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Six people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Norsewood on Saturday.

The crash happened about 11.30am on State Highway 2 near Edgeley Road.

All six were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital, one by rescue helicopter.

Two people have since been transferred to Wellington Hospital – one, a woman in her 50’s, the other a man in his 20’s, who is in a critical condition.

Metservice has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for Hawke’s Bay.

The Watch covers the period from 6am today until 6pm Wednesday, with periods of heavy rain expected, with forecasters saying amounts of rain may approach warning criteria.

The rain is due to a subtropical low developing to the north of New Zealand, and Metservice said there was some uncertainty about its development.

People are advised to keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts.

Just under $5000 was raised from this year’s Swim-4-Lives Swimathon.

Held on Friday night at the Centralines Pool Complex, two competed in the Paddle section, with 12 in the Swim section, and six teams.

Paige Franklin swum the most lengths in the Swim section, with 33 – three lengths shy of the course record, with the Weina Dogs team completing 30 lengths between them.

Beauden Brown completed 22 lengths in the Paddle section. The amount raised at the end of the event was $4968, with money used to help children learn how to swim.