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The creator of the Farm-4-Life education hub and ambassador for Farmstrong, Tangaroa Walker, will be the guest speaker at an event organised by East Coast Young Farmers tomorrow night.

The Wellbeing Dinner and fundraising auction is being held at the Takapau Town Hall, with all proceeds going to Gumboot Friday, which raises money for free counselling sessions for 5 to 24 year olds.

Walker says he is looking forward to speaking at the event.

The night, which includes a free roast lamb dinner, is free for Young Farmers members to attend, with a $5 entry fee for non-members.

Anyone wanting to attend must register beforehand by emailing


A section of Northumberland Street in Waipukurau remains closed following the discovery of a water mains leak near its intersection with Ruataniwha Street yesterday.

The leak was noticed around 10am, and a post on the CHB District Council Facebook page last night said the leak was still active, with teams yet to isolate it.

The area has been fenced off, with Council contractors and staff returning this morning to continue investigations.

For motorists using Northumberland Street a detour is in place using the Service Lane behind New World Waipukurau.


Another win for the Centralines CHB Wakely Shield team yesterday.

It was semi-finals day for the Wakely Shield, with CHB playing Saracens in the first game of the day.

Central Manager Willie Butler said the game was 7-all at halftime, and said Saracens came out firing to put some pressure on CHB, but they held on to win 21-19.

Today CHB play Barbarians in the playoff for the Leahy Plate.  That game is at 1pm at Tareha Reserve in Taradale.


Hawke’s Bay has surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines.

The milestone comes as the region gears up for Super Saturday tomorrow.

Hawke’s Bay DHB Chief executive Keriana Brooking said momentum was building for tomorrow with the regions’ councils, general practices, pharmacies, Māori providers and lots of other businesses all supporting the event.

She said there will be giveaways, food and music at some of the larger events, and as part of a special one-off Super Saturday incentive the DHB, with the support of Spark Health, will automatically put everyone who has their first dose of the vaccine from any of the Hawke’s Bay clinics into a draw to win one of three iPhone 13’s or one of seven $100 Prezzy cards.

There will be 30 vaccination clinics open across the region tomorrow.

One of the CHB Clinics, Unichem Pharmacy Waipukurau, is nearly booked out.

Owner Charles Nairn says anyone wanting to book there can call the pharmacy on 8588060.


The Magpies are away this weekend in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC.

Hawke’s Bay currently sit top of the premiership table following their win over Tasman last weekend.

This week they play Canterbury, with kick-off at 4.35pm tomorrow.

Magpies Head Coach Mark Ozich will be on the Centralines Sports Show tomorrow morning to talk about the build-up to this week’s game.

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