Hawke's Bay

Diver dies despite revival efforts

Akitio Beach, on the southeast coast of the North Island, pictured after flooding last October.

Malcolm Bruce Cameron was among a group of people free-diving off a remote North Island beach.

Summer pix winners make a splash gallery

One-year-old Luca Montino is all smiles in the water at Kaitaia with this photo that took the popular vote in stuff.co.nz's Canon Kiwi summer photo competition.

The 10 most popular pix have been chosen in the Canon Kiwi summer photos contest.

Herd the one about the sheep? video

A new perspective on sheep farming.

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Woman pinned beneath van

Firefighters lifted a van from a woman pinned beneath it in Hawke's Bay

Firefighters lifted van from woman after she had been pinned beneath it for several hours

Refugee 'safety concerns' slammed

Syrian children who arrived at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland last month.

Govt decision not to send refugees to Napier and Hastings due to "community safety" concerns outrages Hawke's Bay mayors.

Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Wanted man appears in court

Ihaka Paul, 26, who grew up in Wairoa, was arrested after being surrounded inside a house in Carroll St, Frasertown.

Ihaka Paul has appeared in court on a raft of charges after Tuesday's armed standoff.

Fugitive gives himself up

Ihaka Paul, 26, who grew up in Wairoa, was arrested after being surrounded inside a house in Carroll St, Frasertown.

Ihaka Paul has surrendered to police after being surrounded in a house in Frasertown.

Woman injured in 40metre fall

The Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter has flown a seriously injured woman from Urewera National Park to Hawke's Bay Hospital

Auckland woman suffers serious injuries to head, neck and chest after fall in remote area

Father mourns motorcyclist son

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

Store robbed with cricket bat

Police are hunting three men who made off with several hundred dollars after a robbery in Hawke's Bay.

Police are hunting three men who used a cricket bat to rob a Bay View store in Hawke's Bay.

Family with rider during crash

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

After Rhys Middleton was hit by a car, his brother jumped off his own bike and tried to save his life.

Growth in million-dollar Hawke's Bays property market

This home in Endsleigh Drive, Havelock North sold in December, as demand for million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay grows.

Million-dollar properties in Hawke's Bay are in hot demand, as interest from national and international buyers strengthens, a real estate agent says.

One dead in Hawke's Bay crash

A serious crash in Hawke's Bay has closed a section of State Highway 5.

Foreign nationals were involved in two serious crashes over the weekend, with one crash claiming the life of a motorcylist.

Free parking fails to deliver diners video

Aaron Wheadon outside his restaurant and bar, Down the Road, in Hastings. He says a Hastings District Council trial of free parking in the central city has cost him significant business.

A Hastings initiative to encourage people into the city has been welcomed by most but is backfiring for one restaurant owner.

AOS cop wants name secret

A Hawke's Bay armed offender's squad member acquitted of careless use of a firearm has appealed a judge's decision that would see him identified.

Officer who accidentally shot a handcuffed man has filed appeal to keep name suppression

Wine flight takes off

An Air New Zealand flight attendant pours a glass of wine on the first 'Wine Flight', which paired award-winning wines with views over the landscape where they were produced.

Flight attendants on two Q300 planes served the assembled media and wine experts glasses of wine from the vineyards below.

It's just stuff, says fire victim video

James Mccaffrey is now staying with friends after a fire destroyed his Napier Hill flat.

Music teacher loses thousand of dollars' worth of instruments and sheet music in Napier Hill fire.

AOS cop acquitted in shooting

The unnamed AOS member, who had not completed his training, accidentally fired his M4 Bushmaster rifle and shot a man who lying handcuffed on the ground.

He accidentally shot a man in the shoulder as he lay handcuffed on the ground.

Fans sell out as heat rises

Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club greenkeeper Matthew Spraggs cools off under the sprinkler after a hot Hutt day.

Shortage of fans in Porirua, as Hutt came within a whisker of its record temperature on Wednesday.

Iwi slams council report

Hawke's Bay Regional Council staff have been accused of putting a "disappointing" spin on a report that "downplayed" the outcome of an Environment Court challenge by local iwi.

Ngati Kahungunu says Hawke's Bay Regional Council "downplayed" the impact of an Environment Court decision that went against it.

New light shed on 1931 killer quake

Destruction caused by the Napier earthquake, February, 1931.

Research into the country's worst natural disaster claims fewer died in the 1931 Hawke's Bay tragedy than was previously believed.

Napier biting accused in court

Two Hawke's Bay women have appeared in Napier District Court following alleged biting incidents on the weekend.

Two women have appeared in court in relation to two separate biting incidents last weekend.

Breastfeed in the loos? You're joking

The changing table and bench in the public toilet in Dickins St.

A sign urging women to breastfeed in a public toilet was branded ''repulsive'' by mums.

On a mission to preserve Napier history video

Richie Richards in his bottle museum at the old Gilberd's building in Napier.

They survived the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake and now the Gilberd buildings are preserving part of Napier's history.

Attack dog owners sentenced

Injuries to one of the women after she was attacked in October.

Three owners get community work and fines after women attacked on Hawke's Bay beach.

Bus driver bashed over fare

The Hastings bus stop where a woman assaulted a Go Bus driver after being refused a discounted fare.

A passenger wanted a discount with an expired student ID. When she didn't get it, she attacked the driver.

Manslaughter charge after toddler's death

Hastings toddler Matiu Wereta died in October.

Teenager originally charged with assault is now accused of the manslaughter of a "happy, smiley" 2-year-old boy.

Dance floor 'bite' can't stop party

The Napier waterside bar Thirsty Whale, where a man was allegedly bitten by a female patron.

Two women charged with assault after separate Napier biting claims.

Hawke's Bay water study a 'good investment'

The Heretaunga Plains aquifer supplies water to Napier, Hastings and surrounding rural areas.

Regional council set to debate a multi-million dollar study into Hawke's Bay's primary underground water source.

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