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A planned upgrade to the Norsewood water treatment plant is to get underway this month.

Essential equipment has arrived ready for installation, with the upgrade aimed at enhancing water quality.

Norsewood residents have voiced concerns about water discolouration and sedimentation, with water sampling being carried out twice a week.

A specialised iron and manganese filter, and an additional 30,000- litre tank to supplement the existing 90,000-litre tank will be installed as part of the upgrade.

Tararua District Council has signed the agreement for works and expects completion in June.

Eastern District Police are warning the public of a scam involving the sale of shipping containers.

Police say scammers are offering shipping containers for sale on Facebook Marketplace and local community pages on social media.

A Police spokesperson said the scammers are offering delivery at an additional cost and will even offer cheaper delivery for those that “buy now”.

The spokesperson said the only problem being is that there are no shipping containers.

These scams have previously caught out local people, with Senior Constable Andy Walker from CHB Police saying people buying anything off social media should insist on meeting in person and inspecting the item for sale before making payment.

Police also advise not to deposit money into another person’s account before receiving the item.

Anyone who thinks they may have been the victim of a scam can report it to Police on 105 or on the Police website.

The replacement of a fire hydrant will see some Waipukurau properties without water for a time tomorrow.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the shutdown will affect all properties on Sevenson Road, Fergusson Ave, Blundell Ave, and Blundell Place from 8am to 4pm tomorrow.

Four properties on Tavistock Road will also be affected. Details are available on the Council’s Facebook page.