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Hawke’s Bay has 13 active COVID-19 cases.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board announced a further four cases on Sunday – all close contacts of the Hastings cluster.

There are currently nine locations of interest in the region – six in Hastings and three in Napier.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said with COVID-19 cases increasing, she urged anyone with cold and flu like symptoms, no matter how mild and even if they were vaccinated, to get tested.


Those wanting to get their 5 to 11 year old children vaccinated against COVID-19 have the opportunity to do so at the Coronation Park, Waipawa Vaccination Clinic.

Appointment times are available for Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next at

Further appointment times are also available throughout February.

Alternatively, Unichem Waipukurau and the Tukituki Medical Centre are also offering the paediatric vaccine.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police would like to hear from anyone with information about the theft of a large number of road cones.

Sergeant Neil Baker said the road cones were taken from a construction worksite in Gaisford Terrace Waipukurau last week.

Mr Baker said it was concerning as this type of behaviour could have serious consequences for other motorists, and the public, who use the road.

He said cones and road signage are set up to provide safety for everyone and this theft puts everyone in danger.

Anyone with information about this theft is encouraged to contact local Police or call 105 with information.