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A man is in a stable condition at Hawke’s Bay Hospital following a motor vehicle accident near Otane on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the crash, at the intersection of College Road and SH2, around six o’clock Sunday night.

The man’s car was the only vehicle involved in the crash, and he was treated for serious injuries by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital.


Waipawa’s annual Spring Festival and Duck Day held last weekend was a huge success.

Organiser Pip Burne said they were really please with how the day went, with an amazing turn out of people, and over 70 stalls.

Hundreds of tickets were sold for the annual duck race, and organisers had a great response to the Corporate Duck Race.

Pip Burne said unfortunately they weren’t able to get a channel dug this year for the Corporate race, so a “duck vote” was held.

Brittons House Movers took the vote, with other winners being Waipawa School and Launch Early Childhood.

Pip has also put out a plea to those who may have picked up smaller ducks from the main race to please return them, as they think a few may have waddled home with some youngsters.


Registrations will open soon for the Property Brokers – Central FM “Best Christmas Lights Competition”.

A $500 prize is up for grabs for the property judged to have the best display, with $300 for second, and $100 for third.

A People’s Choice winner will receive $100.

Entries for the competition will open on the 1st of November, and will be taken up until the 4th of December.

The winners will be announced on the 18th of December.

Entry forms for the competition are available from Property Brokers in Waipukurau.


Anyone looking for seasonal work is invited to a Seasonal Work Expo being held at the Green Patch in Waipukurau this afternoon.

The Jobs CHB team along with local employers will be available to talk to those looking for work over the summer.

The Expo starts at 2pm today.