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The Tararua District Council is installing another Electric Vehicle Charging Station in the district.

A new 50 kWh fast charging station is about to be installed in Eketahuna to be operational before Christmas.

The Council says together with the two recently installed chargers in Pahiatua, the charger in Eketāhuna will fill a critical 80 km gap in the EV network along State Highway 2.

Tararua also has fast charging stations in Dannevirke and Woodville, as well as two slow charge stations at Pūkaha Mount Bruce.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police are advising people buying items through the Facebook Marketplace to be cautious.

Senior Constable Andy Walker says he has been made aware of two cases in the last month where people have purchased cellphones through Marketplace, and the phones haven’t arrived.

He says the buyers have gone back to revisit the page, but it has been closed down, or they have been blocked.

Mr Walker says people are getting more and more clever at scams, and it can be difficult to track down the seller.

He says he believes there are more cases of its kind, and encourages people to contact Police if they are a victim of a scam.


The Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be in Waipukurau later today.

Vaccinators will be at the top of McCarthy Terrace between 4pm and 7pm for anyone wanting their first or second shot of the vaccine, or who are still undecided and would like more information.

Meanwhile the mobile clinic will make home visits in Central Hawke’s Bay tomorrow for those with limited ability to leave their homes to get the vaccine.

Anyone wanting to book a home visit can call 0800 153 240.


The MidCentral District Health Board says it is still concerned there may be undetected community transmission of COVID-19 in Pahiatua and is urging people with symptoms to get tested.

On its Facebook page last night, the DHB said a positive case of COVID-19 had been identified in Pahiatua.

Testing will continue at the old Hoffman Ford building in Main Street today between 9.30am - 3pm.

The DHB says people can also contact their local GP or health provider who will be doing COVID-19 testing.