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Waipukurau trainer Kirsty Lawrence’s winning run has continued, with a double at Awapuni on Saturday.

Stepping up in grade, Zappa Jak dead heated in the 2100 metre race, ridden by local jockey Kate Hercock.

Hercock was again atop Pep Torque in the Listed Mode Technology Feilding Gold Cup.

Pep Torque won the race in style, making it win nine for the 9-year-old.

Kirsty Lawrence said it had been a surreal fortnight with five wins, and she has had to pinch herself.

She said all of the hard work over winter has paid off.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is awaiting results from water samples taken from the Waipawa River to see what effect a broken wastewater pipe has had on it.

The Council said on Friday it was working closely with Te Whatu Ora Health Hawke’s Bay and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to manage the impacts of a damaged wastewater pipe that is likely causing the temporary discharge of wastewater into the Waipawa River.

The leak was discovered last Thursday night.

Council Chief Executive Doug Tate said Council moved quickly to inform Regional Council and Te Whatu Ora, and its teams are working to fix the issue and assess its effect on the river.

Mr Tate said the damage had either been caused by the jetting of a blocked pipe on Thursday night or was pre-existing.

Work was underway over the weekend to repair the damaged pipe, and people were being asked not to swim or fish in the river until warning signs have been removed.


Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Waka Takaro Play Trailer has won the Community Initiative Award at the 2022 Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards.

The award ceremony was held at Pettigrew Green Arena on Saturday night.

Rower Emma Twigg was named Hawke’s Bay’s Supreme Sportsperson.