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The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has been granted a 35-year consent to put Takapau’s wastewater to land.

At present, the town’s wastewater is discharged in to the Makaretu Stream.

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council recently approved the consent, which is being labelled a major win for the environment.

Last month wastewater discharge was permanently removed from the Papanui Stream at Otane.


Domino’s Pizza has confirmed the official opening date for its new Central Hawke’s Bay store.

The pizza chain will open in the old BNZ building on Ruataniwha Street on November 7th.

Domino’s is currently recruiting staff for the new store.


The new Tararua District Council will be sworn in today.

Mayor Tracey Collis and the nine district councillors will give their declarations at The Hub in Dannevirke at seven o’clock tonight.

The public are welcome to attend the ceremony.


A fundraiser for local teen Lachie Kirk at the Civic Theatre last Thursday night has seen him almost reach his fundraising target.

Lachie has been selected to attend the World Age Group Trampolining champs in Bulgaria next month, and will compete in trampoline, mini-trampoline, and tumbling disciplines.

The goal is to reach $10,000, and Lachie’s mum, Kiri Kirk, said they were around $500 away after last week’s fundraiser, which was a screening of the Dame Valerie Adams movie, More Than Gold.

About 100 people attended the night, which started with a quiz, organised by Civic Theatre operator, Sereena Parkinson.

Kiri Kirk said the entire night was “absolutely amazing”, and she has had many amazing reports back from people who attended.

Lachie, and coach Wayne Marsh, will leave for Bulgaria on the 16th of November, competes from the 23rd to the 26th.