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Local News - Monday 14th May 2018

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is now calling for nominations for a Civic Award.

The Civic Awards were established in 1990 in conjunction with the 1990 Commission and the Central Hawke’s Bay Women’s Institute, and recognise outstanding voluntary community service.

Nominations are now being called for from any organisation/group or individual in respect of any person who is ordinarily resident in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Nomination forms and conditions of nomination can be obtained by contacting Nicola McKay at the Council office in Waipawa, or from the Waipukurau or the Waipawa Libraries.


Police are reminding duck shooters to secure their firearms.

In a recent incident in the Central Police District, a firearm was found in a hotel carpark, leaning against a vehicle unsecured while the owner celebrated opening day inside the bar.

When Police were made aware of this, a further eight firearms were found inside unsecure vehicles in the same carpark.

Police say the firearms were seized, and the owners risk having their Firearms Licenses revoked.

A spokesperson said duck shooters and hunters alike need to be reminded that firearms need to be properly secured and not left unsupervised in vehicles as these firearms are easy targets for criminals, and one firearm in the wrong hands is one too many.


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