Hawke's Bay

Memorial flame seeks home

Napier's War Memorial Centre in 2015 before a major refurbishment that removed its memorial features.

Napier residents promised a say on the city's new war memorial location.

Doctor 'stupefied' men

Former Hastings doctor David Lim faces charges of stupefaction and performing indecent acts on patients.

Hastings doctor gave patients sedatives for minor injuries so he could sexually assault them, court hears.

Bitterly-cold capital start

Wellingtons South Coast,including Island Bay, was hammered by large waves at high tide early Sunday afternoon.

Wellington's coldest night of 2017 saw temperatures below freezing.

Teen denies murder

Mark Beale, who was found unconscious at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay on the morning of February 6, 2017.

Teen denies murder of man found critically injured near river mouth, but admits taking his cellphone.

Naholo 'Jr' chases ABs dream video

With 19 tries to his name after seven first XV matches this year, Kini Naholo's dream of following his brother Waisake ...

Kini Naholo stars in school rugby with 22 tries in 8 matches - now he wants a black jersey like his brother's.

Snow in the hills, more chills

Snow on the Orongorongos, with an Air New Zealand plane flying in over Wellington's Evan's Bay on Saturday.

You guessed it Wellington: those white tops in the background mean more cold weather.

'You can't legislate away poverty'

Using council bylaws against soliciting to crack down on beggars could be inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act, ...

Lawyer casts doubt on councils' efforts to tackle beggars by taking them to court.

Finance company fined $28,000

Napier finance company Cash to You Loans is facing 32 charges laid by the Commerce Commission

Small Napier lending firm was "negligent" in the way it operated.

Car hits girl frightened by dog

A girl has been injured after running onto a road when she was frightened by an "excited" dog. (File photo)

Scared child ran onto road after a dog became "excited" to see her.

Struck-off doctor loses appeal

Hirron Fernando deceived the Hawke's Bay and Capital & Coast district health boards into supplying patient details ...

Doctor who lied to obtain patient information will remain deregistered.

'As good an excuse as I've heard'

Lawyer Philip Ross had a good excuse for turning up late to Napier District Court.

Judge was annoyed at lawyer who was late - until he heard the explanation.

'Unsung' WWI hero video

Francis Meredith Evans, known as 'Dith', was born in Napier in 1894. He died in the successful assault on the French ...

Forgotten WWI soldier may finally claim his place in history.

Lindisfarne hosts US band

Dr Flemming Kristensen, director of music and performing arts at Lindisfarne College, Hastings, with some of the ...

Hastings students given a rare opportunity to perform with major concert band.

New York school trip a lie

A non-existent trip to New York was the basis for a scam by a young man in Napier.

A 'good looking' young man, claiming to be from a local college in Napier is asking for donations for a fake trip.

Targa rally hits Hawke's Bay

The two-day Targa Hawke's Bay rally includes stages from north of Napier to south of Woodville.

Ninety cars set to compete in multiple stages across the region.

Fishing company on trial

Trial begins over false reporting of fish caught.

Catches of fish under-reported then exported for gain, Crown says.

Sailing team's four years

The teams racing sailing group from Napier Girls' High School with co-coach Nigel Mannering.

Bay team's smooth sailing to another national title

Havelock North students representing NZ

Havelock North High School high achieving athletes Georgia Hulls (sprinting, on the left) and Jenna Tidswell ...

Two Havelock North girls are making great strides in their respective sports

Coffee, cake and death

Hawke's Bay's first 'Death Cafe' will be hosted by Gentle Touch Funeral Services funeral director Julie O'Brien (left) ...

Hawke's Bay becomes the latest region to embrace the Death Cafe movement

Armed robbers still at large

Hawke's Bay police are appealing for help from the public to find two people involved in the armed robbery of a Gull ...

Police release pictures of man who robbed Hawke's Bay service station at gunpoint.

John Scott gem for 47 years gallery video

The open-plan layout of the house was a novel idea back in the 1960s.

Bruce Martin has spent more than half of his 91 years in a house designed by architect John Scott.

Classrooms 'on the way'

Education Minster Nikki Kaye is promising an "area strategy" to assess Havelock North's burgeoning schooling needs. ...

Havelock North principals promised new classrooms by December.

Pensioners flee gas leak

Orchard Rd and other Hastings streets were closed, and residents evacuated, when a gas mains ruptured.

Hospital avoids chaos but retirement complex residents not so lucky.

Gorge reopening delayed

This slip blocked SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge in April.

Another slip means SH3 will be out of action for longer than expected.

More mushrooms, less stink?

Te Mata Mushroom Company mushrooms. Odour generated by the making of compost has led to the company being prosecuted by ...

A mushroom farm pinged for its stench wants to grow bigger.

Us Two: Redcurrent

Rebecca Kain, left, and her mother Audrey, are equal shareholders in Redcurrent, which they started in 1999.

Rebecca Kain, 52, and her mum, Audrey McHardy, 80, are the duo behind Redcurrent.

Car crashes into lake

A man is in Gisborne Hospital after crashing into a lake.

Man has serious injuries after his car left the road and ended up in a Hawke's Bay lake.

Gastro bug claims re-examined

Campylobacter in the town water affected more than 5000 people in Havelock North last year.

ACC wants to know if errors that led to Havelock North outbreak are criminal acts.

Fate keeps restaurant in family

All in the family. Kim and Debbie Hooper with Debbie's cousin Lance Paxie.

Untouched restaurant retains sixties chic without trying

Gun-point gas station robbery

The Gull service station on Omahu Rd in Hastings was robbed at gunpoint.

Police hunt man who fled with cash and tobacco after holding up a Hawke's Bay petrol station with gun.

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