Hawke's Bay

One dead in Hawke's Bay crash

A serious crash in Hawke's Bay has closed a section of State Highway 5.

Foreign nationals were involved in two serious crashes over the weekend, with one crash claiming the life of a motorcylist.

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

AOS cop wants name secret

A Hawke's Bay armed offender's squad member acquitted of careless use of a firearm has appealed a judge's decision that would see him identified.

Officer who accidentally shot a handcuffed man has filed appeal to keep name suppression

Wine flight takes off

An Air New Zealand flight attendant pours a glass of wine on the first 'Wine Flight', which paired award-winning wines with views over the landscape where they were produced.

Flight attendants on two Q300 planes served the assembled media and wine experts glasses of wine from the vineyards below.

It's just stuff, says fire victim video

James Mccaffrey is now staying with friends after a fire destroyed his Napier Hill flat.

Music teacher loses thousand of dollars' worth of instruments and sheet music in Napier Hill fire.

AOS cop acquitted in shooting

The unnamed AOS member, who had not completed his training, accidentally fired his M4 Bushmaster rifle and shot a man who lying handcuffed on the ground.

He accidentally shot a man in the shoulder as he lay handcuffed on the ground.

Fans sell out as heat rises

Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club greenkeeper Matthew Spraggs cools off under the sprinkler after a hot Hutt day.

Shortage of fans in Porirua, as Hutt came within a whisker of its record temperature on Wednesday.

Iwi slams council report

Hawke's Bay Regional Council staff have been accused of putting a "disappointing" spin on a report that "downplayed" the outcome of an Environment Court challenge by local iwi.

Ngati Kahungunu says Hawke's Bay Regional Council "downplayed" the impact of an Environment Court decision that went against it.

New light shed on 1931 killer quake

Destruction caused by the Napier earthquake, February, 1931.

Research into the country's worst natural disaster claims fewer died in the 1931 Hawke's Bay tragedy than was previously believed.

Napier biting accused in court

Two Hawke's Bay women have appeared in Napier District Court following alleged biting incidents on the weekend.

Two women have appeared in court in relation to two separate biting incidents last weekend.

Breastfeed in the loos? You're joking

The changing table and bench in the public toilet in Dickins St.

A sign urging women to breastfeed in a public toilet was branded ''repulsive'' by mums.

On a mission to preserve Napier history video

Richie Richards in his bottle museum at the old Gilberd's building in Napier.

They survived the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake and now the Gilberd buildings are preserving part of Napier's history.

Attack dog owners sentenced

Injuries to one of the women after she was attacked in October.

Three owners get community work and fines after women attacked on Hawke's Bay beach.

Bus driver bashed over fare

The Hastings bus stop where a woman assaulted a Go Bus driver after being refused a discounted fare.

A passenger wanted a discount with an expired student ID. When she didn't get it, she attacked the driver.

Manslaughter charge after toddler's death

Hastings toddler Matiu Wereta died in October.

Teenager originally charged with assault is now accused of the manslaughter of a "happy, smiley" 2-year-old boy.

Dance floor 'bite' can't stop party

The Napier waterside bar Thirsty Whale, where a man was allegedly bitten by a female patron.

Two women charged with assault after separate Napier biting claims.

Hawke's Bay water study a 'good investment'

The Heretaunga Plains aquifer supplies water to Napier, Hastings and surrounding rural areas.

Regional council set to debate a multi-million dollar study into Hawke's Bay's primary underground water source.

Large development site up for grabs

A large development site on Waghorne St in Napier is up for grabs.

A 4139 square metre residential development site in Napier is on the market.

Giblin Group to expand

Giblin Group director Jenni Giblin hopes to expand her business into Australia this year.

Juggling five children and running a successful business seems like child's play for one Hawke's Bay woman.

Schoolkids lacking food, clothing

The KidsCan charity is appealing for donations to get more low-decile schools into its food, clothing and healthcare for kids programme.

Too many kids are facing the new school year without a decent breakfast, shoes or a raincoat, says charity.

Wanted man cut off electronic bracelet

Ihaka Paul, 26, is wanted by police in Hastings after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet

Police are looking for Ihaka Paul, who allegedly pulled a pistol on his family in Hastings.

Accused doctor's name remains secret

Police allege the male doctor, aged in his forties, indecently assaulted and stupefied four male victims last year.

A Hawke's Bay practitioner accused of stupefying and assaulting patients has taken his name suppression fight to the High Court.

Hogsnort frontman farewelled

Alec Wishart's coffin was decorated with his favorite hat and messages from loved ones.

Hogsnort Rupert frontman Alec Wishart has been farewelled with laughter and music at a Napier funeral.

Small wineries struggle to make profit

With last year's harvest producing just 326,000 tonnes of grapes, smaller wineries are struggling to make a profit.

Major industry survey finds bigger was better in the wine business in 2015.

Jail for running down cop

Robert Richards was found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Black Power member drove towards the officer in a "very deliberate and callous" way.

Heat, flooding and thunder video

Napier City Council reported widespread surface flooding in the CBD as well as in outlying suburbs.

South Auckland residents battle blocked drains and flooding but thunderstorms are expected to ease.

Broken dam still spewing silt

The Waihi Stream, on the right, is laden with silt as it merges with the clean Waiau River.

It could take another three weeks to repair Hawke's Bay sluice gates damaged in September.

Fears over $24m police 'hub'

The Napier police station is to be demolished and replaced, as is the Hastings station.

Plans to rejig Hawke's Bay policing mean about 100 jobs will shift from Napier to Hastings.

Hercules crew get in the zone gallery video

The payload about to be released mid-flight.

A major Defence Force exercise in Hawke's Bay is a chance for the military to show off their aircraft and their flying skills.

Bail denied for duo who beat up delivery man

Two teens allegedly involved in the assault on a pizza delivery man appeared in Hastings District Court on Tuesday.

Two teenagers will remain in custody following a attack on a Napier pizza delivery man.

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