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A Hamilton man was arrested yesterday after managing to evade Police on Monday.

A vehicle the man, who was described as a person of interest, was driving was seen by Dannevirke Police on Monday, with officers following it through Takapau and then through rural roads towards Wimbledon.

Vehicle trouble saw the man ditch the car, and he fled into a forestry block.

A Police dog lost the man’s scent, with the Armed Offenders Squads from Palmerston North and Hawke’s Bay called to the area yesterday, along side staff from Central Hawke’s Bay and Dannevirke.

The man was located and arrested yesterday morning.


The Tararua District Council has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the Dannevirke water supply.

In lifting the notice yesterday, the Council said samples taken from the 14th until the 16th of April had returned satisfactory results.

The notice was issued last Friday following the detection of E.coli in the supply.

The Council believes the result was caused by a contaminated sample and was an isolated incident.


Another $25 million to help business affected by Cyclone Gabrielle has been announced by the Government.

Businesses that were affected can apply for grants of up to $40,000 through the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber had had 1738 applications as at last week for a total of $43 million.

Business owners have until the end of April to lodge applications.