As the Ruataniwha dam decision sinks in, a council boss wonders what will become of towns Waipukurau and Waipawa.
Shooting an armed teenager was "the worst feeling I have ever had," a police officer says.
The Ruataniwha dam has been given approval, but the accompanying plan change may mean it doesn't get off the ground.
A coroner says a police officer's training was over-ridden by instinct when faced with an armed teen.
The proposed Ruataniwha dam and irrigation scheme has been approved by a board of inquiry.
The officers who fatally shot a teenager will have their identities hidden during an inquest.
A boy accidentally shot his eight-year-old sister in the stomach with a slug gun on Sunday.
Police found no evidence that "foul play" contributed to Annabelle Tumanako's disappearance, a court heard.
A woman broke down in court as she shared how she thinks about her father dying on a construction site every day.
A Flaxmere man killed in a crash in the Bay of Plenty on Wednesday has been named.
Benny is a foal adopted from the wild who has become a perfect role model for the at-risk children he works with.
Transpower says all power is now restored after a two hour power cut dealt by a double lightning strike blanketed Hawke's Bay in darkness this evening.
Cyclists are grumpy that they are not allowed to use most of five new tracks on Te Mata Peak.
Hawke's Bay continues to feature at the wrong end of crime statistics, with recorded crime last year increasing by almost 3 per cent.
A man in an arranged marriage who beat, raped and threatened to kill his wife has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
A council has been charged over the death of a 4-year-old boy beneath a council lawnmower.
A serious council blunder has cost ratepayers more than $55,000.
The fate of a Hawke's Bay coastal community threatened by the encroaching sea looks to be sealed.
The speed at which the Ruataniwha dam proposal has progressed has "created some tensions".
A tourist is heading home, saying she is afraid of NZ men after she was bottled by a drunk stranger.
A 43-year-old woman crawled up a 60m bank to get help after her car plunged off the road.
He's been around lilies for all his 49 years, but Erwin Blokker never tires of their scent and colours.
A man has been arrested over the robbery of a Napier bank yesterday morning.
The woman convicted of neglecting her sick mother at their home in Napier has defended her actions.
Suspect identified in Napier bank robbery
Armed police are helping search for a man who robbed a Napier bank, then fled the scene on a bike.
A man severed a number of his fingers off with a skill saw in Hawke’s Bay this afternoon.
Jo-Ann Quinn stopped family members visiting her sick, elderly mother that she left to ''fester'' on a couch, her niece says.
Mum 'skin and bones' (graphic content)
A woman has been jailed after her mother was found dehydrated, malnourished and neglected. Family blocked from mother
A tiny Hawke's Bay school is the latest in a long line of rural schools to close because of dwindling rolls.
A woman who died after not leaving a couch for three years tried to care for herself because she did not want to 'bother' her daughter.
A driver had an all-day "bender" before driving 200 kilometres while more than three times over the limit.
A malnourished, dehydrated elderly woman had the worst combination of problems a doctor had ever seen, a court has been told.
Along with Auckland, Wellington has recorded NZ's largest reduction in reported crime, stats show.
Four friends who rescued women from a rip at a Hawke's Bay beach have been awarded medals.
A woman charged with failing to care for her elderly mother says she was acting according to her mother's wishes.
A cluster of small earthquakes hit Central Hawke's Bay this afternoon.
The last remnant of what was once a mighty forest stretching from north of Dannevirke to Masterton will change hands as part of a Treaty settlement agreed on today.
A worker who fell onto a pane of glass, getting a shard lodged in his neck and nearly severing his arm, was trying to help a colleague.
Ambulances will reach emergencies faster if a proposed Napier emergency hub goes ahead.
A major backer of the Ruataniwha dam scheme has pulled out, saying returns on investment will not be high enough.
Napier's blighted art deco buses have been likened to a failed marriage and a funeral by councillors, who have decided they should be sold.
New Zealand's 100 worst intersections have been named. See how your region fares in the full list.
A family of five escaped unharmed as their Napier house was destroyed by fire last night.
A woman charged with attacking a French couple has walked free due to weak evidence.
Eight people have been admitted to intensive care suffering from swine flu in the last month.
Dante the killer pit bull will be put down one way or another, according to Napier City Council.
A judge has told a French couple attacked with a pistol that he is "ashamed" by what happened.
The two men killed when their plane nosedived into a Hawke's Bay river can now be named.
A witness watched helplessly as a tiny plane nosedived into a Hastings riverbed, killing two.
There was an unnamed extra on board as Katie McVean was crowned champion show jumper at Horse of the Year in Hastings.
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