Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay man missing

Police are looking for 48-year-old Flaxmere man Jason Wright who has been missing since Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of Flaxmere man Jason Wright who went missing on Friday.

Toddler left to die in pain

Tyla-Maree Flynn's death could have been prevented if she'd received treatment for burns to 20 per cent of her body sooner.

If Tyla-Maree Flynn had been taken to the doctor after she was burned, she'd still be alive.

'She protected her cubs' gallery video

Lorna Roberts with her rescuers.

Missing in the bush with four children, Lorna Mohi-Roberts dug a makeshift shelter and gave them fern shoots to eat.

August will be Maori Music Month

Maisey Rika is one of the artists involved in Maori Music Month, during August.

Maori Music Month will be launched in August.

Council's restructure 'ham-fisted'

Napier City Council ceo Wayne Jack has given staff until Monday to provide feedback to a proposed restructure.

Napier City Council has been forced to extend the consultation period for a proposed restructure affecting 78 jobs

Gisborne crash victim named

The car that crashed near Ormond, north of Gisborne, on Friday morning.

SH2 accident left a Gisborne woman dead and another woman seriously injured.

Bay drones saving rainforest

Dave Pemberton and one of the fixed wing drones he assembles in a small shed in rural Hawke's Bay.

Drones from a Hawke's Bay shed are at work in Mongolia, Malaysia, Suriname and China.

$2m sale stymies rival

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by rival supermarket chain, Countdown.

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by another supermarket.

Grandad hits the stage

Joel, Adam and Luke Spurgeon, the three grandsons from Granddad's Lads.

The recipe for this rock and roll cover band is one part grandfather and three parts grandsons.

Kiwi in Mongolian race

Krista Donnelly with her horse Fred who has helped her with preparation for the 1000km Mongol Derby.

One Kiwi is part of a 40-strong field racing through Mongolia this August, following a trail set by Genghis Khan.

Air Force band back

Napier old boy Murray Mansfield will be one of the musicians taking to stage as part of the Air Force band.

For the first time in four year's New Zealand's Air Force band is performing a one-off show in Hawke's Bay.

'Widespread' bug closes unit

A norovirus case from Napier's Princess Alexandra retirement village and an outbreak at Hawke's Bay Hospital led to the ...

Stomach bug forces Hawke's Bay Hospital to close its acute assessment unit for the second time in a week.

No BYO at Rhythm and Vines

There was a marked improvement in behaviour at Rhythm and Vines 2015, but there was still disorder at campgrounds where ...

Campsites rule out beers in tents after police report "high levels of drunkenness".

From comedy to chick lit

Andrene Low with her new book before its launch at Wardini Books in Napier.

A mash up of Sex and the City with That 70's Show, is how Napier author Andrene Low describes her novels.

Mentors for health students

The RSA trust has partnered with an established heath board programme to nurture young people working towards health or ...

The sprint is over for Napier RSA's new legacy trust, but the marathon is only just starting.

Hat payout for sacked worker

Hallam Kupa, sacked from his role at Silver Fern Farms after taking off his safety hat.

Hawke's Bay meatworker will also receive lost wages after taking his safety cap off at work.

Horse show gets ratepayer ride

08032016 - Mathew Dickey rode Quango to wins in the
Premier Stakes Horse Grand Prix and the Tom Gadsby Memorial Trophy ...

Hastings residents will shell out more for Horse of the Year as councillors decided it's a good investment.

Anger after search claims dropped

John Montgomerie says he spent $20,000 defending allegations against him which were investigated by Hawke's Bay Land ...

A search and rescue volunteer wants an apology after allegations against him were dropped.

Norovirus outbreak at hospital unit

A norovirus case from Napier's Princess Alexandra retirement village and an outbreak at Hawke's Bay Hospital led to the ...

A retirement village resident remains in isolation with norovirus symptoms.

Arson charge following car fire

An 18-year-old man has been charged with arson and will appear in the Gisborne District Court on July 20.

Teen accused of arson following car fire in Gisborne.

Bags boost for cancer patients

Tania Thomson and her son Jack .

A breast cancer wound stopped one Hawke's Bay woman from leaving the house, but together with a group of volunteers she is making sure no one else experiences this.

Hospitals braced for flu season

Flu season is upon us but it's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors say.

As winter finally makes its presence felt, it's not too late to get a flu jab, medics say.

Euwan's $3500 'super suit'

Euwan Taylor, wearing his 'super suit' underneath his clothes, rides his horse Krooze at Napier's Riding for the Disabled.

Euwan Taylor struggled to sit upright before his family found a 'super suit' that changed his life.

State houses downsized

New Zealand has lost more than 4000 state houses in the past five years.

The regions have lost the most state homes, due to low demand for properties.

Woodford hits high note

The Woodford House chapel choir selected for the national Big Sing choir competition.

For the first time in 17 years Woodford House will compete in the national final of New Zealand's Big Sing choir competition.  

Pirate ship arson costs $10,000

The pirate ship at the Lions' community playground when it opened in November.

A heart-broken teenage arsonist has to pay a large reparation bill.

Poor employee records cost firm $6000

Hastings firm MD Dara Miah Horticulture Ltd says it has improved its record keeping after failings unearthed by a labour ...

Labour contracting business stung for not recording staff pay details.

Rehab for washed-up turtle

The olive ridley turtle found washed up on Blackhead Beach in southern Hawke's Bay.

A tropical turtle has been found thousands of kilometres from home, on a Hawke's Bay beach.

Boys power up for kapa haka

Trevor Owen, year 12 student, performs as part of Hastings Boys' High School's Kapa Haka team.

Hastings Boys' High School's kapa haka group is ready to wow the crowds at at the national secondary school kapa haka competition. 

Cancer inspires tough kid

Toby Condin and his friend Riley Peach who is taking part in the Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge.

A 9-year-old boy may have already outdone Hawke's Bay's toughest men and women.

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