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A woman in her 70’s is currently in a stable condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital after being struck by a logging truck yesterday.

The incident happened shortly before 11.30am at the intersection of Herbert Street and Ruataniwha Street in Waipukurau.

The section of road was closed until just before 3pm to allow the Police Serious Crash Unit to undertake an investigation.

The woman, who was reported to be in a critical condition, was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter.


There has been a further recall of raw milk from Lindsay Farm Dairies.

MPI said the recall was due to detection of Campylobacter, which can cause severe gastrointestinal illness.

The recall affects Lindsay Farm brand drinking milk with use by dates of 25.07.21, 27.07.21, 28.07.21, 29.07.21 and 30.07.21, and lot numbers 2107, 2307, 2407, 2507 and 2607.

MPI said the affected product is sold in the Hawke's Bay region at eight registered depots and via home deliveries, and is sold in 2-litre plastic bottles.


Nominations for positions on the Central Hawkes Bay Consumers Power Trust close next Monday.

The Trust holds the shares of Centralines, and currently has four elected members and three appointed members.

An approved amendment will, approved by the High Court, will now see all seven positions elected by power consumers.

Nominations must be made on the official nomination paper and be returned no later than 5pm on Monday August 2nd. 

If an election is required, voter packs will be sent to all consumers on the 7th of September 2021.   

Nomination Packs can be downloaded from or by calling the free phone Election Helpline 0800 666 032.