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There were another 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tararua District yesterday.

The MidCentral District Health Board said there was now a total of 76 cases in the district.

Wastewater test results by ESR from last week showed COVID-19 present in Dannevirke’s wastewater, but nothing in Pahiatua or Eketahuna.

For CHB, a positive wastewater result came back for Waipukurau, but remained negative for Otane, Porangahau, Te Paerahi and Waipawa.

There were a further 17 cases of COVID-19 reported in Central Hawke’s Bay yesterday, taking the total number of active cases to 56.


There is a further push to get locals vaccinated this week.

The Mobile Vaccination Clinic will be setup in the New World Waipukurau carpark today from 11am until 2pm.

This weekend, a drive-in clinic is being held at the CHB A & P Showgrounds in Waipukurau.

Dubbed “Super Moko” the clinic will operate from 9.30am til 5pm on Saturday.

Vaccinations for anyone over the age of 5 will be given, with those attending and getting their vaccine, going in the draw for a $500 prize.


Motorists planning on using State Highway 2 between Napier and Wairoa this Saturday are being advised to plan for a road closure.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said the road would be closed around the section near the Devil’s Elbow to allow contractors to complete road repair works that couldn’t be completed last month due to the weather.

The road will shut from 7am and 6pm, and NZTA asks motorists to plan-ahead and schedule travel for outside the closure period.