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Today marks the 92nd anniversary of the 1931 Napier Earthquake.

Commemorations are being held at the Waiapu Cathedral in Napier at midday today, and at the Hastings Clock Tower at 10.30 this morning.

The bells at the Hastings Clock Tower will ring at the exact time the quake struck in 1931 – at 10.47am.


Trust House has decided against increasing rents for properties it owns in Tararua District and Wairarapa.

The organisation owns close to 100 properties in Tararua, and had proposed a rent increase from April.

This move was criticised by Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty.

The proposed increases were to bring rents in line with market rents, but Trust House Chief Executive Charles Kaka said increases would be put on hold while a review was carried out.


Further rain is on the way for local areas over the Waitangi weekend break.

Showers or rain are expected for Hawke’s Bay Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with heavy showers and a southerly change forecast on Monday.

For Tararua District, showers are expected across the weekend.

There are a number of events happening over the weekend – including the Dannevirke A & P Show, which runs from today through until Sunday; the Norsewood Viking Festival Saturday and Sunday; and the annual Otane Waitangi Day Fair on Monday.

The CHB Showgrounds will also host bullriding tomorrow.


The Waipawa Butchery sponsored CHB Premier Cricket team will play Havelock North at Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga tomorrow.

Round 6 games for the MJF Shrimpton Memorial 50-over competition are being played this weekend.

The CHB game starts at 11am tomorrow.