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The Tararua District Council has made no changes to water restrictions in the district.

The Council says while there is some scattered rain forecast over the next 10 days, it is not expected to be substantial or prolonged and benefits to water supplies will be minimal.

Dannevirke and Pahiatua will remain at a Total Hosing Ban, while Norsewood will move to Alternate Evening restrictions.

Norsewood water consumption has remained high despite the introduction of restrictions, and Council says it will increase restrictions to try and bring down demand.


There has been a record number of registrations for this weekend’s Second Hand Sunday event in CHB.

Now in its 18th year, the event has 104 registrations, up by 34 from the 2019 event which saw 80 registered participants.

This Sunday from 9am -1pm, participating homes will leave their goods outside their properties, giving others a chance to rehome items or collect for re-use or repurposing projects.

Central Hawke’s Bay Deputy Mayor, Kelly Annand, said it was great to see such a positive reaction from our community.

Anyone still wishing to take part can contact the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.


Forest Gate Domain at OngaOnga is the venue for two cricket games this week.

Tonight, in the Indigo Women’s Social League, the Copperpot sponsored CHB Ladies team will play Napier Old Boys Marist.

That game starts at 5.30pm.

Tomorrow in the MJF Shrimpton mens 50 over competition, the Waipawa Butchery CHB Premiers will play Napier Tech from 11am.

CHB are currently top of the table, four points ahead of Tech.


Members of the Tikokino community are invited to a public meeting tomorrow to discuss the Tikokino Community Plan.

The workshop starts at 1pm at the Tikokino Hall, and is a chance for people to have their say and share their views for the future.

Vaccine passes will be required.


A number of students in the junior room at Dannevirke South School are now self-isolating following a probable case of COVID-19.

Earlier this week the probable case was confirmed, affecting the Te Kakano team, or rooms 1 to 4.

Home learning is now available for those self-isolating, or for those wo wish to keep their children at home.

In a post on the schools’ Facebook page, Principal Caroline Transom said the school will move to a hybrid delivery of teaching where learning at school and at home is almost the same.

An ‘At Home Teacher’ will be online and available for zoom calls and catch ups with students from 10am till 12pm each week day.

Parents of affected students are asked to organise an At Home Learning Pack if they hadn’t already done so.


There were two new cases of COVID-19 in Central Hawke’s Bay yesterday.

Hawke’s Bay DHB reported a total of 43 new cases, the majority in Hastings, at 26.

There are now 202 active cases across the region, with five in CHB.