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A loss yesterday for the CHB College 1st XI Mixed Hockey team in Whangarei.

The College played Whangarei’s Pompallier Catholic College, going down 4-1.

Central Team Manager, Glen Millar, said comments from around the turf were that the game was a lot closer than the scoreboard showed.

The playoffs in the North Island Mixed Secondary School Tournament begin today, with CHB expected to play Huanui College.


Hawke’s Bay Regional Councillors will today decide whether $260,000 in fees owed to it by Water Holdings Hawke’s Bay will be deferred.

Water Holdings bought the consents for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme from the Regional Council and is required to pay charges annually.

Water Holdings has requested a deferral of its charges until such time as the consents can be exercised.


Central Hawke’s Bay currently has 47 active cases of COVID-19, with six new cases reported yesterday by the Ministry of Health.

Hawke’s Bay has 380 active cases, with nine people in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Tararua District had 51 active cases at the start of this week.

Meanwhile for those in the Dannevirke area wanting a COVID or influenza vaccine, there will be a pop-up vaccination clinic at Ngāti Kahungunu Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua in High Street between 3pm – 5.30pm today.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating after public toilets across the district were vandalised.

Toilets at Russell Park were targeted last Friday and Saturday night, with toilet seats removed, toilet roll holders smashed, and the buildings were tagged.

Public toilets at Coronation Park in Waipawa were also targeted, with toilet cisterns kicked in and toilet roll holders broken.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the toilets at Adeane Park in Waipukurau have also been damaged.

He asks anyone with information to contact Police.