Hawke's Bay

Napier's Dracula de-fanged

Brandon Cudby as Dracula and his bride Mina, played by Sarah Widera in the William Colenso College adaption of Dracula.


Hastings teen Adobe champ

Hastings' Girls High School student Marie Bailey, 17, is representing New Zealand at an Adobe competition in Orlando.

One Hastings student thought her computer skills had won her a weekend in Auckland, but her real prize was a trip to America.

Ripe for the picking

A pip and stone fruit orchard in the Hawke's Bay is going under the hammer later this month.

Hawke's Bay's Pernel Orchard will go under the hammer later this month.

Asbestos death blamed on Vietnam

The late Phillip Taylor-Meihana, photographed during his New Zealand Army service in the Vietnam War. He blamed the war ...

Napier veteran's cancer may have been caused by destroying Australian ammunition bunkers.

Crash claims 'loving guy'

Dustin Sigvertsen who died in a crash in Hawke's Bay on Wednesday morning.

'He was always happy. He was 41, but he seemed like he was 18,' says Dusty Sigvertsen's brother

Sexual assailant wanted

Napier want to speak to this man in relation to a sexual assault  in Napier

Police say man may have facial injuries as a result of victim defending herself during Napier sex attack.

Dog treat winning enterprise

Brennagh Mullins, Gemma Burnside, Lucy Treseder, Emma Wilson with their Ruff Tucker dog treats.

Four Hawke's Bay students are turning their love for dogs into a business.

Rain a welcome sight in Bay

Hawke's Bay gets its first decent rainfall in months


'It's hosing down' says delighted Hawke's Bay farmer Matt Wade

Protest at Ruataniwha meeting

Protesters opposed to the planned Ruataniwha dam gathered outside Hawke's Bay Regional Council's Napier headquarters ...

Opposition to the long-planned dam continues, a month out from an expected D-Day.

'War Memorial' no longer

Napier's War Memorial Conference Centre is to lose its war memorial status.

Aussies' confusion about centre's title partly responsible for name change.

Man burned in aerodrome fire

A man was injured at Hastings Aerodrome.

An aviation worker who suffered burns in an apparent refuelling accident at a Hawke's Bay aerodrome has been transferred to Hutt Hospital for specialist treatment.

Lego brings numbers

Adelle Morton from Hastings with Andrea Thompson from New Plymouth at Hastings City Art Gallery's Olafur Eliasson project.

The Hastings Gallery's new Lego installation is being visited by over 1500 people a week.

Crash victim named

Dustin Sigvertsen died in a fatal car crash near Ongaonga, Hawke's Bay

Dustin Sigvertsen, 41, was killed in a crash near Ongaonga, Hawke's Bay, on Wednesday.

Councillor cleared to vote

Debbie Hewitt has been cleared to vote on the Ruataniwha dam scheme, despite having an ownership interest in land that ...

Councillor who owns land affected by dam project can still vote on it, says auditor-general.

Elderly attack victim stable

A green and silver 1996 Toyota Carib station wagon, similar to the vehicle stolen from an elderly Hastings man on Saturday.

The 77-year-old attacked in his Hastings home on Saturday remains in hospital.

Elderly worried after 'brutal' attack

Hastings Police are investigating the violent attack on a 77-year-old man.

Man, 77, was victim of a violent robbery in own Hastings home by two women.

Aussie deportee sentenced

Haimona Justin Tawhi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for historical sex offences.

The man was deported from Australia and faced historical sex charges when he returned to New Zealand.

'Quite a session' before work

Hastings District Court

Trawler deckhand drank heavily and smoked cannabis before drowning in Hawke's Bay.

Jogger grabbed from behind

The man, described as being about 185cm and of solid build, grabbed the girl from behind and pulled her towards him.

The Napier teenager broke away from the burly man after a short struggle.

The man behind NZ's Top 40 charts video

Recorded Music NZ chart manager Phil Matcham.

The home of the nation's Top 40 pop chart is a lot more country than you might think.

Quake's a real slow roller

Scientists hope to better pinpoint the latest slow-slip event in the Gisborne 'silent earthquake' zone by using GPS stations.

The East Coast is in the grip of an earthquake that's been rumbling silently for a week. Did you feel it? Us neither.

Anger over lake access ban

A two-day rahui banning activity on Lake Waikaremoana is timed to coincide with a Maori Land Court hearing in nearby Wairoa.

Claimant group says a planned rahui on Lake Waikaremoana is not aimed at disrupting anglers.

Skaters team up for Sadie

Dell "Prickly Thistle" Lennie, Sadie "Sadistic" Wells and Tiff "Bella Domin8her" Hough before the skate event on ...

Hawke's Bay skaters will roll around Napier to give a little girl a new set of wheels.

The 12-year-old taking a stand stuff nation video

After researching child abuse, 12-year -old Charlotte has become a passionate advocate for change.

Children abused, toddlers murdered. This is not the New Zealand we want, writes Charlotte Grant.

Hot sauce sales firing

Havelock North resident and Xero chief executive Rod Drury, right, is among fans of a new spicy tomato sauce being ...

A spicy tomato sauce developed by enterprising Havelock North students is "flying out the door".

Court told of Kiwi's brutal killing

Napier man Campbell Paterson, who was killed near Cairns in November 2014.

Campbell Paterson was stabbed, his legs cut off and his body stuffed in a chilly bin.

Hastings school lockdown lifted

At least one Flaxmere school was sent into lockdown on Wednesday afternoon on the advice of police.

Staff and students were told to stay inside after reports of a man with a gun.

Colourful mayor standing down

Peter Butler has decided two terms wearing the Central Hawke's Bay district's mayoral chains is enough.

Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Peter Butler won't seek re-election in October.

Bursar accused of $146k theft

Former Parkvale School bursar Tania McCartney is due back in Hastings District Court next month to face charges of theft ...

A former staff member of a Hastings primary school faces theft and credit card charges.

'Serious issues' at skate club

Artist's impression of a new skate park proposed for Napier's Marine Parade

Napier skate club is 'simply not capable of running facility to desired standard' - council

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