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A funeral service will be held today for the young woman who died in car crash in Napier on Saturday night.

20-year-old Harmony Te Pou has been named online as the person who died when a vehicle that she and eight others were in crashed on Shakespeare Road.

Miss Te Pou had been a student at both Central Hawke’s Bay College and Dannevirke High School.

Her funeral will be held today at Matahiwi Marae at Clive.


Hawke’s Bay’s Mayors say they are encouraged by the Prime Minister’s comments this week indicating the Government is open to making changes to its Three Waters service delivery reforms, and have called on the Minister of Local Government to reconsider a Hawke’s Bay’s model.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the government was open to changes that improved the existing plans, as long as they did not move away from the fundamentals of them.

Her words came following the announcement of an alternative proposal from the Mayors of Christchurch and Auckland.

The Hawke’s Bay model would keep decision making local and mean communities can have meaningful input into the planning and management of water services.

CHB Mayor Alex Walker said the regions Mayors are committed to working together to achieve the very best outcome for the people of Hawke’s Bay and are looking forward to constructively engaging with Government to make that happen.


The Patangata Bridge will be closed during the day for the next two days to allow work to undertaken by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council contractors.

The closures will be between 9.30am and 2.30pm today and tomorrow but will open for half an hour from 12.30pm to allow traffic through.