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In an effort to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty is joining in with two local “phone banks”.

Mr McAnulty will join Tararua Mayor Tracey Collis at the Dannevirke Town Hall this evening between 5.30 and 7.30; and CHB Mayor Alex Walker at the CHB Municipal Theatre during the same time tomorrow.

Those involved will be calling people to inform them of where they and their friends & family can get vaccinated on Super Saturday.

Anyone keen to join in can email Mr McAnulty on Kieran.mcanulty@parliament.govt.nz.

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Firefighters and contractors were called after a tree fell across part of State Highway 2 early yesterday.

Fire & Emergency NZ was called just after 1.30am after the tree fell on to the eastbound lane of the highway, near the intersection with Ashcott Road.

NZTA said the road was cleared and reopened by 3.15am.

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A win for the Centralines CHB Wakely Shield team yesterday.

CHB played the Barbarians, and despite being 5-7 down at half-time, came back to win 19-7.

Logan Forrest picked up two MVP points, and Lachie Foley three, to add to his one point from the day prior.

Today, it is semi-finals time for the Wakely Shield.

CHB will play Saracens at 10.30 this morning at Tareha Reserve in Taradale.

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The Waipawa Butchery sponsored Central Hawkes Bay Men’s Premier cricket team has started their season by winning their 2nd Kilbirnie T20 Tournament at the weekend,   

Spokesperson Dennis Schaw said in a round robin tournament shortened by one game because of rain on the Friday, Central had convincing wins over Hutt District, Taradale and Havelock North to clinch the tournament.