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It is semi-finals day today at the 2022 Wakely Shield.

Centralines CHB will play Saracens at midday.

Yesterday, CHB played Hastings East, with East winning 70-nil.

CHB’s Sophia Coddington picked up two player-of-the-day points from yesterday’s game.


Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty says the Government’s plan to price agricultural emissions is a world first, with the proposals outlined earlier this week “coming from unprecedented engagement from the sector”.

The Government released its He Waka Eke Noa proposal this week for consultation, which is a scheme to make farmers pay for agricultural emissions from 2025.

Mr McAnulty says farmers play a massive role in the local economy, and it was crucial that they worked as partners with the Government in developing the approach.

He says he hopes farmers will participate in the discussion, with submissions now open.

Sector groups such as Federated Farmers have slammed the proposal.


The Saddle Road will be closed to night-time traffic for five nights beginning this Sunday.

The closure, from 6pm to 6am, will allow Waka Kotahi to undertake essential maintenance, such as line-markings and general repairs.

The detour route will be via the Pahiatua Track from Sunday this week through to Thursday night next week.


Tararua District Council and Chorus have chosen the finalists in the 2022 Chorus Cabinet art competition.

Local artist Anne Berry has submitted a design that features a strong message of road safety, and will feature on a cabinet in Dannevirke in Stairs Street.

The design submitted for Princess Street in Dannevirke was submitted by The Dannevirke Art Society and depicts a field of poppies.

The Woodville cabinet will feature a modern, bright tui painting by Laura Cannon, while Ellie Moore has successfully submitted a design that will grace the Main Road of Pahiatua and will feature a twilight sky, with creative native constellations.

The artists have until the end of March 2023 to display their creative designs onto the cabinets.