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Police are offering support to the family of a child that died at a property in Waipukurau yesterday.

Sergeant Neil Baker said they were “called to an incident involving a vehicle at a residential property on Mt Herbert Road shortly after 7:45am”.

He said a child was located in a critical condition and CPR was commenced.

Mr Baker said sadly, one person died at the scene.

Police were still at the scene early yesterday afternoon, and an investigation has begun into the circumstances of what happened.

Mr Baker said Police are offering support to the family involved during this difficult time.

The death will be referred to the Coroner.


Traffic will be diverted along Hatuma Road, Arlington Road, Porangahau Road, and Racecourse Road tomorrow night and Sunday night as Kiwrail undertakes maintenance work on the rail crossing on Takapau Road in Waipukurau.

Kiwirail is replacing the travelling surface across the lines as they have become worn and a safety issue.

The works will take place between 8pm Saturday and 6am Sunday, then again between 8pm Sunday and 5am Monday.


After two wins so far, the Central Hawke’s Bay Representative Rugby Team have another game this weekend against Hawke’s Bay Maori at Porangahau.

The game will kick-off at 2pm tomorrow at White Domain, with a gold coin donation at the gate.

The rep sides first win was a one point win against Ngati Porou East Coast, followed by a 69-nil drubbing of Northern Wanganui last weekend.


The annual Trevor White Memorial tournament between CHB and Dannevirke will be held this Sunday.

In order to take out the Trevor White trophy, two wins from the three rugby games played are needed.

The first game is the U9’s at 12pm, followed by the U11’s at 1pm, and the U13’s at 2pm.

Central FM Sports Host, Tim Ewen, says Trevor was a big supporter of local sport.

The Trevor White Memorial games are being played at Central Park in Waipukurau on Sunday.


Tamatea’s Matariki celebrations culminate with a free whanau night at Russell Park in Waipukurau tonight.

The event will see a large range of kai vendors and entertainment.

Amiria Nepe-Apatu from Tihei Tamatea says Fire & Emergency NZ and the NZ Police will be there with recruiting information.

She says it will be an amazing night to end Matariki celebrations with the Tirama Matariki Light Trail and fireworks display.

The event will run from 5pm to 8pm.