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Local News - Friday 12th October 2018

CHB Police are asking people in rural areas to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle which has been seen entering driveways of properties.

Senior Constable Glynn Sharp said a silver or grey station wagon with tinted windows has been seen entering driveways in the Paget Rd area.

He said on two occasions, the occupants of the houses have gone to investigate resulting in the vehicle driving away at speed.

No registration number has been obtained as of yet, and Mr Sharp said Police would like to appeal to anyone having a similar experience to ring 111 immediately as the occupants of this vehicle are highly likely to be burglars.

He said Police would love to aquaint themselves with them.

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32 voluntary organisations are set to get a boost in funding, thanks to grants from the Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils Community Volunteer Organisations Scheme.

The $30,000 fund is made up of two categories, with $10,000 available for new community projects and initiatives and $20,000 available to organisations for ongoing financial support.

A total of 44 applications were received this year - the highest number of requests in the funds history with over $140,000 being collectively sought.

Recipients received funding ranging from $430 to $2,500, with some of the recipients being the Takapau Christmas Lights House, Central Hawkes Bay Foodbank, Elsthorpe Community Playgroup, Porangahau Play centre, Pukehou Playgroup and the Ongaonga Historical Society.

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Drivers can expect delays on the Napier-Taupo Road this morning following a truck fire.

Emergency services were notified just after 2.30am of the fire, about 10km north of Te Pohue.

No-one was seriously injured, and SH5 was fully closed for a time.

One lane re-opened around 6am.

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The Magpies will be relying on the results of games this weekend to see if they are to host a Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinal next week, following their loss to Tasman.

The Magpies were beaten 29-0 by Tasman Mako in the 10th round clash in Nelson last night.

Our 2018 Magpies coverage is thanks to the Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.

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Dannevirke JAB Rugby has organised a game for the Hawkes Bay Ross Shield Team to take on the Greater Wellington Tournament Team tomorrow.

The game is at 12.30pm at Rugby Park Dannevirke.