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COVID-19 vaccines will be available at a number of local clinics today.

The Tararua Health Group will hold a walk-in clinic at Akitio School between 2pm and 5pm.

There will also be a clinic at the Pahiatua Town Hall from .30 – 4.15pm, with limited walk-in capacity.

For Central Hawke’s Bay, the Coronation Park, Waipawa clinic will operate between 9am and 3.30pm.

There will also be a mobile vaccination clinic in the Countdown Waipukurau carpark between 11am and 2pm.


Two people were injured following a single vehicle accident on SH2 near Takapau yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the accident shortly after 4pm.

Senior Constable John Flack from CHB Police said a vehicle with two occupants drifted left, and lost control.

He said the vehicle crashed through a deer fence near Taniwha Station and came to stop against a large stand of trees.

Mr Flack said the occupants received moderate injuries and were transported via helicopter to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Traffic on SH2 was disrupted for about two hours.


The East Coast Farming Expo in Wairoa is underway from today.

Event manager Sue Wilson said the two-day event has robust plans in place under the red traffic light restrictions.

She said Omicron has meant a few tweaks to the programme with the South Island-based seminar speakers Zooming in rather than attending in person.

Lincoln University adjunct professor Dr Jacqueline Rowarth kicks things off in person at the Wairoa A&P Showgrounds today, and will be followed by a panel discussion about the opportunities for the next generation of farmers.

Gisborne farmer and dog trialist Allen Irwin along with Central Hawke’s Bay’s Guy Peacock will also be demonstrating techniques for training working dogs today.

Full details of the East Coast Farming Expo programme is available at