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Over 5000 people will take part in this weekend’s New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Hawke’s Bay Marathon.

Participants will come from across the country – and around the world – including Japan and Belgium - for tomorrow’s event.

The Hawke’s Bay Marathon is in its sixth year and is an important event for the region, expected to bring in $7.6 million in economic benefit.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police arrested four juvenile offenders after a window was smashed at a local sports club last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said a window was smashed at the Waipukurau Lawn Tennis & Squash Club on Mitchell Street last Friday night.


The Tararua towns of Pahiatua, Eketahuna and Woodville will be treated to vintage airplanes in the sky tomorrow.

A Spitfire and two Beechcraft T-6C Texan II aircraft will take off from Ohakea as part of the commemorations marking 80 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s No. 14 Squadron.

The planes can be seen at 10.47am over Woodville, 10.49 over Pahiatua, and at 10.54 tomorrow morning over Eketahuna.


It’s a big weekend for Norsewood this weekend.

The Norsewood Viking Festival will be held both days at Mathews Park, with two days showcasing Viking life.

People will be able to try their hand at archery, spear and axe throwing and a tug of war competition.

Along with Scandinavian food, there will live music, stalls and storytelling.

On Sunday, the annual Norway Day celebrations will also be held, beginning at 10am at Anzac Park.

2022 marks 150 years since the first Norwegian settlers came to New Zealand.


Weekend Ruby :

Manawatu Competition :

Dannevirke Colts play Old Boys Marist, 1pm Saturday at Central Energy Trust Arena.

Dannevirke Seniors play College Old Boys, 1pm Saturday, at Central Energy Trust Arena.

Hawke’s Bay Competition :