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Four students from Te Mata Primary School in Havelock North have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board said yesterday it had been advised of the cases, which are being treated as the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The DHB said the school and families of the children have all been notified and are following public health advice.

A number of close cases are being followed up by public health.

The school will remain open for on-site learning for those not impacted., while students and close contacts self-isolating will have access to distance learning.

The DHB urged anyone who has cold or flu like symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative test result.

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Rain is set to continue for local areas today.

Rain began on Saturday, with varying amounts recorded around Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua.

Central FM’s Isaac’s electrical monitoring site at Hatuma has recorded 31.6mm of rain since Saturday.

Both a heavy rain watch and a heavy rain warning that were issued for the region over the weekend have now been lifted.

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The Waipawa Butchery CHB Premiers met Havelock North at the Forest Gate Domain at the weekend.

In a low scoring game before a very good crowd, CHB won a nail biter with the last batsmen at the crease.

Chasing a modest total of 90 runs on a good batting strip, and at 40 for 3, the win looked odds on for Central.

However, the loss of 6 wickets for only 22 runs had the locals in trouble, and on track for defeat.

At 62 for 9, skipper Dom Thomsen was joined by Marcus Ingram, who was not out 0 at the end, playing a remarkable supporting role to his skipper.

With a partnership of 29 runs and with rain beginning to fall the pair guided CHB to a remarkable victory.    

Batting for CHB  :

Dom  Thomsen- 38 not out       

Scott Schaw------28                                             

Bowling :

Kyle Gardiner—3 for 11  

Toby Richardson—3 for17 

Marcus Ingram---2 for18