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Police inquries into a crash in Dannevirke last Friday are continuing.

A person was injured after a crash involving a non-motorised three-wheel drift bike in Salisbury Street at about 3pm Friday.

No other vehicles were involved.

The injured person was flown by helicopter to Wellington, and is currently in a serious condition in intensive care.

The Police Serious Crash Unit attended the scene.


State Highway 2 was closed last night after a truck rolled at Butchers Creek near Norsewood.

The truck rolled around 5.30pm, with the highway closed for nearly two hours while emergency services attended the scene.

The road was closed again about 8.30pm to allow for the truck to be recovered with the use of a crane.

NZTA said SH2 re-opened at 1.30 this morning, but said due to a slippery surface, there is a 50km/hr speed restriction in place, and asked motorists to take extra care through the area.


Sport Hawke's Bay says the five people who were recognised for their service to sport at last week's CHB Sports Awards show the value volunteers have to the sport sector.

All of the recipients have contributed over 20 years to their chosen sport, and were recognised with a Service to Sport Award.

Allen Forrest has been involved with cricket, rugby union and golf; Margaret Grover with motor cycle racing; Odette Oliver tennis & squash; Stuart Ashby with hockey; and Wayne Marsh with trampolining.

Sport Hawke's Bay's Nicki Heremaia said it was great to have a wide range of the sporting community represented at last Friday's awards.