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A number of potholes have appeared on roads around the region following heavy rain this week.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency spokesperson Jaclyn Hankin said crews were doing their best to address the issue, with contractors out in the rain, working hard to ensure that the state highways remain safe for motorists.

She said it would take some time to repair all the potholes, especially while the severe weather continues.

Anyone who sees any issues on the state highways is asked to call 0800 44 44 49

Meanwhile the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council closed Taylors Slab on Herrick Street in OngaOnga following heavy rain yesterday.

In Tararua, Coast Road was closed yesterday due to a large slip.

Council contractors will be on site today as the slip was too dangerous to clear at night time.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police are advising people living in the Tikokino Road area to be aware after a report of a suspicious vehicle last week.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said around late last Thursday night a vehicle drove up a long driveway and parked up by some sheds.

He said the vehicle parked up for a couple of minutes before leaving.

Mr Walker said it is unclear what their intentions were.

Police believe the vehicle may have been a RAV-4, but don’t have too many other details.


More than a dozen mayors representing 23 councils from around New Zealand were in Wellington yesterday to take their concerns about the Government’s Three Waters reforms to political parties at Parliament.

Their visit marked the launch of Communities 4 Local Democracy -  a new local government action group formed to bring fresh ideas to the Three Waters debate.

The group, which included Tararua Mayor Tracey Collis, had meetings with National, ACT and the Green Party, and were also hoping to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta.


The 2022 Dannevirke A & P Show has become the latest to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Central FM understands a decision to not go ahead with February’s Show was made this week.

It is understood that the cancellation won’t affect the Horse and Cattle Sections.