Hawke's Bay

Dog owners guilty

Injuries suffered by a woman in her sixties, She was the second of two women to be attacked by a group of three dogs in Hastings last month.

Owners tried to pen in dogs using a mattress base and a wheelie bin, before savage attacks on two women.

Getting the Movember message through

Some of the Pak 'n Save Hastings staff members participating in Movember from left Ashish Jain,  Julian Travtretter,  Jareth Russell, Lucky Singh, Karpene Te Moananui,  George Thompson, David Kelly, Gary Burdon, front,  Vinnie Cat and Jeewan Kumar

Staff at Pak 'n Save Hastings have got behind Movember not only raising funds but also urging people to get to their doctors and get checked out.

Community lunch back, but help needed

Wayne Bradshaw, Age Concern Havelock North chairman and Carol Winters, Age Concern Havelock North, financial administrator are delighted to be partnering with St Luke's Church for this year's community Christmas lunch.

Havelock North's community Christmas lunch needs support to ensure those in need or on their own at Christmas have a place to go.

French frigate docks in Napier

Prairial Commander Alexis Huberdeau aboard the French naval ship docked in Napier Port.

Floating between piles of logs and freight ships, a large grey visitor from Polynesia looked at home docked at Napier Port over the weekend.

WWII pilot honoured by French

Max Collett with his Legion of Honour award and a painting of the "Waipawa Special" Spitfire which he flew in World War Two.

World War Two pilot Max Collett's contribution was acknowledged by France when he was awarded the Legion of Honour.

Legal threat over school death

WorkSafe says while Aryan Banerjee's death was a terrible tragedy, charges are not justified because the incident was not "reasonably foreseeable".

Anjan Banerjee believes decision not to prosecute school makes it look like son's death was his own fault.

Tide turns on surf comp

151029 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Marguerite Vujcich, the surfing lawyer, is taking Surf NZ to task over their comp rules that don't recognise womens age groups.

Surfing NZ promises to even up male and female nation champs categories if more women come forward to compete.

Deco buildings 'stronger than thought'

The National Tobacco Building is an example of Napier's art deco heritage.

Earthquake risk report shows city's heritage art deco architecture is "more robust than initially thought".

Doctor keeps name

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A doctor facing charges of stupefying patients has name suppression for now.

Property dispute with $1.7m price-tag

Former Charlie's chief executive Stefan Lepionka wants to move his family to a lifestyle block in Hawke's Bay.

The co-founder of juice company Charlie's is in a legal tussle with Hawke's Bay architect Andy Coltart over a multi-million dollar property development.

'They were really fabulous people'

Nigel Charlton, 66, and his wife Cynthia, 70.

Singer Debbie Harwood 'knew somehow' that her new friends Nigel and Cynthia Charlton were among the dead on Fox Glacier.

Hawks stay put, despite debt

Hawks' player Josh Pace, in a 2011 game at the franchise's home venue, Napier's Pettigrew Green Arena.

Hawke's Bay basketball franchise has had a $58,000 venue debt written off.

Further tests in Mongrel Mob crash case

The gang members' car is kept afloat as police and Air Force crews work to fish it out of the Mohaka River.

Police still trying to find driver of blue car that may have played part in triple fatality crash

DNA sample leads rapist to jail

DNA sample taken from a rape victim 17 years ago finally led to the conviction of Glenn Te Kahu, who was sentenced on Friday.

Victim has been traumatised for 17 years knowing her attacker had not been found

Police pursuit ends in crash

Police chase ends in crash

Four men caught after running from crashed van containing stolen motorbike

Robbers flee in shop owner's car

Police are calling for sightings of two people who fled the scene of a Napier robbery in the victim's RAV4.

Napier police are appealing for sightings of two people who fled in their victim's car after the robbery.

Hawke's Bay doctor on sex charges

A Hastings doctor is accused of stupefying and indecently assaulting four men.

Police allege Hawke's Bay doctor stupefied a patient before indecently assaulting him in a darkened surgical room.

Thousands of Napier homes at risk

Haumoana, in Hawke's Bay, is among low-lying coastal areas identified as being vulnerable to sea level rise in a report released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Sea level report "highlights beyond any doubt that we have an issue", says city's mayor.

Ex-candidate admits threatening

Janela Jordan leaves the Napier District Court.

A former Alliance candidate in Napier pleads guilty over a "very acrimonious" dispute.

Extradited conman resurfaces

Extradited conman Anthony Allison appeared in Napier District Court on Thursday

A prolific conman extradited from Australia to face charges over ripping off $1m from investors is in Napier.

Final days for century old Bowling club

Lorraine Beaufort stands at the gates of the Port Ahuriri Bowling club which will close for good on December 1 after 102 years.

Port Ahuriri Bowling club is preparing to close its gates for the final time, ending a 102 year history in Napier.

Council attendance report 'a bunch of blah'

Turning up to meetings and workshops, including those held at Hawke's Bay Regional Council's Napier headquarters, doesn't amount to being an effective representative, some councillors say.

Hawke's Bay regional councillors lash out at figures showing low attendance rates.

Seeds planted for Hastings Menz Shed

Andy Tyler and Bruce Dawson work together to restore a piece of furniture at Napier's Menz Shed, the club is supportive of a new Menz Shed for Hastings.

Hastings District Council will hold a meeting next week with the aim of creating a steering committee to form a Hastings Menz Shed.

White Ribbon ride carries pledge to Napier

Napier White Ribbon ambassadors Tevita Faka'osi and Malcolm Byford before the annual White Ribbon Ride arrives in Hawke's Bay.

The annual White Ribbon ride is due to arrive in Napier on Tuesday encouraging men to take a stand against violence towards women.

Lock out illegal

An Employment Court decision has deemed the lock out of AFFCO Wairoa meat workers "unlawful".

A lockout of Wairoa freezing workers was illegal, a court ruling says.

Seventy of 400 breathalysers fail test video

The new Drager 7510 breathalysers, introduced in May, were recalled in October.

Manufacturer says cause of the fault is unlikely to be known for weeks.

Illegal ivory was sold on Trade Me

Napier man Patrick Cooper has admitted illegally importing carvings made of ivory from African elephants

Seized computer showed how Napier man illegally traded in ivory.

Wine education academy to launch in NZ

Bruce McGechan is set to launch Wine Industry Sales Education (WISE) academy in Central Otago next Wednesday.

Kiwi cellar door staff cannot simply "pour and hope" model when selling wine, businessman says.

Elderly sex offender still a risk

Convicted child rapist Moana Patrick Rimene leaving the High Court at Wellington in 2005.

Judge says paedophile's age and infirmity would provide increased opportunity for him to offend.

Big wine company makes a move

Constellation Brands sold its historic Huapai site to Todd Property and will move its head office to NorthWest Two at Westgate Town Centre.

US owner of Selaks and Nobilo Estate will close its West Auckland bottling plant and move into a prime spot.

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