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A Give-a-Little page has been setup for two people injured in a fatal crash in Napier on Saturday night.

One person died in the accident, which occurred just before midnight on Shakespeare Road.

Two others are in critical condition – one, a local teen, in Wellington Hospital, the other in Burwood in Christchurch.

Nine people were in the vehicle that crashed.

The Give-a-little page has raised over $1700 since being set-up yesterday, with funds being used to support the families of the pair.

Link here : Their long journey ahead - Givealittle


Police have made another appeal for witnesses to the crash.

Yesterday Police said they were particularly interested in any information about a vehicle driving at speed between Hitchins Avenue Onekawa and the town centre of Napier at around 11.45pm on Saturday.

Anyone with information can contact Police via 105, report information online, or through Crimestoppers.


After 28 years with Central Hawke’s Bay District Libraries, Sue Fargher will retire at the end of this week.

Mrs Fargher, who is currently Libraries Services Manager, said progress over the years included the introduction of computer systems, creating children’s summer reading programmes, and the recent opening of The Knowledge and Learning Hun – Te Huinga Wai in Waipukurau.

She said for many in Central Hawke’s Bay our libraries are so much more than a place to find books, they are the heart of a connected community.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Chief Executive Doug Tate said it was an amazing feat to have dedicated 28 years to a role that has formed such an important thread in the fabric of our community and said Sue has been such an integral part of creating libraries of the future.

Sue started at the Waipawa Library in 1994, which at the time was housed in the old CHB Municipal Theatre building.


COVID-19 cases in the MidCentral Health region are continuing to climb.

The region as a whole had 1138 active cases as at Monday, a 52.1% increase on the previous week.

This included 64 active cases in Tararua District.

Te Whatu Ora said the rise in cases is in line with the increase in cases across the country.

In Hawke’s Bay as at the end of last week there were 508 active cases, including 49 in CHB.

16 people were in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.