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Representatives from the SPCA Head Office will be in Central Hawke’s Bay today outlining reasons for the closure of the local centre.

Recently it was announced the centre would be closed permanently, with the SPCA striking a deal with Vet Services HB to provide care for animals requiring it.

Animals would also be able to be taken to SPCA centres in Hastings and Napier.

There has been a public outcry over the closure, and the reasons behind it.

The public meeting is being held at 2pm today the War Memorial Hall in Waipukurau.


Three local hockey players playing as part of the Hawke’s Bay team at the NZ 2022 Vantage National U18’s Women Hockey Champs in Nelson are making their mark.

Emily Brun, Tyler Martel and Emma Johnson have been amongst the action over the three days of competition so far.

The Hawke’s Bay team had a 10-nil win over Southland on Sunday, a 1-all draw with Otago on Monday, and a 7-1 win over Counties Manukau yesterday.

Emily Brun is currently first equal on the goal scoring table for the competition, with Emma Johnson not far behind.

Tyler Martel is goalie for Hawke’s Bay, making some great saves in the teams three games so far.

Today Hawke’s Bay will play Waikato at 11am.


There are currently 230 active cases of COVID-19 in Central Hawke’s Bay.

The Ministry of Health reported 37 new cases for the district.

Hawke’s Bay as a whole has 2,932 active cases, with 559 new cases yesterday.

25 people are in hospital in the region, and there was one further COVID-19 death reported yesterday from Hawke’s Bay.

In Tararua District, there were 191 active cases as at Monday this week.


A Strong Wind Watch remains in place for areas of Hawke’s Bay south of Hastings and the Tararua District today.

The Metservice says northwest winds could approach severe gale at times in exposed places.

The wind watch is in place until 4pm today.

Yesterday’s weather caused a few isolated issues around CHB.

Some roads were closed, but all were reopened by last night.

CHBDC Chief Executive Doug Tate said people who experienced issues should contact Council 24/7 on 85 78 060.