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Police has released the name of a man who died following a crash on SH50, between Tikokino and Maraekakaho, on Friday.

37-year-old David John O’Sullivan of Crownthorpe died following an accident between a truck and a pedestrian at about 6pm Friday.

Police said Mr O’Sullivan may have been unloading equipment from another truck when the crash happened.

A Police spokesperson said an investigation into the crash is ongoing and that they would like to speak to anyone who may be able to assist.

Anyone who saw an articulated truck and pilot vehicle in the area of SH 50 between 5:30pm and 6:15pm on Friday is asked to call 105.

Worksafe NZ has been notified of the incident, and Police say their sympathies are with Mr O’Sullivan’s family and friends.

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A number of fire appliances were called to a fire at the CHB District Landfill on Friday.

A Fire & Emergency NZ spokesperson said three fire trucks, four tankers, two rural fire trucks and a command unit were sent to the scene, with firefighters on site until around 4am Saturday.

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A reminder for motorists that the Saddle Road will be subject to daytime closures from today through until Thursday.

The westbound lane of the Saddle Road will be closed to traffic from 9am until 2.30pm for the next four days.

Traffic will need to use the alternate Pahiatua Track.

Weekend Sports
Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball : Wins for both Otane Thirsty Whale and Central Sports Vet Services HB.   Otane played Napier Girls High Senior A, and won 66-38, with Central winning 47-39 over Outkast.

Bush Rugby :  A loss for Puketoi, beaten by Masterton Red Star, 53-19.

Manawatu Competition :  The Dannevirke seniors won their game by default after Bulls failed to field a team.  The Dannevirke Colts lost their game against Wanganui Metro, 83-3.

Hawke’s Bay Competition results: