Hawke's Bay

Death after DHB's delays and failures

Wairoa woman Arohaina 'Aroz' Gilbert died five days after she was supposed to have undergone urgent thyroid surgery.

Arohaina Gilbert was young, fit, a hard worker and a good saver. And had the Hawke's Bay DHB not failed her, she would probably be travelling overseas.

Bridge jumpers warned

Police have warned locals against jumping from a bridge where four people were injured in a vehicle crash on February 21.

Thrill-seekers have been warned to stop jumping off a bridge four people were injured in a vehicle crash.

Two crashes, seven injured

A crash involving a truck on the Hawke's Bay Expressway about 4.10pm on February 21 has left four people with injuries.

One person is in a critical condition and six others suffered injuries in two separate Hawke's Bay crashes.

Pool evacuated after spill

The Havelock North Village Pool was evacuated.

A popular swimming pool was evacuated in the middle of the afternoon after a chlorine spill.

Suspicions about Napier house fire

Police are appealing for information following the fire at a property in the Napier suburb of Taradale.

A possibly suspicious house fire in Napier on Wednesday afternoon has police calling for sightings.

Crash victim was Scott Faulkner

Scott Faulkner died when his car collided with a truck on State Highway 5, near Eskdale last night.

Hastings man Scott Faulkner, 36, died when his car ran into a truck near Napier

'Unsung' hero finally gets a mention video

Francis Meredith Evans, known as 'Dith', was born in Napier in 1894. He died in the successful assault on the French ...

He played a major role in a famous WW1 battle but his name has never featured on a memorial. That's set to change.

Eel deaths concern Māori video

A council contractor fished up and killed "hundreds" of eels in Hawke's Bay while undertaking work on a drain.

Matiu Heremia was horrified to discover them among mud dumped by the regional council.

$200 extra for 'large' cremation video

Hastings District Council is looking at introducing a new $200 fee for the cremation of "oversize caskets".

People weighing over 150kg would need to pay $200 more than others being cremated.

New design for war memorial

Napier City Council has asked council staff to come up with a design with elements from all three of those proposed, to ...

Napier's new war memorial will now incorporate elements of three proposed designs.

Gisborne's water restrictions lifted video

Contractors excavating at the site of a leak in Gisborne last week. The leak in the main water pipe has since been fixed.

Bans on outdoor water use have finally been lifted after last week's water crisis.

Sterilisation units not audited

Fifty-five patients were offered blood tests by HBDHB following the discovery that some surgical equipment was not ...

Failure that saw patients exposed to potentially unsterilised instruments may lead to change.

Holding back the tide video

Haumoana, Hawke's Bay. On bad days you can see, hear and feel the gravel, rocks and sand being clawed back to the water.

Some councils have tried - and failed - to tackle sea level rise. One seems to have got it right.

Jail for car park meth deal

Over eight months Ropiha bought and on-sold 1.7kg of methamphetamine. (File photo)

Getting caught selling meth out a Warehouse saw a recidivist dealer jailed for 11 years.

Ardern, Gayford go art deco gallery

Clarke Gayford and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enjoy a sunny day out at Napier's Art Deco Festival.

All things art deco were celebrated by the prime minister and thousands more in Napier.

'Racist' school uniform policy video

Seven-year-old Maimai Mvundura wears her braids with pride despite it and Afros being banned at several top schools ...

A school uniform policy banning Afros and braids has been slammed as "racist" and "discriminatory".

Gisborne running out of water

Gisborne is running out of water and a total ban on outside water use is in place (file photo).

Not enough water to put out a major fire if one breaks out in the district.

Car vs pole in Gisborne

Police have closed one lane on Chalmers Rd in Elgin lane after a car crashed into a power pole. (File photo)

Police say a driver has fled the scene after crashing into a power pole early Saturday morning.

DHB advertising for assistant for sterilisation unit video

A Trade Me advertisement was listed on Tuesday, February 12, for a sterile services assistant with Hawke's Bay District ...

As health ministry assembles conference with top health bosses about the issue, DHB advertises for staffer.

Elton John's Mission concert sold out video

Demand for Elton John's second Napier concert is expected to be 'big'.

It appears tickets for the concert all sold out by 1.08pm, leaving many disappointed once again.

Man blames violence on 'seeing red'

Agatupu Samu wielded the knife in a slicing motion and cutting his victim, according to a police summary of facts. (File ...

Days before violently assaulting his partner, Agatupu Samu threatened to murder his Down Syndrome neighbour.

Water ban remains for Gisborne video

Contractors excavating at the site of a leak in Gisborne. They identified a joint fitting as the possible source of the leak.

Leaking pipe that threatened Gisborne's entire water supply has now been welded .

Seasonal labour shortage declared

The shortage is for a six-week period between 25 February and 5 April 2019. (File photo).

People on visitor visas can now apply to work on orchards and vineyards in Hawke's Bay.

Fatal crash 'like a bomb going off'

A man died after colliding with a truck on State Highway 5, near Eskdale last night.

'There was nothing anyone could do to help the driver of the car

Water crisis in Gisborne video

There's a water crisis in Gisborne after a leak was discovered. (File photo)

There's just 24 hours left of water reservoir storage before it runs out completely.

Was sterilisation unit turned on? video

Fifty-five  patients have been offered blood tests by HBDHB following the discovery that some surgical equipment was not ...

Numerous errors had to have been made before inadequately sterilised surgical equipment was used on patients.

Kids, elderly among affected patients video

Hawke's Bay DHB has called affected patients after inadequately sterilised surgical equipment was used.

Up to 55 patients in Hawke's Bay will face HIV and hepatitis tests after being operated on with inadequately sterilised equipment.

Fatal car crash in Wairoa

One person has died after a serious crash near Wairoa.

Driver died at the scene after a car went over a bank near the small Hawke's Bay town.

Person hurt in van explosion

A person has suffered burns after an explosion in a car in Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay resident thought a bomb had gone off after a person suffered burns in a van explosion.

Grass fire in Hawke's Bay

Fire crews are battling a grass fire in Ongaonga Hawke's Bay.

Fire crews fighting 100 metre grass fire in Hawke's Bay

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