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Two people were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital after a car rolled near Norsewood on Tuesday night.

The single vehicle crash happened around 6.30pm pm State Highway 2.

A man in his 40’s, and a woman in her 50’s, who both suffered moderate injuries in the accident, are now in a stable condition.


Central Hawke’s Bay District Councillors will meet today to deliberate over the Councils’ draft Long Term Plan.

At the meeting, Councillors will receive reports outlining options and recommendations to address the four critical issues facing the district - plans and funding for wastewater, a step change in renewals, future proofing solid waste services and funding for growth. 

Over 200 submissions were made during the consultation process on the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan, with increases to the Council’s overall debt limits and increases to development contributions all proposed in a bid to face years of underinvestment in Council infrastructure.

Decisions made today will be reviewed and adopted at an Extraordinary Council Meeting on June 17.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police had a number of reports of burglaries last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said it is still very busy in the Waipawa area, with two properties on Abbotsford Road broken into.

He said chainsaws and hand tools were taken from sheds at the properties.

Tucker Box in Waipawa was also broken into over the weekend, with the offenders for that from out of town.

Mr Walker said the offenders for that break-in were also allegedly involved in a number of incidents in Hastings the same night.

In other burglaries, alcohol was again taken from the Paper Mulberry Café at Pukehou for the second week in a row, while a garage at a property on Nicolls Road was entered, and tools stolen.

And two youths have been arrested following a break-in at CHB Vets in Waipukurau last week.

Mr Walker said a 15 year old is now in the care of Oranga Tamariki, with a 17 year old due to appear in the Youth Court.


A Field Day will be held today at the property of Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year Award winners, Andrew and Maddy McLean.

The McLean’s farm sheep and beef on their 885 hectare farm on Bush Road at Wallingford, with today’s Field Day a chance to showcase their operation.

Event Manager Isabelle Crawshaw says it will be an outstanding day out providing an opportunity for the community to view the award-winning farm.

Organisers say ATV’s or quad bikes can be used, and those going are asked to take along $10 for lunch.

The Field Day starts at 10am at number 1157 Bush Road.