Hawke's Bay

Mother, son dragged out to sea

A rip pulled them from shore and waves crashed over them when Lief Rock turned to his mother.

Petrol can scammer

Woman carrying a petrol can is scamming Hawke's Bay people into lending her money or petrol.

Logging could save rail line

Restoring the Napier-Gisborne rail line may not be viable, but getting half of it back in use could be an option.

Motorcycle fatality named

The 30-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Hawke's Bay has been named.

Council ordered to stop polluting rivers

A Hawke's Bay council will be issued with abatement notices after it polluted the Tukituki and Waipawa rivers.

Bay has a pronounced wine advantage

Hawke's Bay being easy to pronounce in Mandarin may be its biggest advantage in selling its great wine.

Motorcyclist killed

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into another vehicle near Hastings.

What cricket's all about

Two "cricket tragics" have recreated the spirit of the game on a Hawke's Bay farm.

Arrest after Hastings CYFs threat

A woman is expected to be charged today after a phone threat closed the Hastings Child, Youth and Family office.

Tagger faces tough judge

Young man tagged the foyer of the court housing a judge known for his loathing of taggers.

Unidentified man found dead

Police are trying to identify a man found dead in Napier on Monday morning.

Meeting of minds a logical decision

Rationalists, humanists and sceptics are converging on Havelock North with a view of working more closely in promoting their beliefs.

Lower fees fail to lift museum visits

Napier's new museum is failing to draw in big crowds despite lowering entrance fees.

Big dry helps winemakers

Current vintage tipped as top

Parched conditions in Hawke's Bay has this vintage tipped to be among the best.

Car crash victim named

The 68-year-old man who died in a Hawke's Bay crash has been named.

Tourist dies in Hastings crash

A Scottish tourist is dead after a crash east of Hastings.

A costly Xmas tree?

Man could face big fine or jail time for allegedly nicking a Christmas tree.

Oil slick covers Eastern Hutt Rd

Police are warning drivers to take caution after oil spilled on a road in Lower Hutt.

Fire ruins Christmas

Christmas has been ruined for a Hawke's Bay homeowner whose house went up in flames.

Robbed during funeral

Hawke's Bay man's house burgled while he was at his wife's funeral.

Tears in beers as Happy Tav calls time

Franci Byrne, 82, has had a favourite perch at Havelock North's Happy Tav bar for the past 26 years.

Time called on Albert Hotel

Hastings' oldest building is finally coming down after sitting vacant for more than four years.

Thieves hit up boat owners

Thieves are targeting Hawke's Bay boat owners taking everything that's not tied down.

Checkpoint hit-and-run charge

Gang member charged after he allegedly ran down police officer at an alcohol checkpoint.

Hit-and-run arrest made

A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.

Cop hurt in hit and run

Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.

Son's injuries earn 4 yrs

Man who caused grievous injuries to baby son while playing a video game has been sentenced.

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized

Hawke's Bay cannabis plants

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized a Hawke's Bay property.

He'll have them Qing up

Wooden bike a "mobile gymnasium"

Malcolm Antonsen, whose Q, a wooden mechanical trike which uses both hand and leg motion for propulsion, has been 14 years in the making.

Malcolm Antonsen has a new prototype for his art-and-biomechanics-combining bike known as the Q.

Drink-driver clawed police officer

A recidivist drink-driver has been jailed after clawing at a police officer's face while being arrested.   

Church closed for Christmas

There'll be no Christmas services at a Hawke's Bay church that has been forced to close.

WINZ shooting threat

A Work and Income office closed this morning after a woman threatened to shoot staff.

Guilty plea for shooting dog

A woman has shot a dog in the face with an air gun because she believed it killed her ducks and a lamb.

From nurse to gravedigger

For Andrew Cameron, sometimes the only way he can help his Ebola patients is to dig their graves.

Investors sue over $600K loss

Clients of Hastings adviser say they were 'unsophisticated' investors.

Killer gets life sentence

"All murders are brutal, this one is particularly so", says prosecutor in sentencing for murder sickness beneficiary.

Magpies hit in burglary

Burglars could hurt the Hawke's Bay Magpies' chances of holding on to the Ranfurly Shield next year.

Marineland mammals off to Oz

Five of Napier's last Marineland mammals have taken their one-way trip to Australia.

'Damage so extreme'

Classrooms damaged in a suspected arson attack at a Hawke's Bay school will not be rebuilt.

Cider maker scoops top award

To make a fine cider, you must first grow inedible apples.

Baby unattended at KFC

A Hastings mother will be referred to Child, Youth and Family after a baby boy was left briefly unattended at a fast-food outlet.

Relationship kept secret

Suspended principal should have been up front about relationship with teacher, tribunal member says.

Indecent assault on bus

Police seek man who allegedly indecently assaulted 11-year-old girl on a bus.

Officer faces driving charge

Constable Shane Greville entered no plea after a crash which left a woman with minor injuries.

Woman 'bullied'

Employee felt her job was at risk if she did not share a private Facebook page, tribunal told.

Serious injuries after head-on crash

Several people were seriously injured in a car-versus-car head on crash on State Highway 2 near Hastings.

Police cut station hours

Napier, Hastings and Gisborne police stations will be shut to the public overnight from next week.

Street gate to curb boy racers

One Hastings high school is set to fence off a road to stop boy racers being a nuisance at night.

Alice - what did you do?

Alice May Parkinson was wronged, so she shot Bert West and put a bullet in her own head.

Lone councillor dissents on rail plan

KiwiRail's offer to lease out Napier to Gisborne line no more than a hospital pass, councillor says.

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