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Water restrictions were eased in both Tararua and Central Hawke’s Bay heading into the Easter break.

The Tararua District Council said from last Thursday there were no water restrictions in the district, with the exception of Akitio.

Akitio would remain on a Total Outdoor Ban until tomorrow, which is normal practice for this time of year. 

Mayor Tracey Collis said Council appreciate the ongoing efforts of residents to conserve water, and ask everyone to continue to be mindful of their consumption to avoid the need to reinstate restrictions.

In CHB, restrictions have moved from Level 3 to Level 2.

At Level 2 outdoor watering can take place on alternate days, at limited times.

Details of the Level 2 restrictions are available on the CHB District Council website and Facebook page.

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Police have released the name of the victim of a fatal crash at Pahiatua last month.

The accident happened on State Highway 2 on the 26th of March, and involved a truck and a 4WD towing a caravan.

67-year old Karen Chandler, of Hawke's Bay, died following the crash.

Police extended their sympathies to Ms Chandler’s family and friends, and a spokesperson said the investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.

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Emergency services attended a single-vehicle crash in CHB on Easter Monday.

A vehicle “spun-out” and went off the road on State Highway 50 near OngaOnga about 1.15pm.

One person was treated for moderate injuries, while two others were treated for minor injuries.

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