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FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019

Two of the four ‘Cooking Safari’ events being held at Wallingford Homestead for this year’s Winter F.A.W.C. series have sold out.

CHB Tourism Co-Ordinator, Anna Baldwin, says Wallingford has been transformed into a unique and exciting food and wine destination thanks to new owners Chris Stockdale, who is a highly acclaimed chef, and wife Jeanette.

Anna says each course during the 'Cooking Safari' will be prepared utilising the Wallingford gardens and surrounds, with guests collecting edible goodies from the garden, trufflery and farmland.

Chris and Jeanette will lead guests through a delicious four-course tasting menu and a splash of four delicious local wines.

The events on the 8th & 22nd of June have already sold out, with limited tickets remaining for the 15th & 29th of June.

Tickets are available from the website www.fawc.co.nz.


With thick fog and low cloud in the mornings, motorists are being asked to drive with caution.

Yesterday emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident on the corner of Tod Road & Pourerere Road near Otane.

Passers-by found it difficult to see the accident scene until they were right by it.

No details have yet come through about the accident.


In rugby this weekend :

The Northfuels Central Prems are away tomorrow playing Tamatea.

In other grades, the Central Premier Reserve grade team has the bye this weekend.

In division 2, Otane play Porangahau at Otane; and Waipawa Country United play Aotea at Waipawa. Those games kick-off at 2.45pm.

In division 3, Takapau play Napier Tech at Takapau at 2.45pm.

The colts grade has Onga-Tiko at home playing Napier Tech; with Central away playing Hastings Rugby & Sport.


In the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball competition this week, Otane Force will be hoping to put their first win on the board after narrow losses in the opening two rounds of competition.

They play Havelock North Kauri at 6pm tonight.

Vet Services Central Hawke’s Bay, who have had a win and a draw in the opening two rounds, come up against Elusive at 7.30pm.

All games are being played at Pettigrew Green Arena.


And a reminder the Norsewood to Takapau Challenge is on this weekend.

Walkers & runners can choose 10 or 21 kilometres, while cyclists can complete 20, 40 or 80 kilometres.

Races will start between 8.30am & 10.30am Sunday.

Organisers say online registrations have been closed off due to a glitch in the system, but people can still register from 7.30am on the day at the Norsewood Community Hall.

A shuttle service will leave Takapau to ferry participants to Norsewood starting just after 7am.