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There will bean emergency water shutdown for parts of Waipawa today and tomorrow.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the shutdown is to repair a valve on the ageing reticulated network supply.

Council says the issue arose after last weeks major water shutdown.

Water pressure in the vicinity of Matthews Street has dropped “considerably”.

The affected streets are:

  • 2-61 Ruataniwha Street
  • 2-22 Rose Street
  • 2- 21 Windsor Road
  • 1-17 Church Street
  • 37 Abbotsford Road
  • 1-14 Matthew Street

The water shutdown will take place between 10am-5pm today, and 9am-4pm tomorrow.

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Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s AT&R Ward has reopened.

The Ward was closed last week following a Norovirus outbreak.

Yesterday the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board said the all-clear had been given, with no new cases reported since last Thursday.

The ward had undergone a deep clean before reopening to patients and visitors yesterday afternoon.

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Centralines has opened the doors on its new depot.

After 27 years at its Peel Street depot, the company’s nearly 50 employees will now work from Coughlan Road.

General Manager Jason Larkin said several multi-purpose rooms have been built, which will soon be available for community events in the future.

Designed by Citrus Studio, and built by Gemco, the building has been constructed to a seismic rating suitable for emergency services, and will also help the company reduce its carbon footprint with a solar array producing renewable energy.