Hawke's Bay

Fraudster's millions come home

Wayne Patterson in court in 2007. While in prison the prolific fraudster tried to get parole by writing a fraudulent ...

Govt pockets $4m in Apple shares after 10-year fight to retrieve fraudster's ill-gotten gains.

From rail line to cycle trail

Tamdem bikes, rather than trains, are set to travel along the mothballed Gisborne-Wairoa rail line.

Mothballed rail line between Gisborne and Wairoa set to become tourist cycle trail.

Rain puts pressure on winemakers

Cyclone Debbie hits the coast of Queensland.

Heavy rain is threatening to make life difficult in the nation's vineyards.

RSA told it must pay

The ERA has told Gisborne RSA it needs to pay compensation to an ex-employee. (FILE PHOTO)

The Gisborne RSA has been told to stop dragging its feet, and pay an ex-employee compensation.

 Cooking skills and confidence

Pauline Korevaar preparing herbs in The Farmhouse Kitchen.

Learn about what's cooking at Havelock North's Farmhouse Kitchen

Nine months for quake assessment?

Napier City Council staff won't know if the civic building is earthquake-prone or not until May.

Why is it taking Napier City Council so long to complete a structural assessment of its council building?

$126k DPB fraud: It's still jail

Freinhilga Tawhai proposed to pay the Ministry of Social Development  $126,000 in instalments of $30 a week.

A woman who claimed $126,000 she wasn't entitled to proposed paying it back over 80 years in a failed bid to avoid jail.

From accident to author

Tina Clough with her latest book, The Chinese Proverb.

Tina Clough's third novel, The Chinese Proverb, hits shelves on April 6.

Rates hike to fix waterways 'disgrace'

A sample of Lake Tutira water taken by Hawke's Bay Regional Council in early March.

Big rates hike will go toward cleaning up waterways that "are a disgrace", says council chairman.

Tax claims but no taxis

Taxi company director David Robinson pleaded guilty to providing false GST claims.

IRD knew something was wrong when he claimed $800,000 in expenses, but didn't own a single taxi.

Napier Council on booze charge

Napier City Council has been charged with selling alcohol to a minor at McLean Park.

More woes for council after ODI shambles at McLean Park.

'Fraud issues' at Napier company?

An energy efficient home built by Horvath Homes.

One liquidator asks another to remove claim of 'potential fraud issues' from report

From Stokes Vegas to Rotovegas

Then a constable in Lower Hutt, Rotorua area commander Anaru Pewhairangi with some crystal methamphetamine seized during ...

Rotorua's first Maori police boss is from Lower Hutt. He believes "everyone deserves to have hope".

Gastro findings delayed

Retired Court of Appeal judge Lyn Stevens QC is chairing the Havelock North water contamination inquiry panel.

Havelock North inquiry panel asks for more time to prepare its reports.

Inciting abduction suppression expires

Police opposed suppression on the grounds naming Kight might result in more information coming forward. (File photo)

Michael John Kight is in custody after allegedly inciting a child abduction.

Ministry intervention not working - mayor

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little says the Ministry of Education needs to listen to the community about the current intervention ...

Education Ministry intervention at Wairoa College hasn't helped, local mayor says.

Copping a whopping repair bill

A police car badly damaged in a crash in Hamilton in 2011.

The repair and replace bill for damaged police vehicles is on the up - topping $3 million in the last financial year.

Council chambers earthquake-prone?

Concept drawing of a hotel that could be erected on the current site of the Napier City Council civic building.

Napier civic building upgrade to involve earthquake strengthening and 'basic repairs'.

Missing Hawke's Bay woman found

Hawke's Bay woman Glenys-Jane Harvey had been missing since Friday.

Glenys-Jane Harvey, who had been missing for 48 hours, contacts family to say she is safe.

Sea Walls: artist in action video

Jet Martinez adding the finishing touches to his mural.

Watch a garden spring from a blank wall

Council worker dies

A Hawke's Bay Regional Council spokesperson said the alarm was raised after the man had not returned to work.

WorkSafe advised after death of council worker, 44, in Hawke's Bay.

IDEA Services taken to human rights body video

Glenn and Fran Marshall with their son Eamon.

It began with four pills down the side of a teen's wheelchair. It ended with a human rights case against NZ's largest provider of health services for disabled people.

$8m for horse injuries

The number of people being injured while riding horses is decreasing, but is still costing ACC millions.

More than 7000 people were injured because of horses last year.  

Messages incited abduction of boy

A man has appeared in court accused of texting explicit sexual content to someone he thought was under 16 years. (FILE)

Police want defendant's name published to help find possible victims.

Lawyer fell into 'vortex of dishonesty'

David Porteous was sentenced in Napier District Court on Friday.

The 'sad' case of a Hawke's Bay lawyer who stole $73k and was left with nothing and a career in tatters.

Underage party at the Opera House?

A contract has yet to be finalised for the planned under-18 dance party planned for the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza in ...

Police criticised his last attempt at a BYO event. Now he's gone alcohol-free.

'Most expensive' charter school slammed

ACT Party leader and under-secretary for education David Seymour has hit back, saying the PPTA "has singled out Te ...

PPTA claims charter school gets $61,000 of Govt money per student, but ACT disputes the figures.

Armed police callout near Napier over

Armed police assisted with a family violence incident in rural Hawke's Bay earlier on Thursday. (FILE PHOTO)

Multiple firearms seized in armed police callout in Hawke's Bay.

MPI looks into pig death at council pound

A 'Captain Cooker' like this one was slaughtered in the Napier City Council animal shelter.

MPI may investigate slaughter of pig at the Napier City Council pound.

Big cuts to rock lobster catch

The commercial crayfish catch limit has been reduced in Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.

Reduction in commercial rock lobster catch has 'serious implications', according to industry body

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