Hawke's Bay

Hammer attack in Hawke's Bay

Despite taking hit after hit from a robber's hammer, a scrap metal yard employee prevented the offender from getting a cent.

A scrap yard employee was left bloody and bruised but sent the thief packing empty-handed.

Trespassed from rest home

A Hastings woman has been trespassed from her mother's rest home. (file photo)

Woman says she has been deprived of time with her mother, which she can never get back.

Widow brings accused to tears

In 2010, Calavrias became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours, for services to ...

Young man weeps at sentencing for mowing down cycling Wellington businessman while doing 100kmh.

Factory death still being probed

The entrance to the Homegrown Juice Company's office and factory on Williams Street, Hastings.

It's suspected that 23-year-old woman Manpreet Kaur died after being entangled in machinery in Hastings.

Sport's park health centre strides forward

An artist's impression of the new community health and sports centre planned for the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park.

Work on buildings which will make up the first stage of a new community health and sports centre at the region's sport park will begin in October.

Planting future Kowhai

Kowhai Special School with trees they have planted along the Karamu Stream bank.

Growing native plants and life skills in one go.

Gastro mayor thought of quitting

Lawrence Yule

Lawrence Yule looks back after chairing last council meeting as Hastings mayor.

Police find bullets on busy street

Police asked for public help to find the missing M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine, which was lost following the execution of ...

Lost police bullets and magazine found several kilometres away on Napier's Marine Parade.

Zero hour for Wairoa CEO

Fergus Power has been chief executive of Wairoa District Council since 2014.

 Council boss heading south after leading district's bid to become a rocket hub.

Police lose gun magazine

Help from the public is sought to locate an M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine that was lost following the execution of the ...

An officer left the gun magazine on the roof of a patrol car in Napier before driving off.

Staff quit quake-prone buildings

Staff are being moved out of Napier City Council's civic buildings in Hastings St.

Napier City Council and IRD are moving out of two council-owned buildings.

'Mock execution' of son

The judge was sure Samuel's four children would suffer lasting psychological damage from his abuse. (File photo)

After the 5-year-old misbehaved, dad got a hammer and told siblings to "look away so you don't see all the blood".

Former inmates ready for jobs

Chris is a former prisoner now working in the horticulture industry in Hawke's Bay.

"Why give us a chance? I'm living proof the programme works."

Notorious criminal to be released

John Gillies in Wellington District Court in 2013.

Cop-stabber John Gillies will soon be back in the community after completing his 12th stint in jail.

Police probe house fire

The burnt-out property was recently sold after Hastings District Council took the previous owner to court over unpaid rates.

Blaze destroys property that recently changed hands after a forced sale.

One night, two damaging fires

Firefighters had a busy night (File photo).

As a fire was being put out in Taranaki, another flared up in Hawke's Bay.

Gisborne car victim named

Gisborne woman Kimberly Chaval Phillips was struck by a car on Cobden Street on Friday night.

The pedestrian hit by a car on Friday night was Kimberly Chaval Phillips.

Napier building compliant

Napier's PWC building has finally been given its code of compliance certificate.

Four-storey building finished in 2007 got its certificate of compliance last week.

Knife-wielding thief guilty

Rennie Cunningham caught on CCTV as he robs Zabeels Sports Bar on King Street North, central Hastings on June 7, 2016.

It's been a year since Rennie Cunningham entered a bar holding a large knife and threatening to kill

Teen girls arrested for robbery

Three teens were arrested after they were tracked by a police dog following a Gisborne dairy robbery on Friday. (File photo)

Three girls, aged 13 to 17, alleged robbed a Gisborne dairy by knife-point.

Woman hit by car dies in Gisborne

The pedestrian died in Cobham St, Gisborne.

A local woman has died after being hit by a car in Gisborne.

'Justice is not being served'

The Disputes Tribunal has ordered 70-year-old Keith Turner be arrested over a car debt, but a bailiff says he cannot do ...

The local bailiff is too intimidated to arrest short, 70-year-old and ailing car dealer Keith Turner.

Thanks for the music

Susan Melville, the long-time conductor of Hawke's Bay Youth Orchestra.

Years of leading an orchestra are all worth it for the students

Generations of healthy eating

Te Mata School teacher Kate Todd with Margie Ellis and Ellis's granddaughter Grace.

Healthy eating has come full circle for long-time Woodford House food technology teacher Margie Ellis.

Arrest in hit-and-run case

Police have arrested a man in relation to the death of Nigel Sammons in Wairoa. (FILE PHOTO)

Man arrested after suspected hit-and-run death, police believe victim Nigel Sammons was hit by two cars.

Tama Akina champions

The Tama Akina group from Hastings Boys' High School.

The Pasifika group is more than just the performances seen from the stage

Wairoa College principal resigns

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little said Chris Allen had been a dream for the town's college.

Mayor says principal was 'a dream' but Ministry 'put roadblocks in'

Licence granted despite opposition

The Cru bar, Hastings, has been granted an on-licence.

Behaviour outside bar was bad but 'only slightly worse than previous times'

Shooting of killer justified: IPCA

Chazz Hall in the dock at the High Court in Napier during his sentencing for the murder of his ex-partner, Victoria Foster.

Young mother's killer told cops: "I'm not going to jail. This ends tonight."

Killed woman caught in machines

The entrance to the Homegrown Juice Company's office and factory on Williams Street, Hastings.

Woman found dead at industrial site in Hastings was "entangled in machinery", initial investigation suggests.

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