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The Tararua District Council has allocated just over $14,000 from the latest Creative Communities funding scheme.

The scheme provides funding for local arts, with 13 groups and organisations successful in the latest round.

$3000 was awarded to both the Old Dairy Factory at Norsewood for a Jazz in the Park event, along with the Dannevirke Theatre Company for an amateur theatre singing show.

$1250 was awarded to the Dannevirke Fantasy Cave to help run their pop-up Christmas Cave, and $2000 to the Dannevirke Community Board to beautify and make the town’s underground tunnel safer.


A 62-year-old woman was flown to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital on Sunday following a tramping accident in the Ruahine Forest Park.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was responded to the incident around 4.30 Sunday afternoon.

The woman received a major laceration to her leg and was flown to hospital for follow-up assessment and treatment.


The first round of the Stevenson & Taylor sponsored Country T20 cricket competition was played last weekend.

Both games were played at the newly established cricket ground at Coronation Park in Waipawa.

The first game saw Onga-Tiko finish with 146 for 7 after their 20 overs.

Wallingford chased the target down with ease, having 7 wickets in hand and 7 overs to spare.

The second game saw Waipawa finish at 177 all out.

Their opponents Sherwood chased down the total in 13 overs, with 7 wickets to spare.

Competition spokesperson Mark Boderick said the rain held off just enough to get the games going, and it turned in to a great afternoon for what will be a great competition over the summer.