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Up to 30 new jobs will be created at the new Domino’s Pizza store in Waipukurau.

The store opened on Monday in Waipukurau’s main street, two weeks later than initially planned.

Local franchisee Pankaj Mannan, and business partner, Ravi Patel, said they were excited to be opening their second store.

Mr Mannan said Domino’s is a people-first business, and the stores are a great place to gain important life skills and growth both as an individual and professional.

He said the are currently looking for 30 ‘Delivery Experts’ and instore team members.

Mannan said he is looking forward to giving back to the local community through Domino’s ‘Doughraisers’ which assists sports clubs, charities and local schools.

Domino’s also run a ‘Feed the Knead’ program, which aims to provide localised support in the form of free pizza.


The annual Central Hawke’s Bay ‘Can-Do’ campaign will be held tonight.

Local emergency services and community groups will hit the streets between 6pm and 7pm tonight collecting donations for the CHB Food Bank.

Judy Strawbridge, from major sponsor PGG Wrightson, said this will be the eleventh year the appeal has been held, and is a community effort.

Donna Te Amo from the Foodbank says for those who won’t be home tonight, or who live rurally, can also support the campaign by dropping donations into PGG Wrightson, New World Waipukurau, the Waipukurau Library, Four Square Waipawa or Central Connect.

Judy Strawbridge said they are not only looking for donations of non-perishable food items, and said people can also donate toiletries, personal hygiene items and even petfood.

Donna Te Amo said demand for the Foodbank has increased over 700 percent over the last year or two, and they are seeing a lot of people they haven’t seen before.

She said the Foodbank cannot keep up with demand and are thankful for our giving community and its team of volunteers.


A Strong Wind Watch has been issued for Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District today.

The Metservice is predicting northwest winds may approach severe gale over the 17-hour period from 1pm today to 6am tomorrow.

The Watch covers from areas south of Waipukurau through to the Tararua District, along with the Wairarapa and Wellington areas.