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Dannevirke residents are being congratulated for reducing their water usage, but the Tararua District Council still says the town water supply is at a "delicate point".

Last Friday a letter drop advised of a critical water shortage facing the town, and an urgent need for conservation to increase.

Yesterday the Council said there had been a reduction in the demand for water with businesses and households actively conserving water.

Council had also worked with Horizons Regional Council on the situation.

A spokesperson said efforts from around the table mean that a very delicate point of balance of supply versus demand has been reached.

They said despite having reached this balance, it is absolutely critical that people continue to conserve water wherever possible.


A fundraising trail bike ride due to be held this Sunday has been postponed due to the dry conditions.

Dave Chadwick, one of the organisers of the Whetukura Trail Ride, said the event would be postponed until mid-April.

Details are available on the Silver Bullet website.


The 38th Paladin Sports Hawke's Bay Rugby Sevens tournament is on tomorrow.

Around 40 teams from around the Hurricanes Region will take part, with the Ian Baker Memorial Cup the main prize up for grabs.

Last years winners, VVT HB Fijians, are returning to defend their men's title, while Taradale are looking to win the women's cup for the third year in a row.

In all there will be 64 games of sevens played, with the first games kicking off at 9.40am.