Hawke's Bay

Train death a 'tragic accident'

Carole Boswell, who was killed when hit by a train in Napier.

Driver had no idea that a pedestrian had been hit and killed, coroner hears.

Alligator dies of pneumonia

Nine-year-old alligator Fiona has passed away at the National Aquarium in Napier.

Nine-year-old Fiona found lying at bottom of her pool at National Aquarium in Napier.

Electric shock injury

The man had been working at the former Video Ezy store in Napier.

Man who suffered work accident in Napier is now in a stable condition.

Novel ingredient wins food prize

Kiwigarden founders Taine Randell and Joanne Edwards took out one of the top awards with their healthy snacks.

How do coconut raspberry yoghurt drops sound for a healthy snack?

Cheers to the students

Ben Jones was named Young Vintner of the Year at the awards evening on October 18.

Of the 20 EIT student entries in the Hawke's Bay wine awards 15 received medals.

Crafting for charity

Taradale Village Quilters with a selection of quilts made for charity.

Donated crafts include baby clothes and quilts for neonatal units.

Canterbury for Coast to Coast kid

Zayne Jennings competing in the 2016 high school  Coast to Coast race.

Zayne has his eye on the coveted one-day Coast to Coast race.

Berry grower top rural woman

Marian Hirst from Bay Blueberries with rows of flowering bushes.

Bees mean berries and right now the Hawke's Bay orchard is full of black and yellow winged helpers.

Bay paddler in top squad

Elise Legarth, 19, has been selected for New Zealand's high performance canoe racing squad.

"At the start it was working sport around school, and now it's working school around sport."

Police slam 'permission slip' party

Underage Hawke's Bay teens were told they would be able to legally drink at a planned Napier event if they had written ...

Party organisers asked parents of under-18s to sign forms allowing them to drink.

Mother killer released

Annie Rangi pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her mother, Aileen MacDonald, 69.

Woman who killed her mother released from jail after one year to take up a job in the bee industry

Pair of women wanted for two assaults

Police are seeking information on two Hawke's Bay assaults which they say are linked.

Police believe two separate assaults in Napier may have been committed by the same pair of women.

Hapless poacher's failed getaway

Jeremy Hepi was found to have 301 excess paua and 300 undersized paua after making a forlorn attempt to evade fishery ...

Fishery officer watched on as paua poacher crashed car before trying to restart it with jumper leads.

Mum charged over son's death

Hastings boy James Crous, eight, died in a crash in Napier in April.

Eight-year-old James Crous was killed when the car his mum was driving failed to stop for a line of traffic.

Abbey Estate's brewery upsizes

Dermot Haworth, with part of the new Abbey Brewery set up.

New brewery could make up to a million litres of beer a year, but will start small.

Havelock gastro inquiry to begin video

Havelock North's water contamination and gastro outbreak  affected thousands of people.

Government inquiry into Havelock North gastro outbreak to begin with public hearing.

MPI investigating dog pound

Napier City Council animal shelter will be investigated by MPI.

A Ministry for Primary Industries investigation is sparked by complaints relating to animal welfare at the pound.

Bracelet seller punches rival

Victor Rieter, of Zenteq, at the Pokororo Arts & Craft Fair near Motueka earlier this year. He admitted assaulting rival ...

Dispute between stallholders selling health bracelets at a home show escalated into an assault in front of children and families.

Driver tells of 167kmh crash

Kim McLeod's car after it crashed in Crownthorpe Settlement Rd on Sunday. He was racing in the Hawke's Bay leg of the ...

Kim McLeod crashed in the best place possible - a paddock owned by a paramedic.

Dixie Chicks 'bring down' website

Demand for Dixie Chicks tickets was so high on Monday the Mission Concert website crashed.

Having trouble getting tickets for the annual Mission Estate gig? Here's why.

Shooting victim named

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in the settlement of Mohaka, near Wairoa.

Police name man killed in Hawke's Bay shooting, and confirm the killer was his father.

Conman loses misconduct case

Brian Hunter was found to be an unreliable witness by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal

Law Society faces costs of $10,000 after taking case of a "fantasist" serial conman.

Dam builder recoups $2m 'bid costs'

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Ruataniwha Dam.

Company repaid part of what it spent bidding to build Ruataniwha scheme.

Napier's museum still too small

The opening of Napier's new MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) on September 18, 2013.

Hawke's Bay antiquities remain homeless, three years after new $18m museum was found to be too small.

Tractor book captures hearts video

Sophie Siers with her muse, Allis the Allis Chalmers tractor built in the 1940s.

Hidden in the Hawke's Bay hills is a famous red coated girl, Allis Chalmers the tractor.

Chicks with attitude

Grammy winners The Dixie Chicks - from left, Emily Robinson, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire - are headlining the ...

The Dixie Chicks are heading to Hawke's Bay - and they have a history of unusual requests, including golf and girl power.

Hastings school's forest dream

Reef Luxford, 11, Alexandra Cave, 10 and Nina Treneman, 10 on a mound of dirt at Mahora School which could become a ...

Mahora School's blank field could become a inner city patch of native bush next year.

Kiwi bird Bay releases

Students from Hastings Girls' High School at the kiwi release in the Kaweka Range.

 Five kiwi have been released into the Hawke's Bay bush.

Orienteering champ reflects

Harriet Holt, 18, is gifted musically and athletically, representing New Zealand in orienteering and finishing her grade ...

She started playing piano at 8-years-old because it was all the only itinerant instrument available at her small country school.

Arts in bloom

The wildflower beds at Round Pond Gardens in Hawke's Bay are ready to bloom for the biennial sculpture exhibition.

The garden is a magic place with mazes, woodland areas, fields of wild flowers and even a maypole.

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