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Chainsaws and other tools were taken in a burglary at Ormondville business Ruahine Timber last week.

Sometime overnight last Thursday offenders have entered the Ruahine Timber yard by going through a neighbouring farm, taking down the electric fences in a paddock while making their way through it.

Two doors and a wall were smashed to get in to the workshop building, with four chainsaws, power tool batteries and a Banco tool set taken.

All of the gear was engraved with RTL.

Anyone with information can contact Police or Ruahine Timber.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council made an emergency water shutdown in parts of Waipukurau last night.

A large water leak was reported to Council, requiring a full shutdown affecting residents in Leeton Drive, Porritt Place and Tavistock Road.

Contractors worked into the early hours of this morning to repair the leak, with water now fully restored.

The Council says following the works, water main flushing will be completed.

They said it is possible that small deposits from this process may enter the water supply and ask residents to run an inside tap to check water quality prior to using washing machines and other internally plumbed appliances.


Strong winds are expected for the Tararua District tomorrow.

Metservice forecasters say they have moderate confidence of severe gale north to northwesterly winds affecting the district.

They say there is a low confidence of severe gale winds for the ranges of both Hawke's Bay and Gisborne during the same period.