Hawke's Bay

Olympic hero meets her mural

Valerie Adams with the mural of her at Henry Hill School in Napier.

A mural of Valerie Adams inspires kids at a Napier school who had the chance to met her this week.

New Hawke's Bay Regional Council chair

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Chairman Rex Graham, left, and deputy chairman Rick Barker after Wednesday's meeting where ...

Anti-Ruataniwha dam campaigner Rex Graham replaces pro-dam Fenton Wilson as chair of Hawke's Bay regional Council.

Judge slams 'suicidal' driving

Judge Geoff Rea said Braiden Palmer's driving was the worst he had heard in his 20 years as a judge.

Judge labels driving by a boy racer who reached 195kmh the worst he'd seen in 20 years.

Adulterous priest wins job fight

Michael Godfrey has fought the Anglican Church to be reinstated as Dean of Waiapu after being stood down for having two ...

He was stood down having two affairs 25 years ago. Now, he's back behind the pulpit.

Charge laid over 'accidental' death

Bruce Mouat died on July 27, 2011

A coroner and police ruled out foul play in Bruce Mouat's death. Five years later a woman has been charged with his manslaughter.

Search for diver suspended

A search was launched on Saturday to find Seddon Ralph Jane, 42, of Wairoa, after he failed to surface from a dive that ...

The search for a diver missing off Canterbury's Banks Peninsula since Saturday has been halted.

'Darling' dies in balcony plunge

Chantelle Klasema, and a 35-year-old Melbourne man, fell about 10 metres from a balcony on the third floor.

Family in shock as Kiwi Chantelle Klasema, falls to her death from Melbourne apartment building.

Bay blast Waitakere 3-1

Hawke's Bay United coach Brett Angell was delighted with a 3-1 opening round win over Waitakere United.

Hawke's Bay had a convincing 3-1 win to kick off their national football league campaign.

Hoping and praying for Seddon

A search was launched on Saturday to find Seddon Ralph Jane, 42, of Wairoa, after he failed to surface from a dive that ...

The family of a diver missing off Banks Peninsula in Canterbury "still have faith he could show up alive".

Train death a 'tragic accident'

Carole Boswell, who was killed when hit by a train in Napier.

Driver had no idea that a pedestrian had been hit and killed, coroner hears.

Alligator dies of pneumonia

Nine-year-old alligator Fiona has passed away at the National Aquarium in Napier.

Nine-year-old Fiona found lying at bottom of her pool at National Aquarium in Napier.

Electric shock injury

The man had been working at the former Video Ezy store in Napier.

Man who suffered work accident in Napier is now in a stable condition.

Novel ingredient wins food prize

Kiwigarden founders Taine Randell and Joanne Edwards took out one of the top awards with their healthy snacks.

How do coconut raspberry yoghurt drops sound for a healthy snack?

Cheers to the students

Ben Jones was named Young Vintner of the Year at the awards evening on October 18.

Of the 20 EIT student entries in the Hawke's Bay wine awards 15 received medals.

Crafting for charity

Taradale Village Quilters with a selection of quilts made for charity.

Donated crafts include baby clothes and quilts for neonatal units.

Canterbury for Coast to Coast kid

Zayne Jennings competing in the 2016 high school  Coast to Coast race.

Zayne has his eye on the coveted one-day Coast to Coast race.

Berry grower top rural woman

Marian Hirst from Bay Blueberries with rows of flowering bushes.

Bees mean berries and right now the Hawke's Bay orchard is full of black and yellow winged helpers.

Bay paddler in top squad

Elise Legarth, 19, has been selected for New Zealand's high performance canoe racing squad.

"At the start it was working sport around school, and now it's working school around sport."

Police slam 'permission slip' party

Underage Hawke's Bay teens were told they would be able to legally drink at a planned Napier event if they had written ...

Party organisers asked parents of under-18s to sign forms allowing them to drink.

Mother killer released

Annie Rangi pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her mother, Aileen MacDonald, 69.

Woman who killed her mother released from jail after one year to take up a job in the bee industry

Pair of women wanted for two assaults

Police are seeking information on two Hawke's Bay assaults which they say are linked.

Police believe two separate assaults in Napier may have been committed by the same pair of women.

Hapless poacher's failed getaway

Jeremy Hepi was found to have 301 excess paua and 300 undersized paua after making a forlorn attempt to evade fishery ...

Fishery officer watched on as paua poacher crashed car before trying to restart it with jumper leads.

Mum charged over son's death

Hastings boy James Crous, eight, died in a crash in Napier in April.

Eight-year-old James Crous was killed when the car his mum was driving failed to stop for a line of traffic.

Abbey Estate's brewery upsizes

Dermot Haworth, with part of the new Abbey Brewery set up.

New brewery could make up to a million litres of beer a year, but will start small.

Havelock gastro inquiry to begin video

Havelock North's water contamination and gastro outbreak  affected thousands of people.

Government inquiry into Havelock North gastro outbreak to begin with public hearing.

MPI investigating dog pound

Napier City Council animal shelter will be investigated by MPI.

A Ministry for Primary Industries investigation is sparked by complaints relating to animal welfare at the pound.

Bracelet seller punches rival

Victor Rieter, of Zenteq, at the Pokororo Arts & Craft Fair near Motueka earlier this year. He admitted assaulting rival ...

Dispute between stallholders selling health bracelets at a home show escalated into an assault in front of children and families.

Driver tells of 167kmh crash

Kim McLeod's car after it crashed in Crownthorpe Settlement Rd on Sunday. He was racing in the Hawke's Bay leg of the ...

Kim McLeod crashed in the best place possible - a paddock owned by a paramedic.

Dixie Chicks 'bring down' website

Demand for Dixie Chicks tickets was so high on Monday the Mission Concert website crashed.

Having trouble getting tickets for the annual Mission Estate gig? Here's why.

Shooting victim named

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in the settlement of Mohaka, near Wairoa.

Police name man killed in Hawke's Bay shooting, and confirm the killer was his father.

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