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Hockey player Megan Hull was named Tararua’s Supreme Sportsperson of the Year last Friday night.

The annual Downer Tararua Sports Awards were presented virtually once again this year.

Hull, who is busy preparing for the Women’s Hockey World Cup starting next month, was also named Sportsperson of the Year.

Other winners from the Awards :

  • Abby Treder – Junior Sportswoman
  • Connor Anderson – Junior Sportsman
  • Adam Jones – Coach of the Year
  • Ken Metekingi – Official of the Year
  • Bexx Brown – Administrator/Volunteer of the Year
  • Ngati Kahungunu ki Tamaki Nui a Rua U15 Tama Basketball – Team of the Year
  • Bush Multisports Trust – Community Play/Active Recreation Initiative of the Year
  • Central & Southern HB Showjumping – COVID-19 Response Award


A record $23,000 was raised at the CHB Lions Clubs Annual Book-A-Rama event last week.

Held from Friday to Sunday at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa, the event surpassed last year’s then record total of $15,000.

Spokesperson Graeme Black said yesterday Friday and Saturday were the two busiest days.

He said along with a lot of repeat people who come to the sale every year, there were a lot of people that were passing through also calling in.

Lions had 743 banana boxes of books for this year’s sale.

Mr Black said this year Lions have supported a number of organisations – including the Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter, Takapau Health Centre, Connect Driving, Ruahine Cadets and Camp Quality.

He said they had also helped the Paul Hunter Centre with the purchase of an all-terrain wheelchair.


Central Hawke’s Bay currently has 85 active cases of COVID-19.

Eleven new cases were reported yesterday in the district, out of the 114 around the region.

There was one death reported in Hawke’s Bay over the weekend, and there are currently six people in Hawke’s Bay Hospital with COVID.