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The New Zealand Transport Agency expects State Highway 2 between Hastings and Woodville to be busy with the Easter weekend break.

For those heading southbound, NZTA says traffic will be busy all four days of the long weekend, with the heaviest traffic expected tomorrow between 11am and 3pm.

Northbound traffic on the route is expected to be busy in parts tomorrow and Sunday, with the heaviest traffic on Monday between 11am and 1pm.

Motorists are advised to plan for their journey and allow extra time.


Waipawa and Otane residents were asked to restrict non-essential use of water after a leak was discovered in the pipeline that supplies the two towns reservoirs.

The issue was identified just after 8am, with the supply to the reservoir turned off to allow further investigation.

Repairs were completed by late morning, with the pipeline repressurised and given the all clear mid-afternoon yesterday.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council crews were keeping an eye on the water levels in the reservoir overnight.


Daylight savings finishes this weekend.

Clocks go back one hour at 3am Sunday.

The change in daylight savings is also a chance to check and change home smoke alarm batteries.