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Join the kids in the Central Football Holiday Programme in Napier


Central Football Holiday Programme!

Where: Napier Boys High School, Napier 
Start date: Monday, 13 July 2015
Finish date: Thursday 16 July 2015
Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Who: 6-12 year olds
Cost: $30 per day or $100 for 4 days

Link to the registration process is: 

For further information contact Janine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 844 5850

Napier Boys High School put's on a dominant performance in Taupo


It was an almost totally dominant performance from Taupo brothers Cohen and Wyatt Chase at the inaugural Trent Haywood Memorial Motocross near Te Puke on Friday.

The two Yamaha riders between them won five races from six starts in their respective classes, elder brother Cohen winning all three of his races in the 15-18 years' 250cc class and younger sibling Wyatt compiling a 2-1-1 score-card for the day in the 15-18 years' 125cc class.

As the only two riders there to represent their Tauhara College, less than the number required to officially register as a team, the two bothers therefore did not qualify for school team points, but that didn't stop them showing up to "pay tribute to our friend Trent Haywood".

And it certainly didn't stop them winning as individuals.

"I want to offer a big thanks to (Mangakino's former national MX2 champion) Kayne Lamont and Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins for loaning me the race team's Yamaha YZ250F today. It was awesome," said the 17-year-old Cohen Chase.

"The starting gate positions were determined by a random peg draw and so that was a bit of a lottery and so I didn't get the starts I was looking for."

Each time Chase had to fight through to the front, battling past fast starters Trent Collins and Tyler Steiner on each occasion.

"I was in front after a couple of laps and then that was that."

With the worst pick on the start gate for the first race of the day, 15-year-old national junior 15-16 years' 125cc class champion Wyatt Chase needed to dig deep to fight his way through virtually the entire field to finish runner-up in the first outing, eventually crossing the line behind Ngatea's national junior 14-16 years' 250cc four-stroke class champion Ben Broad.

Wyatt Chase then led Broad to the chequered flag in the two races that followed, giving him the overall class win.

The overall winning school was Napier Boys' High School, with Trident High School and Hauraki Plains College completing the podium.

The Chase brothers are supported by Yamaha-Motor New Zealand, Filco Farm and Sport, Total Oil, Fox, Dunlop, Pro Taper, ODI, Talon, Backflips, CFX, MX Timing, K Tech, FMF, Nano Energiser, BikesportNZ.com, Moss Institute, Oxford Pies and Aspiring Health.

Central Hawke's Bay lock signs with the Chiefs


Lock Dominic Bird has signed with the Chiefs for the next two years. At 2.06m tall, Bird is set to become the tallest member in the Chiefs squad. 

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie believes the 120kg player will complement his forward pack well. "Men of Dominic’s dimensions and athleticism are a rarity in our game. That excites us," said Rennie.

"He has impressed us with his attitude, his enthusiasm and his determination to develop his game. He’ll fit in well here."

The Waipukurau born 24 year-old said "I have enjoyed my time at the Crusaders and it is a big part of who I am, but it is time for a new chapter to further my career.

"I believe that the Chiefs will provide a great environment where my rugby will continue to develop and my playing opportunities will be enhanced."

Bird made his Investec Super Rugby debut in 2013 for the Crusaders, having played 31 matches for them. He made his All Blacks debut against Japan in 2013 and was also part of the 2011 New Zealand Under 20’s IRB Junior World Championship winning team alongside Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane.

Bird’s signing with the Chiefs sees him join Nepo Laulala as Chiefs recruits for the 2016 and 2017 Investec Super Rugby seasons.

Bird who is the son of former Hawke’s Bay player John Bird was the Central Hawkes Bay High School Head Boy and is currently studying a Science degree.

Local boys put on a show at Hawke's Bays Biggest Fight Night


Flaxmere boys Chris "The White Sniper" Johnson and Charles "The Heat" August put on a fantastic show on Saturday night during the feature bout at the Combat Kings Return of Legends event in Hastings.

Sydney based fighter Chris Johnson had his national 85kg K1 title on the line and delivered some punishing blows to Adelaide based opponent Charles August.

With Augusts family ringside he valiantly gave it everything he had but despite tight scoring by the judges Johnson was able to retain his title.

The other main card fight saw Genitane "AAA" Lupi of Wellington go down to Aucklander Daria "The Boss" Smith who put on an outstanding kicking display.


Hawke's Bay fans fight off the rain to enjoy some local rugby.


Hawke's Bay fans, players and officials didn't let a bit of rain put them off enjoying a good game of rugby on Saturday.

An outstanding 58 points to nil win for Taradale over Tamatea was the highlight for local rugby over the weekend.

July 4th RESULTS

Premier Tui Maddison Trophy
NOBM 0 Havelock North 12
Clive 13 Central 23
NTOB 16 Pirate 26 
HRS 19 MAC 15 
Tamatea 0 Taradale 58 

Premier Reserve Jack Swain Cup
NOBM 14 Havelock North 11 
Clive 51 Central 10
NTOB 20 Pirate 7
HRS 23 MAC 20 
Tamatea 0 Taradale 41 

Division 2 Arthur Bowman Cup
Aotea WBD Waipawa LBD
Otane 10 Porangahau 3 
Takapau 10 Maraenui 38 
Bye: Eskview

Division 3 Ron Parker Memorial Cup
Flaxmere 2 22 Flaxmere 1 20 
Pirate 5 MAC 8
Taradale 28 YMP 29 
1 Havelock North WBD Aotea LBD

Colts Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy
NOBM 20 Havelock North 8
Tamatea 3 Onga Tiko 44 1
1 Clive 7 Eskview 9
1 HRS 56 Aotea 0

Women’s Championship Cup
Clive 108 Waipawa 0
Havelock North 102 Central 0
Bye: HRS

Premier HB Challenge Shield Not Played For (Pirate)
Div 3 Zachs­Johnston Shield Not Played For (Flaxmere 1)
Colts HB Sub Unions Challenge Shield Won By Eskview (Eskview)

N.B. Results are provisional and subject to verification

Double celebrations for Enviroschools in Hawke's Bay


Enviroschools in Hawke’s Bay are celebrating twice this week.

Firstly, Greenmeadows Kindergarten has attained the highest ‘GreenGold’ status for Enviroschools, and is the first Enviroschools kindergarten in Hawke’s Bay to achieve at this level.

Secondly, Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd has been welcomed as a new financial partner in the Enviroschools programme. The company’s contribution of $5,000 per annum for the next two years provides the opportunity for new schools to join the programme.

The current financial partners in Hawke’s Bay are Nina Brathwaite Trust and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, which contribute $21,000 and $22,000 each per annum.

HBRC’s Interim Chief Executive Liz Lambert says the Enviroschools programme in Hawke’s Baykeeps going from strength to strength.

"From humble beginnings in 2003, this education and action-based programme has literally grown legs, contributing to a wider context for enquiry-based learning with our young people," said Liz Lambert.

"We continue to reap the benefits of this programme with passionate Youth Environment Councillors and energised young professionals. Twelve years in, some of these people now work with us and through other agencies, positively helping us all to address the issues we face."

The kaupapa or philosophy of Enviroschools is based on the wellbeing of the whole early childhood centre or school, community and eco-system. It’s about working out how to live in a balanced way, so that our society and economy nourish the natural systems that give us life. Enviroschools gives children and young people a framework to explore real life, practical challenges and to apply their abundance of energy and ideas.

Enviroschools now operates at a significant scale, involving nearly a third of New Zealand’s primary and secondary schools, and a growing number of early childhood centres. In Hawke’s Bay there are currently 50 schools and early childhood centres from Wairoa in the north to Flemington School in Central Hawke’s Bay.

For further details on Enviroschools, visit their website www.enviroschools.org.nz or contact the regional coordinator, Sally Chandler at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.


Cheeky auction could solve Hawke's Bay Super Rugby fans dilemma.


With Super Rugby Final tickets in hot demand some Hawke's Bay fans may have sadly missed out but not to worry here is a cheeky Trademe Auction that could be the answer to your prayers....

Super Rugby Final Tickets - Start Price $1000

This auction is for your choice of 2 x Platinum or 2 x Silver seats to watch the Super 15 Final. The Hurricanes vs Highlanders.

It’s pretty stink to miss out on tickets, so this is your chance to watch the game and I thought I could cash in like some others are.

The Platinum seats are in my favourite spot on my couch. She’s pretty comfy, but the cat often sits here too, so if you’re not into cats then silver is for you. These are on the other side of the room but still have a great view of my modest 40inch Panasonic.

A selection of homebrew is included, this is complementary of course as I don’t have a liquor license. May also be able to dig up some Pam’s Chips.

Kick-off is at 7:35. But I don’t have sky so it’ll be on at 9:30 on prime. If you come around at about 10pm we can fast forward through the ads with the TiVo box and watch it non-stop. Be sure to have the radio off in the car so you don’t hear the score. If you do, for Pete’s sake don’t tell me.

I would prefer Hurricanes supporters, but Highlanders fans are welcome to bid.

I’ve not yet told the wife we’ll be having strangers over on Saturday night, so there may be some dirty looks from the corner.

You will also have to keep the noise down as the kids will be sleeping in the room next door.

Happy Bidding




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