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The Metservice has issued a heavy rain watch for the ranges of Hawke’s Bay.
In the 23 hour period from 4pm today until 3pm tomorrow, Metservice says there will be periods of heavy rain about the ranges, with the chance rainfall amounts could reach warning criteria.
People in affected areas are asked to keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts.
A funeral service will be held at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa this afternoon for Tim Chote.
The well known and respected businessman and District Councillor passed away last weekend.
His funeral service will be held from 1pm today.
Meanwhile a funeral service will also be held in Dannevirke today for Lola Percy.
Mrs Percy passed away on Sunday.
Lola played a huge part in the Te Uri community – involved with the farming community, the Te Uri Rural Fire Force, as well as running the Te Uri Trailbike fundraiser for a number of years.
In 2018 her and husband Noel celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
Lola’s funeral will be held at the Kowhai Chapel in Dannevirke at 1.30pm today.
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is calling for feedback on a new policy designed to provide rates relief to those financially impacted by COVID-19.
The call follows the adoption of two additional rates postponement policies, to assist eligible residential, rural and commercial property owners in their recovery from COVID-19 and the declared drought.
Councillor Brent Muggeridge, who Chairs Councils’ Finance and Infrastructure Committee says Councillors have been very clear that they wanted to see rates support mechanisms that targeted those most affected by the pandemic and drought disruption - homeowners who have lost their income, commercial and residential property owners whose tenants may be struggling to pay their lease, and farming businesses who have major cashflow disruptions due to drought.
He says the three new policies give Council a range of options.
Submissions will close at midnight on Tuesday July 14th.