Hawke's Bay

Cremation fees to soar

Hawke's Bay Crematorium is earthquake-prone and is to get $1.2m upgrade.

A $1.2m of upgrade of the Hawke's Bay crematorium will result in the cost of cremation rising 22 per cent.

Blindspot may have led to death

Sarah-Jo Manaena with husband Reihana Manaena and their two young daughters.

Driver died after her car crossed the centreline on a bend and collided with an oncoming vehicle, coroner finds.

Arrest made in Hawke's Bay stabbing

Police attended a stabbing incident in the Hawke's Bay suburb of Havelock North on Saturday.

One man is in hospital and another has been arrested over a stabbing in Hawke's Bay.

Mona Blades: Four decades and still missing

Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to Hastings on 31 March 1975.

The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.

Boy's escape attempt injures

Taradale Primary School, Napier, where a nine-year-old boy was critically injured in an "unfortunate accident".

A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.

DHB rejects national food contract

Hawke's Bay DHB is first in country to shun a proposed national food service for all health boards.

Board members question logic of flying frozen food to "fruitbowl of the country".

Cricket association 'sold booze to minor'

Central Districts Cricket Association allegedly sold alcohol to a minor under its special licence for the CWC.

Charge follows a police operation at World Cup match at McLean Park.

Police interview man after abduction attempt

Police released this image of a man they wanted to interview.

A man has turned himself in after an alleged abduction attempt of a child near a school.

Abduction attempt

Police would like to speak to this man after an incident in Hastings.

A man reportedly tried to abduct a child outside a school in Hastings on Tuesday.

How was boy hurt?

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Parents demand answers from school about critical injuries suffered in "window jump".

Napier centre quake-prone but open

Napier's War Memorial Conference Centre is earthquake-prone.

War Memorial Conference Centre under 34 per cent of code, council to keep doors open.

Boy in critical condition

Police outside Taradale School in Napier, on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Young boy remains in critical condition in hospital after accident at school.

Rubbish dumper lands in tip

A man escaped serious injuries when he fell 1.5m into the dumping area at the Hastings Refuse Transfer Station on Sunday.

A trip to the tip ended up with a Hastings man joining his rubbish in the dumping area.  

Police hunt tyre-slasher

Hawke's Bay police are searching for the person responsible for a series of car-tyre slashings.

Hawke's Bay tyre repair shops have been busy following a spate of slashings.

Man killed after rolling vehicle in Hawke's Bay

150714 News Photo: Stuart Short. 
Gun incident: Fire, ambulance police and armed defenders converged on Grace Crescent on Monday night for a 6-hour stand off with an armed, wanted man.

A man has been found dead in rural Hawke's Bay after he rolled an all terrain vehicle near his home. 

How healthy is your community?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

Play nice or pay up

Wakefield's Dylyn Pellowe looked askance at the ref when shown a red card during their division one football match in Southland.

Footballers put on $1k good behaviour bond after referee abuse rises.

Teacher aide guilty on sex charges

John Kirk-Anderson

Hawke's Bay man pleads guilty to two charges of unlawful sexual connection

Meat shop claim dismissed

A judge has rejected any suggestion that Hastings business Dynamic Meats, and its sole director Gary Ashley were not informed of an employment hearing.

Dynamic Meats' claim it was unaware of an Employment Authority hearing is dismissed.

Final view before wreckers move in video

The old Napier hospital building, which was closed in 1998 and has dominated the city skyline since it went up in 1968, is coming down to be replaced by two eight-storey apartment towers.

Demolition of the old Napier Hospital, a fixture of the city skyline for 47 years, begins this month.

Hastings crash victim named

Emergency services were called to a fatal car crash in Hastings.

Hastings crash victim named as 52-year-old man John Gilbert MacDonald.

Bay kayaker dreams of Olympics -

Hawke's Bay kayaker Elise Legarth, 17, from Havelock North, is off to the 2015 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Portugal.

Developer puts application on hold

Developer has put resource consent application on hold while it considers its options including direct referral to the Environment Court.

Row over kura kaupapa plan

The former Arataki Holiday Park in Havelock North, which is to become home to a kura kaupapa.

A former holiday park in Havelock North will become a kura kaupapa.

Region cut off at knees

Well known cartoonist Jim Hubbard is one of many Hawke's Bay people trying to get a knee operation.

Hawke's Bay is the worst in the country for elective knee replacements per head of population.

From motor camp to kura kaupapa

Hekia Parata, Minister of Education announced a new kura kaupapa is to be built in Havelock North.

Immersion school gets Budget funding to open on old holiday park site in Havelock North.

Ratepayers stump up for boat club

A fisherman casts his rod in the hope of catching a blue cod in the Marlborough
Sounds. Regulations covering cod fishing are being discussed at consultation
meetings in Nelson tonight and Picton tomorrow.

Napier ratepayers are bailing out the Hawke's Bay Sports Fishing Club to the tune of $271,000.

Police hunt serial burglars

One of the offenders responsible for burglaries of Hawke's Bay commercial premises.

Hawke's Bay police are appealing for help to catch a pair of serial burglars.

Motorcyclist breaks leg in fence crash

A motorcyclist was lifted to hospital by helicopter after crashing his bike in Maraekakaho.

A 55-year-old motorcyclist crashed through a fence in Hawke's Bay and broke his leg.

Harley rider's 'miracle' recovery

Howie Te Are woke up from a coma after a horrific motorcycle accident.

 Doctors told Howie Te Are's family they didn't think he'd make it.

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