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There is a Strong Wind Warning in place for Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua today. Metservice is forecasting west to northwest gales up to 130 km/hr or more in exposed areas of the TararuaRead more

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A woman died as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Central Hawke’s Bay on Friday. Emergency services were called to the crash on Elsthorpe Rd about 3.20pm after a car crashed into a ditch.Read more

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Police have seized approximately $2 million in assets and arrested six people following an operation into organised crime in the region. Over the past three days, Eastern District Police, backed upRead more

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Two people were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital after a car rolled near Norsewood on Tuesday night. The single vehicle crash happened around 6.30pm pm State Highway 2. A man in his 40’s, and aRead more

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Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department saw a record 188 presentations on Monday. The number of presentations saw some elective surgery postponed yesterday. Chief Medical and Dental officerRead more

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A motorcyclist was flown to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital on Friday morning following an accident. Emergency services were responded to the crash just after 9am on Elsthorpe Road between StRead more

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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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