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Part of State Highway 50 was closed for most of yesterday after a collision between a truck and a truck brought down power lines.

Emergency services and Centralines crews were called to the intersection of SH50 and Wakarara Road shortly before 11am.

15 customers were without electricity as a result of the power lines coming down, while no injuries were reported.

A tractor towing a trailer of silage and a truck and trailer carrying maize were involved in the accident.

The highway reopened just after 6.30 last night.


The Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter service will hold its first ever open day in Central Hawke’s Bay tomorrow.

The rescue helicopter was started in 1984, and flies 400 missions each year, a number of them to Central Hawke’s Bay.

Tomorrow’s open day, which is being held at Russell Park in Waipukurau, is a chance for locals to meet the chopper crew and get a look at the helicopter itself.

Other emergency services, including Police, Fire & Emergency NZ, and St John Ambulance will also be in attendance.

The open day is from 10am to 1pm.


The second round of the Stevenson & Taylor T20 Cricket Competition between Onga-Tiko and Waipawa went down to the wire on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Mark Boderick said Onga-Tiko posted 135 on a very slow outfield.

In reply, Waipawa, who were nine wickets down, needed a six off the last ball to win.

Mr Boderick said the ask was too much for the new batsman, with Onga-Tiko scoring their first win in the competition.

He said round-3 games will take place over February.


The Waipawa Butchery CHB Premiers will play Cornwall in Round 5 of the MJF Shrimpton 50-over competition tomorrow.

The game is being played at the Forrest Gate Domain at OngaOnga from 11am.

CHB are currently second on the points table after four rounds.