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There are 15 new COVID-19 cases in Hawke’s Bay.

Of those cases, one was a Taradale High School student.

A new location of interest has been identified in the region – The Gin Trap Bar in Napier on Saturday February 5th between 5.45 and 7.45pm.

A student at EIT’s Hawke’s Bay Campus has also been confirmed as having COVID-19.

In a post on its Facebook page yesterday, EIT said the affected person was at the campus on the 8th and 9th of February.

Contact tracing has been completed, with all close contacts identified.


Strong winds caused issues on local roads yesterday.

According to the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, a number of roads were closed overnight due to trees blocking them.

These included parts of Pourerere Road, Blackhead Road, Cooks Tooth Road, Long Range Road, Whangaehu Road and Taylors Slab.

Three roads were reduced to one lane, including part of Farm Road, Clareinch Road and Motere Road.

The Council asked members of the public to refrain from clearing fallen trees from the road due to safety and powerlines.

A number of roads in Tararua were also affected by the weekend weather, with the majority of those affected now open to one lane.

Four roads remain closed this morning.


One person was taken to hospital following a crash near Otane on Saturday.

Emergency services were called about 12.30pm after a car overturned on Te Kura Road, with firefighters having to free the occupant.

They were taken to HB Hospital in a moderate condition.