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Police are yet to release the name of a pedestrian who died after being hit by a truck near Otane on Friday afternoon. State Highway 2 was closed for a number of hours following the incident after a 38 year old woman was struck by a truck and trailer that was heading south. Southbound heavy vehicles were diverted down Te Aute Trust Road, with light vehicles onto Te Onepu Road. Northbound vehicles were diverted at College Road.
Police are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or with information to come forward. It is understood the victim was from Napier.


Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty is currently taking applications from young people to be his Youth MP representative. The Youth Parliament 2022 programme will run from March to August next year, with a two-day event taking place in July in Parliament. The six-month programme allows young people from around Aotearoa to actively work and be heard on topics and issues they are passionate about. Young people aged between 16 and 18 years are eligible, with all MP’s selecting a Youth MP. Anyone interested in becoming the Youth MP for Wairarapa is asked to email by 5pm this coming Friday.


The Ranfurly Shield will stay in Hawke’s Bay for another summer after the Magpies dominated the second half of their game against Waikato on Saturday night.
The 41-14 win has also secured the Magpies a home semi-final in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC. Waikato were up 14-12 at the half-time break, but Hawke’s Bay scored 29 unanswered points in the second half.
Magpies Captain Tom Parsons told Central FM coaching staff told the team at the break to get back to the game plan, which they did.
This week the Magpies play Manawatu in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Our 2021 Magpies coverage is thanks to the Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.


Two people will face charges after a vehicle was stolen from Waipukurau’s main street earlier this month. Senior Constable Andy Walker said an elderly driver had parked up and then realised she had misplaced her car keys. The pair had “pretended” to help the woman, and even pointed her in the direction of the Police Station, before taking her vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle in Paki Paki.