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A ticket sold at BP Waipawa for last Saturday nights Lotto draw has won a third share of First Division.

The ticket is worth $333,333.00.

Anyone who purchased a ticket from the store is asked to write their name on the back, and get it checked as soon as possible.


Pōrangahau is the first community in the region to receive tsunami 'Blue Lines'

Blue Lines are road markings that show the maximum reach of a large tsunami and the safe places to evacuate to if there is a long or strong earthquake.

The lines – one on Dundas Street, the other on Blackhead Road - were unveiled and blessed by Anthony Tipene-Matua last Friday.

HBCDEM Community Engagement Team Leader Jae Whelan says the Blue Lines are an effective public education tool that, alongside the other tsunami signage in the area, will help keep the community safe. 

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker attended the blessing and said it was significant that Pōrangahau was the first area in the region to utilise Blue Lines. 

She said resilience runs deep in the Pōrangahau community, strengthened by a long history living along and near the coastline.


Responses to the Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils’ Residents Opinion Survey close tomorrow.

The survey – which is available on the Councils’ website – takes about 3 to 5 minutes to complete.


Nine people from Hawke’s Bay were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Two received Queen’s Service Medals – Margaret McKibbin and Larry Morgan.

Rod Pelosi and Hinerangi Edwards were made Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit; with shearer John Kirpatrick, Police officers Inspector Dean Clifford and Detective Inspector Dave de Lange, rower Emma Twigg, along with Henry van Tuel and Trevor Taurima Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


Weekend Rugby :

Manawatu Competition :

Losses for both the Dannevirke Seniors and Dannevirke Colts teams.

Both played their Feilding counterparts, with Feilding Seniors winning 47-28; and the Colts 24-3.

Hawke’s Bay Competition :