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The CHB Parents Centre and its new Parenting and Pregnancy Hub have received a $22,000 donation from the Taniwha Daffodil Charitable Trust.

The donation was made possible by the number of visitors to Taniwha Daffodils when it opened last month.

COVID restrictions meant a visit to the daffodils wasn’t quite the same, but this didn’t deter people from enjoying a visit.

A special $5000 donation was also made to the Takapau Health Centre.


Beef + Lamb New Zealand has signed a funding agreement with the Growing Future Farmers Essential Farm Skills Programme, to help attract and train more young people in the red meat sector.

The GFF Programme offers a range of specialised industry training and development opportunities across the country including formal NZQA qualifications.

The agreement will give enrolled learners a boost of $500 each in 2021.

B+LNZ Chief Executive Sam McIvor says the future success of the industry relies on attracting talented and motivated young people and equipping them with the skills to be successful.

Currently, there are 45 student trainees on farms throughout New Zealand with a further 70 expected to start in February next year.


People are being advised not to confront boy racers after a person who did just that was attacked last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the incident happened last Thursday on Pukeora Scenic Road where a resident went out to confront a person doing burnouts and was attacked by the person doing the burnout with a baseball bat.

Police know who the alleged offender is and are investigating.

Mr Walker said Police have also had reports of boy racer activity in Takapau, and also on Arlington Road and Woburn Road.

He said some of the activity has been filmed, and Police have the registration plates, and are following up on finding the vehicles and impounding them.