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Horizons Regional Council has approved more than $9 million of reserve funding to repair damage to river management assets caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Horizons staff have been assessing damage and meeting with affected landowners since the Cyclone struck to determine what needs addressing to reinstate protection for vulnerable communities.

Council spokesperson Dr Jon Roygard said repairs would begin this week, predominantly in the likes of Tararua District, and would take some considerable time.

He said in addition to damage repairs, Horizons has committed to an ongoing package for debris management in Tararua to reduce the damage from debris on infrastructure.


More “Community Conversations” to help put together a recovery plan for Central Hawke’s Bay will be held this week.

Run by the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, the meetings are a chance for the public to have their input on issues such as housing, roads and land use.

Tonight a meeting is being held at the Omakere Hall from 6-7.30pm, followed by the CHB College Hall tomorrow night, and Otane Hall on Thursday night.

This weekend “Community Conversations” will be held in Waipawa and Porangahau.

For those who can’t attend, a survey is available on the Council website.


No one was injured after a car rolled near Poukawa on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to the accident on State Highway 2 just after 8.30pm.

Three people were assessed by St John Ambulance paramedics.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will temporarily close Tourere Road over the next three days as it works to identify a suitable repair solution for the road.

A major dropout occurred on Tourere Road following Cyclone Gabrielle.

Drilling work will be undertaken between 8.30am and 3pm over the next three days.


Weekend rugby results :

Premier Division :

Aotea   38    vs    Havelock North  31

Central  24  vs     Taradale  37

Town/Country Division :

Porangahau  9    vs   WCUMR   8

Takapau   8     vs    Otane   15