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WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019

There was a good turnout to the two fireams buyback and amnesty collection events in CHB last weekend.

Events were held in Porangahau on Saturday, and Waipukurau on Sunday.

Sergeant Mel Humphries, the officer in charge of CHB Police, said over 30 guns were handed in at Porangahau, and more than 70 in Waipukurau.

This weekend, Police will hold a collection in Dannevirke at the Dannevirke Showgrounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

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One of New Zealand's most influential mental health campaigners, Mike King, will do a series of speaking events in CHB today and tomorrow.

King, who is being brought to CHB by local emergency services, will share his struggles with his own inner critic, dark thoughts and how to ask for help.

Tonight at 7.30 he will speak at the Civic Theatre in Waipukurau, with entry by gold coin donation for the Key To Life Charitable Trust.

Tomorrow he will give his talk at the Porangahau Hall from 7pm.

He will also speak at some local schools.

Earlier this year King was named the Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year for his work in the mental health area.

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Four local club players have been included in the 2019 Hawke's Bay U19 rugby squad.

Sean Baker, Quinn Fogarty and Tyler Kopua, who all represent CHB, and Troy McIvor from the Onga-Tiko club were all named as part of the squad.