Hawke's Bay

Developer taken to court

Developer Shannon Tawhiti is accused of putting relocated houses on sections throughout Hastings without resource consent

A Hastings developer is accused of dumping relocated houses without resource consent.

Flooding woes far from over gallery video

Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

Heavy downpours overwhelm some homes and infrastructure in the capital.

Man who set teen alight on the run

Matt Dillon Shannon, 20, wanted by police for breaching parole conditions.

Matt Shannon, who poured petrol on a teen and set him alight at a party, on the run after breaching parole conditions.

Ministry fish data weak

Recreational fishers say snapper numbers off Hawke's Bay are dwindling.

Ministry's own research shows there is "a high level of uncertainty" around snapper numbers off Hawke's Bay.

Brothers ready to toss in the tea towel.

Alex and Bill Paxie who are selling the National Cafe in Napier. It has been in the family for 80 years.

Napier's longest running restaurant, The National Cafe, is closing down after almost 80 years in business.

Housing NZ tenants kicked out after party

'Facebook party' leads to eviction from Housing New Zealand property

International marathon proposed for Hawke's Bay

The company behind the Queenstown International marathon is considering staging an event in Hawke's Bay

Taonga stolen near Hastings gallery

A mere that was taken during the burglary of a house in Hastings.

Hawke's Bay police are appealing for the return of 14 stolen taonga items.

Kiwi killed by Isis 'died a hero' video

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit.

He left NZ to care for a sick son in Iraq, but was so appalled by IS that he took up arms.

Lower Hutt manufacturing jobs lost

Wool carpet sales have dropped, resulting in redundancies at one Wellington manufacturing plant.

Unions say the loss is more evidence the high Kiwi dollar is hitting NZ-made goods hard.

Crash driver found in brambles

Aaron Vandenburg.

A man missing from his crashed car has been discovered in nearby blackberry bushes.

WWI veteran to sleep through centenary

WWI veteran Torty, who was rescued by a New Zealand soldier after being run over by French gun carriage.

The nation's only surviving Great War veteran will miss Saturday's centenary. She'll be asleep in an apple box.

Drunk man falls asleep on road

A drunk man was found unconscious on a Napier street early on Saturday morning.

A drunk man found unconscious in the middle of a Napier street was lucky to wake up at all.

What judge told teen rapist

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In an "extraordinarily unusual" case, a teen who raped a 5-year-old has had his sentence reduced substantially.

Police accused of excessive force

Gregory McPeake, who died while being arrested in Napier on March 13.

The daughter of a man who died while being arrested says police used an unnecessary level of force.

Jakob wins Taite Prize

Jakob has won the 2015 Taite Music Prize.

Napier rock band Jakob takes out the sixth annual Taite Music Prize for its “thought provoking” album Sines.

Teen cyclist faces long recovery

Deane Peters, 14, with his elder sister Michaela Peters, 18.

A Napier teen is learning to walk and talk again after a mountainbiking accident.

Red hot at home

Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2013 and Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Merlot 2013.

Kiwis can't get enough of cabernets, merlots and malbecs from Hawke's Bay - here's some top picks.

Donations get Byson to wedding

Public donations ensured 3-year-old Byson Bennett was able to attend his aunt Renee's wedding to Reece Christie in Napier.

Public donations ensured 3-year-old Byson Bennett got to his aunt Renee's wedding.

Wrestling legend laid to rest

Funeral program for  wrestling great Steve Rickard was held in Napier and was attended by about 160 people.

Steve Rickard, the godfather of Kiwi wrestling, is farewelled at a packed funeral in Napier.

Arrests over Hawke's Bay meth bust

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 25 between Timata Rd and Woody Hill Rd, south of Tairua just before 7am on Thursday.

Four arrested after an investigation into $280,000 worth of imported methamphetamine.

Hawke's Bay riders tackle challenge

Steve Harley, Michelle Turner, Heath Reynolds and Tim Mackey in the
Manawatu Cycle Challenge Phangina Valley near Ashhusrt.

Manawatu Cycle Challenge organiser Ross Castle vows the event will be back next year.

Top cop led Napier siege response

Former Napier police area commander Kevin Kalff had to keep an eye on his own demerit points tally.

Graeme Kalff won praise for his outstanding leadership during the 2009 Napier siege.

Twenty arrests at Facebook party

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A party organised on Facebook ended in street brawls, property damage and 20 arrests.

HNZ to take a firm line on Facebook party

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Action is being taken against a tenant who held a Facebook party that got out of control in Napier.

Napier CBD tenancy edges up

Shops in Napier's CBD are slowly being repopulated, but occupancy remains below what it was last year.

Shop occupancy in central Napier is bouncing back, but lower Emerson St is battling to keep up.

Pirate ship may be replaced

The burnt out pirate ship at Splash Planet.

Splash Planet's burnt out pirate ship was insured for over $350,000.

'Iconic' pirate ship gutted

The burnt out pirate ship at Splash Planet.

Hastings fun park ship that has been a kids' favourite for decades is destroyed by fire.

Former top Napier policeman dies

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Former Napier police area commander Kevin Kalff has died, aged 63.

Woman neglects mum, gets parole

An Argentine court has sentenced four former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

A woman jailed for neglecting her 82-year-old mother will serve just a third of her sentence.

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