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The Department of Conservation has reopened Sunrise Hut to the public following repair work. Last year the Hut had a fireplace and heat transfer system installed, with interior painting also done.Read more

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A new Digital Business Hub in Central Hawke’s Bay will open in late July. The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the local community will shortly be able to plug in to a host of new libraRead more

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A Whanganui man has been named as the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident near Dannevirke last week. The crash, on State Highway 2, happened early morning last Wednesday.  Police yesterdayRead more

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This years CHB Swim 4 Lives Swim-a-thon raised close to $5000. Held last month, the amount raised this year has seen the CHB Swim-4-Lives group able to provide $34,000 worth of support to help allRead more

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The duck shooting season kicks-off for 2021 tomorrow. In Hawke’s Bay, the season will run until the 13th of June, with a daily bag limit of eight for Mallard and Grey Duck, and a daily limit of eiRead more

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The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating a fatal crash near Dannevirke early Wednesday. Emergency services were called to the single vehicle crash on State Highway 2 near the intersection withRead more

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Nearly $19 million worth of building consents have been issued in the Tararua District in the current financial year. The high level of demand has seen the Tararua District Council out-source someRead more

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Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc has signed an official agreement with Oranga Tamariki as it aims to keep tamariki with whānau, and improve the health and wellbeing of Ngāti Kahungunu whānau, hapū andRead more

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Public feedback on whether the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council should adopt Maori Wards at the next Local Body Elections closes today. In February, changes to the law removed the need for a bindingRead more

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Despite rain being forecast for the region today, farmers are being advised there won’t be much to help with the dry conditions. WeatherWatch is only expecting between 5 and 20mm of rain over theRead more

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council contractors worked late in to the night to repair a water leak at the Tavistock Hotel end of Racecourse Road. The issue was first noticed late yesterdayRead more

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The CHB Lions Club Bookarama kicks off for 2021 today., Organisers have been busy setting up the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa, with thousands of books, puzzles, CD’s and toys all entered. TheRead more

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