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There were traffic delays on the Saddle Road on Monday night after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The incident was reported to Police just after 5pm Monday near the Ashhurst end of the Saddle.

Police said the pedestrian suffered moderate injuries.

Police also said the incident caused traffic delays between Ashurst and Woodville.

The road was cleared about an hour later.
There were three minor motor vehicle accidents in Central Hawke’s Bay yesterday.

One person received moderate injuries following a two-car crash at the intersection of Higginson Street and SH2 Otane around 8.30am. 

The second accident was on Pukeora Scenic Road, where a vehicle left the road and hit a bank.
A person in the car was moderately injured.

The third was at the intersection of Mount Herbert Road and St Joseph’s Street, with two vehicles involved. No-one was injured.
A 'Walk and Talk' session with Central Hawke’s Bay District councillors and members of the council team will be held in Waipawa today.

The session is to gain feedback on the main street of Waipawa – how it could be improved, safety, and how or why people use the stretch of road.

The Council is currently undertaking a survey on Waipawa’s main street, putting together a proposal to get full funding to be a part of the national Streets for People programme, established by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

A survey is currently available on the Council website, with submissions close the 1st of July.

Today’s ‘Walk and Talk’ begins at the carpark next to the CHB Museum at midday, with another planned for tomorrow from 4pm.


The Waipukurau Rotary Club has announced winners for two awards of the past couple of weeks.

Last week, the Rotary Street Award was announced, with Parkland Drive in Waipawa named the winning street.

This week, Unichem Waipukurau owners Charles and Shelley Nairn, along with some of their staff, were awarded the Rotary Courtesy Shield.

The pharmacy’s hard work over the past two years since the outbreak of COVID-19 was mentioned.