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The New Zealand Transport Agency will hold further public information sessions in Tararua this week over the replacement route for the Manawatu Gorge.

The Agency will provide project updates, including a new animated video flyer, new maps and information on the Notice of Requirement which was lodged with the Manawatu District, Palmerston North City and Tararua District Councils.

The Notice of Requirement begins the consenting process.

The sessions will be held between 4-7.30pm today in the supper room at the Dannevirke Sports Centre, and tomorrow at the Woodville Supper Room.

Further sessions are planned in Feilding, Pahiatua and Ashurst next week.


The Central Hawke's Bay District Council is asking people who have had issues with kerbside recycling collection to contact them.

The Council says it has heard of more issues from this weeks recycling, with confusion around what changes have been made and why the main issue.

It has been acknowledged that the changes could have been better communicated, and more detailed information will be provided in next weeks CHB Mail newspaper.

The Council says over the coming weeks, it will provide some guidance and handy tips to make it easier to recycle, and clarify what types of ‘bin’ can and cannot be used for putting product on the kerbside.

The changes have coincided with a change in contractor to Smart Environmental Ltd.


Sixteen year old Central Hawke's Bay College student, Anna Douglas, will represent Labour List MP for Wairarapa, Kieran McAnulty at the upcoming Youth Parliament.

Mr McAnulty said choosing a successful applicant was extremely difficult due to the calibre of applications.

He said Anna stood out for her passion for Central Hawke's Bay and showed a keenness to help raise awareness for the issues affecting us here.

The Youth Parliament 2019 programme will occur from 1 March to 31 August next year, with Youth MPs attending the two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington on 16 & 17 July 2019.