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Disruption for motorists today as the Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils’ Three Waters Team undertakes work on the intersection of Racecourse Road and SH2 in Waipukurau.

The work will be undertaken between 7am and 4pm, with the northbound leg closed. The southbound lane will be open.

The Council says access can be given upon request, but there will be a detour in place and are asking heavy vehicles and transport companies to use Pōrangahau Road, Peel Street and Bogle Brothers Esplanade.


Voter turnout for the local body elections was the lowest in a number of years.

Central Hawke’s Bay recorded a voter turnout of 43.89% for the 2022 elections.

This compared with 54.56% in 2019 and 62.65% in 2016.

In Tararua District, this year’s turnout was 48.12% - compared to 51.44% in 2019, and 53.46% in 2016.

Both areas were higher than Napier and Hastings this year, but lower than the 51.5% turnout in Wairoa.


The Dannevirke Tigers rugby league team have won the Manawatu League competition.

Dannevirke beat Whanganui Boxon 36-34 in the club final in Palmerston North on Saturday.

The win meant the Tigers went through the season unbeaten.

Dannevirke were down 34-18 midway through the second half of the game and managed to claw their way back.

Dannevirke’s points came from two tries to Waka Petera, and a try each to Te Turanga Reweti, Tama Petera, Maya Lilo, and Gene Ropoama. Hoera Stephenson kicked four conversions.

It was Dannevirke’s first time back in the Manawatu Competition since 2014.


A first-up loss for the Centralines CHB Wakely Shield team.

The 2022 tournament kicked-off in Taradale yesterday and saw CHB come up against a very strong Hastings West.

Central FM Sports Host Tim Ewen, who is managing the Central team, said Hastings West are probably the team to take out the Wakely Shield this year.

West lead 31-nil at half-time and added another 29 points in the second half.

Central scored one try in the game, with Albie Foley crossing the line in the second half.

Tim Ewen said for many of our players it is the first time they have played in a tournament such as this, and there were probably a few nerves.

This afternoon Central will play Wairoa at 1.30pm.