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A Heavy Rain Watch has been issued for the Ruahine Range.

Metservice says in the 14-hour period from 3am to 5pm today, periods of rain will be heavy at times, and that rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.


Nominations for the local body elections close at the end of this week.

Anyone wishing to stand for election must have their nominations in by midday on Friday.

As at yesterday, the following nominations had been received :

In CHB :  Mayoralty – no nominations

Aramoana-Ruahine Ward : Jerry Greer, Kate Taylor, Tim          Aitken and Brent Muggeridge

Ruataniwha Ward : Pip Burne, Kelly Annand, Kaye Harrison and Gerard Minehan

Tararua :  Mayoralty : Tracey Collis and Sharon Wards

North Ward : Erana Peeti-Webber, Kerry Sutherland, Steve             Wallace and Sharon Wards

South Ward : Peter Johns

No nominations have yet been received for the new Maori Ward, and there have been two nominations each for the Dannevirke and Eketahuna Community Boards.


There are currently 58 COVID-19 cases in Central Hawke’s Bay.

New figures released yesterday show the district had recorded nine new cases yesterday.

Hawke’s Bay currently has 1102 active cases, with 32 people in hospital.

The MidCentral region reported a 37 percent decrease in COVID cases over the past week.

As at yesterday, there were 1287 active cases, including 84 in Tararua District.