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Another Boil Water Notice has been issued for the Pongaroa water supply.

The Tararua District Council issued the notice yesterday after increased turbidity in the water due to heavy rain.

The Council said rain in the ranges has caused a significant increase in turbidity and the UV lamp at the Water Treatment Plant was no longer working.

Parts have been ordered to make repairs, but these aren’t expected to be in the country until the end of next week.

The Council says repairs will occur in July.

The Boil Water notice is in place until further notice for water used for drinking, making ice, food preparation, brushing teeth, and preparing infant/toddler formula.

A person was taken to the Tukituki Medical Centre yesterday after falling from a forklift.

Emergency services were called to Cook Street in Waipukurau about 9.30 yesterday morning.

The person was taken by ambulance to the medical centre in a moderate condition.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is currently running its annual Residents Opinion Survey.

The Council is seeking feedback on its performance and the way its services and activities are delivered.

The survey takes about 5-minutes to complete and is available on the website

Printed copies are available from the Council office in Waipawa or from service centres. Responses are due in by July 7th .

Today marks 30-years since Central FM officially went to air.

The station began test transmissions on the 11th of June 1994 before going live seven days later.

The station was started by local farmer Terry Casserly, who had been involved in radio in Whakatane for a number of years.

The stations first frequencies were 93.5 and 96.7, with the Dannevirke frequency of 99.4 added in 1995.

Regulatory changes in 2011 saw the main two frequencies changed to 106 and 105.2.

Central FM is one of the few independently owned stations in New Zealand.