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One person was critically injured following a two-vehicle crash south of Dannevirke yesterday morning.

Police say they were responded to the crash on Maharahara Road, near State Highway 2 about 10.50am.

A Hato Hone-St John spokesperson said one person had critical injuries, and another two minor injuries.

A rescue helicopter was called to fly the critically injured person to Palmerston North Hospital.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

SH2 was closed in both directions until around 3.30 yesterday afternoon.


A Heavy Rain Watch is in place for the ranges of Hawke’s Bay today.

Metservice says periods of heavy rain are expected for the Ruahine Range, and that rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

The Watch is in place for the 21-hour period beginning at 3am today until midnight tonight.

Forecasters say periods of heavy rain will return late tomorrow and persist through until Saturday for the same area, along with the possibility coastal hills south of Napier could also be affected.


Industrial action by the union representing secondary teachers has been called off.

PPTA members voted to suspend rolling strike action late yesterday while an arbitration process is underway.

The late notice of the suspension means Years 10 and 11 students will still be rostered home today at some schools, including at Central Hawke’s Bay College.

Dannevirke High School meanwhile posted on its Facebook page last night that all year levels can attend school today.


Otane Thirsty Whale won their game against Central Sports Vet Services HB in last nights game in the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball round.

Last night’s win sees Otane sit in second on the championship table – just behind All In : Elusive.