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COVID-19 vaccinations are being ramped up in local areas. 

In Tararua, the Tararua Health Group is adding extra clinics for those wanting to get the vaccine. 

Tomorrow morning, there will be a clinic at the Barraud Street Health Centre, and the Health Group will also hold clinics at The Hub on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Each clinic next week will have capacity for between 120 and 135 people. 

Meanwhile the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is looking into setting up a drive-through vaccination clinic in Central Hawke’s Bay next week. 

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A planned water shutdown affecting some residents in Hill Street and Goodger Street in Waipukurau has been pushed out to next week. 

The shutdown was scheduled for today, however the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says it will now take place next Tuesday. 

On Wednesday next week, two properties on Gaisford Terrace will be affected. 

The shutdowns are to connect sections of the new mains water supply. 

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There have been a number of postponements or cancellations for events being run under The Spring Fling in Central Hawke’s Bay. 

This weekend, the ‘Spring Salute to Dads’ at the historic OngaOnga Village has been cancelled die to COVID-19 restrictions. 

The opening of Taniwha Daffodils tomorrow has been delayed. 

Later in the month, the OngaOnga Victorian Market and Fair has been cancelled, and the Hatuma Half Marathon has been changed to a virtual event. 

Details of the programme are available on the website thespringfling.nz.