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Changes are ahead for Central Hawke’s Bay Technology Centre, based at Waipawa School.

Ministry of Education spokesperson, Jocelyn Mikaere, said with Waipawa School experiencing forecast roll growth and demand, it is anticipated that additional teaching spaces will be required at the school by 2024.

A decision on whether the Technology Centre will be relocated, or whether individual schools will handle their own technology is yet to be decided.

Ms Mikaere said the Ministry has been consulting with schools to review technology programme delivery in Central Hawkes Bay, which will feed into future decisions.


The Central Hawke’s Bay Cancer Support Group is looking for volunteers for next week’s Daffodil Day Appeal.

The annual appeal hasn’t been held for the past two years due to COVID-19, but there are no restrictions in place this year.

In CHB, Daffodil Day collectors will base themselves at Ruahine Motors in Waipukurau next Friday the 26th, with collectors and raffle ticket sellers at other locations.

Anyone who could spare an hour or so can contact Margie Hewitt on 027 253 7939 or by emailing


Heavy rain is expected for the ranges of Hawke’s Bay today, but the Metservice is yet to issue any rain watches or warnings for the region.

Many areas of the North Island are subject to heavy rain and strong wind advisories today.

Hawke’s Bay can also expect strong northerly winds today.