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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council in a partnership with Sport Hawke’s Bay has launched the Waka Tākaro Central Hawke's Bay’s Play Trailer.

The trailer is a free community resource to educate and promote play for children, and was made possible through funding from Sport New Zealand and Sport Hawke’s Bay.

The mobile trailer will be stocked with a range of play and sports gear.

Deputy Mayor Kelly Annand says Waka Tākaro is a fantastic resource available for everyone of all ages – with the trailer visiting schools, carnivals, shows, markets and remote areas through the summer.

Bookings for the trailer can be made by contacting the District Council.

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The Dannevirke premier cricket team had a win in the first game of the season at the weekend.

It was the team’s first game in the premier one grade following promotion earlier this year.

The game against Old Boys was played at the Dannevirke Domain, with the locals bowling their opposition out for just 95 in the 30th over.

Dannevirke reached 96-2 in 27.3 overs to give them an eight wicket win.

Dannevirke bowlers Gareth Martin and Jason Thompson took three wickets each, with opening batsmen Josh Thompson and Cameron Walker making 36 and 21 respectively.

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Central Hawke’s bay has topped the list of territorial authorities from the COVID-19 Super Saturday event.

Mayor Alex Walker said the percentage of our population that participated was the highest in the country - and number 2 in increase for both first and second vaccinations.