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Police are seeking sightings of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle incident on State Highway 50 last Friday night.

Emergency services were called to the incident, near Tikokino, around 10.30pm.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said Police are seeking any sightings or CCTV footage of a 1988 black Mitsubishi double-cab flat deck ute from the intersection of State Highway 2 along State Highway 50.

He said the vehicle was travelling northwards.

Any information can be passed on to local Police directly or by calling Polices’ 105 line.


The incident was one of three motor vehicle accidents attended by local Police over the weekend.

On Saturday a single-vehicle crash on Farm Road saw a person taken to hospital after they were trapped in the vehicle.

And on Sunday evening, a motorcyclist was flown to hospital with serious injuries following an accident between a car and motorcycle on State Highway 50 near the Manga-o-Nuku No.1 Bridge, north of Tikokino.


A driver who took off from Police while he was stopped on Tuesday is still being sought.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said the driver fled police, bizarrely after giving an officer a copy of his driver’s licence.

He said the man may have forced a few drivers off the road on Takapau Road as he came into Waipukurau.

Mr Walker said the man was not located on the day, but Police know his ID.


The development of a new facility to house the Hawke’s Bay Regional Museum collection has taken a major step forward with the announcement of a significant government funding boost.

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Regional Culture and Heritage Fund has awarded an up to $9 million contribution to the estimated $22 million Hawke’s Bay Museum Research and Archive Centre project.

The grant adds to the $5.79m from the New Zealand Lotteries Commission, and $3.325 million each from the Napier and Hastings Councils.

The old Briscoes site in Hastings has been purchased to house the collection, which is considered one of the country’s most prestigious, historic, and significant collections of regional and national taonga and artefacts.