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There were 216 new cases of COVID-19 in Hawke’s Bay yesterday.

19 of those were in Central Hawke’s Bay, which gives the district a total of 1476 active COVID cases.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board said there were currently 17 people with COVID-19 in hospital.

The regions total number of active cases is 1,643.

For Tararua District, there were 178 active COVID cases as at yesterday.

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The water supply for the Waipawa township will be shut-off tomorrow night to allow for essential upgrades.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the shutdown is part of a critical upgrade for growth and for firefighting supply.

The Council says the upgrades will benefit all of Waipawa, creating greater levels of resilience for supply and emergency response.

The shutdown is timed from 9pm Wednesday until 5am Thursday.

The Council says it will be implementing community welfare processes to ensure everyone has access to bathroom facilities and safe drinking water.

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The Waipukurau Ladies Golf Club hosted their annual Silver/Bronze tournament last Friday, sponsored by Jane & Molly of Property Brokers.

Fifty 18-hole players and eight 9-hole players entered, representing golf clubs throughout Hawke’s Bay.

Spokesperson Sandy Pepper said the ladies enjoyed sunshine all day, with the Waipukurau course in pristine condition.

The best Nett/Salver winners were :

9 Holes - Pam Talboys (Maraenui Golf Club)

18 holes Silver Division - Sue Burlace (Dannevirke Golf Club)

18 holes Bronze Division - Pam Ballantyne (Waipukurau Golf Club)