Hawke's Bay

Gold at rainbow's end gallery

In the wake of the Dreamworld tragedy that claimed four lives, Auckland's Rainbow's End insists it is scrupulous about ...

Despite awful tragedies and high farce, big fun park operators insist they can compete with Snapchat and Playstations to make children's dreams come true.

New range for revamped brewery

Tui Brewery head brewer Tupu Gregory is excited about the newly built brewery.

Tui brewery gets a makeover in the hope of attracting more visitors and tourists.

Keeping the Bay healthy

Caroline McElnay speaking in 2012 following a listeria outbreak in Hawke's Bay.

"There's always something we can do to keep people from getting sick, that's what keeps me going."

Hockey star heading south

Olivia McLeod playing for Iona College this year.

During the peak of hockey season Olivia McLeod plays for three teams and coaches a fourth.

Traffic chaos after sulphur blaze

Firefighters are at a 100-tonne sulphur fire in Hawke's Bay.

Two firefighters treated after a blaze in a shed storing 800 tonnes of sulphur, but residents are allowed home.

Police tactics scrutinised

Gregory McPeake was shot twice with an X2 Taser.

Lawyer questions police planning prior to arrest of Gregory McPeake

Weaving supports safe sleeping

Two Hawke's Bay women weave wahakura or woven bassinets which will create safe sleeping areas for Hawke's Bay babies.

Woven flax bassinets help young babies sleep

Two-car crash near Hastings

Police attended a car crash near Hastings this morning.

Two cars collided on the Hastings side of the Fernhill Bridge near the turn-off to SH50 about 8.15am today.

Cop-stabber not keen on rehab

John Gillies in Wellington District Court in 2013.

Fears that notorious criminal John Gillies will be released from jail without rehabilitation.

Free GP visits for under-18s

Free GP visits for some under the age of 18 in Hawke's Bay will be rolled out early next year.

"Yahoo moment" for Hawke's Bay DHB is it agrees to historic decision.

Council charged over wastewater

A court date for Hawke's Bay Regional Council's prosecution of Central Hawke's Bay District Council has yet to be set.

Central Hawke's Bay District Council is being prosecuted over its waste discharges.

Taser footage shown to court

Gregory McPeake was shot twice with an X2 Taser.

Footage of chaotic scene before man's death shown to jurors.

Cops 'used excessive force'

Gregory McPeake, who died while being arrested in Napier on March 13, 2015.

Drunk and drugged suspect died after officers used spray, dogs and Tasers on him.

Blackmail charges admitted

Gregory O'Neill, leaving Napier District Court after an earlier appearance.

Napier man admits making threats against seven well-known companies.

Car park plans for Napier's Parade

Under the council's plans, the city-side (right) lane of Napier's Marine Parade will be converted into a car park and ...

A lane of the city's popular tourist route will be closed to make it more "pedestrian friendly".

Sir Paul Holmes' mansion sold video

Mana Lodge, in rural Hawke's Bay, has sold for an undisclosed amount.

Secrecy surrounds the details of the sale of the late broadcaster's multimillion-dollar lodge.

Demolition after hospital fire video

The inside of the old nurses' home was badly damaged in the fire.

A fire at the old Waipukurau hospital is still being extinguished.

Police officers on trial for assault

Gregory McPeake, who died while being arrested in Napier on March 13, 2015.

Four police officers are charged with assaulting Gregory McPeake, who died while being arrested.

No plea to gastro charges

Havelock North gastro outbreak: Charges laid against Hastings District Council

Court case related to Havelock North's water contamination has been put off for a week.

Police net illegal paua operation

Police believe the undersized paua is connected to an illegal commercial fishing operation.

Almost 200 undersized and shucked paua have been found in a cave in Hawke's Bay.

Tostee's flying visit to NZ

Gable Tostee, using the name Eric Thomas, visited New Zealand earlier this month.

The man acquitted of Kiwi's murder came to NZ on one-way ticket, but left soon after.

Mystery in Hastings water

Something strange is happening in the water beneath Hastings and an expensive solution may be needed to keep it safe to ...

Something strange seems to have happened in the water beneath Hastings

Surf the right wave

Gabby Palmer is off to Otago University next year after finishing at Hastings' Girls High School.

"When I first started I was scared big waves, so I was what you would call a 'beachy'."

Dog dies in fire

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Investigations underway to determine if fire that killed dog was suspicious.

Target shooter eyes next challenge

Emma Cameron, head girl at Hastings Girls' High School for 2016 and part of the school's clay target shooting team.

Emma believes anyone who tries clay target shooting would want to carry on with it

Singing from the rafters

Sophie Pilbrow, 18, on stage.

Music skipped a generation in Sophie Pilbrow's family and next year the Hastings teen will be testing her talent on Hamilton stages.

Drowning leads to lifesaving buoys

Kuan Loh drowned after getting into trouble after diving off the Tolaga Bay wharf.

Tourist who jumped off wharf drowned because he was unable to get back to ladder

Freedom camping rules change

Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says the city has to find a compromise between being a motorhome friendly city and addressing ...

Despite resident opposition, limited numbers of campervans will still be allowed to at Westshore.

Water demand 'critical' in Hawke's Bay

A sprinkler ban has been put in place by the Hastings District Council.

The water is there for Hastings, they just can't get it out of the ground quickly enough.

Council investment firm boss quits

Andy Pearce has resigned after four years as founding chairman of Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company.

The chairman of the ratepayer-funded company promoting Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha dam has quit.

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