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Friday 11th August

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for the owners of two sets of skis which they believe were stolen from a holiday home.

Police have recently made an arrest in relation to several burglaries to vacant holiday homes throughout Hawkes Bay.

Police say it is highly likely the skis were stolen from one of these holiday homes, but they have not been able to find the owners so far.

Pictures of the skis are on the Eastern District Police Facebook page.


A man who single-handedly approached local businesses to raise money towards establishing a network of CCTV cameras in Waipukurau and Waipawa has been recognised.

At a ceremony last night, Mayor Alex Walker presented Lloyd Lawrence with a Central Hawke's Bay Civic Award.

Lloyd's most recent achievement is founding the CHB Community Trust for the purpose of establishing the CCTV network, with $53,000 raised.

He has been an active member in the community since moving here from Wellington in 1958.

Lloyd spent 20 years involved with the Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand Cricket Umpires Associations, and in the early 80’s he swapped cricket for billiards and snooker, becoming a Referee, Examiner, Tutor, President and patron of the New Zealand and Hawke’s Bay Billiards and Snooker Associations.

He has also been involved with organisations such as Probus, the Waipukurau RSA Club, Red Cross and as a judge for the CHB Sports Awards.

In 2013, Lloyd was inducted into the Central Hawke’s Bay Sport Hall of Fame for 23 years of service to billiards and snooker.


The Board of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union will visit Central and Southern Hawke's Bay this Sunday to get locals views on the game.

Those with an interest in rugby can meet at the Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau from 1.30pm and the Mangatera Hotel in Dannevirke at 4pm Sunday.

Club Development Officer, Gary MacDonald, says the consultation process is an important opportunity, and he is encouraging representatives from all local clubs to attend.