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A person was flown to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital in a critical condition following a motor vehicle accident north of Waipawa yesterday.

The accident happened around 2.30pm on State Highway 2.

Police said two vehicles were involved in the head-on collision.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter flew the critically injured person to hospital, while another person was taken to hospital by St John Ambulance in a serious condition.

State Highway 2 was closed for about two and a half hours, with diversions put in place for both north and south bound traffic.

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Two teenagers have been arrested following a break-in at the dojo located on the bottom field of Central Hawke’s Bay College last week.

A window was smashed to gain entry to the dojo, with the inside of the building receiving extensive damage, including paint being thrown around.

A number of items or property were also taken from the building.

Constable Andy Walker said a 15 year old is to appear in the Hastings Youth Court this week on charges relating to the break-in, along with other unrelated charges.

The other alleged offender is a 14 year old male, who will be dealt with by Police Youth Aid.

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The countdown is on for CHB residents to have their say on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils’ draft Long Term Plan.

Public submissions close in exactly a week, on the 31st of March.

Tomorrow, a live Q&A session with Mayor Alex Walker and Chief Executive Monique Davidson will take place on the Council’s Facebook page between 5 and 6pm.

The live streamed event will give residents a chance to have their questions answered on the proposed plans before making a submission.  

Meanwhile Councillors are also hosting a community engagement event at the Takapau Hall tonight (Wednesday 24 March) from  5.30pm to 6.30pm for local residents to attend.