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Fire & Emergency NZ has declared an Open Fire Season for all of Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District.

The Restricted Fire Season status for Tararua East and Hawke’s Bay coastal areas was revoked at midday yesterday.

In declaring the fire season change, Fire & Emergency NZ’s acting District Manager Jason Hill said lower temperatures had reduced the wildfire danger.

Despite the change, Mr Hill said people are still expected to take care when lighting outdoor fires, and it is important to ensure they are well controlled and safe.

Senior students from The Terrace and St Joseph’s Schools had the opportunity to take a tethered flight in a hot air balloon yesterday.

The Terrace principal Anaru Cheswass said Andrew Parker from the Flying High Project brought the charitable trusts hot air balloon to the school.

The Flying High Project is visiting schools around the country delivering its STEAM education programme.

The programme uses science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics to help guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

A horse was killed after it was hit by a truck on the outskirts of Waipukurau on Monday night. Fire & Emergency NZ, Police, and Council contractors were called just after 10.30pm to the incident, which occurred near Pukeora.

A motorist spoken to by Central FM said they had seen at least three horses on the road while driving into Waipukurau from Takapau. Police and Council contractors were on scene until around midnight.

The CHB Cancer Support Group raised just over $6000 to go towards new beds for cancer patients at a recent Fashion Show fundraiser.

Tickets for the May 5th event sold out, with $6182 raised.

The money will be used to help purchase two hospital beds for Central Hawke’s Bay cancer patients, enabling them to be cared for in their own homes.

Local clothing retailers Diahann Boutique, Story’s Clothing, Peek-ABoo, Tenku, and Index Waipawa all showcased the latest winter fashions, with Foxtrot Home and Wildflower Jewellery also supporting the event by showcasing their latest creations.

Consultation on Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s draft Three Year Plan closes tonight.

Feedback is due in by 8 o’clock tonight, with public hearings being held at the end of the month, with Councillors deliberating on the Plan mid-June.

Details of the Plan, and an online feedback form, are available on the Regional Council website.