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Icy roads are thought to be the reason for two motor vehicle crashes in CHB this week.

On Monday morning a vehicle crashed near Takapau, and Senior Constable Andy Walker said ice on the is the likely scenario, given the frost.

Yesterday morning emergency services were called to a crash on Elsthorpe Road.

Mr Walker said a motorist lost control on the ice, and slid into a truck.

He said the road was shut for a short time as there was a lot of oil on the road.


A female driver was injured after rolling her vehicle on State Highway 50, south of Tikokino yesterday.

The accident occurred bear the Wakarara Road intersection just before 2.30pm.

Police said the female driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle drive, had allegedly swerved to avoid debris on the road, tipping her vehicle off the road in the process.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said firefighters had to cut a hole to free her from the four-wheel drive before she was taken by ambulance to Hawke's Bay Hospital.


Nominations are now open for the Wackrow Memorial Youth Award in Dannevirke.

Emphasis for the award is on the nominee’s community service, and their contribution to supporting work of local voluntary groups and organisations.

Nominees must be aged between 14 and 19 years, with the winner receiving a $500 prize, along with the Wackrow Memorial Trophy.

Second place winner will win $300, and third, $200. 

Nomination forms are available from Dannevirke High, Dannevirke Police or the Tararua District Council.

Winners will be announced at a function on August 24th.