Hawke's Bay

Speed limit debate gathers pace

Speed limit 100kmh

Council receives more than 1000 responses on whether some roads should revert to 100kmh limit.

Hawke's Bay oil probe was legal - mayor

oil and gas

There was no choice but to allow an oil and gas company to carry out seismic testing, says Napier mayor Bill Dalton.

Bomb threat at library resolved

Napier bomb scare

Police have been stood down and workers allowed back into the Napier Public Library after a bomb scare.

WINZ threat unlucky

Lucky Eriha

Lucky Eriha did not live up to his name, mouthing off about Work and Income after a shooting.

Man, 70, jailed for sex crimes


Man, 70, jailed for sexually violating children as a bus driver more than 30 years ago.

Inadequate rescources - McVicar


Only a tragedy will prompt change for Napier's inadequately resourced police, says Garth McVicar.

Schoolgirl assaulted


Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was hit with a bottle and kicked in the ribs on her way to school.

Crash after burglary


Having taken the money from the till at a Waipukurau bar, driver crashed into another car and fled.

Fears over WINZ guards


Security guards brought in to check IDs at Work and Income offices amounts to profiling, client says.

Crash, exposure kills


A man who spent a night in the open after his ute crashed down a 30 metre bank has died.

Search for oil is on

Hawke's Bay airport napier

The first step towards mining for oil and gas near Hawke's Bay airport gets under way.

Regions' growth plans failing

Te Mata Peak

A "one size fits all" approach to growing the economy is hurting regions such as Hawke's Bay, an economist says.

Guilty: 61 counts child exploitation


A Hastings man has admitted making more than 30 child exploitation recordings.

Beaten beyond recognition

falcon walsh

Moments after punching a man until his fingers bled, a teenager boasted of the attack in McDonald's.

Driver in critical condition


Man in critical condition after night outdoors when his ute came off the road and rolled down a bank.

Hawke's Bay city centres in decline

Hastings and Napier city centres are in the worst shape they have been in for a decade.

All Blacks and Magpies, on parade

Ma’a Nonu arm wrestles with a young fan

It's the talk of the town - the flags and bunting are out, the streets are packed and the region is buzzing.

No buyer for mapping company

NZ Aerial Mapping

A company with a 78-year history of mapping the country has gone into liquidation.

Train fatality named

Police at scene of train fatality in Napier

Person killed by a train in Napier on Monday is named as Carole Lynne Boswell.

Too scared for school

Charles Harter

Teacher with a 40-year career admits groping girls, and police are worried there will be more victims.

Threats to WINZ staff


A man has allegedly made threats to people at Hastings' Work and Income office this afternoon.

Person hit by train

Police at scene of train fatality in Napier

Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a train on Napier's Marine Parade.

Hawke's Bay centres stagnate

house for sale

Hastings and Napier city centres are in the worst shape they have been in for a decade.

Wet weather heads south

Wellington rain

Auckland, Gisborne and northern Hawkes Bay are in for heavy rain as storm system moves south.

Sex attack on rest home worker

Police are investigating a sexual assault on the staff member of a Napier retirement home.

Police suspect arson in Napier


Police are investigating a suspected arson in Napier.

More delays for treasures building

Te Mata Peak

Home for Hawke's Bay's cultural treasures that can't fit in its $18 million museum is yet to be built.

Secrecy on dam funding prompts walkout

Ruataniwha dam concept

Four Hawke's Bay regional councillors walked out of a meeting after their colleagues voted to exclude the public from a Ruataniwha dam discussion.

Dairy owner attacked


A Hastings dairy owner was struck on the head when he disturbed three men robbing his store early this morning.

Mower-death driver named

Uetaha Ransfield-Wanoa

Elderly council worker sentenced after death of a toddler while he was driving a mower is named publicly for the first time.

200 workers' jobs on the line

Bealey Avenue road works

Road workers face uncertain future after council-owned Infracon today asked for a liquidator.

Fight ends in fatal stabbing

Juliette Anne Gerbes

Jury finds that the fatal stabbing of a young man by his girlfriend was a tragic accident.

Visits to new museum down

Napier Museum

A lower entrance fee has not been enough to entice more visitors to Napier's new museum.

Texts save farmer's life

Hawkes Bay farmer, Ken Miller, sits on the half tonne concrete lid that trapped him by the arm.

Trapped in a stream at the bottom of a gully, Ken Miller thought he could lose an arm or even die.

Sir Graeme 'still the same'

Sir Graeme Avery

Winemaker, athlete and publisher says he won't change after receiving "humbling" knighthood.

McGrath wins Napier council seat

Napier City Council

Anti-amalgamation candidate Richard McGrath wins by-election for a seat on Napier City Council.

Second trial for boyfriend stabbing

Juliette Anne Gerbes

A young woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend is on trial again after a previous jury failed to reach a verdict.

Director resigns after year of woes

Napier Museum

The head of Napier's troubled new museum and gallery has resigned.

Taunting mobster dead

Told police: 'Catch me if you can'

dion lange

A Mongrel Mob member who once taunted police on Facebook while on the run, has died.

Driver claims drag race 'was over'

Maree Schafer

Matthew O'Sullivan thought a drag race was over when his mate sped past him and into a tree.

Boy racers in court

Matthew O'Sullivan

Four young men involved in a street race were responsible for its fatal consequences, court told.

Man dies after car hits power pole


A Havelock North family is mourning the death of their 19-year-old son after a crash in the early hours of Sunday.

Cancer patient given wrong pills


Pharmacy gave cancer patient the wrong medication which she unknowingly took for months.

'Hammer man' in coma


Man who was injured after allegedly invading a Napier home with a hammer is in an induced coma.

Israel 'not in business of killing civilians'


Israeli ambassador Yosef Livne gave a talk on the conflict in Gaza yesterday in Hawke's Bay.

Heart-broken at razed family home

Hawke's Bay house fire

It broke Sarah Rogers' heart to see her family home burned to a shell.

Beaten and bruised


Man beaten beyond recognition in alleged unprovoked attack in Havelock North is fighting for his life.

'Oh my god, it's on fire'

Hawke's Bay house fire

When Cheynne Abraham checked Facebook this morning she found out her house was in flames.

Cost $1.3m, sold for 50k

Napier's art deco buses sold for just 25k each

Art deco bus

Napier's disastrous art deco buses have been sold for just $25,000 each - meaning the short-lived investment has come at a cost to ratepayers of more than $1.3 million.

Weather warnings for NI

Wild weather

Several parts of the North Island can expect rain, snow or thunder today as a front moves north.

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