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A Wellington man has been arrested in relation to a number of firearms incidents in Hastings, Havelock North and Waipawa.

Police were making enquiries to locate the man after he presented a firearm on a number of occasions on Saturday and Sunday.

A Police spokesperson said the offender presented a firearm towards a member of the public on Kea Place, Hastings on Saturday night before stealing their vehicle.

Shortly after 8am yesterday, he presented a firearm towards a member of the public in Havelock North before fleeing in a vehicle.

The offender has abandoned this vehicle and then stolen another vehicle from a member of the public in Waipawa.

Police said thankfully, no one was hurt in these incidents.

The 29 year old was apprehended in Waipukurau yesterday afternoon and will appear in the Hastings District Court.

Police are yet to say what charges the man is facing.

Officer in charge of CHB Police, Sergeant Neil Baker, said it was great work by local Police to apprehend the man without incident.


The Central Hawke’s Bay Women’s Institute has raised enough money to erect a seat at Nelly Jull Park in Waipawa.

In 2021, Women’s Institute planted bulbs and other flowers at the park to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Last week a stall was setup in Waipukurau’s main street, selling baking, preserves, produce and a raffle to help raise money for a seat.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will arrange installation of the seat, which is being made by Taylor Made Gates.


Weekend Rugby :

Manawatu Competition :

Dannevirke Colts : lost to Bush 24-nil

Dannevirke Seniors : won 27-15 over Bulls

Hawke’s Bay Competition :