Hawke's Bay

Hit-and-run arrest made

A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run on a Hawkes Bay police officer.

Cop hurt in hit and run

Police are looking for a Napier Black Power member after a hit-and-run saw a police officer taken to hospital.

Son's injuries earn 4 yrs

Man who caused grievous injuries to baby son while playing a video game has been sentenced.

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized

Hawke's Bay cannabis plants

More than 300 cannabis plants have been seized a Hawke's Bay property.

He'll have them Qing up

Wooden bike a "mobile gymnasium"

Malcolm Antonsen, whose Q, a wooden mechanical trike which uses both hand and leg motion for propulsion, has been 14 years in the making.

Malcolm Antonsen has a new prototype for his art-and-biomechanics-combining bike known as the Q.

Drink-driver clawed police officer

A recidivist drink-driver has been jailed after clawing at a police officer's face while being arrested.   

Church closed for Christmas

There'll be no Christmas services at a Hawke's Bay church that has been forced to close.

WINZ shooting threat

A Work and Income office closed this morning after a woman threatened to shoot staff.

Guilty plea for shooting dog

A woman has shot a dog in the face with an air gun because she believed it killed her ducks and a lamb.

From nurse to gravedigger

For Andrew Cameron, sometimes the only way he can help his Ebola patients is to dig their graves.

Investors sue over $600K loss

Clients of Hastings adviser say they were 'unsophisticated' investors.

Killer gets life sentence

"All murders are brutal, this one is particularly so", says prosecutor in sentencing for murder sickness beneficiary.

Magpies hit in burglary

Burglars could hurt the Hawke's Bay Magpies' chances of holding on to the Ranfurly Shield next year.

Marineland mammals off to Oz

Five of Napier's last Marineland mammals have taken their one-way trip to Australia.

'Damage so extreme'

Classrooms damaged in a suspected arson attack at a Hawke's Bay school will not be rebuilt.

Cider maker scoops top award

To make a fine cider, you must first grow inedible apples.

Baby unattended at KFC

A Hastings mother will be referred to Child, Youth and Family after a baby boy was left briefly unattended at a fast-food outlet.

Relationship kept secret

Suspended principal should have been up front about relationship with teacher, tribunal member says.

Indecent assault on bus

Police seek man who allegedly indecently assaulted 11-year-old girl on a bus.

Officer faces driving charge

Constable Shane Greville entered no plea after a crash which left a woman with minor injuries.

Woman 'bullied'

Employee felt her job was at risk if she did not share a private Facebook page, tribunal told.

Serious injuries after head-on crash

Several people were seriously injured in a car-versus-car head on crash on State Highway 2 near Hastings.

Police cut station hours

Napier, Hastings and Gisborne police stations will be shut to the public overnight from next week.

Street gate to curb boy racers

One Hastings high school is set to fence off a road to stop boy racers being a nuisance at night.

Alice - what did you do?

Alice May Parkinson was wronged, so she shot Bert West and put a bullet in her own head.

Lone councillor dissents on rail plan

KiwiRail's offer to lease out Napier to Gisborne line no more than a hospital pass, councillor says.

Stunner after gusts relent

More bluster expected after lull in capital

Powerful winds that pounded Wellington overnight are easing this morning.

Dog's killer wins appeal

Quad bike driving ruled not dangerous

Quad bike rider wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction over death of miniature fox terrier.

Body of diver found

The body of a diver who went missing at sea off the Hawke's Bay coast has been found.

Bay wine named NZ's best

A Hawke's Bay chardonnay has an appreciative audience among the Air New Zealand Wine Award judges.

From hobby to business

A couple who moved from Paris to Hastings are bringing the old world to the new, one shipping container at a time.

Cyclist in hospital

A cyclist is in intensive care after slipping off his bicycle in the Hawke's Bay.

Chick steals foster mum's heart

After its burrow was dug up by road workers, this little penguin is going strong.

Towers should get nod: council staff

Two large tower blocks proposed as replacements for the "brutal institutional character" of Napier's derelict hospital should be granted consent, council staff are recommending.

Death after leaping from ambulance

Man dies after jumping from an ambulance into the path of oncoming truck on SH2.

PwC building still leaking

One of Napier's newest buildings has leaked in the seven years since it was completed, and it still fails to meet Building Code requirements.

CEO in line for new contract

Napier City Council is today holding its second meeting behind closed doors inside four weeks to discuss its chief executive's contract, but it won't say why.

Merger proposal 'window dressing'

A revised proposal for council amalgamation in Hawke's Bay has been written off by Napier Mayor Bill Dalton as "window dressing".

Dead sheep dumped on streets

Sheep carcasses are being dumped on Hastings streets as thieves continue to target livestock.

Hawke's Bay crash kills

A Hawke's Bay car crash has left one person dead and a second injured.

Wins for all budgets

NZ's top homes include one that gives hope to buyers frightened by soaring house prices.

Fatal Hastings crash

An woman thought to be in her 70s has died in a car crash on the edge of Hastings.

Paramedic found guilty

The ambulance driver's lawyer called the four women's accusations "too incredible for words" - but the jury believed them.

Defence: Ambulance assaults 'improbable'

Paramedic accused of sexually assaulting patients in ambulance faced a "perfect storm of unreliable complaints," defence claims.

Coding is child's play

Digital literacy finding favour

Ten-year-old Jett Hannay proudly shows off the game he created on a computer he built.

Smoke heists 'professional'

Professional burglars are targeting Hawke's Bay dairies and service stations for their cigarettes.

Show stopper for Mission concert

Organisers pull next year's Mission Concert due to the "lack of a suitable act."

Missing man's body found at sea

Dau Atem

Police believe they have recovered the body of missing Sudanese man Dau Atem.

Jiu jitsu girl flattens attacker


A teenager with martial arts skills has earned praise from police after fighting off her alleged attacker.

Boy scared by Hastings man


Police are seeking help to find a man who enticed and scared a boy at a Hastings park.

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