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Central Hawke’s Bay have retained the Trevor White Memorial Trophy.

Three games of junior rugby were played against Dannevirke at Central Park yesterday – with all three games won by Central.

CHB Junior Rugby spokesman Tim Hamilton said the U9’s won 15-10, the U11’s won 27-17, and the U13’s won 30-10.


The Magpies retained the Ranfurly Shield following their game against Otago in the Bunnings NPC on Saturday.

The Magpies won 34-10, after leading 14-7 at half time.

Head Coach Mark Ozich said his team won thanks to tenacious defence in the opening 30 minutes.

Our 2021 Magpies coverage is thanks to the Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.


Emergency services were responded to a motorcycle crash on Elsthorpe Road yesterday.

The crash happened just after 11.30am.

The rider was taken to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital with minor injuries.


The two men facing a murder charge following the death of Outlaws president Peter Lui will stand trial next year.

29 year old Hemi Cahill, from Waipukurau, and 22 year old Belmont Te Aonui-Tawhai both appeared via audio-visual link in the Napier High Court on Friday.

Both reaffirmed their not guilty pleas, with their trial scheduled for two weeks in July next year.

Justice Jillian Mallon remanded both men in custody until the trial.


Judging will take place today for the Wackrow Memorial Youth Award.

There are five in the running for the Award this year, with a panel of five judges meeting with each of them today.

The five nominees are 16 year old Paige Appleton, 18 year old Jarrod Hape, 17 year old Chianne Lyford-Shields, 16 year old Matilda Panchaud, and 16 year old Tama Ngatai-Ruaporo.

The winner of the Wackrow Memorial Youth Award will be named next Tuesday at a special ceremony at The Hub in Dannevirke.