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Police will hold a community meeting in Takapau this evening to address any questions and concerns following two reported incidents in the town in the space of a few days.

On Saturday the 24th of November a woman was attacked in her Charles Street home when she returned from shopping to find a man inside her house.

Police have said they also attended a second reported incident of a sexual nature.

Following a full investigation, it was found to be unsubstantiated, and Police said it was not related to the first incident.

Police have also been conducting reassurance patrols in the Takapau area.


Businesses in Waipukurau will have a change in their recycling collection day from this week.

Starting this week, businesses will have their recycling collected early on a Wednesday morning, rather than on a Monday.

The Central Hawke's Bay District Council says the change will reduce congestion in the service lanes, and make the overall collection exercise more efficient and safer.

Households will still have their recycling collected on a Monday as per usual.


The Rural Support Trust will hold a "Building Resilience" workshop in CHB today.

Edmond Otis, who has worked with organisations throughout the country, will give a presentation on the need to balance different pressures and stresses that come with the demands of farming life.

Funding from the Hawke's Bay District Health Board means the workshop, which is being held at the Waipukurau Club from 9 til midday today, is being run free of charge.


150 people attended the dawn opening of Nga Taonga o Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai on Saturday.

The special story that inspired the returning home, and the pride in having Taonga returned, were told at the opening.

Nga Taonga o Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai exhibition runs through to the 1st of March next year at the CHB Settlers Museum in Waipawa.