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With further rain expected in the region over comning days, drivers are being asked to drive to the conditions.
Hawke's Bay Police attended four road crashes yesterday, including one on State Highway 50 near Tikokino.
Police said no one was injured in the accident, which happened just after 12.30pm.
Some heavy rain is expected for the region this afternoon and into tomorrow.
The Tararua Tourism Network is seeking new members.
The group, which aims to keep operators updated and to provide opportunities to share information, has held four meetings across the district so far.
Spokesperson Carole Wilton says helping Tararua’s tourism grow and thrive is the key to the networking group.
The next meeting of the Tararua Tourism Networking Group will be held in November at the Dannevirke Fantasy Cave.
The newly rebranded Central Hawke's Bay Artisan Festival will kick off today.
For more than 20 years, in what was previously known as the CHB Festival, the event has been one of highlights on the local calendar.
More than 100 stalls will fill the halls of Pukeora Estate over the next four days, alongside art, music, and fashion.
Two Spring Fling events have been added to the programme as well this year, along with the Sunday Cider & Song to wrap up this years Festival.
The Central Hawke's Bay Artisan Festival will be open from 10am - 4pm each day til Sunday, with tickets at $8 per person or $15 for a multi pass. Children under 12 are free.