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Local News December 30th 2021

Central Hawke’s Bay Police are currently investigating a recent burglary at Total Gardening in Waipukurau.

Sergeant Neil Baker said Police believe that sometime between Monday 27th and the early hours of Wednesday 29th of December, offenders have gained entry to the Coughlan Road yard and removed several items.

He said the offenders would have required a vehicle to be close by.

Two terracotta stands - approximately 70cm in height - along with a herb planter were taken, together with a selection of plants

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waipukurau Police or call 105.

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The Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Swimming Pool re-opened to the public yesterday after being closed due to a cracked underground pipe.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council closed the facility on Christmas Eve, hoping to have it reopened on Monday.

Contractors worked over the long weekend, including overnight, removing concrete to allow the pipe to be repaired.

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Four Waipawa golfers will take part in the Longest Day Challenge fundraiser for the Cancer Society this Sunday (2nd January).

Tim Waite, Dougal MacDonald, Marilyn Hunter, and Paul Owen will play 72 holes of golf to raise money for the Cancer Society, teeing off at sunrise, playing until sunset.

The Waipawa team have so far raised more than $1000, and anyone wanting to support them can go the website https://longestday.org.nz/t/waipawagolf.