Local News kindly sponsored by: New World DANNEVIRKE


It was a lucky night for a Dannevirke Lotto player on Saturday.

A ticket purchased at Dannevirke New World was the only ticket to have the six numbers to take out Lotto's first division, worth $1 million.

Anyone who purchased a ticket from the store was advised to check their ticket immediately.

Meanwhile a $400,000 Strike Four winning ticket was also sold to a Napier player at Greenmeadows New World.


The Birthright Christmas Toy Appeal gets underway today.

Sponsored by the Professionals Real Estate in Waipukurau, the appeal seeks toys for children aged up to 12.

Those who would like to contribute are asked to label their wrapped gifts for a boy or girl, and what age it is suitable for, and pop under the tree at the Professionals Office.

The appeal runs until December 13, with toys being given to Birthright.

A number of local businesses are supporting the appeal, including the CHB Mail, Unichem Pharmacy, New World Waipukurau, Peek-A-Boo, and Central FM.


Applications for funding from the Central Hawke's Bay District Councils' Rural Travel Fund close next week.

$9000 is available to assist young sporting people, aged between 5-19, to travel to sporting events.

A number of criteria apply, with details on the Council website.

Applications close Friday December 13.