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A boil water notice for the Waipukurau township has been lifted.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council lifted the notice at about 7.30 last night.

Residents were asked to boil water following last weeks heavy rain and flooding which increased the turbidity of the water.

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Meanwhile Dannevirke residents are still being asked to boil water.

The Tararua District Council said flows from the Tamaki River and turbidity levels had both reduced, and along with improvements made at the water treatment plant over the weekend, it is ow producing water compliant with the NZ Drinking Water Standards.

Flushing of non-compliant water is beginning today.

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Dannevirke’s Alliance Meat Plant had water trucked in from Woodville last weekend following the implementation of the Mandatory Boil Water Notice in the town.

Alliance ceased taking water from the town supply last Thursday, and water was taken from the Woodville impounded supply on Sunday and delivered to the plant to allow it to process carcasses.

The Tararua District Council allowed 400m3 of water to be taken.

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67 of the 701 new COVID-19 cases in the region yesterday were from Central Hawke’s Bay.

CHB now has 575 active cases, with the region 6251.

43 people are in hospital.

In Tararua District, there are 722 active cases, an increase of six from Sunday.