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A number of lambs died following a motor vehicle accident between a stock truck and a van yesterday.

Emergency services were called about midday to the accident on Pourerere Road.

The accident saw the trailer of the truck overturn.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said it appears the van’s driver failed to stop at a stop sign and drove out in front of the truck.

The truck driver was unable to stop in time and collided with the right-hand side of the van.

Mr Walker said the van driver was taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital in a moderate to serious condition.

He said the driver of the truck was uninjured, but a number of lambs died.

A crane was brought in to help clear the scene, with Pourerere Road closed for a number of hours.

Former Woodville woman Sacha Bond will tomorrow attempt the strong-wool ewes 9-hour shearing record.

The current record is 452 held by Kerri Jo Te Huia, and if she breaks the record tomorrow, Sacha will become the first woman to hold both the ewe and lamb shearing records.

In December Sacha shore 720 lambs to take the 9-hour lamb record.

The venue for tomorrow’s attempt is Centrehill Station at Mossburn in Southland.

After another day of hot temperatures, those wanting to take a break and a dip in the sea, can head to Pourerere Beach this afternoon for the next Surfing for Farmers event.

The event, which is free to anyone over the age of 18, starts at 4pm.

Tararua District Council is reminding residents that new recycling rules that came into effect last week prohibit lids and caps from bottles, tin cans and containers.

The Government implemented standardised recycling rules for the entire country from February 1st . The Council says an A-to-Z guide of recycling is available on its website