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More than 50 slips and slumps are affecting roads in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Heavy rain again last week further affected the local roading network, with the Council expecting the ground to keep moving over the coming days and weeks.

All roads are now open, however Cooks Tooth Road has been closed to heavy and long vehicles.

There are at least four slips along the road, and Council is asking residents to report any new ones that they see.

The Council says Cooks Tooth Road could close at any time.

Caution is advised on a number of other local roads, with full details available on the Council Facebook page or website.


Voting for the 2022 Local Body Elections is underway.

Progress results from as at last Friday night show 9.01% of voting papers have been returned for Tararua District so far.

This equates to 1,164 voters.

For Central Hawke’s Bay, the return rate as at last Friday was 3.92%, or 419 voting papers.

Voting closes at midday on Saturday the 8th of October.


Emergency services were called to a motor vehicle accident in Central Hawke’s Bay in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The crash was reported on Woburn Road around 3am Sunday.

Fire and Emergency NZ said when firefighters arrived, a vehicle thought to be involved had left the scene.

The road was washed down to clear it of debris.


Another loss for the Magpies in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC on Saturday.

Hawke’s Bay travelled to Tauranga to play Bay of Plenty, with the Steamers winning 20-14

This week the Magpies play Tasman at McLean Park on Friday night, in a game they must win to keep their playoff hopes alive.