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There will be a full water shutdown for the Waipawa township tonight.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the shutdown is part of the final stages required to make upgrades to the network as well as adding additional assets as part of its Waipawa Fire Fighting and Shortfall programme.

The planned shutdown is from 9pm to 5am.

The Council says anyone who needs water can contact them to arrange a delivery of a pick-up location.


Central Hawke’s Bay Police are looking for information after road cones and road signage were taken from Waipukurau over the Matarki long weekend.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said 20 plus road cones, along with the signage, including signs, sandbags and stands were taken from Porangahau Road from a building site.

He said a retaining wall was being built near the road.

Mr Walker said these items are an unusual thing to steal and would be unusual to see them sitting in someone’s garage.

Any information can be passed on to CHB Police.


COVID-19 and flu vaccines are available from a number of places in CHB this week.

The Waipawa Rugby Clubrooms will be open today from 9am to 4pm.

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga will have its mobile clinics outside the Otane Town Hall tomorrow from 10am – 11am, and at the Te Hauke/Poukawa Marae from 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea will also be doing vaccinations from their rooms in Kitchener Street Waipukurau om both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Unichem Waipukurau is also taking bookings for both the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.