A basketballer, a recent refugee, and a 50-year-old mum were among those dreaming of wearing the blue uniform.
Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.
The opening performance of this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards will be a special tribute to the event's founder.
Hastings District Council said an independent investigation had disproved allegations that one of its animal control officers beat a dog.
Hawke's Bay winger Zac Guildford has been suspended for four weeks for a lifting tackle.
Forest & Bird oppose conservation land flooding proposal
Murmuration is the synchronised movement of birds and it is also the title of artist Israel Tangaroa Birch's latest exhibition. Carly Thomas spoke to the artist about traditional and contemporary art, and Maori magic.
Hawke's Bay police search for two men who pursued girl as she tried to run away.
Civil Defence believes its 'run for the hills' message has not got through.
Thieves used fish hooks to pilfer thousands of items from postboxes in Hawke's Bay and Manawatu.
A hand-crafted, artisan product from Poraiti is making its mark internationally.
Dozens interviewed, four boats and eleven vehicles seized in morning raid.
Almost a quarter of Hawke's Bay voters have had their say in the region's amalgamation poll but the returning officer says it is too early to predict the final turn-out.
Impersonator told to turn down his practice sessions after noise complaint.
Bank alerted police after noticing transactions involving large amounts of cash.
Mayors welcome economic boost for the region.
Bidding war set for well-traveled Toyota signed by more than 200 All Black greats.
Hastings District Council is investigating an alleged attack on a dog by one of its animal control officers.
A fire in a Hawke's Bay flat has been put out.
You could call it a straight flush for Hastings: prettiest city and loveliest loos.
Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.
Police investigating "gutless" attempt to kill trees at a Napier primary school.
A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.
Hawke's Bay police have arrested two men after searching homes over methamphetamine dealing.
A husky that once liked to kill cats and chooks has discovered his nurturing side.
An eccentric Tawa frontiersman became the world expert on Maori culture.
A few months ago Matilda Kersjes won a battle against a sea. Today she is battling an illness.
Court rules judge erred by not imposing preventive detention on violent gang member.
Man who had allegedly pointed a firearm at someone arrested by armed police.
Taking paua and selling it on the black market a "very serious problem".