Hawke's Bay

'Fraud issues' at Napier company?

An energy efficient home built by Horvath Homes.

One liquidator asks another to remove claim of 'potential fraud issues' from report

From Stokes Vegas to Rotovegas

Then a constable in Lower Hutt, Rotorua area commander Anaru Pewhairangi with some crystal methamphetamine seized during ...

Rotorua's first Maori police boss is from Lower Hutt. He believes "everyone deserves to have hope".

Gastro findings delayed

Retired Court of Appeal judge Lyn Stevens QC is chairing the Havelock North water contamination inquiry panel.

Havelock North inquiry panel asks for more time to prepare its reports.

Inciting abduction suppression expires

Police opposed suppression on the grounds naming Kight might result in more information coming forward. (File photo)

Michael John Kight is in custody after allegedly inciting a child abduction.

Ministry intervention not working - mayor

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little says the Ministry of Education needs to listen to the community about the current intervention ...

Education Ministry intervention at Wairoa College hasn't helped, local mayor says.

Copping a whopping repair bill

A police car badly damaged in a crash in Hamilton in 2011.

The repair and replace bill for damaged police vehicles is on the up - topping $3 million in the last financial year.

Council chambers earthquake-prone?

Concept drawing of a hotel that could be erected on the current site of the Napier City Council civic building.

Napier civic building upgrade to involve earthquake strengthening and 'basic repairs'.

Missing Hawke's Bay woman found

Hawke's Bay woman Glenys-Jane Harvey had been missing since Friday.

Glenys-Jane Harvey, who had been missing for 48 hours, contacts family to say she is safe.

Sea Walls: artist in action video

Jet Martinez adding the finishing touches to his mural.

Watch a garden spring from a blank wall

Council worker dies

A Hawke's Bay Regional Council spokesperson said the alarm was raised after the man had not returned to work.

WorkSafe advised after death of council worker, 44, in Hawke's Bay.

IDEA Services taken to human rights body video

Glenn and Fran Marshall with their son Eamon.

It began with four pills down the side of a teen's wheelchair. It ended with a human rights case against NZ's largest provider of health services for disabled people.

$8m for horse injuries

The number of people being injured while riding horses is decreasing, but is still costing ACC millions.

More than 7000 people were injured because of horses last year.  

Messages incited abduction of boy

A man has appeared in court accused of texting explicit sexual content to someone he thought was under 16 years. (FILE)

Police want defendant's name published to help find possible victims.

Lawyer fell into 'vortex of dishonesty'

David Porteous was sentenced in Napier District Court on Friday.

The 'sad' case of a Hawke's Bay lawyer who stole $73k and was left with nothing and a career in tatters.

Underage party at the Opera House?

A contract has yet to be finalised for the planned under-18 dance party planned for the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza in ...

Police criticised his last attempt at a BYO event. Now he's gone alcohol-free.

'Most expensive' charter school slammed

ACT Party leader and under-secretary for education David Seymour has hit back, saying the PPTA "has singled out Te ...

PPTA claims charter school gets $61,000 of Govt money per student, but ACT disputes the figures.

Armed police callout near Napier over

Armed police assisted with a family violence incident in rural Hawke's Bay earlier on Thursday. (FILE PHOTO)

Multiple firearms seized in armed police callout in Hawke's Bay.

MPI looks into pig death at council pound

A 'Captain Cooker' like this one was slaughtered in the Napier City Council animal shelter.

MPI may investigate slaughter of pig at the Napier City Council pound.

Big cuts to rock lobster catch

The commercial crayfish catch limit has been reduced in Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.

Reduction in commercial rock lobster catch has 'serious implications', according to industry body

The little pool that could

Zara Hogg, 10, Bessie Hantz, 10, Taine Evans, 9, and Ethan Robinson, 10, at the Greendale complex, which closed in December.

Taradale has been left without its main swimming pool since December.

Too much E.coli in river

The Tukituki River receives discharges from the Waipawa and Waipukurau wastewater treatment plants.

A council has admitted discharging too much E.coli into Tukituki River in wastewater.

Rickards to practice law in Hawke's Bay

Clint Rickards was admitted to the bar in November 2008.

Clint Rickards will soon be representing Hawke's Bay defendants

Royal radiata in Hawke's Bay

Ridgemount farm in Hawke's Bay has been sold to an Austrian countess.

It's given its name to a beer, a city and some European towns - and now a New Zealand forest.

Climb, twist and splash at new playground

Students from Havelock North's Lucknow School pack onto a slide.

Lots of water is the best bit, Havelock North's children say.

Police seek crash witnesses

Seven-year-old Cruz McDonald and his dad died in a crash earlier this year.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen a crash which killed a boy and his dad.

Father jailed for killing son

Dean Cole, pictured, was found guilty of shooting and killing his son Blair Cole in Mohaka on October 12.

He admitted shooting and killing his son, but Dean Cole was a "battered defendant".

Sea creatures in Napier

Freeman White and John Berryman working on White's Sea Walls mural.

Bare walls around Napier are being transformed into art

'Oh no, I'm going to prison'

Leonie Hemara appeared in Hastings District Court on her ninth drink driving conviction.

Caught drink driving for the ninth time, one Hastings woman knew her fate the moment she was pulled over.

'Medical event' behind prison death


Events leading up to inmate's death at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison are under the microscope.

'No BYO' led to pre-loading

Rhythm and Vines in full swing

St John concerned at high number of severely intoxicated or drugged women

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