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Two people were flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital – one in a serious, the other in a moderate condition – following a single-vehicle crash near OngaOnga yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the accident around 2.45pm after a vehicle crashed through a fence.

A Hato Hone – St John spokesperson said two ambulances, one manager, and rescue helicopter were responded to the scene.


The Tararua District Council is asking residents to fill out an online survey on the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle.

The survey asks a number of questions on how the cyclone impacted different parts of the district, and the Council says responses will help advocate to government what the biggest impacts and needs are, and to plan for recovery support going forward.

Even those who were hardly impacted, or not impacted at all, are asked to complete the survey.

Responses close on the 9th of June.


Former Ruapehu District Mayor and Pongaroa farmer Don Cameron has started as Recovery Manager for the Tararua District Cyclone Recovery programme.

After having recently moved to Pahiatua, Mr Cameron said he wanted to put his skills, experience and local networks to work.

He said his aim is to bring all the different parties together to get the best possible result for Tararua and build resilience for future events.