Hawke's Bay

Is it time to change election donation rules?

Hutt City Council candidate Mark Leicester fought for transparency at the State Services Commission. Now he wants to ...

Some politicians say they’re too busy to disclose who’s bankrolling their campaigns; others plead memory fade like Lt Colonel Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal.

From cells to swells

The old Gisborne Jail at Churchill Park.

Gisborne's old jail could become a surfing museum as the city embraces its ongoing love of the sport.

Car travels 18,000km to new home video

Owner of the British Car Museum at Haumoana, Ian Hope, with the Rover 75, which was gifted to the museum by Brian ...

Vehicle shipped from UK to car museum in Hawke's Bay to satisfy dying man's wish.

Song bird flies to Otago

Mia Sohnge performing in the solo-duo category at the Hawke's Bay regional heats of Smokefree Rockquest this year.

Hawke's Bay musician Mia Sohnge has come a long way since her first original song as an eight-year-old.

Council staff turn on CEO

Council chief executive Wayne Jack has been given a substantial pay rise.

Napier council staff furious as boss gets 11 per cent rise, and they're offered just 1.7 per cent.

Cycling for hospice

Lily Stephens, 12, is cycling for six hours straight on October 1 to raise money for Cranford Hospice.

This weekend one Hawke's Bay girl will spend six hours cycling to raise money for the region's hospice.

New police station close

The current Napier police station and new station under construction. The old station will be demolished once the new ...

Napier's new police station is on track for its official opening in December with Hawke's Bay police hosting a barbecue for contractors to show their appreciation.

Art of animals exhibition

A sculpture by Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw

The work of Hawke's Bay artist Morag Shaw goes on show October 14.

DOC centre demolition almost done

Concrete foundations are all that remain of the Aniwaniwa visitor centre at Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera National Park.

The controversial levelling of the Lake Waikaremoana visitor centre is nearly complete.

Iron woven sculptures open

Sculptor Jeff Thomson is known for his large scale corrugated iron, steel and wire pieces. His exhibition of recent ...

Sculptor Jeff Thomson's work is on show as part of the HB Arts Festival

Park shade work of art

A shade structure in the revamped Havelock North Village Green designed by David Trubridge.

The design of the new shade structure depicts Te Mata peak

Door-to-door fraudsters alert

Police advise residents to obtain a quote first, and consider getting other quotes before going ahead with the work.

Police say fake handymen have been looking for victims in Hawke's Bay.

Voter turnout at new low

Just 11 days out from the final ballot Wellington voters are even more apathetic than usual.

Just 11 days from local elections, Wellington's voting figures are well down on 2013 levels.

Gastro investigation to cost council $378k

A 'Do not use!' sign on one of the Brookvale Rd bores (bore no. 2) used to supply Havelock North's town water supply ...

Regional council says cost of investigation could be recovered if there is a successful prosecution

Napier's close war call

A German U-boat submarine used in WWII.

Many New Zealanders never knew how close WWII came to the country's shores.

Dam dispute heading to Supreme Court

An artist's impression of the 7km-long lake that would be created as part of the Ruataniwha water storage scheme in ...

The Government is appealing a decision blocking a land-swap deal linked to the Ruataniwha dam.

Multimillion-dollar claims rejected

Mainzeal construction headquarters, Victoria St, Auckland

Liquidators of collapsed firm Mainzeal have rejected more than $36 million worth of claims made by out-of-pocket creditors.

Dope to pay for varsity

Hanno Samper said he was preparing for when cannabis was legalised.

Hanno Samper believed NZ would soon legalise cannabis, so he started an operation capable of earning $100,000 a year.

Police drop school investigation

Former Havelock North Primary School teacher Charles Harter was jailed for sexual assaults on pupils.

Statutory time limit forces officers to abandon inquiry into board that employed sex offender.

Did you see serious crash?

Police are appealing for witnesses of a crash, which left three people with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses of a smash which left three people with serious injuries.

Belated recognition for officer

Constable James Butler is being recognised for being killed on duty, nearly 80 years after his death.

It took almost 80 years for the circumstances surrounding Constable James Butler's death to be acknowledged.

Hawke's Bay wine identity dies

Hawke's Bay winery Elephant Hill founder Roger Weiss has died in Germany.

German Roger Weiss established Elephant Hill after falling in love with Te Awanga.

SH5 re-opens after crash

A collision has blocked SH5 near Napier.

Highway closed for more than two hours as three seriously injured.

Family's double cancer blow

Jesse Warena and his mum Pearl McRae, Jesse is fighting terminal cancer.

A Hawke's Bay father and his teenage son were given a terminal cancer diagnosis just months apart.

Rising from the ashes video

Jasper Betty, nine, at the back of the Keirunga theatre following  an arson attack.

Havelock North 9-year-old fundraising quest for beloved theatre.

Peace enables Japan trip

Singer-songwriter Iris Dunn from Napier.

A story about peace has won a Napier girl a trip to Japan

Volleying to success

Laina Samia, 17, is a second generation volleyball player and third generation Napier Girls' High School student.

Volleyball is in the blood of one Napier family, with the oldest daughter representing New Zealand this month.

Council boss's $29k pay rise

Napier City Council chief executive Wayne Jack has been given a substantial pay rise.

Napier City Council hikes its CEO's pay 11 per cent to $290,000 because he was "seriously under-paid".

Guillain Barre link confirmed

A man in his 60s is in Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit with an autoimmune condition linked to drinking ...

Investigation confirms a patient in Wellington Hospital contracted the syndrome from contaminated Hawke's Bay water.

Sprinting drives success

Off the track Logan Carroll also plays for two rugby union and one rugby league team.

Athletics took one Napier teen from unmotivated about school to head boy

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