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No one was seriously injured following a motor vehicle accident late on Friday night.

A Police spokesperson said emergency services were called to a single vehicle crash on State Highway 2 near Takapau at 10.30 Friday night.

The spokesperson said there were no reports of serious injury, and that the road was blocked for some time while the vehicle was towed.


Local trampolinist Lachie Kirk has wrapped up competition at his first ever World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria.

Lachie competed in three disciplines – Double Mini Tramp, where he finished 5th; Tumbling, with a 31st placing; and the Individual Trampoline, where he finished 28th.

Lachie’s mum, Kiri Kirk, thanked his coach, Wayne Marsh, and all of the people who helped with the fundraising effort to get him to the champs.


One of two Orca whales that stranded at Porangahau Beach on Saturday was successfully refloated.

The Department of Conservation said they had a report just before 9am Saturday that the two orca had stranded.

Two DOC teams responded, along with Project Jonah, Whale Rescue and local hapū Ngāti Kere.

The female orca was discovered dead, while the juvenile was still alive.

A trench was dug to the sea and teams used hoses to keep the remaining orca wet, with the juvenile successfully refloated at about six o’clock Saturday night.

The adult female that died was buried yesterday.


Central Hawke’s Bay has its newest centenarian.

A special get together was held on Saturday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Clarice Anderson.

Mrs Anderson was awarded a Queens Service Medal in 2017 for her services to the blind and seniors.

The staff and residents of Woburn Home, and all of the Central Hawke’s Bay community, wish you many happy returns for today.