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A Dannevirke man is facing a possession of methamphetamine for supply charge following a Police search warrant.

Police discovered a large amount of the Class-A drug, along with cannabis, when they searched the man’s home on Saturday.

He has been remanded in custody.


A burn-off near Waipawa was left in the hands of the landowner overnight.

The large fire, on a property on Pourerere Road, could be seen from Waipukurau, and generated talk on social media.

A Fire & Emergency NZ spokesperson said Waipawa Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to the slash burn-off opposite the Waipawa Wastewater Treatment Plant.

They said the fire was left under the control of the land-owner.


Further COVID-19 vaccine “super-clinics” are being held in Waipawa today and tomorrow.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board says those people aged over 60 who are in Group 4 can make appointments via the website

They say anyone in Groups 1,2 and 3 who have not yet booked can also do so online.

For those without internet access, the national COVID-19 vaccination hotline is 0800 28 29 26.


Dannevirke High School students will travel to Central Hawke’s Bay College for the annual sports fixture today.

Rugby, basketball, football, hockey and netball will all be played, with 14 games in total between the two secondary schools.


Southerly gales are expected for Central Hawke’s Bay today. The Metservice says there is also a low risk of severe gales for CHB. Some hail is also expected later today.