hunters lined-up outside the Dannevirke Town Hall before the doors opened at 9am, with thousands of books once again for sale this year.

A special ‘collectors section’ proved particularly popular.

The sale will run each day from 9am – 5pm, before finishing on Sunday, when it will run between 10am and 2pm.

All profits from the event will be used back in the local community.


Dannevirke Police are investigating the theft of $20,000 worth of forestry equipment from a remote block near Pongaroa.

Senior Sergeant Dave Fraser said the theft happened sometime between the 10th and 13th of July.

He asks anyone who saw suspicious vehicles in the Sugar Loaf Road area to contact Police.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating four recent burglaries.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said 14 mini-bales were stolen from a paddock on Pourerere Road around the 14th of this month, and said a vehicle with a trailer would’ve been needed.

There was another burglary on Tikokino Road, where a car shed was entered, with chainsaws and power tools amongst the items taken.

The burglary happened during the day.

Mr Walker said Police are also investigating after a woman saw a person roll out under her shed door in Waipukurau.

The incident happened at a property on Wellington Road about 6.30am on the 11th of July. 

Police are also looking into a break-in at the Waipukurau A & P Society building last Thursday.

Alcohol was taken, and Mr Walker said the offenders caused a bit of damage as some doors were kicked-in.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local Police, or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


A Dannevirke woman is one of six Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarship recipients for this year.

18 year old Molly Donald was named as one of the scholarship recipients for emerging leaders in the red meat industry.

Molly is in her first year at Lincoln University, and was awarded $5000 to put towards her degree in agribusiness and food marketing.