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Monday 7th August

Homes at two local beaches stole the show at the at the 2017 Hawke’s Bay, Poverty Bay Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

Herbertville Bach won Wellington designer Michael Holmes, of Holmes Architecture, the Residential New Home – up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award, as well as the Resene Colour in Design Award, for his informal beach dwelling.

Judges remarked on how a modest budget had stretched surprisingly far to achieve spatial generosity, despite a small plan.

The other was designed by Matthew Janes of PAK Design who judges said overcame design and construction challenges to achieve Beachside Retreat – an open-plan dwelling at Shoal Bay – and win the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award.

The awards were held at Wellington Museum on Friday night.


Hawke's Bay Police are running their 'Caught Being Safe' campaign this month.

Alongside Roadsafe HB, Police are running a campaign designed at catching drivers – the twist being to catch them driving safely and responsibly.

Police say they love nothing more than rewarding people for being responsible drivers, so if drivers are "caught being safe" they might be lucky enough to receive a reward voucher.

Police explain more with a video on the Eastern District Police Facebook page.


Hawke's Bay Club rugby finals results :

Premiers - Tui Maddison Trophy : NOBM 31 vs Clive 26

Premier Reserve - Jack Swain Cup : Taradale 26 vs NOBM 14

Division 2 - Arthur Bowman Cup : Otane 12 vs Porangahau 5

Division 3 Big Barrell Ron Parker Memorial Cup : YMP 48 vs Flaxmere 24

Colts Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy : Onga-Tiko 34 vs HRS 11


The CHB Ross Shield team travelled to Otaki yesterday to play a Kapiti/Horowhenua side.

It was the locals first game together, and played well together.

It was a close result with Kapiti/Horowhenua winning 26-22.