Hawke's Bay

Prison contraband arrests

L-R:  Razor wire or razor ribbon on the perimeter fence.
The Arohata Women's Prison ...

Four men are accused of trying to get drugs over the wire into Hawke's Bay prison.

Members mourn closure of pool

The Greendale Swim Club will lose its pool at Taradale Primary School in December due to structural issues.

"It's not just a pool, it's more to us than just concrete, solar panels and chlorinated water."

War survivor reflects

Roswitha Roberston's winning 1962 Gown of the Year entry worn by Blossom Queen Colleen Tait.

"I came from a war torn country and I saw peace for the first time."

Quartet of Bay art on show

Christine Parnell and Gail Davidson with a piece of art showing at the Hastings Community Art Centre.

A quartet of Hawke's Bay artists showcasing work in a joint exhibition demonstrate the variety of the region's art.

Heavenly shots capture night's glory

Andrew Caldwell's shortlisted photo of a royal spoonbill sitting on a branch in the Hawke's Bay moonlight.

Three New Zealanders have shone through in an international astronomy photographer competition.

Hawke's Bay forest fire

A helicopter is battling a Hawke's Bay blaze. File photo.

A large fire has broken out in a Hawke's Bay forestry block.

Police investigating robberies

Police want to identify two men who robbed Zabeels Sports Bar on King Street North, central Hastings at about 9:30am on ...

Police want leads on robberies at two Hastings sport bars.

Hawke's Bay doctor shortage

Forte Health. A new hospital in Christchurch on Kilmore Street.

DHB is "significantly short" of senior doctors, says union, and they don't get enough time with patients.

Rocky horror throw

Some of the damage allegedly caused by two teenage vandals. Both have been arrested by Hawke's Bay police.

Hawke's Bay teens who allegedly damaged property with rocks were tracked down after making prank calls.

'I don't believe I did it'

Mikara Reti, who was five months old when Trent Hapuku took his life in January 2011.

Trent Hapuku admitted killing five-month-old Mikara Reti in 2011, but has now rethought his confession.

Tackling 'terrifying' cellphones video

Margaret Merry, 82, says its far better getting cellphone tutelage from someone like Morgan Watkins, 18, than a family ...

At 82, Margaret Merry thought it was about time she learned to send a text.

Bay Shorts entries pour in

One of the HB Shorts organisers Deborah Burnside collects entries from the post box.

Entries are pouring in for this year's HB Shorts writing, art and poetry competition - pleasing the event's organisers. 

Underwater lift for Napier

A viewing tunnel that waves crash over is included in a proposed expansion of the National Aquarium in Napier.

Country's largest and deepest research display tanks planned for Napier.

Rapist still deemed 'high risk'

Convicted rapist Andre Tipi Rangi Wiremu Skudder is the subject of an extended supervision order imposed by the High Court.

Judge rules man who served 14-year sentence still poses a threat to women.

Fined for 'cowboy' plumbing

A bad plumbing job by Dennis Rosser led to a situation of significant potential danger involving water and electricity.

Hastings man Dennis Rosser has been fined a second time for carrying out illegal plumbing work

Guilty plea to hunter's death

Gary McCurrach accidentally shot and killed 23-year-old soldier Danny Jordan on March 31.

Gary McCurrach believed he had two deer in his sights when he pulled the trigger. He was wrong.

Hawke's Bay police find Jason Wright

Police have located Jason Wright, 48, in Napier.

Hawke's Bay Police have found Jason Wright.

Burnt by solar power price hike

Unison Networks argues that most solar-panel users are not fully off the grid, and are still heavy users of peak-time power.

Electricity firm raises prices for solar-panel users, saying they get unfair benefits.

Mate's death inspires win

Aviu Senitu's picture has hung at Eskview Rugby Club since his death in December 2015.

Rugby club almost folded, then a player died. Now his team-mates have won their division in his memory.

Bay man missing for three days

Police are looking for 48-year-old Flaxmere man Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of Flaxmere man Jason Wright who went missing on Friday.

Hawke's Bay man missing

Police are looking for 48-year-old Flaxmere man Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of Flaxmere man Jason Wright who went missing on Friday.

Toddler left to die in pain

Tyla-Maree Flynn's death could have been prevented if she'd received treatment for burns to 20 per cent of her body sooner.

If Tyla-Maree Flynn had been taken to the doctor after she was burned, she'd still be alive.

School teacher in class of his own video

Havelock North's William Barnes is the winner of this year's Mastermind.

Quiz show champion hopes teasing about wrong answer will now end

'She protected her cubs' gallery video

Lorna Roberts with her rescuers.

Missing in the bush with four children, Lorna Mohi-Roberts dug a makeshift shelter and gave them fern shoots to eat.

August will be Maori Music Month

Maisey Rika is one of the artists involved in Maori Music Month, during August.

Maori Music Month will be launched in August.

Council's restructure 'ham-fisted'

Napier City Council ceo Wayne Jack has given staff until Monday to provide feedback to a proposed restructure.

Napier City Council has been forced to extend the consultation period for a proposed restructure affecting 78 jobs

Gisborne crash victim named

The car that crashed near Ormond, north of Gisborne, on Friday morning.

SH2 accident left a Gisborne woman dead and another woman seriously injured.

Bay drones saving rainforest

Dave Pemberton and one of the fixed wing drones he assembles in a small shed in rural Hawke's Bay.

Drones from a Hawke's Bay shed are at work in Mongolia, Malaysia, Suriname and China.

$2m sale stymies rival

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by rival supermarket chain, Countdown.

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by another supermarket.

Grandad hits the stage

Joel, Adam and Luke Spurgeon, the three grandsons from Granddad's Lads.

The recipe for this rock and roll cover band is one part grandfather and three parts grandsons.

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