In an "extraordinarily unusual" case, a teen who raped a 5-year-old has had his sentence reduced substantially.
The daughter of a man who died while being arrested says police used an unnecessary level of force.
Napier rock band Jakob takes out the sixth annual Taite Music Prize for its “thought provoking” album Sines.
A Napier teen is learning to walk and talk again after a mountainbiking accident.
Kiwis can't get enough of cabernets, merlots and malbecs from Hawke's Bay - here's some top picks.
Public donations ensured 3-year-old Byson Bennett got to his aunt Renee's wedding.
Steve Rickard, the godfather of Kiwi wrestling, is farewelled at a packed funeral in Napier.
Four arrested after an investigation into $280,000 worth of imported methamphetamine.
Manawatu Cycle Challenge organiser Ross Castle vows the event will be back next year.
Graeme Kalff won praise for his outstanding leadership during the 2009 Napier siege.
A party organised on Facebook ended in street brawls, property damage and 20 arrests.
Action is being taken against a tenant who held a Facebook party that got out of control in Napier.
Shop occupancy in central Napier is bouncing back, but lower Emerson St is battling to keep up.
Splash Planet's burnt out pirate ship was insured for over $350,000.
Hastings fun park ship that has been a kids' favourite for decades is destroyed by fire.
Former Napier police area commander Kevin Kalff has died, aged 63.
A woman jailed for neglecting her 82-year-old mother will serve just a third of her sentence.
Man who sexually assaulted two elderly women sentenced to nearly 13 years in jail.
A boy has been flown to hospital with critical injuries after falling off his mountain bike at a Hawke's Bay event.
Two women and a man have been arrested over the gunpoint robbery of Napier's KFC.
Head-to-head debate over amalgamation pits Napier mayor against Hastings counterpart.
Hawke's Bay police are investigating three service station robberies on Monday night.
Police seek a carload of people yelled abuse and fired a shot at a teen in Hastings.
Molly and Mr BoJangles are leaving Napier for Sea World on the Gold Coast, and Pania to Melbourne Zoo.
Police have apologised to a Hastings woman whose house they searched without legal authority.
Petrol station robbed by two thieves - one disguised as Spiderman.
An inmate at Hawke's Bay prison is clinging to life after being attacked by other inmates on Saturday.
A bricklayer took a council fire vehicle on a 400-km joyride as a way to avoid a confrontation with his partner.
Name suppression granted for Napier businessman in his fifties.
New DNA evidence has led to the arrest of Whanganui man Glen Te Kahu, accused of a 17-year-old rape.