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NZ Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has supported staff working at the Hastings Hospital Emergency Department to issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) to Hawke’s Bay District HealthRead more

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Dannevirke café Sugar and Salt is running a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Blue September tomorrow. The café will be selling $5 cupcakes, with 100% of the proceeds going towardsRead more

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Local Police executed a search warrant on behalf of Immigration New Zealand at a Waipukurau address on Wednesday. Immigration New Zealand’s General Manager – Verification and Compliance, StephenRead more

Waipukurau News

Local Police executed a search warrant on behalf of Immigration New Zealand at a Waipukurau address this morning. Immigration New Zealand’s General Manager – Verification and Compliance, StephenRead more

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Precautionary boil water notices remain in place for the Dannevirke and Eketahuna town water supplies. The Tararua District Council issued the notices on Wednesday last week for Dannevirke, and onRead more

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A car stolen from Wairoa was destroyed by fire in Dannevirke early yesterday.  Fire & Emergency NZ were called to the fire on Otanga Road just after 3am.  A Police spokesperson said the vehicleRead more

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It was nearly an all Central Hawke’s Bay final for Hawke’s Bay Netball’s Super 8 competition. Semi-finals were played at Pettigrew Green Arena on Saturday, with Central Sports Vet ServicesRead more

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A Heavy Rain Watch remains in place for Central Hawke’s Bay this morning. Periods of heavy rain, which could approach warning criteria, are expected until around 9am today. Metservice says theRead more

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Voting papers have been delivered for the Central Hawke’s Bay Consumers Power Trust election. Eight candidates have put their names forward for the seven places on the Trust for the next threeRead more

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The Metservice has issued Heavy Rain Watches for both Tararua and Central Hawke’s Bay from tomorrow. In the 24 hour period from 9am tomorrow, Hawke’s Bay can expect heavy falls of rain, andRead more

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Potential warning amounts of rain are forecast in Hawke’s Bay and Tararua later this week. Metservice forecasters say a low affecting central and northern New Zealand, bringing a low confidence ofRead more

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Magpies head coach, Mark Ozich, has announced a move to Australia next year. Yesterday he said he had accepted a full-time role with Super Rugby team the Western Force, and would leave the MagpiesRead more

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