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A 16-year old has been arrested and charged following an aggravated robbery at Mobil Waipukurau last Wednesday night.

Three youths entered the service station around 10.15pm, with the shop attendant setting off the store’s fog cannon.

CHB Police Sergeant Neil Baker said the male would appear in the Hastings Youth Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery.

Mr Baker said the arrest came after an extensive investigation, with search warrants executed at local addresses.

He said Police are still looking for two further offenders.

Mr Baker thanked the community who came forward and assisted with the investigation. 

Meanwhile a 32-year old man appeared in the Hastings District Court on Friday in relation to a break-in at Waipukurau’s Pure Sports & Leisure store last week.

CCTV footage from the store showed a man entering the store just before 1am Thursday, breaking through the front door.

The man made off with clothes from a clothing rack.

Sergeant Neil Baker said the arrested man was from Napier.

Police were opposing the man’s bail.


A video put together by the OngaOnga Historical Society will be screened this weekend.

Society members Dennis Schaw and Ian Cookson have interviewed more than a dozen members of the OngaOnga community about the area’s history.

Titled “Local Heroes”, the video screening will take place at the OngaOnga Community Hall from 6.30 Saturday night.

A gold coin for the entry fee will go towards the work the OngaOnga Historical Society is doing to restore the historic Coles Factory.


Further strong winds are expected for Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District today.

Metservice forecasters say there is low confidence that westerly gales could become severe at times, especially early in the day.

There was a Strong Wind Watch in place for both districts over the majority of the weekend, ending at 3am today.

On Saturday, the Takapau Plains recorded one of the highest wind gusts in the country, at 81km/hr.


Weekend Rugby Results :

Manawatu Competition :

In the Colts grade, Dannevirke played Te Kawau, with Tew Kawau running out victors, 56-24.

Meanwhile the Dannevirke Seniors played Old Boys Marist, with Marist winning by four points, 26-22.

Hawke’s Bay Competition :