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Thursday 14th September

Horizons Regional Council has installed webcam monitoring to keep an eye on rockfall from the Manawatu Gorge into the Manawatu River.

NZTA expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at the Ashurst end of the gorge, prompting the move by the Council.

Last month Horizons restricted on-water activities through the Te Apiti-Manawatu Gorge as a safety precaution.

Emergency Manager Ian Lowe said at the time there was a high risk of rockfall, with the potential for large boulders to fall into the river.

Horizons is preparing for a number of scenarios, including a blockage of the river, and is working with agencies such as Police, DOC and local councils in its planning.

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All schools and early childhood centres in CHB have been sent information on mumps after a confirmed case from a student at Waipukurau School.

Medical Officer of Health for the Hawke's Bay District Health Board, Dr Rachel Eyre, said there had not been any mumps cases reported at an early childhood centre or other schools, but they would be sent information to alert them to the situation.

Non-immunised staff and students at Waipukurau School have been asked to stay away from the school, from work or community gatherings for 26 days after their last exposure, being the 2nd of October.

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The nomination period for the 2017 Central Hawke's Bay Sports Awards has been extended by a week.

Nominations were due to close off tomorrow, but will now need to be in by Friday the 22nd.

There are thirteen categories in which our local sporting achievers can be nominated - including a new emerging talent category.

The awards will be presented on Friday the 3rd of November.

Nomination forms are available at the AW Parsons complex or can be filled out online at www.sporthbchb.co.nz.