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Waipawa’s title as the ‘Most Digital Town in Aotearoa’ will be celebrated tomorrow.

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash, CHB Mayor Alex Walker along with members of the Digital Boost team, and arm of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will all be in town tomorrow morning.

TV3’s A.M. Show will also send its roving reporter, William Wairua, to broadcast from Waipawa.

Members of the business community who would like to find about getting their businesses online are encouraged to attend to find out more.


The Waipukurau Little Theatre has put ticket sales for its upcoming production, The Old People Are Revoting, on hold.

On its website, the Little Theatre says the production needs to be postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests on two members of the cast.

The show was pencilled in to run from the 21st until the 30th of April, with new dates still to be announced.


With the weather looking better than last week, the final Surfing for Farmers for the 2021/2022 season will go ahead this afternoon at Pourerere Beach.

Organiser Andy Lee says they will aim to sneak in a small surf, followed by a wrap-up of the season at Charlie and Mel Harris’ woolshed at Pourerere.

He said a free paella will be provided, along with a BBQ and refreshments, followed by a prizegiving.

Surfing for Farmers will begin at 4pm today.


CHB recorded 83 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, giving the district 557 active cases.

Yesterday, Hawke’s Bay as a region recorded 892 new cases.

Tararua District’s active cases dropped by 22 to 624 yesterday.