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There was strong interest from young people interested in a cadetship at Smedley Station.

Smedley held its annual open days last weekend, with over 200 people attending on Saturday alone.

130 people interested in a cadetship registered their interest.

Applications for the next intake close on the 22nd of July, with application forms available on the Smedley Station website.

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The annual CHB Lions Book-A-Rama is on over the next three days.

Opening today at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa, the Book-A-Rama once again features thousands of books for sale, covering a wide-range of topics.

The event will run from 9am to 4pm today and tomorrow, and from 9am to 2pm on Sunday.

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The Tararua District Council is highlighting the problem of abandoned vehicles being left on roadsides.

The Council said abandoned vehicles are more common than people realise, and are costing ratepayers money to remove them.

A spokesperson said abandoned vehicles are not only unsightly but can pose a danger to other road users.

They are encouraging people to contact a scrap metal dealer to take old vehicles.

Vehicles left on local roads become the responsibility of the District Council, while vehicles left on main highways become the responsibility of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

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Weekend Rugby :

Manawatu :

Dannevirke Colts play Manawatu at Rugby Park at 12.45pm.

Dannevirke Seniors play Freyberg Old Boys at Rugby Park at 12.45pm.

Hawke's Bay: