Hawke's Bay

Napier seeks report recall

Napier council wants to recall a report that found it was in far worse financial shape than thought.

Rude cake baker gets record $168K

Former credit union staffer who iced a cake with derogatory comments 'relieved and elated' at decision.

Changing guard at Smedley

With the farm cadet training scheme in good heart after 19 years, the station's managers are keen to take up a new challenge.

Fire at RSA house

A house being moved off Hastings RSA land was gutted in a suspicious fire overnight.

Man pleads to incest, rape

Man who reunited with his daughter on TV admits incest with her and sex assault of another daughter.

Martin Crowe keeps cricket crowd amused

Martin Crowe proved a more than capable 12th man for a big Hawke's Bay crowd with an amusing and emotional speech.

Medals prompt search for WWI hero

Medals belonging to a World War I soldier have a Napier woman on the hunt for his relatives.

Drink-driving teen a 'slow learner'

A Hawke’s Bay teenager has been caught drink-driving four times in 15 days.

Bowling opera house an option

Demolishing Hawke's Bay Opera House is being debated after it was revealed the cost of strengthening it had doubled.

Welcome to the velodrome?

Napier considering building the first indoor velodrome in the lower North Island.

Council changes mower-death plea

Council admits fault and retracts not guilty plea in case of lawnmower that killed 4-year-old.

Magazine missed target market

Napier Life was supposed to encourage people to move to Napier but was mostly handed out to people already living there.

Clocked at 218kmh

Hawke's Bay police stopped a motorcyclist riding at 218kmh on the same day that another rider died from a high-speed crash.

Carefree 1940s Napier

When Phil Costello sees the lad in the centre looking at the camera it takes him back to a carefree youth.

Hawke's Bay Opera House upgrade costly

Bringing Hawke's Bay Opera House up to code would cost much more than its $13.5m upgrade seven years ago.

Man shot on East Coast named

The man fatally shot on the East Coast on Monday was Tumanako Tauhore.

Shots spark AOS callout

Gunfire in rural Gisborne has sparked a callout of the Armed Offenders Squad tonight.

'Weak' quake in Hawke's Bay

The 3.8-magnitude quake struck offshore near Mahia Peninsula this afternoon.

Firm fined after worker passes out

A company whose employee was overcome by toxic fumes in a grain silo has been fined $33,750.

Turning the tap on bottled water

Plans to run a water-bottling plant on Napier's coast have been revived.

12 crews snuff motorcycle shop blaze

Fire safety investigators will today look into what started a blaze at a motorcycle shop in Napier.

Fire at Napier motorcycle shop

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a motorcycle shop in Napier.

Woman named in mum's death case

Name suppression lifted on Annie Rangi, the woman accused of killing her mother in Napier.

Maori performing arts leader dies

Hawke's Bay man who dedicated his life to Maori performing arts and music has died.

'Amicable' settlement for manager

Napier City Council has reached an "amicable settlement" with a sacked former manager.

Shots fired at vehicle

Hawke's Bay police are investigating a drive-by shooting in Hastings overnight.

Industry wants end to watchdog probe

Real estate agent Simon Tremain is hoping the Commerce Commission will soon wrap up its year-long investigation of the industry.

Schoolgirl's killer declined parole

The man convicted of abducting and murdering schoolgirl Teresa Cormack continues to protest his innocence.

McLaren P1 thrills on NZ roads

The first of just three $1.5 million McLaren P1s to come to New Zealand gets put through its paces.

Fire fighters battle blazes

Several fire brigades have battled a blaze on an apple farm near Havelock North.

Injured driver challenges cop's 'help'

A cop who found a bloodied vehicle in a ditch, smelling of alcohol, "had no right" to enter the driver's home, a court heard.

Drizzle no drought breaker

The long dry spell is over, but even yesterday's drizzle wasn't close to average rainfall for the time of year.

Waitangi Day disturbances expected

Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.

Mother, son dragged out to sea

A rip pulled them from shore and waves crashed over them when Lief Rock turned to his mother.

Petrol can scammer

Woman carrying a petrol can is scamming Hawke's Bay people into lending her money or petrol.

Logging could save rail line

Restoring the Napier-Gisborne rail line may not be viable, but getting half of it back in use could be an option.

Motorcycle fatality named

The 30-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Hawke's Bay has been named.

Council ordered to stop polluting rivers

A Hawke's Bay council will be issued with abatement notices after it polluted the Tukituki and Waipawa rivers.

Bay has a pronounced wine advantage

Hawke's Bay being easy to pronounce in Mandarin may be its biggest advantage in selling its great wine.

Motorcyclist killed

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into another vehicle near Hastings.

What cricket's all about

Two "cricket tragics" have recreated the spirit of the game on a Hawke's Bay farm.

Arrest after Hastings CYFs threat

A woman is expected to be charged today after a phone threat closed the Hastings Child, Youth and Family office.

Tagger faces tough judge

Young man tagged the foyer of the court housing a judge known for his loathing of taggers.

Unidentified man found dead

Police are trying to identify a man found dead in Napier on Monday morning.

Meeting of minds a logical decision

Rationalists, humanists and sceptics are converging on Havelock North with a view of working more closely in promoting their beliefs.

Lower fees fail to lift museum visits

Napier's new museum is failing to draw in big crowds despite lowering entrance fees.

Big dry helps winemakers

Current vintage tipped as top

Parched conditions in Hawke's Bay has this vintage tipped to be among the best.

Car crash victim named

The 68-year-old man who died in a Hawke's Bay crash has been named.

Tourist dies in Hastings crash

A Scottish tourist is dead after a crash east of Hastings.

A costly Xmas tree?

Man could face big fine or jail time for allegedly nicking a Christmas tree.

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