Hawke's Bay

Predator teacher jailed

Charles Harter

Teacher who sexually offended against young girls during lessons has been sent to jail.

Beating was 'impulse'

falcon walsh

Teen who boasted about beating a man beyond recognition says it was an "impulsive decision".

Man jailed over indecent pics, act


Hawke's Bay man sent to prison after secretly filming teenage girls showering.

Museum storage solution no closer

MTG Hawke's Bay museum building

Hawke's Bay museum collection no closer to finding a home, with no progress on proposed storage building.

Cigarettes sold to teen


A Hawke's Bay tobacco retailer has been fined $500 after being caught selling cigarettes to a 13-year-old.

Last day for axed staff

Heinz Wattie's warehouse

Dozens of people are believed to be working their last day at the Heinz Wattie's plant in Hastings.

Dead boatie named

Wairoa Boating accident

Man who died after a boat overturned north of Wairoa yesterday named as Malcolm Blake.

Fangs for the chance to draw stars

Napier artist Freeman White

Artist Freeman White's portraits will "hang about" for eternity, just like his subjects.

One dies as boat flips

Wairoa rescue

Boat carrying four people overturns off the Hawke's Bay coast, killing a man and injuring another.

Pumping for a ride

BMX track Napier

Napier is to get a "pump track" after the city council agreed to spend $342,000 on the project.

Rheumatic fever won't stop Fruean's dreams

Robbie Fruean

Magpies centre and rheumatic fever survivor Robbie Fruean is inspiring youngsters not to give up on their dreams.

Vintage beauty a real star

1934 Duesenberg

A 1934 Duesenberg originally owned by actress Carole Lombard will cruise though the streets of Napier.

Napier's pollution problem a surprise


The air is not as clear in Napier as previously thought and winter fires are to blame.

Union fears for jobs

Heinz Wattie's warehouse

Production workers could be affected by Heinz Wattie's plans to cut 100 jobs in NZ, union says.

School lockdown ends

Alleged armed man who forced parts of Flaxmere into lockdown has handed himself in.

History gives way to containers

Albert Hotel

Hastings' oldest building is making room for a retail space made from converted shipping containers.

Bike crash victim named


Police have released the name of the Hawke's Bay motorcyclist killed after a collision with a truck.

Aggressive tourist operators a threat

World cruise ship

Over-aggressive tourist operators are posing a threat to Napier's $20m cruise ship industry.

Ambulances responding promptly

St John's Ambulance

Hawke's Bay bay has one of the most prompt ambulance services in the country.

Motorcyclist dies in crash


A man is dead after a large truck and motorcyclist crashed in Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

Quakes rattle Bay

Earthquake generic

Earthquakes rattle Hawke's Bay coastline twice today, a day after a very widely felt tremor.

Bars stung for not offering food

alcohol generic

Five Hawke's Bay bars may face $5000 fines after they were found selling liquor without supplying food.

Runoff fouls river swimming site

tukituki river

A popular Hawke's Bay's river spot is unsuitable for swimming because of the high amounts of bacteria caused by farm runoff.

'Every day of my life was punishment'


Hawke's Bay couple found guilty of neglecting, assaulting foster children in their care.

Rural police chase


Man arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through rural Hawke's Bay early this morning.

Threatened by knife


A Napier family awoke to a teenager threatening them with a knife and demanding money.

In the dogbox for care of canines


Hastings councillors have been given a verbal slap around the ears over the conditions at the local pound.

Foster mum in dock still loves kids


A foster mother accused of beating and neglecting CYF children in her care says she still loves them.

Keep out of the Opera


Part of central Hastings blocked off to keep pedestrians away from earthquake-prone Hawke's Bay Opera House.

Woman tells of abuse


A woman in CYF care as a child has told a court she endured years of abuse from foster parents.

Cat rescue mission


Woman dragged out of her burning home after going back to save her two cats.

Opera house believed safe - report

Hawke's Bay opera house

Hawke's Bay Opera House had been deemed safe having survived the 1931 earthquake.

Meaty business

A crack at the smallgoods market pays off

Rob Beard

A hunter's "waste not, want not" nature has seen him become something of an expert in home-kill, developing quite a range of smallgoods.

Racer gets 3 1/2 years

Maree and Matthew

Driver whose racing opponent's crash caused a woman's death has been jailed for 3 1/2 years.

Speed limit debate gathers pace

Speed limit 100kmh

Council receives more than 1000 responses on whether some roads should revert to 100kmh limit.

Hawke's Bay oil probe was legal - mayor

oil and gas

There was no choice but to allow an oil and gas company to carry out seismic testing, says Napier mayor Bill Dalton.

Bomb threat at library resolved

Napier bomb scare

Police have been stood down and workers allowed back into the Napier Public Library after a bomb scare.

WINZ threat unlucky

Lucky Eriha

Lucky Eriha did not live up to his name, mouthing off about Work and Income after a shooting.

Man, 70, jailed for sex crimes


Man, 70, jailed for sexually violating children as a bus driver more than 30 years ago.

Inadequate rescources - McVicar


Only a tragedy will prompt change for Napier's inadequately resourced police, says Garth McVicar.

Schoolgirl assaulted


Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was hit with a bottle and kicked in the ribs on her way to school.

Crash after burglary


Having taken the money from the till at a Waipukurau bar, driver crashed into another car and fled.

Fears over WINZ guards


Security guards brought in to check IDs at Work and Income offices amounts to profiling, client says.

Crash, exposure kills


A man who spent a night in the open after his ute crashed down a 30 metre bank has died.

Search for oil is on

Hawke's Bay airport napier

The first step towards mining for oil and gas near Hawke's Bay airport gets under way.

Regions' growth plans failing

Te Mata Peak

A "one size fits all" approach to growing the economy is hurting regions such as Hawke's Bay, an economist says.

Guilty: 61 counts child exploitation


A Hastings man has admitted making more than 30 child exploitation recordings.

Beaten beyond recognition

falcon walsh

Moments after punching a man until his fingers bled, a teenager boasted of the attack in McDonald's.

Driver in critical condition


Man in critical condition after night outdoors when his ute came off the road and rolled down a bank.

Hawke's Bay city centres in decline

Hastings and Napier city centres are in the worst shape they have been in for a decade.

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