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The next stage in the process of formulating a new District Plan for Central Hawke’s Bay is underway.

Public submissions on the proposed District Plan closed in early August, with a summary of submissions now prepared.

The summary along with the full submissions have now been published on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council website, with further submissions being taken until the 29th of October.

Further submissions are limited to matters raised in the original submissions and limited to people representing a relevant aspect of public interest, and people who have an interest greater than the general public.

The Council itself can also submit.

The hearing of submissions is expected to be held in March of next year.


The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has been busy planning Super Saturday vaccination events this Saturday.

Super Saturday is a nationwide day of action for COVID-19 vaccination to encourage everyone eligible and not yet vaccinated to join the millions of people in New Zealand who are already vaccinated.

DHB Chief executive Keriana Brooking said Hawke’s Bay was likely to hit 80 percent of the eligible population having had their first dose this week, but thousands more vaccinations were needed.

She said with summer just eight weeks away, Super Saturday is a great opportunity to vaccinate as many people as possible so we can all enjoy more freedom this summer.

Mrs Brooking said there will be nearly 30 vaccination clinics open across Hawke’s Bay on Saturday.

In Central Hawke’s Bay, these are :

Unichem Pharmacy Waipukurau

The Waipawa Rugby Clubrooms

A “drive-thru” clinic on the corner of St Josephs Street and River Terrace in Waipukurau

Dannevirke : The Hub; Rangitane o Tamaki Nui A Rua rooms; and Ngati Kahunugunu ki Tamaki Nui A Rua rooms.

The Woodville Health Centre

The Pahiatua Medical Centre

A mobile clinic will be situated in Eketahuna

In Tararua, Super Saturday clinics are being held in all main towns across the district :


It was Day 2 of the 2021 Wakely Shield yesterday in Taradale.

Centralines CHB played Hastings West.

Wests lead 7-5 at half-time, and went on to win 26-5.  Lachlan Foley scored Central’s try.

Central manager Willie Butler said his team was unlucky not to score a couple of extra try’s in the game.

Today, central play Barbarians at 1.30pm at Tareha Reserve.


Election results have been declared for the positions on the Central Hawke’s Bay Consumers Power Trust.

Following the close of voting, Returning Office Warwick Lampp said Laura Billings, Callum Gray, Karen Middelberg, Tony Murphy, Marcus Peacock, Alastair Setter and Libby Tosswill had been elected as Trustees.

The Trustees will serve a three-year term.