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There has been a further increase in COVID-19 cases in both Central Hawke’s Bay and Tararua District.

In the latest figures from Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ, CHB had 62 active cases, up from 54 the previous week – the highest number since the beginning of August.

The Tararua District currently has 157 active cases, its highest since the start of August.

With many people about to head away for the holiday period, health authorities are advising people to pack RATS tests.


A donation box belonging to Hato Hone – St John Ambulance was taken following an early morning break-in at Shires Fruit and Vege Market in Dannevirke.

The break-in occurred around 2am Monday after thieves forced the front doors of the shop.

The donation box was the only thing that was taken.

Dannevirke Police are investigating.


CHB Police are reminding those driving on beaches of the speed limit.

Senior Constable Andy Walker said they have had complaints about recent incidents at Kairakau and Pourerere Beaches, with drivers seen doing burnouts on the road and down on to the beaches.

He said there is a 20km/hr speed limit on beaches.

Mr Walker said over the summer Police, along with DOC and MPI, will be patrolling beaches.