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Tararua District’s total active cases of COVID-19 continues to drop.

On Monday the total number of cases was 722, and has dropped each day this week so far, with 605 active cases.

There were 91 new active cases of COVID-19 in CHB yesterday, with the total number of active cases sitting at 558.


Heritage aircraft will take to the skies on Sunday morning to mark the 85th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Four aircraft - comprised of a Harvard, Tiger Moth, Spitfire and Avenger will conduct a series of flypasts over towns in the Tararua, Manawatū, Wairarapa and Wellington areas, before flying on to Christchurch and back to Ōhakea.

The aircraft will fly over Woodville at 09.45 and Pahiatua at 9.47 on Sunday morning.


Local groups and organisations are encouraged to attend a Funding Roadshow in Waipawa on Monday morning.

Representatives from a number of funding organisations from throughout the region will be in attendance to outline what funding is available and how to apply.

The Roadshow is at the CHB Municipal Theatre from 7am – 9am Monday.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to email or contact the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.


Vehicle security is once again on the agenda of local Police.

Early last month Central Hawke’s Bay Police advised against leaving vehicles unlocked even in driveways of homes.

Last week Police had more reports of incidents of items being stolen from unlocked vehicles.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said in one case, a person had unlocked their vehicle ready to go to work at 6am, and then gone back inside their house to grab something.

He said while they were inside, someone had gone into their car and taken the persons wallet.


Daylight savings ends this weekend.

Clocks will go back one hour at 3am Sunday.

Daylight saving will resume again on the 25th of September.