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The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board reported 23 cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which included positive cases confirmed at a number of schools or early childhood centres in recent days.

Havelock North High School, Hastings Girls High School, and Napier Intermediate School are the latest schools in the region to have a confirmed COVID case.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said Hawke’s Bay DHB’s public health unit was working closely with the Ministry of Education and the schools and centres providing support.


The number of active COVID-19 cases in Central Hawke’s Bay stood at three yesterday.

There are currently no locations of interest in CHB.


The Pahiatua Track is closed to motorists during the day this week for roadworks.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said the road would be closed between 9am and 2.30pm every day until Friday, with detour via the Saddle Road.


A number of local basketballers have been selected to represent Hawke’s Bay for their age groups.

Central Hawke’s Bay Colleges’ William Carter, Kalani Jones and Jireh Schaumkel, along with Evan Simpson, who goes to Napier Boys High, Kingston and Robi Manihera-Dankwa, who attend St Johns College, and Mia-Grace Power, from Waipawa School, have all been selected.

The representative teams will play in the Mel Young Easter Classic tournament in Tauranga in April.