Local News kindly sponsored by: New World DANNEVIRKE


A feed shortage remains in Hawke’s Bay despite rainfall last weekend signalling the end of the meteorological drought across parts of the region.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council air quality scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak says we've had a solid amount of rain over the past week with up to 200mm in the western ranges and 25-40mm on the Ruataniwha and Heretaunga Plains.
She says river flows are back to normal and we'll know later on whether groundwater levels have come back to normal levels for the time of year.
Rural Advisory Group co-chair Lochie MacGillivray says the recent rainfall is good for farmers across the region who have experienced a particularly prolonged drought.
He says for many, the rain has come too late in the season and the impacts of the drought will remain for some time.
MacGillivray says many farms will be still facing a significant feed deficit even with this higher than normal pasture growth.
One person was taken to hospital after a vehicle smashed into a parked car in Dannevirke at the weekend.
Emergency services were called to Weber Rd, between New St and Makirikiri Rd, at 1.20pm Saturday.
Police said a vehicle driving along Weber Rd crashed into a parked car.
One person was taken to Palmerston North hospital in a moderate condition.
Community, Sporting and other non-profit organisations can apply for a rates remission from the Tararua District Council.
The Council is calling for all applications to be received by 30 June 2020 from charitable organisations who meet the criteria set out in Councils Long Term Plan 2018-2028 remission policy.
Council says for those who received a remission for 2019/2020 do not need to apply for the 2020/2021 year.
The remission will apply to land owned or leased by a charitable organisation which is used exclusively or principally for sporting, recreation or community purposes, where the charitable organisation is responsible for the rates.
Details are available by contacting the Revenue Department at the Council.