Hawke's Bay

Dead diver was Zane Hiko

Hiko died after getting into trouble in the water in Blacks Reef off the Māhia Peninsula. (File photo)

After getting into trouble, Hiko was pulled from the water by friends, but emergency services couldn't save him.

Iwi hemp venture to create jobs

Ngāti Kahungunu believes quality production processes are key to profitability.

If plans for a processing plant go ahead in Tararua it could create more than 150 jobs.

Fire on Te Mata Peak

A scrub fire has firefighters working on Te Mata Peak.

Firefighters have brought the Hawke's Bay blaze under control, but at this stage the cause is not known.

Bay doctors taken by surprise

The medical centre which the Hawke's Bay District Health Board has decided to close over Christmas.

No-one appears to have told the doctors that the hospital ward in their medical centre was closing over Christmas.

Diver dies in northern Hawke's Bay

Blacks Reef is off Māhia Peninsula in northern Hawke's Bay.

The diver was pulled from the water by fellow diving buddies, but emergency services could not save the person.

Napier's Roll of Honour doubles

Napier's eternal flame and roll of honour as they were originally constructed in 1957. In 1995 a wall was erected which ...

After research from a local museum, the roll increased to just under double the number of names listed previously.

Man says violence due to 'seeing red'

Agatupu Samu wielded the knife in a slicing motion, cutting his victim. (File photo)

Victim lost consciousness twice during partner's assault. Once due to kicking, once due to strangling.

Restaurateur jailed for tax evasion

Rakesh Kumar has been jailed for tax evasion

Tax evasion was an 'integral part of business plan', says IRD.

Shock over death of 'young leader'

Erica Jones, 26, is being remembered as vivacious, selfless, loving and humble.

Erica Jones, who "excelled" in many areas of life, was pregnant at the time of the crash that killed her.

Stranded cancer patient coming home video

Napier man Jarred Thompson, who has been battling with cancer, fell ill during a trip to Fiji. He was waiting to be ...

Generous donors pitch in to buy plane tickets for Jarred Thompson after he fell severely ill in Fiji.

Violent weekend in Hawke's Bay

Two groups of men were reported to have been brawling near Cobham St and Bledisloe St in Hastings.

Police investigating two separate assaults in Hawke's Bay that left people in hospital.

Hawke's Bay farmers fear drought

Irrigators are as concerned about the water levels as rural residents who rely on groundwater bores. (File photo)

An unusually dry October has some in Hawke's Bay fearing a complete loss of water access.

Bored, lonely and ignored

Disability Training Services/Epic Pathways offices in Napier. The trust has been running in various forms since the 1980s.

Disabled clients of taxpayer-funded training organisation found sitting idle and sleeping in reception.

Heatwave hits Hawke's Bay

Ice cream has been in hot demand. (File photo)

Ice cream, gelato, jandals and surf wax are all in hot demand as near-30C heat hits Hawke's Bay.

Hunting, fishing and robberies

Mike and Juliet Moore at their Hamills fishing and hunting store in Napier, which was robbed on October 30.

Man seeking Work and Income quote steals $3000 in hunting jackets

Mumps cases in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay District Health Board is urging parents to check their children's immunisations are up to date after three ...

One high school student and two adults found to have mumps, with officials urging parents to check children are immunised.

Logging truck rolls into stream

A truck driver has escaped serious injury after his vehicle left State Highway 2 and went into a stream.

Truck driver complains of sore ribs, but dodges major injury in SH2 crash in rural Hawke's Bay, police say.

$61k to defend Easter trade policy

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bank, ...

A failure to consult with the Christian community over Easter trading has cost Napier ratepayers.

New wharf approved for Napier Port

Napier Port will get a new wharf. (File photo)

Consent granted to build a new wharf at Napier Port while public consulted on 49 per cent sell-off.

Armed robbery at Napier gas station

Men made off with cigarettes and cash in the early-morning robbery.

Cigarettes and cash taken in early-morning service station robbery.

Quake shakes Hawke's Bay

More than 1900 people felt Sunday night's quake near Hastings.

A magnitude-4.5 earthquake has struck near Hastings.

Scrub fire rages in Hawke's Bay

Seventeen fire crews are responding to a scrub fire between Waipukurau and Porangahau in the central Hawke's Bay region.

Seventeen fire crews are working to control a scrub fire south of Waipukurau.

Scrub fire on Te Mata Peak

An area just below the summit of Te Mata Peak was blackened by fire overnight.

A fire believed to be caused by fireworks disrupted emergency services in Hawke's Bay.

Longer waits for angiograms in regions

Angiograms such as this will reveal the narrowing of any arteries. In this image, the patient has a narrowing in the ...

​Patients in Hawke's Bay and Whanganui needing angiograms are waiting longer than their counterparts in the lower North Island

New AB joins Japanese club

Gareth Evans made his All Blacks debut on Japan and will stay on to play for 
a Japanese club for two months.

Hurricanes snare impressive loose forward for another two years.

The man who died on the streets

Flowers placed near where Brendon Birch's body was found in Napier South.

The 47-year-old was found curled up outside a row of Napier shops. He'd used synthetic drugs before going to sleep.

Fake concert ticket seller jailed

Several of Fowler's victims thought they had bought tickets for Homegrown 2018, pictured, but the tickets never existed. ...

Fraudster took money for non-existent tickets for Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Homegrown gigs.

Man's death 'highly likely' drug-related

The man was a known user of synthetic drugs, police said. (File photo)

A rough sleeper known to a local outreach center had mental health and addiction issues, its manager says.

'Little starter lifestyle' fell short video

Graeme Bridge bought 41 Bibby St., Waipawa for $209,000 in 2016.

"Everything looks very tidy to me," the estate agent said. It didn't live up to the pitch.

Murder conviction upheld

Johnnie Puna has lost his appeal against conviction for murdering Mark Beale. (File photo)

Johnnie Puna has lost his appeal against conviction for murdering Mark Beale.

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