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Police will hold a prohibited firearms and parts collection event in Waipukurau this week.

The event is being held at Central Hawke's Bay College from 2pm-5pm on Thursday.

Police encourage any firearm holders who have yet to participate to hand-in their items at the collection event.

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December 2019.

Police say there will be no compensation after this date for those handing in their firearms or parts for buy-back, and possessing a prohibited firearm will be an offence.


The Hawke's Bay U15 Girls Hockey Squad finished 5th overall in their division at the National Hockey Tournament in Dunedin last week.

The Bay side was the only one to go through pool play unbeaten, only suffering their first loss to Northland in the quarter final where they went down 1-nil.

In the playoff for 5th and 6th place on Saturday, the side beat North Harbour 3-1.

Spokesperson Chris Johnson says the CHB girls, Emily Brun, Olivia Johnson, and Emma Johnson, who were in the Hawke's Bay team, played extremely well against the best players in New Zealand at the U15 level.


The Central Hawke's Bay Wakely Shield team had a first up loss in the
2019 tournament, which kicked off yesterday.

CHB played Hastings West, and despite having the majority of possession in the first half and putting alot of pressure on Hastings, went down 24-3.

Coach Josh Pere said the score did not reflect the effort his team showed.

Other results from yesterday - Hastings East beat Napier East 38-19, and Napier West beat Saracens 48-5.

Today Hastings West play Napier West at 12.45pm; CHB play Hastings East at 2pm; and Napier East play Saracens at 3.15pm.