Hawke's Bay

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.

The $2300 meal?

Subway dinner comes with a pricey sting


They hadn't quite intended to be so lavish - but a Hastings couple's Subway meal deal nearly broke the bank.

Kids see gangs in hammer fight

Gangs fought with a hammer in front of children at Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, Matariki celebrations.

Conman gets 184th conviction

brian Hunter

Man who impersonated a lawyer and a pilot is a "complex character" and should be helped, not punished, says judge.

'Weekend warrior' mourned

Brent Stuart

Brent Stuart finished second in a cycling race. Hours later, the fit, strong rider's heart stopped.

Crash kills motorcyclist

Hawke's Bay motorcycle crash

A woman has died after her motorcycle collided with a car on SH2 in Hawke's Bay this morning.

Changes made to dam plan

A final decision on the Ruataniwha dam proposal has been been released and it differs from the draft.

Cheers as $80m dam fund gets nod

Ruataniwha dam concept

An investment in the Ruataniwha dam shows Hawke's Bay is "open for business", council chair says.

Killer's story rejected

Steven Rakuraku

Man who said he buried his victim in a panic, but didn't kill him, found guilty of kidnap and murder.

$80m for dam project

Ruataniwhat dam

Hawke's Bay regional councilors have agreed to invest up to $80m in the controversial Ruataniwha dam.

Director wants museum to be free

Generic money

Napier's much-criticsed Museum Theatre Gallery should be free to enter, its director says.

Four injured in crash


Four people were injured, one seriously, when their car crashed into a tree in Hawke's Bay this evening.

'Terrifying' attack

Young mum tried to protect friend

 Haley Bennett is in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

A young mother is struggling to understand why a pack of men attacked her and friend in the street.

Injured man flees angry stag

Toby Taylor in Hawke’s Bay Hospital

Toby Taylor hand-raised his pet fawn, from bottle-feeding all the way into a 100-kilogram stag.

Crushed by 300kg

Hospital corridor, generic

Man airlifted to hospital with serious spine and head injuries after structure falls on him.

Murder trial wraps up

Steven Rakuraku

Three years after Johnny Wright died the High Court trial into his death has wrapped up.

Lucan back at school

Reprieve for long-haired boy

Lucan Battison

A boy suspended for not cutting his hair will be back at school while he waits for the decision of a judicial review.

Man gored by his pet stag


A Hawke's Bay man needed surgery after he was gored by a stag he was keeping as a pet.

Pair attacked on Hastings roadside


Woman's arm and ankle broken when she and a man were attacked by a Hastings road.

Found naked in swamp


A Mongrel Mob member on the run was found naked in a Hawke's Bay swamp this morning.

Man dies after trike overturns

St John's Ambulance

A man is dead after his highly modified trike lost control at a Napier intersection this afternoon.

The 'perfect target'

Steven Rakuraku

Murder victim beaten to death was "gentle soul" too scared to leave, court hears.

Alleged pig poachers caught


Five men have been charged for allegedly illegally hunting pigs in the forest near Wairoa.

'Artefacts put before people'

Napier Museum

A highly critical review of Napier's shunned museum includes a litany of errors and oversights.

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