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Making the Hawke’s Bay Expressway four lanes has been welcomed by the regions MP’s.

Yesterday the Government announced a $20b draft Policy Statement on Land Transport to boost road maintenance, public transport, and cycleway maintenance for the next three years.

Part of the package is money to four-lane State Highway 2 between Napier and Hastings, as well as investment in building resilience along the expressway by upgrading bridges and intersections.

Tukituki MP Anna Lorck and Napier MP Stuart Nash both welcomed the news, with Lorck saying she had been working with industry and supporting regional leaders calling for four-lanes to get the region moving ahead.


The Central Hawke’s Bay College First XI Girls Hockey Team won their division 2 final against Sacred Heart College last night.

Played at the Centralines Sports Park, CHB kept Sacred Heart scoreless in the game, winning 9-nil.

CHB had gone through the season unbeaten in the lead up to last night’s final.


The Magpies are at home again this Sunday when they take on Otago in their next game of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC.

Following three wins from their first three games of the season, Hawke’s Bay is second on the NPC table, with Otago currently bottom placed.

The game kicks off at 2.05pm Sunday at McLean Park.


Three people were arrested after a stolen vehicle from Wellington was located on a rural road in CHB last weekend.

Senior Constable Andy Walker from said local Police were alerted just after midday last Saturday by Dannevirke Police after they had abandoned a pursuit of the stolen ute.

He said Dannevirke Police had followed the vehicle north to Norsewood before it made off towards Ormondville, heading towards Porangahau.

Mr Walker said Porangahau Police Officer John Singer located the Toyota Hilux on Tourere Road later in the evening.

He said the occupants were allegedly trying to siphon fuel out of a logging skidder parked on the side of the road before they were arrested.

Mr Walker said all three face charges including shoplifting, theft, failing to stop, and resisting Police.