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One person was taken to hospital following a motor vehicle crash in Central Hawke’s Bay early yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the single vehicle crash at 12.20am on Long Range Road.

A person was treated by St John Ambulance staff before being taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Meanwhile two people were taken to hospital following a crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and State Highway 50 on Friday.

The crash happened just before midday Friday, with the road down to one lane for a time.

Two people received moderate injuries.


With just under a week to go until polling day in the local body elections, voter turnout in Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District is behind the previous three elections at the same point.

CHB’s voter return as at last Friday was 24.4%, compared to nearly 28% at the same point in 2019, 38% in 2016, and 35% in 2013.

In Tararua District, voter turnout as at Friday was 24.63% - compared to nearly 28% in 2019, nearly 33% in 2016, and 32% in 2013.

Those who haven’t yet returned their voting papers are advised that tomorrow in the cut-off date for posting, with papers able to be returned to local Councils after this prior to the cut-off at midday on Saturday.


Freezing temperatures are expected in Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District later this week.

The Metservice says an intense cold outbreak is expected to affect the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

Metservice says strong winds, snow and bitterly cold temperatures may bring stress to livestock, and that unseasonable frosts could damage crops.

Forecasters say on Thursday there is a low confidence in severe southwesterly gales about coastal areas of Hawke's Bay.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is asking residents who live on Te Awa Road, and who live between a large slip that has come down, and the closed Hiranui Road, to contact them if they need urgent support.

The slip, containing a large number of pine trees, came down at the 8.4km mark.

Hiranui Road has also been closed due to the weather, as has Taylors Slab.

Caution is also advised on the OngaOnga – Waipukurau Road this morning due to surface flooding.

The Council is due to provide an update this morning.


The Magpies have secured a spot in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC quarter-finals.

Hawke’s Bay had a 25-17 win over Tasman on Friday night, and with other results going their way over the weekend, will play Wellington at Sky Stadium this weekend.

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