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THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019

Results from yesterday's games at the 2019 Heinz-Watties Ross Shield Tournament :

In game one, Napier beat CHB 21-7 in what was an evenly matched game in the first half in particular, with the scores locked at nil all at half time.

Central's points came from a try to winger Bronson Saunders, with Charlie Withers converting.

Game two saw hosts Wairoa play Hastings West, with West winning 71-5.

Game three between Hastings East and Dannevirke saw a close game, with East winning 17-12. East had been up 12-5 at half-time.

Dannevirke's points came from tries to flanker Boston Kaa and Captain George Prouting, with Fergus Prouting kicking one conversion.

Today's games :

12.30 - Hastings East vs Hastings West
1.30 - CHB vs Dannevirke
2.30 - Wairoa vs Napier

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The Hawke's Bay U15 Premier Girls Hockey Team has gone through pool play unbeaten at the National Hockey Tournament in Dunedin this week.

On Monday the team beat Wairarapa 3-2; they had a 3-1 win over Otago on Tuesday; followed by a 1-0 win over Waikato yesterday.

The results see them in the quarterfinals today against Northland.

Three Central Hawke's Bay players feature in the team - Emily Brun, Olivia Johnson and Emma Johnson.

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Two new measles cases have been confirmed in Hawke's Bay.

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board said yesterday that a Hastings male in his 30's and a toddler in Wairoa had been confirmed with the disease, which takes the total number of cases in the region this year, to five.

Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nicholas Jones, said both cases were unrelated and health officials were working swiftly with family and other known close contacts who may have been exposed.

Both cases caught measles from confirmed cases related to the Auckland outbreak.

Dr Jones is urging people to check their immunisation status, and be vigilant for symptoms of measles which is an airborne disease that spreads easily through the air via coughing and sneezing.

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A veterinary graduate working in Dannevirke is one of 32 from around the country this year to receive a financial boost from the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians.

The Scheme, which helps to ease the shortage of veterinarians working with production animals such as cows, sheep and working dogs, provides recipients with funding of $55,000 over five years.

MPI spokesman Steve Penno says vets play a vital role in our primary industries and rural communities.

He says the Scheme is a key way of attracting skilled workers to hard-to-staff veterinary practices in the regions.