With its patchy history of trying to reshape itself, Wellington region's local government structure is in for a shake-up, whether its leaders like it or not.
Vineyard manager Vince Labat on his go-to for great coffee, great food and a great vibe.
It began with a misplaced henhouse, escalated to a “stream of abuse and harassment” and ended with a failed attempt at a restraining order.
A Hastings teenager will return to Taranaki in two weeks time to answer a charge of murdering a man at a remote campground.
Anxiety among staff at 27 education providers under the Te Pūkenga umbrella is reportedly “sky high”, with no guarantee their courses will continue.
Distiller Blair Nicholl describes it as "the cognac of gins".
When one of Hastings' prettiest buildings closed in 2014, few expected it would spend years behind ugly barriers. Turns out it was worth the wait.
A gorgeous Aston Martin DB2 Mk2/4 is set to go under the hammer at Webb's Collectors' Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction in Auckland this week.
Seventeen years after getting sick while cutting cobalt as a fitter and turner, Darren Moore is still a sickness beneficiary with limited working ability.
It took the late Ian Hope half a lifetime to collect 500-plus classic British cars. Now many of his vintage gems are for sale.
The heart of the country's apple growing industry is now home to 20 giant apples as part of a local art trail.
We plan for major life events like births and marriages, so why not plan for deaths too? These days, you can even have a death doula.
Having a 65kg weight land on her foot ended a stevedore's career, and she counts herself lucky not to be among those killed on the job as regulators try to prevent serious accidents at 13 New Zealand ports.
They said a winery serving lunch at Te Awanga would never work. Tim Turvey had other ideas.
A 4-year-old boy was handed back to his abusive dad and step-mum in December 2020. A month later he was in hospital fighting for his life.
Investigation found that precious time was lost by responders failing to listen to ship's master.
Six young inmates, aged between 17 and 19, were responsible for damage that has put the unit out of commission for months.
Police are at a Napier beach, where a woman's body has been recovered.
Grey Power and a resident's family are stunned a group at risk from serious Covid complications was asked to answer a staffing SOS.
A higher number of prisoners have gang affiliations, a history of violence or a disorder, and are causing more damage, Corrections says.
David Lim drugged and sexually assaulted four men while working as a GP.
An investigation into the cause of the single-vehicle crash in the suburb of Onekawa is under way.
Six youth wing offenders spent nearly 24 hours barricaded on the roof of Hawke's Bay Prison – a sign they were “pushed to the edge”, advocates say.
A 49-year-old Hastings man has been charged with careless use of a firearm in relation to the alleged incident,
The four remaining inmates who were digging in after nearly 24 hours on a Hawke's Bay Regional Prison rooftop are back in custody.
Mary O'Neill filmed her neighbour, harassed his children and made malicious complaints – landing her in court. Now it appears she is leaving town.
Mayor rejects claims of 'serious culture issues' and lack of leadership, just weeks out from voting starting in September.
Health Minister Andrew Little on Friday opened the Hastings hospital, the first to be built in almost 100 years.
Downsizing to an apartment in Napier first meant a renovation was in order for the couple who commissioned this award-winning kitchen.
A cellar-door experience with his dad was the catalyst for Kevin Wang choosing a career in wine and to study in one of NZ's best growing regions.