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A Givealittle page has been setup for a Dannevirke teen severely injured in a recent motorbike accident.

16-year-old Travis de Visser was flown to Christchurch Hospital following the accident on Saturday March 9th at the Taikorea motocross park – the day Travis was celebrating his 16th birthday.

Along with breaking his back in three places, Travis also had internal bleeding and a punctured lung.

The Givealittle page, which has so far raised just over $14,000, says Travis has a long road ahead of him, and will need to learn to walk again.

Link to the Givealittle page : On the road to recovery for Trav - Givealittle

With club rugby about to kick-off, the Waipawa Country United men’s team travelled to Dannevirke on Saturday for a pre-season game.

The game, between Waipawa and Dannevirke Sports Club, was played at Rugby Park on Saturday. Waipawa won the game – 19-14.

This weekend will see the Hawke’s Bay Club Rugby competition kick-off with the Premier grade Nash Cup, followed by the Country Grade for the Arthur Bowman Cup the following weekend.

With more than 8000 RSE workers coming to Hawke’s Bay to work in the horticulture and viticulture sectors, Police are doing their part to ensure they stay safe and receive good support.

Police recently met with some of the RSE workers, who are predominantly from the South Pacific.

Acting Sergeant Eve Tremain says there have been instances of RSE workers being assaulted while withdrawing money at ATMs, while others are unwittingly buying stolen goods, or being taken advantage of and raking up unnecessary debt.

She says it’s not only about building their trust in Police in New Zealand but also ensuring they know what pitfalls are out there and keep workers safe from harm and crime.