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Following an increase in funding, Enviroschools Hawke's Bay is hoping to grow the number of local schools taking part in the programme.

Recently, the Central Hawke's Bay District Council said it would give $10,000 in the current financial year towards the programme - the first time the local council has contributed since Enviroschools began in the region in 2003.

Central Hawke's Bay currently has six Enviroschools, which co-ordinator Sally Chandler hopes will grow to eight by the end of the year.

She said they will soon be requesting interest from local schools to join the programme.

The Enviroschools programme is designed to drive long-term behaviour change towards sustainable practices.


Central Hawke's Bay College's two Young Enterprise Scheme groups will join other groups from around the region at the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market this Sunday.

More than 40 YES teams will be selling a wide range of products including food, beauty products, clothing and e-commerce.

Roreka - which sells rewana bread and reusable coffee cups, and Empressa Central - whose Sheepcakes are made from award winning organic sheep cheese, are the two CHB College groups.

Each year the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market allows groups to attend the market for a day, set-up a stall and sell their wares to the public.

The YES groups will also be at the Napier Urban Farmers Market on Saturday August 25th.


Central Park will host two rugby games tomorrow.

At 1.15pm, the Central Reserves will play Takapau for the Les Hales Memorial Cup.

Then at 3pm, the Bebbington Shield is on the line, with Northern Wanganui coming to challenge CHB.

Meanwhile, in junior rugby, the annual Trevor White Memorial tournament is being held in Dannevirke on Sunday.

And for Magpies supporters, the team has a pre-season match against Manawatu at Tremain Field in Napier this afternoon from 1pm.


Hawke's Bay Super 8 Netball draw for this week :



A foul-mouthed MacBeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a really hungry King Lear will all be portrayed by acclaimed Kiwi actor Michael Hurst tonight.

Hurst, know for his appearances on TV shows Hercules and Zena, is bringing his No Holds Bard show to the Old Dairy Factory in Norsewood tonight.

Norsewood is Hursts' only Hawke's Bay performance.

No Holds Bard starts at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets cost $20.