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Two people were flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital following an accident near Aramoana Beach yesterday.

Senior Constable Andy Walker from CHB Police said a vehicle carrying two men lost control in gravel and rolled on Gibraltar Road.

The accident was reported just after 4pm.

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Tomorrow sees the opening of the 2022 Duck Shooting Season.

The season will run until the 3rd of July, with a daily bag limit for Mallard and Grey duck in Hawke’s Bay of eight.

For those shooting within the Tararua District, the daily limit for 2022 is 12.

Police and Fish & Game officers will be out across opening weekend checking licences, checking bag limits and species, steel shot compliant, ammunition capacity in semi-automatic firearms and alcohol consumption.

Along with following the Seven Basic Firearms Rules, Senior Constable Andy Walker from CHB Police says duckshooters are reminded that no lead shot is to be used within 200m of any open water; shotguns are restricted to three shots – two in the magazine and one in the chamber; and that shooting stands and mai mai’s cannot be closer than 90 metres to another one.

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There have been two further deaths from COVID-19 in Hawke’s Bay.

The number brings the region’s total deaths from the virus to 16.

There were 229 new cases of COVID reported yesterday, including 26 in Central Hawke’s Bay.

CHB’s total active cases sit at 145, with Tararua District on 167.

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In weekend rugby :

In the Manawatu competition, Dannevirke Colts will play FOB Oroua at Rugby Park in Dannevirke, Field 1, at 1pm tomorrow.

The Dannevirke Senior team also plays FOB Oroua at 1pm on Field 2 at Rugby Park.

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