Hawke's Bay

Fight ends in fatal stabbing

Juliette Anne Gerbes

Jury finds that the fatal stabbing of a young man by his girlfriend was a tragic accident.

Visits to new museum down

Napier Museum

A lower entrance fee has not been enough to entice more visitors to Napier's new museum.

Texts save farmer's life

Hawkes Bay farmer, Ken Miller, sits on the half tonne concrete lid that trapped him by the arm.

Trapped in a stream at the bottom of a gully, Ken Miller thought he could lose an arm or even die.

Sir Graeme 'still the same'

Sir Graeme Avery

Winemaker, athlete and publisher says he won't change after receiving "humbling" knighthood.

McGrath wins Napier council seat

Napier City Council

Anti-amalgamation candidate Richard McGrath wins by-election for a seat on Napier City Council.

Second trial for boyfriend stabbing

Juliette Anne Gerbes

A young woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend is on trial again after a previous jury failed to reach a verdict.

Director resigns after year of woes

Napier Museum

The head of Napier's troubled new museum and gallery has resigned.

Taunting mobster dead

Told police: 'Catch me if you can'

dion lange

A Mongrel Mob member who once taunted police on Facebook while on the run, has died.

Driver claims drag race 'was over'

Maree Schafer

Matthew O'Sullivan thought a drag race was over when his mate sped past him and into a tree.

Boy racers in court

Matthew O'Sullivan

Four young men involved in a street race were responsible for its fatal consequences, court told.

Man dies after car hits power pole


A Havelock North family is mourning the death of their 19-year-old son after a crash in the early hours of Sunday.

Cancer patient given wrong pills


Pharmacy gave cancer patient the wrong medication which she unknowingly took for months.

'Hammer man' in coma


Man who was injured after allegedly invading a Napier home with a hammer is in an induced coma.

Israel 'not in business of killing civilians'


Israeli ambassador Yosef Livne gave a talk on the conflict in Gaza yesterday in Hawke's Bay.

Heart-broken at razed family home

Hawke's Bay house fire

It broke Sarah Rogers' heart to see her family home burned to a shell.

Beaten and bruised


Man beaten beyond recognition in alleged unprovoked attack in Havelock North is fighting for his life.

'Oh my god, it's on fire'

Hawke's Bay house fire

When Cheynne Abraham checked Facebook this morning she found out her house was in flames.

Cost $1.3m, sold for 50k

Napier's art deco buses sold for just 25k each

Art deco bus

Napier's disastrous art deco buses have been sold for just $25,000 each - meaning the short-lived investment has come at a cost to ratepayers of more than $1.3 million.

Weather warnings for NI

Wild weather

Several parts of the North Island can expect rain, snow or thunder today as a front moves north.

Girl critically hurt by gunshot


A 13-year-old girl is in a critical condition after shooting herself at her Gisborne home.

Unsafe seawall gets two more years

Hastings seawall

An unsafe seawall that was supposed to be removed is now allowed to stand for a further two years.

Sheep theft charges


Seven people charged with stealing stock, slaughtering them and selling the meat.

Ravensdown moves from rail to road


Napier will see an increase in truck traffic along Marine Parade after a decision to stop using rail.

Suspicious fire at squtters' house

hastings fire

Police and fire crews investigating fire at Hastings house occupied by squatters.

Man injured by bull

Fossil Creek Hero

Hawkes Bay farmer taken to hospital after being hit by a bull in cattle yards this afternoon.

Bus crash: One remains in hospital


All but one of the 15 people injured when a bus crashed south of Gisborne yesterday has now been discharged.

Election hopeful's fire truck tagged

Stuart Nash's Fire truck

Labour election hopeful Stuart Nash says a graffiti attack on his fire truck was not politically-motivated.

Farmer injured by bull

Generic farm

A Hawke’s Bay farmer has been injured in an encounter with a bull.

Blaze at freezing works


Fire crews rip off half of Hawke's Bay freezing works' roof to get to blaze.

Bennett offends Napier

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett has angrily rejected Napier's concerns about amalgamation, says the city's mayor.

Guilty over unborn baby crash


A man who crashed his new car, killing his unborn nephew, has admitted culpability.

Man stabbed in head

A Hastings man is in stable condition after being stabbed in the head last night.

Chemical spill near Hastings


The Fire Service is at the scene of a chemical spill near Hastings.

Mower man sentenced


A lawnmower driver who ran over and killed 4-year-old has been sentenced to home detention.

School must cough up for hair bill

lucan battison

A school must pay part of the legal costs of a student suspended for refusing to cut his hair.

Two critical after head-on crash


Two Napier women are in serious condition in hospital today after a head-on crash in Hawke's Bay.

Two critical after Napier crash

St John's Ambulance

Two people are in intensive care following a head-on collision in Hawke's Bay yesterday.

Two injured in Napier crash


Two people are in hospital in critical condition tonight after a head-on collision in Hawke’s Bay.

Skinned seal a shock for DOC

DOC, Department of Conservation

DOC has called for info on a shot and "professionally skinned" seal found on a Hawke's Bay beach.

Carpark victim named

Police cordon outside Napier KFC after child killed in carpark

Police have named the 2-year-old who was killed after being run over in the carpark of a Napier KFC.

Badly behaved dog freed


An impounded dog has been freed in Hastings following a petition and campaign by his owners.

Guilty over dog death

Fox terrier dog

A quad-bike rider who hit and killed a pet dog on has been found guilty of dangerous driving.

Boy, 2, hit by car, dies

Police cordon outside Napier KFC after child killed in carpark

A toddler is dead after being struck by a car in a KFC carpark in Napier.

Cop's victims 'violated and dirty'

Hastings cop who indecently assaulted teen girls gets 22 months jail.

Teenage girl fights off attacker


A teenager attacked in her Napier home escaped with scratches after she fought off an intruder.

Nail gun victim dies

St John's Ambulance

Man dies after accident with nail gun, while chainsaw victim still in serious condition.

Chainsaw to the face

Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopte

Two central Hawke’s Bay men have been seriously injured in two unrelated incidents with powertools.

'Shady man' approached school girl


A man allegedly made inappropriate suggestions to a 14-year-old girl getting off a school bus.

HB man on child sex charges


A Hastings man who police say viewed online child exploitation allegedly went on to make his own recordings.

Fire in bitumen tank near Hastings


The fire inside a bitumen tank at a Hastings roading contractor has been doused.

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