Jury accepts officer's explanation he shook teenager because he was worried he may have overdosed.
A Hastings woman remains in hospital following a savage attack by three dogs on the weekend
The heat is on for the Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay while the capital will get strong winds.
Police officer tells court an alleged assault was simply him trying to get a response from a boy he feared may have had a drug overdose.
Policeman says he held a 13-year-old by the neck to help, not hurt him.
Police are taking to social media to stamp out the "scourge" on Hawke's Bay roads
The Department of Conservation has agreed to a land swap that would allow the controversial Ruataniwha dam to proceed.
More gusts are coming in the wake of the severe gales that lashed parts of the country overnight.
More than five years since her daughter's death in Wellington Hospital, Rozalia Biczo is still fighting.
HAWKE'S BAY farmers are still counting the cost of a rain storm that killed thousands of lambs two weeks ago.
After smashing a window with his car keys, man waits in police yard for officers to arrive.
Council adds chemical after finding "very low" levels of contamination in the town's water supply.
A group of students are spending their break writing computer code, bringing hope to desperate IT employers.
Murray Anthony Reid died at a notorious Hawke's Bay intersection on Wednesday.
Officer's "muscle car" collided with another vehicle at 91kmh in a 50kmh zone.
An 8-year-old boy has been attacked by a large seal at Mahia, south of Gisborne.
Police are hunting two men following an early-morning service station raid.
A Wairoa man who went missing on Friday has been found.
Police fear for missing Wairoa man
An 18-year-old who claimed she was attacked on a popular Taradale exercise track will appear in court next week.
A weekend wedding is cancelled after a part of the road to venue was washed away in heavy weather.
Napier's Aquatic Centre is the city's latest council-owned facility identified as needing earthquake strengthening work.
Hawke's Bay hold on against Auckland to retain Ranfurly Shield with 17-12 win on Thursday night.
Road closures, slips and surface flooding continue to hamper travel in Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.
Mayor warns the move will cost ratepayers up to $900,000 a year if it becomes permanent.
The bridge plunged four tourists into the river and DOC now says it knows why.
Geographic Board heeds advice of locals, council and harbourmaster
"Aggressive dancing" will not be tolerated at a gospel festival planned for Gisborne
Police will consider diversion for a Hawkes Bay man allegedly found stealing jewellery from inside the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.
Man's expletive-riddled outburst left the boss unsure if he'd quit, so he sacked him.