Feedback Wanted - Please take our short survey.

Click here to take survey

Local News


Local News

Further rain is forecast for the region this week.

The Metservice is forecasting showers today, with rain tomorrow through until Friday.

Forecasters say on Thursday and Friday, there is a moderate confidence of significant heavy rain over Hawke’s Bay.


The Tararua District Council has temporarily removed water restrictions for the Dannevirke township.

The Council is encouraging residents to fill up their pools and water tanks, complete jobs like water blasting while there are no restrictions, as it is almost certain that some level of restrictions will be required later in the year.

Dannevirke’s Impounded Supply is currently operating at a maximum height of 9.5 metres on the advice of engineers.

The supply is still leaking, with a long-term solution being worked on.


Local COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward.

In Central Hawke’s Bay at the end of last week 13 active cases were recorded, while Tararua Districts case numbers are sitting at 38.

For those in Central Hawke’s Bay still wanting COVID and flu vaccinations, the mobile clinic will be on the corner of Elsthorpe Road and Kenderdine Road between 10am and midday, then at the  Omakere Hall carpark from 1pm-3pm today.

Free RATS tests and facemasks will also be available at the clinics.