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Monday 4th December

A man admitted to hospital with critical injuries earlier this month has died.

The man died at Hawke's Bay Hospital on Friday, and Hawke’s Bay Area Police Commander Inspector Dave Greig says it is believed he was injured during an altercation involving a number of people at an address in Long Range Road, Pourerere.

He said Police do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the public, but are seeking a number of people in relation to the incident at Long Range Road.

Some of those involved are thought to be actively avoiding Police.

Last week a 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in relation to the incident, and he is due to appear in the Waipukurau District Court this Friday.

Anyone who has information that might help, or was in the area of Long Range Road on the 17 November, is being urged to contact Hawke’s Bay Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two calls for the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter on Sunday.

Just before 9am, the helicopter was tasked to a private hut west of Ongaonga to a 63 year old female suffering a back injury.

The woman was given pain relief at the scene before being flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Eary afternoon the rescue helicopter was called to Waipataki Beach to a teenage girl who was pulled from the water by by-standers,

Helicopter General Manager, Ian Wilmot, she was unconscious when the helicopter arrived.

She was transported to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment, where she is said to be in a stable condition.


A body of a woman was discovered at a property on Tudor Road, Pahiatua yesterday morning.

The body was located in the area where missing woman Elizabeth Udy was last seen on October 11th.

Formal identification is still taking place but the death is not suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.

Police have spoken to Ms Udy’s family.