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TUESDAY 7 APRIL 2020

There have been no cases of Covid-19 in Central Hawke’s Bay to date.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board yesterday released a breakdown of where the 33 confirmed and probable cases were around the region.

There were 20 in Napier, 10 in Hastings, three in Wairoa and none in CHB.

There were four new reported cases in Hawke’s Bay yesterday.

The DHB says of the 33 cases in total, five people have recovered - four in Napier, and one in Hastings.

Meanwhile there are three Covid-19 cases in the Tararua District, according to figures released from the MidCentral DHB yesterday.

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Central Hawke's Bay Police are happy with compliance to the Level 4 lockdown restrictions.

Officer in Charge, Sergeant Andrew Knox, said people have been fantastic, and compliance with the restrictions has been pleasing, with only very few who are breaching their bubbles for unnecessary reasons.

He said local Police are still taking the education path, but if they continue to find people who continue to breach the lockdown, they will look at arresting and charging as a last choice.

Mr Knox said the message is to stay home, and if you need to go out to ask do you want to or do you need to.

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The Tararua District Council has eased water restrictions for some towns in the district.

The Council says while the total hosing ban will stay in place for Woodville, Norsewood and Akitio, the rest of the district have eased to alternate day hosing.

Under the alternate restrictions, odd numbered houses can use hoses on odd numbered days and the same for even numbered houses.

And while recent rain has replenished rivers and streams, Council is urging residents to continue to conserve water.