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Monday 9th October

Hawke’s Bay Regional Councils’ Maori Standing Committee will hold a local hui tonight.

Members of the committee will be joined by the Tangata Whenua members of the Councils’ Regional Planning Committee to seek feedback regarding Maori representation at Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea in Waipukurau.

In all four hui are being held around the region, where the electoral requirements around the issue will be outlined and presenting options to consider.

The local hui starts at 6pm Monday at the Taiwhenua office in Kitchener Street.

Central Hawke's Bay finished third in the 2017 Ross Shield tournament.

The third placing came after wins over Dannevirke on Saturday, and Wairoa on Friday, where the side claimed the Tino Amato trophy.

Hastings West were the overall winners of the tournament, with 2016 champions Napier in second place.

CHB picked up the Life Members' Salver for top country team, and Rylee Ward won the Jarrod Cunningham Trust Trophy.

Rylee was one of four CHB players named in the HB Ross Shield team alongside Michael Large, Josh Leach and Dylan Wind.

There was further recognition for Rylee, who was named captain of the team.

The team will play Wairarapa Bush in the curtainraiser to the Magpies - Manawatu Mitre 10 Cup game on Sunday at McLean Park, and will play a HB Ross Shield Barbarians team next week.


A heavy rain watch is in place for Hawke's Bay today.

The Metservice says rain could be heavy about the ranges in the 16 hour period from 6 o'clock this morning until 10 o'clock tonight.

Forecasters say rainfall could reach warning amounts, and people are advised to keep up to date with the lastest forecasts.


The New Zealand Transport Agency is planning on further roadworks on the Saddle Road this week, forcing traffic onto the Pahiatua Track.

Westbound traffic will need to use the Pahiatua Track from 9am to 3pm today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

NZTA say the work is weather dependent, and could be cancelled or postponed at late notice.

Updates will be made on the NZTA Central Region Facebook page.