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The Dannevirke A & P Show scheduled for next weekend has been cancelled. The Show Management Committee said due to the recent announcement of the red-light system for COVID-19, along with the waterRead more

Tararua town signs being finalised

Above are some examples of the 30+ new town signs which will be installed across the district early this year. Tararua District Council has been consulting with communities to get input into the signRead more

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A number of events around the region have been cancelled due to the move to the Red Light setting. Ngati Kahunugunu has cancelled its Waitangi Day Family Celebrations on February 5th at theRead more

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Hawke’s Bay has 13 active COVID-19 cases. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board announced a further four cases on Sunday – all close contacts of the Hastings cluster. There are currently nineRead more

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Two further cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed for the region. Yesterday’s confirmation brings the total number of cases in Hawke’s Bay to six – with one of yesterday’s cases linked toRead more

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in the region has moved to six. Yesterday the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board confirmed a further two COVID-19 positive tests had been returned for HastingsRead more

Six COVID-19 cases now in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay now has a total of six COVID-19 cases in the region, including a further two cases to report today. The Ministry of Health will officially notify these cases today, along with one caseRead more

Vaccine passes required at Hastings libraries and gallery

In the interests of safety and wellbeing Hastings District Council has amended its COVID-19 vaccine pass requirements at some of its facilities. From Monday, January 24, entry to the HastingsRead more

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Central Hawke’s Bay has the highest number of Maori double-vaccinated for COVID-19 in the region. Figures released by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board up to the week ending last Sunday,Read more

New Zealand Food Safety advises consumers to cook mussels through

New Zealand Food Safety is reminding consumers to thoroughly cook mussels following an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus around the country this summer. Deputy Director-General New ZealandRead more

COVID-19 immunisation starts for 5 to 11-year-old tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (pediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-oldsRead more

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Two cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Hastings. The first case was announced by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board on Saturday night, with a household contact of that case returning aRead more

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