Melina Bennett has an incurable degenerative disease, but is staying positive with the help of the web.
More than one in four police staff in Hawke's Bay feel disengaged in their work, according to the latest survey, and the local Police Association representative warns this won't improve if a proposed cut in sworn staff numbers goes ahead.
Napier businessman Rodney Green is fighting convictions for indecent assault.
Scott Saunders' car burst into flames and he had to walk through the night to get help.
The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.
Police yet to decide if Hawke's Bay pair will be billed for $5500 rescue mission.
North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.
Two runners secured their first marathon wins in Wellington on Sunday morning.
Man taken to hospital with head injuries after car hits power pole near Clive.
A school student suffering chest pains on a rafting trip was airlifted from a remote river and flown to hospital.
Wife thanks police after they stop her drunk husband from driving at 141kmh.
A Hastings man seen naked in street may have stabbed himself after alleged attack.
An earthquake in the Tararua district has been felt widely across the Manawatu region.
Woman sentenced over grocery heist cut short when getaway car hit another vehicle.
A 16-year-old girl "bravely fought off" a man and ran to a friend's house after he assaulted her.
There is a jobs bonanza in Hawke's Bay from better times for the pipfruit and tourism sectors.
Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.
Napier's War Memorial Conference Centre is found to be 20-25 per cent of building standard.
Defendant said she didn't know her burglary trial was starting. The judge was not impressed.
Police are looking for the occupants of a car from which the bottle was thrown.
The kids just want to have fun; it's the parents that take junior rugby too seriously, says judicial officer.
Church has 10 years to strengthen the earthquake-prone bell tower.
A high-profile New Zealand fishing company is under investigation following allegations by migrant crew that they were underpaid.
Company guilty of selling bad meat to hospital and then covering it up.
Submitters have 15 working days to appeal.
Napier priest accused of sex offences against woman.
"I've got an excuse," he told the judge. "Bad and low moods". And his sentence was cut.
Napier homeowner who lost her dream house to fire says she can't understand how the blaze began.
A Napier rugby player who collapsed in a match two weeks ago remains in a critical condition.
A light magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck the Hawke's Bay region late on Friday night.