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Dannevirke High Schools Sports Committee will hold the first of its fundraisers to help towards travel costs for its sports teams tomorrow.
Dannevirke High needs to raise close to $30,000 for teams to travel, and a Monster Garage Sale will be held at the school hall tomorrow from 9am – 1pm.
Traditionally the school would benefit from funds from Pub Charity, however the COVID-19 lockdown which saw gaming venues shut, has meant those funds are not available at present.
A number of items have been donated for the Monster Garage Sale, which will also see a car wash and cake sale.
Two Government Ministers - Police Minister Stuart Nash and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni - will be at the official opening of the Government Services building in Waipukurau today.
The Waipukurau Police Station building underwent an upgrade to also house The Ministry of Social Development and the Department of Corrections.
Earlier this month, CHB Police Sergeant Andrew Knox, said it is a first for New Zealand having the three organisations working out of the same space.
Meanwhile another Government representative was in town yesterday.
Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau, was in CHB to turn the first sod for work on the road between Waipukurau and Porangahau.
Just over $20 million has been received from the Provincial Growth Fund for the work.
A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Hawke’s Bay ranges.
The Metservice said between 100-140mm or rain could fall in the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges in the 24 hour period from 4pm yesterday.
Other parts of the ranges could receive between 70 and 90mm in the same period.
The Metservice says at its peak, the rain will intensify to 10-15mm an hour.