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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.


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.


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.