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A woman died as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Central Hawke’s Bay on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Elsthorpe Rd about 3.20pm after a car crashed into a ditch.

Initial reports said one person had sustained serious injuries, while another had moderate injuries.

Police said the woman died in hospital on Saturday as the result of her injuries.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was also called to the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.


An investment of $68.5 million will be made in wastewater treatment plants in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Councillors met last Thursday to deliberate on the Council’s draft Long Term Plan.

The wastewater plant upgrades will see all discharges removed from waterways within 15 years, and treated wastewater irrigated to land. 

The plans involve a ‘mega-plant’ which will see wastewater piped from Otane, Waipawa and Waipukurau for treatment and land-based discharge at a single site based in Waipawa.

Upgrades will also be made to Porangahau, Te Paerahi and Takapau.

Mayor Alex Walker said the decision followed five-years of work, where respect and community were placed at the centre of Council’s decision making, to deliver 100-year wastewater solutions for the District’s future.

The investment will see costs of $17.5 million of debt servicing, and $10.8 million of depreciation costs being experienced over the first ten years of the Long Term Plan alone.


Strong winds are expected for Tararua and Central Hawke’s Bay tomorrow.

Metservice says there is moderate confidence of severe west to northwest gales in exposed parts of the Tararua District, and Hawkes Bay south of Napier.

A spokesperson said the threat for Central Hawkes Bay continues into Wednesday. 


Weekend Rugby Results 

Manawatu competition : The Dannevirke Seniors beat Feilding Yellow 57-5, with the Dannevirke Colts beaten by Feilding Yellow, 53-6.

Bush competition : A win for Puketoi over Martinborough – 24-10.

Hawke’s Bay competition :