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There has been a change of venue for the CHB Rippa Rugby tournament tomorrow.

Originally teams were set to play on Central Park in Waipukurau, however the tournament will now be played at Coronation Park in Waipawa.

Primary schools from across CHB have entered teams for tomorrow, with the tournament starting at 9.30am, running until 2pm.

Spectators are welcome.


Emergency services attended a minor motor vehicle accident on State Highway 2 near Takapau yesterday.

The accident happened just before 9am, just south of Speedy Road.

Police said the single occupant of the vehicle was uninjured.


A first-up win for the CHB College 1st XI mixed hockey team playing at the North Island Secondary Schools Tournament in Whangarei.

Centrals opening game was against Hawera, with the locals scoring 11 goals, with Hawera scoreless.

Team manager Glen Millar said it was a well-earned result.

Today they will play Pompalier Catholic College, with the play-offs on Wednesday and Thursday.

Glen Millar said teams have to be selected to play in the tournament.

He said Central have been selected the last two years, but due to COVID-19 the tournament was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

Central Hawke’s Bay College has representative players Emily Brun, Emma Johnson, and Gray Smith, who have a combined 81 matches of national tournament experience.


The winners of the CHB Cancer Support Groups Window Competition were announced at the end of last week.

Businesses were encouraged to dress their windows in the lead-up to last Friday’s Daffodil Day.

The winners are :

Curtis Fabrics 1st Prize – sponsored advertising package from CHB Mail

Waipawa Pharmacy  runner up– afternoon tea sponsored by Mumma G

Pure Sports runner up –  morning tea sponsored by Zinc Cafe

Winners of the CHB Cancer Support Group raffle :

Julie Irvine Waipawa Butchery raffle winner

Elaine Pike New World  Grocery raffle

Ray Seymour – Songbird quilts raffle