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Central FM is a locally owned and operated radio station and the staff at Central FM pride themselves on keeping our local communities in Central Hawke's Bay and Tararua up to date with local news and local events.  Our radio station features a range of regular shows and interviews with our local and national communities.

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One person was reported to have serious injuries following a two-car crash near Otane yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the accident on State Highway 2 at around 10 to 4. MotorRead more

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The 32nd annual Dannevirke Host Lions Book Sale got underway yesterday. Bargain hunters lined-up outside the Dannevirke Town Hall before the doors opened at 9am, with thousands of books once againRead more

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Emergency services were called to a logging truck crash near Pahiatua yesterday. The accident happened on Mangaone Valley Road around 8.15 yesterday morning. The trailer unit of the truck tipped,Read more

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Central Hawke’s Bay Police are asking drivers to be aware of pedestrians using pedestrian crossings. A Police spokesperson said there have been some incidents recently where vehicles haven’tRead more

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The rural sector came out in force on Friday, taking part in the Groundswell NZ “A Howl of a Protest”. Events were organised around the country – including Hastings and Dannevirke – toRead more

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Both the Tararua and Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils will each receive millions of dollars from the Government following its plans to take control of NZ’s water infrastructure. Last monthRead more

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Fire & Emergency NZ says two house fires in Dannevirke over the past week show the importance of working smoke alarms. At 1am on Saturday, smoke alarms woke the occupants of a house after a chimneyRead more

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Hawke’s Bay Hospital has postponed some elective surgery and its restricted visiting policy remains in place as RSV presentations continue in children, and increase in adults. Hawke’s BayRead more

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A home in Dannevirke was badly damaged by fire yesterday. Firefighters from Dannevirke and Norsewood were called to the house fire in Victor Street shortly after 11am, and found it well involved onRead more

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the closure of the Saddle Road this week and next is to enable better quality work and ensure the safety of crews and road users. The Saddle Road will be closedRead more

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It’s been a winning week for customers of New World Waipukurau. A Lotto ticket sold for this Wednesday’s draw won a share of second division. The ticket, worth just over $23,000, was one ofRead more

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Hawke’s Bay Hospital has restricted visiting to its maternity unit, children’s ward and Special Care Baby Unit  (SCBU), Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit  to help preventRead more

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