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Precautionary boil water notices remain in place for the Dannevirke and Eketahuna town water supplies.

The Tararua District Council issued the notices on Wednesday last week for Dannevirke, and on Friday for Eketahuna.

The Council said yesterday that test results received showed turbidity levels in both supplies were still above required levels stated in the NZ Drinking Water Standards.

Three consecutive clear tests must be achieved before the notices are able to be lifted.

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Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty says any local businesses can still apply for the Government Wage Subsidy and the Resurgence Support Fund, even though the area is back at COVID Alert Level 2.

He says if there is any part of the country at either Level 4 or 3, Government support is still available.

From today Level 2 hospitality and entertainment businesses are able to have up to 100 people in their venues, up from 50 under the original guidelines.

Mr McAnulty  says even though that is the case, some may still be impacted.

Businesses who have or predict a 40% drop in revenue can apply for the Wage Subsidy.

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All services at the Central Hawke’s Bay district Council’s Pop-Up Service Centre in Waipukurau will cease from today.

From next week, Council services will be available from the new ‘Knowledge and Learning Hub – Te Huinga Wai” in the old Bucks building across the road.

AA services will be available today at the Pop-Up site, and won’t be available again until next Monday.

Finishing touches are being made to the new Hub, with signage going up earlier this week.

As well as Council services, Te Huinga Wai will also house the Waipukurau Library, and provide free Wi-Fi and co-working spaces for the likes of businesses and self-employed people.