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Results from Day 3 of the 2021 Heinz Watties Ross Shield yesterday.

Scanpower Dannevirke played Napier in Game 1. Napier won 50-5, after being 38-nil up at half time.

Dannevirke number 10, Rafe Paewai, was the player of the match.

In Game 2, Silver Fern Farms CHB played Wairoa. Wairoa lead 12-nil at halftime, but CHB made a big comeback in the second half, to win 26-19.

Number 9 for CHB, Riley Winchester, was the player of the match.

The win also means CHB claim the Tino Amato Trophy, which is played for annually between the two teams.

In Game 3, Hastings East beat Hastings West 34-12.

Today’s games are CHB & Napier at 11am; Wairoa and Hastings West at 1pm; and Dannevirke play Hastings East at 3pm.

In another update from Ross Shield organisers, spectators will now be allowed at the remaining games following the Government's amendments to COVID Level 2 restrictions.

Games are being played at Elwood Park in Hastings.


The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has kicked off a campaign to get those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 to roll up their sleeves and do so.

Yesterday the region marked a milestone in the vaccine rollout - reaching 50 percent of the eligible population being double vaccinated.

The campaign titled Ū Tonu, which means keep going, features people from throughout Hawke’s Bay rolling up their sleeves in an effort to protect themselves, whānau, community, businesses and our health services.

Hawke’s Bay DHB chief executive Keriana Brooking said the Ū Tonu campaign was designed for Hawke’s Bay.

She said the campaign features people working in all sorts of industries and places, people studying at EIT, and health teams along with individuals - all with the same message Roll Up your Sleeves, Get a Mate to Vaccinate - Ū Tonu.

Ms Brooking said while the DHB had developed the campaign, the material would be available for all businesses and individuals to use to spread the message.


Firefighters yesterday tackled a fire in a wind turbine in the Tararua Wind Farm.

Emergency services were called at 2.40pm to the blaze.

A Mercury NZ spokesperson said nobody was in danger, and it was too early to comment on or confirm the cause of the fire.