Hawke's Bay

The art we own is gathering dust

Wellington City Council has moved its most expensive piece, Charles Barraud's portrait of Te Puni, to the council’s ...

NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.

Elderly fainting in Hawke's Bay heat

Elderly in Hawke's Bay are being advised to look after themselves in the hot temperatures.

While the rest of the country wonders when summer is coming, Hawke's Bay elderly are fainting in heat

Algal blooms hit swim spots

Cyanobacteria mats (also known as blue-green algae) have been found in the Tukituki River.

Dogs and swimmers advised to stay away from spots on the Tukituki River

Charges in McDonald's fight

The Napier McDonald's window Zachan Bennett was thrown through.

Man thrown through a McDonald's restaurant window charged with assault

Bay wine festival grows

Katie Sharplin and Donna Fountaine at Sileni Estates during a past Bridge Pa Wine Festival.

The annual Hawke's Bay wine festival returns for 2017.

Cyclist killed in Gisborne

One person has died following a crash in Gisborne.

Cyclist dies after morning collision with truck near Gisborne Airport.

Is Bard's Globe coming here? video

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All the world's a stage - and Wellington could soon be a major player.

Fishing ban for poachers

Hune Tapiata and Levi Kenrick were caught with 223 paua on Waimarama Road.

Poacher said his car was 'in the bush in pieces' but fishery officers weren't fooled

Man lay dead for weeks

Michael Laughton, who did not show up for a family Christmas dinner, lay undiscovered in his Haumoana flat for weeks.

Family are now urging others to make sure they check on their loved ones.

Man jumps from truck

Truck crash near Kuripapango, on Napier-Taihape Road.

A driver is hurt, but alive, after jumping from a truck before it flew off the road.

Emergencies only during strike

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News: Waikato District Health Board. Waikato Hospital. Pembroke Street. ...

From 7am on Tuesday, junior hospital doctors will walk out for 73 hours.

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been seized from bush north of Gisborne.

Plants seized from bush near Te Araroa, north of Gisborne

Car turns into fireball video

Flames leap from the car and to the road above.

Motorists come across plume of smoke, then a car engulfed in flames.

Priest's parting blow on leaving church

Dean Michael Godrey has come out swinging in his final sermon.

A Hawke's Bay clergyman likens church leaders' actions as 'Donald Trump-like' in his final sermon.

Four seasons to continue in capital

More wind and rain is forecast to hit the capital this week.

Summer remains disappointing as rain is expected throughout Wellington Anniversary Weekend.

Dead couple named

The driveway of the house in Waipukurau where two bodies have been found.

Hawke's Bay town still in shock over deaths as police name deceased as husband and wife.

'Obama will fight on'

Barack Obama wipes away tears as he delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

OPINION: He was a boy. Fresh out of college. He worked on Chicago's impoverished south side, fighting for a job centre and clean water.

Houses evacuated after gas main struck

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Ten houses evacuated after a digger hit a gas main in the Tararua town of Pahiatua.

Yule looks to National seat

Hastings' District Council mayor Lawrence Yule has announced he intends to seek the National Party nomination for the ...

Lawrence Yule has announced he intends to run for National in the election.

Gang-member arrested after chase

Police arrested Jeremy Mita after a short pursuit in the Hawke's Bay on Friday.

Hawke's Bay police found wanted man Jeremy Daniel Mita hiding inside a house.

Isn't it meant to be summer?

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Billboards torn loose as 120kmh winds hit Wellington 
NZ Post sign coming ...

If you think January has been colder than usual, you'd be right.

Driving into drink

The car which crashed into Thirsty Liquor Taradale on Friday.

Car badly damaged by driver escapes injuries.

Woman found dead on beach named

Police have named the woman whose body washed up on a Hawke's Bay beach on New Years Day.

She was found on a Hawke's Bay beach wearing only blue jeans and a bra.

Latin champs take the floor

Latin dancers John and Felicity Flower.

 "When you are dancing your soul is free."

Man dies days after crash

A man has died in Waikato Hospital after falling from a car roof in Gisborne earlier this month.

A man has died days after falling from a car roof in Gisborne.

Guilty plea in murder case

Chazz Hall, initially denied murdering Napier Plunket nurse Victoria Foster on October 26, 2015.

Napier man Chazz Hall has admitted murdering former partner, Victoria Foster.

What led to Amelia's death?

Amelia Whatarau died after receiving fatal burns on Christmas Day, 2012.

She burned to death on Christmas Day in 2012 and police still have no clues about what happened.

HB hospital 'severely impacted'

The strike will put significant pressure on Hawke's Bay Hospital, says the local DHB.

More than 400 appointments and 30 elective surgeries will be postponed

More water bans ahead

Hawke's Bay hot weather and water woes  mean residents are under a total fire ban and have been asked to conserve water.

Hastings council may impose its harshest restrictions yet if the water woes don't end.

This farming mum's in charge

Caroline Smith juggles farming with caring for daughters Clara and Holly.

Don't ask to be put through to Caroline Smith's husband. He doesn't run the farm.

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