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With the lambing season now underway, the Tararua District Council says dog owners will need to take extra care when exercising their dogs in rural areas.

The Council says many urban areas within the district back on to rural properties and dogs may not be used to the temptations of rural life, such as newly born livestock.

Owners are advised to check kennels and fences, and to walk their dogs on a leash if they are not familiar with livestock.

The Council says owners will be held liable for damages caused by their animals attacking livestock.


Two youths are being dealt with by the Police Youth Aid section after being found inside the old Waipukurau Hospital buildings.

Senior Constable Glynn Sharp said the pair were smashing windows.

Whil Police were searching them, a large hunting knife was discovered on one of them.


The 51st Onga Seven-A-Side tournament is on today.

Schools from around Central Hawke's Bay and further afield will take part in the annual event.

Parents and supporters are welcome to attend the action today.


A meeting is being held in Norsewood this weekend to gauge interest in a community car service between Dannevirke and Norsewood.

The meeting, organised by the Dannevirke Community Vehicle Trust, is at the War Memorial Hall in Norsewood from 2pm to 3pm this Sunday.