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The Hastings District Council has put out a full page apology this morning for contaminated water leading to at least two people becoming critically ill.
Hawke's Bay Hospital has confirmed two older people in its Intensive Care Unit in a critical condition, both with a gastro illness and both from Havelock North. A death at a Havelock North rest home may also be linked to the illness.
Iona College and Woodford House schools have been closed until Wednesday while accident and medical centres, pharmacies and St John reporting increased numbers overnight.