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A Strong Wind Watch is in place for the ranges of Hawke’s Bay.

The Metservice says in the 9 hour period from nine tonight through to six tomorrow morning, north to northwest winds may approach severe gale at times.

Metservice forecasters say there is also a moderate confidence that northwest winds could reach severe gale across Hawke’s Bay from Sunday through to Tuesday.

Meanwhile a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for the region yesterday afternoon.

The Metservice said its weather radar detected severe thunderstorms near Waipukurau, Wanstead, Hatuma and Flemington.

The warning was lifted after about 45 minutes, but not before the area experienced some heavy downpours, hail and strong rumbling.

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Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker is hoping CHB will turnout again in good numbers for the COVID-19 Second Shot Weekend.

Tomorrow a drive-in clinic will be held at the CHB A & P Showgrounds in Waipukurau from 9.30 until 4, and is one of 25 clinics doing vaccinations across the region this weekend.

Ms Walker said CHB had a great turnout for the first Super Saturday event with the district having the most vaccines per head of population.

As at yesterday the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board said 86% of the eligible population in CHB had had at least one dose of the vaccine.

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A 55 year old man has been remanded in custody following a domestic related incident in Central Hawke’s Bay last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said Police were called to an address just out of Waipawa last Tuesday night.

He said the man was able to escape from the address while local staff were cordoning the area off and waiting for the Armed Offenders Squad to arrive.

Police deployed road spikes, with the man driving into an orchard and changing his tyres.

Mr Walker said there was a pursuit on SH50, with the man being arrested in the OngaOnga township.

He said traffic using State Highway 50 while the pursuit was on was delayed for a time.

The man was charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving and breaching a protection order and was remanded in custody to reappear in Court at a later date.

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The Magpies will gain homeground advantage if they make the Bunnings Warehouse NPC Grand Final next weekend by beating Tasman in their semi-final match tomorrow.

Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 4.35pm, are still available.

Head Coach Mark Ozich will be aguest on the Centralines Sports Show tomorrow morning.

Tickets are available from: hbmagpies.flicket.co.nz.