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Two public meetings on the Dannevirke water supply will be held today.

Tararua District Council staff and Mayor Tracey Collis will talk about the various topics, including what the issues are, and the recommendations moving forward.

A Question and Answer session will also be held during each meeting at The Hub.

The first is from 1 – 3pm, the second from 7 – 9pm.


Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua have both recorded an increase of active cases of COVID-19 over the past week.

Figures released by Te Whatu Ora show in the 5-days up to last Friday, Hawke’s Bay had 965 active cases, 800 of them new cases.

Central Hawke’s Bay had 54 cases.

In the MidCentral region, which covers Tararua District, there were 1420 active cases, a 43% increase over the previous week.

Tararua had 98 active cases as at Monday – its highest number in some weeks.


The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is taking applications for various voluntary positions.

Members for the Community Voluntary Organisation Support Scheme committee are being sought, along with the Civic Awards Committee, and a representative for the Hawke’s Bay Medical Research Foundation.

All of the roles would be for a minimum three-year term

Applications will close next Monday the 12th, with full details available on the Council website.