Hawke's Bay

What judge told teen rapist

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In an "extraordinarily unusual" case, a teen who raped a 5-year-old has had his sentence reduced substantially.

Police accused of excessive force

Gregory McPeake, who died while being arrested in Napier on March 13.

The daughter of a man who died while being arrested says police used an unnecessary level of force.

Jakob wins Taite Prize

Jakob has won the 2015 Taite Music Prize.

Napier rock band Jakob takes out the sixth annual Taite Music Prize for its “thought provoking” album Sines.

Teen cyclist faces long recovery

Deane Peters, 14, with his elder sister Michaela Peters, 18.

A Napier teen is learning to walk and talk again after a mountainbiking accident.

Red hot at home

Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2013 and Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot 2013.

Kiwis can't get enough of cabernets, merlots and malbecs from Hawke's Bay - here's some top picks.

Donations get Byson to wedding

Public donations ensured 3-year-old Byson Bennett was able to attend his aunt Renee's wedding to Reece Christie in Napier.

Public donations ensured 3-year-old Byson Bennett got to his aunt Renee's wedding.

Wrestling legend laid to rest

Funeral program for  wrestling great Steve Rickard was held in Napier and was attended by about 160 people.

Steve Rickard, the godfather of Kiwi wrestling, is farewelled at a packed funeral in Napier.

Arrests over Hawke's Bay meth bust

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 25 between Timata Rd and Woody Hill Rd, south of Tairua just before 7am on Thursday.

Four arrested after an investigation into $280,000 worth of imported methamphetamine.

Hawke's Bay riders tackle challenge

Steve Harley, Michelle Turner, Heath Reynolds and Tim Mackey in the
Manawatu Cycle Challenge Phangina Valley near Ashhusrt.

Manawatu Cycle Challenge organiser Ross Castle vows the event will be back next year.

Top cop led Napier siege response

Former Napier police area commander Kevin Kalff had to keep an eye on his own demerit points tally.

Graeme Kalff won praise for his outstanding leadership during the 2009 Napier siege.

Twenty arrests at Facebook party

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A party organised on Facebook ended in street brawls, property damage and 20 arrests.

HNZ to take a firm line on Facebook party

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Action is being taken against a tenant who held a Facebook party that got out of control in Napier.

Napier CBD tenancy edges up

Shops in Napier's CBD are slowly being repopulated, but occupancy remains below what it was last year.

Shop occupancy in central Napier is bouncing back, but lower Emerson St is battling to keep up.

Pirate ship may be replaced

The burnt out pirate ship at Splash Planet.

Splash Planet's burnt out pirate ship was insured for over $350,000.

'Iconic' pirate ship gutted

The burnt out pirate ship at Splash Planet.

Hastings fun park ship that has been a kids' favourite for decades is destroyed by fire.

Former top Napier policeman dies

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Former Napier police area commander Kevin Kalff has died, aged 63.

Woman neglects mum, gets parole

An Argentine court has sentenced four former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

A woman jailed for neglecting her 82-year-old mother will serve just a third of her sentence.

Jailed for 'shocking' sex assaults


Man who sexually assaulted two elderly women sentenced to nearly 13 years in jail.

Biker boy critical

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A boy has been flown to hospital with critical injuries after falling off his mountain bike at a Hawke's Bay event.

Napier KFC robbed at gunpoint

A KFC restaurant in Napier was robbed late on Thursday night.

Two women and a man have been arrested over the gunpoint robbery of Napier's KFC.

Hawke's Bay mayors clash

Pro-amalgamation proponent Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule in a live radio debate with Napier Mayor Bill Dalton, who opposes amalgamation.

Head-to-head debate over amalgamation pits Napier mayor against Hastings counterpart.

Three petrol stations robbed

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Hawke's Bay police are investigating three service station robberies on Monday night.

Teen shot from car

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Police seek a carload of people yelled abuse and fired a shot at a teen in Hastings.

Fate not sealed video

. Bye Bye Mr Bo: Regan Beckett watched fur seal Mr BoJangles being born 11 years ago and today farewelled him as Marineland's last animals were sent away to new homes.

Molly and Mr BoJangles are leaving Napier for Sea World on the Gold Coast, and Pania to Melbourne Zoo.

Police apologise after illegal search

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Police have apologised to a Hastings woman whose house they searched without legal authority.

'Spiderman' robs Gull

MASKED MEN:  Two men, one wearing a Spiderman mask, caught on CCTV.

Petrol station robbed by two thieves - one disguised as Spiderman.

Inmates stomp on prisoner's head

Jason Poi, 31, is understood to be in a critical condition after other inmates stomped on his head.

An inmate at Hawke's Bay prison is clinging to life after being attacked by other inmates on Saturday.

Man took ute to avoid girlfriend

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A bricklayer took a council fire vehicle on a 400-km joyride as a way to avoid a confrontation with his partner.

Man accused of $185K fraud

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Name suppression granted for Napier businessman in his fifties.

Charges for 1998 rape

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New DNA evidence has led to the arrest of Whanganui man Glen Te Kahu, accused of a 17-year-old rape.

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