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Central Hawke’s Bay Police have had numerous reports of burglaries reported over the past two weeks.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the burglaries have been spread across the district, with no one area in particular being hit.

He said there have been burglaries reported in Otawhao Road at Takapau, where parts off a vehicle parked in the yard were taken.

Another on Ugly Hill Road saw a residential burglary, while a burglary at Mangakuri Beach saw various items stolen from a shed.

Mr Walker said the OngaOnga Golf Club was targeted, with money from an honesty box for green fees taken.

The OngaOnga Museum also had items stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local Police, or report to the anonymous Crimestoppers line.


The Waipukurau Jockey Club will hold its AGM later this week.

President Kirsty Lawrence is encouraging anyone who is keen to become a member to attend the AGM, which is being held on Thursday night at the Waipukurau Racecourse.

Kirsty said the Club is keen to show off its new room, and for people to go along and see what they are doing locally.

The AGM is being held in the Members Lounge from 7.30 Thursday night.


An open day to preview the housing development planned for the old Waipukurau Hospital site is being held this weekend.

Last week it was announced that $10.9 million had been granted by the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund for crucial work at the site to allow for the development of up to 950 homes.

The work includes transport improvements, and three waters upgrades.

The community open day will be held from 9-11am this Saturday on site at the Pakeke Centre on Porangahau Road.


The Ruahine Cadet Unit is to hold a recruitment evening tonight.

Students aged 13 to 15 years of age, and who are interested in finding out more about the Unit are invited to the Waipukurau Memorial Hall between 6 and 7pm.

Current cadets, along with the Ruahine Cadet Unit officers and Unit Commander will all be on-hand tonight.