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Hawke's Bay's five Councils all came together this week to discuss the regions priorities.

Mayors, Chief Executives and Councillors from all councils attended the joint regional workshop on Wednesday.

Issues affecting the region, including coastal hazards, transport, housing and three waters, were all discussed at the workshop, the first of its kind.

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor and chair of the Mayoral Leaders Forum Alex Walker said the region’s leaders were very keen for everyone to understand how they were working together.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Rex Graham said the leaders were doing their best to face some major challenges for the region together.

The five councils hope to make this joint regional workshop an annual occurrence.


A fine day is expected for people's day at the CHB A & P Show tomorrow.

Early events got underway yesterday, and continue today, with a number of highlights for those attending tomorrow.

The shearing, Top Team Challenge, lawnmower racing, and a number of trade and food sites will all be at the showgrounds.

CHB A & P Secretary Julia Tatum says she is also excited with late confirmation that local entertainer Mary Kippenberger will be at the show tomorrow.

She says Mary will bring along other musicians, and they will play music and encourage children to dress up in costume, along with storytelling.

Gate entry fees are $15 per adult; $5 per child (15 years and under); under 5 years free. A family pass $35 (2 adults and 3 children) is also available.


The CHB Cricket Club Ruahine Motors premiers are playing a T20 game tonight at Forest Gate Domain.

CHB will play Cornwall in the 2nd round of the Murray McKearney Memorial Cup, with the game from 5pm.