Hawke's Bay

Deportee facing historic sex charges

A 29-year-old deportee was arrested on sex charges when he arrived back in New Zealand from Australia.

A 29-year-old deported back to New Zealand was immediately arrested and charged with violating a girl in Hastings.

Manslaughter trial aborted

Lyree Sayers is accused of deliberately driving into the car driven by Pam McGarva.

The judge has called off the trial of a woman accused of committing manslaughter while trying to kill herself.

Police save Marmalade's bacon

Sergeant Phil Rowden is on good terms with Marmalade despite the kunekune pig leaving an unwanted mess in the back of his police car.

Police just wanted to get Marmalade home but if the kunekune pig was grateful he didn't show it.

Pushing on with 'ugly' cafe

Ben Meier is pushing ahead with plans to open a cafe at Haumoana, despite opposition from some in the community and unresolved council issues.

When is a cafe not a cafe? When it's a former garage hidden behind a fence and the coffee is free.

Car rolls, hits pole

A car rolled on a Hawke's Bay road between Napier and Hastings.

No injuries despite initial report occupant was stuck in the vehicle.

Mediation staffer harshly criticised

Hereworth School in Havelock North, a private boys' primary, sacked Emma Fox in 2010. She has now won her appeal for unjustified dismissal.

Meditation services faulted over handling of teacher's unjustified dismissal.

Council backs science project rejected by scientists

Hawke's Bay Regional Council scientists say they already have adequate information about the region's main water source, the Heretaunga plains aquifer.

Councillors and scientist at odds over $1m aquifer drilling project in Hawke's Bay.

Medal found by chance

Napier Boys' High historian Phillip Rankin with Lionel Hall's British War medal, donated by one of the school's old boys.

Family history research led one Napier Boys' High School old-boy to chance discovery.

Apartments for Napier's Marine Parade

Lotus (Marine Parade) Ltd has been granted consent to build a five-storey building containing 16 apartments on Napier's Marine Parade.

Historic Soldiers' Club will be restored under conditions of resource consent

Sacked teacher wins job fight

Hereworth School in Havelock North, a private boys' primary, sacked Emma Fox in 2010. She has now won her appeal for unjustified dismissal.

Teacher at private Havelock North school awarded $85,600 over unjustified sacking.

Council warned of quake building liability

Hastings District Council has budgeted $20 million for central city development projects including the seismic strengthening of the Hawke's Bay Opera House.

Councillors warned "in strongest terms" not to reopen the Hawke's Bay Opera House unless it is repaired.

From English rose to hospice chief

Janice Byford-Jones captains the junior England women's rugby side in a match again Scotland in 1997.

 How a bucket of Hawke's Bay mussels won over an England women's rugby player.

Severe wind for Wellington, Wairarapa

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Wellington and south Wairarapa will be blasted by wind gusts up to 130kmh.

Homelessness jumps in Hawke's Bay

Napier and Hastings Citizen Advice Bureaus say the lack of emergency housing is a growing issue in Hawke's Bay.

Local offices of Citizens Advice Bureau say there are limited options for those seeking emergency accommodation.

Progress on Ruataniwha dam

An artist's impression of the Ruataniwha dam, planned for Central Hawke's Bay near the foothills of the Ruahine ranges.

The investment company behind a Hawke's Bay dam says it is "close" to making the controversial scheme financially viable.

Rural thieves caught on CCTV

Police were able to return a large amount of property to the burglary victims, including family heirloom jewellery and other irreplaceable items.

Hawke's Bay police are crediting closed-circuit cameras put up by a rural community for cracking a burglary spree in the area.

Delegat opens office in China

Delegat Group sales operations supervisor Ming Xi, national sales manager Madeleine Ho, Auckland-based global brands and communications manager Jonas Steen, account manager Jay Hang, and business development manager Xixi Liu.

NZX-listed wine company Delegat Group hopes to increase its exports to China by opening an office in Shanghai.

Dog owners guilty

Injuries suffered by a woman in her sixties, She was the second of two women to be attacked by a group of three dogs in Hastings last month.

Owners tried to pen in dogs using a mattress base and a wheelie bin, before savage attacks on two women.

Getting the Movember message through

Some of the Pak 'n Save Hastings staff members participating in Movember from left Ashish Jain,  Julian Travtretter,  Jareth Russell, Lucky Singh, Karpene Te Moananui,  George Thompson, David Kelly, Gary Burdon, front,  Vinnie Cat and Jeewan Kumar

Staff at Pak 'n Save Hastings have got behind Movember not only raising funds but also urging people to get to their doctors and get checked out.

Community lunch back, but help needed

Wayne Bradshaw, Age Concern Havelock North chairman and Carol Winters, Age Concern Havelock North, financial administrator are delighted to be partnering with St Luke's Church for this year's community Christmas lunch.

Havelock North's community Christmas lunch needs support to ensure those in need or on their own at Christmas have a place to go.

French frigate docks in Napier

Prairial Commander Alexis Huberdeau aboard the French naval ship docked in Napier Port.

Floating between piles of logs and freight ships, a large grey visitor from Polynesia looked at home docked at Napier Port over the weekend.

WWII pilot honoured by French

Max Collett with his Legion of Honour award and a painting of the "Waipawa Special" Spitfire which he flew in World War Two.

World War Two pilot Max Collett's contribution was acknowledged by France when he was awarded the Legion of Honour.

Legal threat over school death

WorkSafe says while Aryan Banerjee's death was a terrible tragedy, charges are not justified because the incident was not "reasonably foreseeable".

Anjan Banerjee believes decision not to prosecute school makes it look like son's death was his own fault.

Tide turns on surf comp

151029 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Marguerite Vujcich, the surfing lawyer, is taking Surf NZ to task over their comp rules that don't recognise womens age groups.

Surfing NZ promises to even up male and female nation champs categories if more women come forward to compete.

Deco buildings 'stronger than thought'

The National Tobacco Building is an example of Napier's art deco heritage.

Earthquake risk report shows city's heritage art deco architecture is "more robust than initially thought".

Doctor keeps name

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A doctor facing charges of stupefying patients has name suppression for now.

Property dispute with $1.7m price-tag

Former Charlie's chief executive Stefan Lepionka wants to move his family to a lifestyle block in Hawke's Bay.

The co-founder of juice company Charlie's is in a legal tussle with Hawke's Bay architect Andy Coltart over a multi-million dollar property development.

'They were really fabulous people'

Nigel Charlton, 66, and his wife Cynthia, 70.

Singer Debbie Harwood 'knew somehow' that her new friends Nigel and Cynthia Charlton were among the dead on Fox Glacier.

Hawks stay put, despite debt

Hawks' player Josh Pace, in a 2011 game at the franchise's home venue, Napier's Pettigrew Green Arena.

Hawke's Bay basketball franchise has had a $58,000 venue debt written off.

Further tests in Mongrel Mob crash case

The gang members' car is kept afloat as police and Air Force crews work to fish it out of the Mohaka River.

Police still trying to find driver of blue car that may have played part in triple fatality crash

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