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Raw unpasteurised drinking milk from Central Hawke's Bay producers Lindsay Farm is being recalled.

MPI said Campylobacter was detected as part of Lindsay Farm's routine testing programme.

The recall affects Lindsay Farm brand organic raw drinking milk with a use by date between 6 March 2021 and up to and including 21 March 2021.

MPI said the affected product is sold in the Hawke’s Bay region at seven registered depots and home deliveries, and is sold in 2-litre plastic bottles.

New Zealand Food Safety’s national food compliance services manager, Melinda Sando, says people with Lindsay Farm organic raw drinking milk at home should visit the MPI recalls website to check if it is among the batches of recalled product.

She says anyone who has any of the recalled product, should either throw it out or return it to the supplier, or heat to 70°C and hold at this temperature for one minute.


Moa bones have been unearthed at the site of the new Manawatu-Tararua Highway.

Crews undertaking excavation work in a gully at the western end of the road discovered the bones of at least two small Moa.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says they knew there would be some significant archaeological finds on the project, and there is a plan that kicks in when contractors come across something special.

Archaeologists and kaitiaki representatives are currently examining the bones, and NZTA says construction will continue on other parts of the site.


The Ruahine Motors CHB Premier Cricket side will play Cornwall in the semi’s of the MJF Shrimpton 50-over competition tomorrow.

The game is being played at Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga, with first ball from 11am.


There is still plenty of time for individuals or teams wanting to take part in this Sunday’s Swim-4-Lives Swimathon to enter.

The event is a fundraiser for teaching local children how to swim, with a number of school students from CHB benefiting from the Swim-4-Lives over the last few years.

There are categories for all ages, and the event can be completed as an individual or as a team.

The Swim-4-Lives starts at 10am Sunday, with full details available from the venue, The Centralines Sports Complex, or on the CHB Swim-4-Lives Facebook page