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Police has named the man who died during an organised trail ride event on a farm at Mangaorapa on Saturday.

He was Daniel Taylor, aged 30, of Mangaorapa.

A police spokesperson said Mr Taylor was in a side by side farm vehicle at the time of the incident.

They said the event was well managed from a safety perspective, and the death appears accidental.

The spokesperson said the thoughts of Police are with Mr Taylor’s family and friends at this time.


The annual Otane Country Fair is being held tomorrow.

A number of stalls will once again be set-up in and around the Town Hall, with a wide range of goods on offer for shoppers.

Progressive Otane, which organises the event, has also planned plenty of entertainment for the day.

The Otane Fire Brigade will also open its doors to the public once again, with fire engine rides available.

Firefighters will also be on hand to chat to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighters.


The Hawke's Bay Regional Council has posted an update on its website for those wanting to keep up to date with the proposed minority share sale of the Napier Port.

In December, the Regional Council voted to progress the work required to support a minority share sale of up to 49% of Napier Port.

A link to further information and a sign-up form for future updates on the issue is on the Council website www.hbrc.govt.nz.