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Two people were flown to hospital following a crash near Takapau yesterday.

The crash – between a car and a ute – happened late yesterday morning on State Highway 2, resulting in the highway being closed for nearly an hour.

Senior Constable John Flack said one of the vehicles pulled out of a driveway between Speedy Road and Fraser Road into the path of a northbound vehicle.

He said a third person was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Mr Flack said further investigations into the crash are underway.


Our few days of fine, settled weather will come to an end on Sunday, with heavy rain likely for Hawke’s Bay early next week.

Metservice forecasters say they have a low confidence of warning amounts of rain on Monday and Tuesday for the region.

Meanwhile exposed parts of the Tararua District could get severe northwest gales tomorrow.


The Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby competition kicks off this week.

The Magpies have an away game for Round 1, playing Waikato at FMG Stadium tomorrow.

The game will kick-off at 4.35pm.

Magpies coach, Josh Syms, will be a guest on the Centralines Sports Show tomorrow morning in the lead-up to the game.

Our 2022 Magpies coverage is thanks to The Leopard Hotel in Waipukurau.


It is semi-finals time for the Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball competition, with both local teams in action.

Tonight, Otane Thirsty Whale will play HHSOG Huias at 6pm, with Central Sports VSHB playing All In : Elusive in the other semi at 7.35pm.