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A man was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital on Saturday after being hit by a vehicle.

The incident happened around midday at the Herbert Street - Russell Street intersection.

It is understood the man was crossing the road, and was hit by a van.

Surrounding roads were closed off to allow the Lowe Corporation Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter to land on the road near where the accident happened.


Tradies are being urged to mark, name and lock up their tools.

Police have noticed an increase in the theft of tools, with more than $10,000 worth often stolen in one go.

Vehicles or sheds are the most common places where they are taken from.

Detective Stephen Leonard said Police locate tools on a regular basis but most of them have not been engraved by their owners and cannot be returned.

He is urging tradies to take advantage of an engraving service offered by Police.

Anyone wanting to get their tools engraved is asked to contact Hawke's Bay Police.


The Central Hawke's Bay C grade rep rugby team finished 1st equal in the
2019 Intercity 9th grade following tournament games over the weekend.

On Saturday they had a 27-17 win over Wairoa and drew 17-all with Hastings East. Hastings had been up 17-5 at halftime.

Yesterday the team, coached by Josh Pere and Tui Pene, beat Napier West
34-5 in the morning, followed by a win over Napier East in the
afternoon 37-10.