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Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics are on their way to CHB and Wairoa this week.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is working with Hauora providers, iwi and Tihei Mauri Ora to reach the regions unvaccinated population.

DHB spokesperson Chris McKenna said while Hawke’s Bay’s population had achieved 86% of first doses and 74% fully vaccinated, providers were working together to find new ways to vaccinate harder to reach communities.

She said the mobile vans are another avenue to reach out to the Wairoa and Central Hawke’s Bay communities first, followed by Napier and Hastings in the coming weeks.

Mrs McKenna said vaccination clinics at the weekend saw more than 3000 people get vaccinated with Hawke’s Bay’s Māori population achieving the 70% milestone of people having had at least one dose of the vaccine.

She said the DHB was also in its final planning stages of a follow-up to Super Saturday ‘2nd shot weekend’ to be held this weekend.

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There has been a spate of thefts from rural areas in Tararua over the past week.

Police say chainsaws, a quad bike and diesel have been amongst the items targeted.

Sergeant Gary McKernon said property owners should record serial numbers or take photographs of their property, and could think about security lighting.

He said being rural areas, they are easy targets, and owners should be more vigilant.

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The Waipukurau Club held a successful Car Show and Family Open Day on Sunday.

A spokesperson said the day went really well, with 59 cars and a half dozen motorbikes on display to the public.

A steady stream of people viewed the cars and motorbikes throughout the day.

Forecast rain didn’t eventuate, making for a better than expected turnout.