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Strong winds are expected for Central Hawke’s Bay later this week.

The Metservice has issued its Severe Weather Outlook covering tomorrow through until Friday.

Severe gale winds are forecast to affect many areas, with forecasters expecting severe gale westerlies to hit Central Hawke’s Bay on Friday.


Police are looking into a report of a person being suspiciously on a local property.

Last week Police were advised that a person was seen walking around a backyard on a property on SH2 near Takapau, who told the people living in the house that he was from Chorus and looking at rotten power poles.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the person left straight away.

He said the people from the house called Chorus, who told them they had no workmen in the area at all.

The man had a tool belt and a hi-vis vest on.

Mr Walker said people should phone Police as soon as they can and get as many details as possible.


A rāhui has been put in place on the walking track through the Manawatu Gorge.

Local iwi imposed the rāhui last week following the death of a walker on Wednesday.

The rāhui, which prohibits access to the entire area covered by the track, will be lifted on June 22nd.


A Dannevirke man has been elected as the 22nd general of the international Salvation Army.

Lyndon Buckingham is the first Kiwi to hold the position, which he will take up at the Salvation Army’s international headquarters in London from August.

His wife, Bronwyn, will serve alongside him as world president of women’s ministries.


Weekend rugby results :

Manawatu Competition :

Dannevirke Colts 27 vs Massey University 24