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Fire & Emergency NZ was called to a fire inside a bedroom in a house near Otane on Monday night.
Firefighters were called to the home on State Highway 2 about 6.30pm.
A Fire & Emergency NZ spokesperson said there were no injuries, and the fire appeared to be out on arrival.
Active COVID-19 case numbers have dropped substantially in Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District.
As at yesterday there were 176 active cases in CHB, and 213 in Tararua.
Hawke’s Bay Search & Rescue were called to the Ruahine Ranges on Sunday following a report of a lost tramper.

A woman became separated from her tramping partner, and had already spent a night in the bush before the alarm was raised.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the woman had good quality clothing and a small amount of food.

A rescue helicopter was called in to assist with the search, and located the woman.

She, along with a SAR team, were winched out.

Mr Walker thanked Wakarara locals, especially Craig and Ann Preston, who looked after the lost parties partner, and for providing hot coffee, buns and feijoa cake for the search teams and the missing tramper.


There were delays for motorists on Pakowhai Road in Hastings this morning, following a crash near the Chesterhope Bridge.
A spokesperson said a car towing a trailer crashed between Gilbertson Road and Hodgson Road at around 5am, bringing down power lines.
The road was expected to remain closed until after 8am, and motorists were asked to take alternative routes where possible.