After getting into trouble, Hiko was pulled from the water by friends, but emergency services couldn't save him.
If plans for a processing plant go ahead in Tararua it could create more than 150 jobs.
Firefighters have brought the Hawke's Bay blaze under control, but at this stage the cause is not known.
No-one appears to have told the doctors that the hospital ward in their medical centre was closing over Christmas.
The diver was pulled from the water by fellow diving buddies, but emergency services could not save the person.
After research from a local museum, the roll increased to just under double the number of names listed previously.
Victim lost consciousness twice during partner's assault. Once due to kicking, once due to strangling.
Tax evasion was an 'integral part of business plan', says IRD.
Erica Jones, who "excelled" in many areas of life, was pregnant at the time of the crash that killed her.
Generous donors pitch in to buy plane tickets for Jarred Thompson after he fell severely ill in Fiji.
Police investigating two separate assaults in Hawke's Bay that left people in hospital.
An unusually dry October has some in Hawke's Bay fearing a complete loss of water access.
Disabled clients of taxpayer-funded training organisation found sitting idle and sleeping in reception.
Ice cream, gelato, jandals and surf wax are all in hot demand as near-30C heat hits Hawke's Bay.
Man seeking Work and Income quote steals $3000 in hunting jackets
One high school student and two adults found to have mumps, with officials urging parents to check children are immunised.
Truck driver complains of sore ribs, but dodges major injury in SH2 crash in rural Hawke's Bay, police say.
A failure to consult with the Christian community over Easter trading has cost Napier ratepayers.
Consent granted to build a new wharf at Napier Port while public consulted on 49 per cent sell-off.
Cigarettes and cash taken in early-morning service station robbery.
A magnitude-4.5 earthquake has struck near Hastings.
Seventeen fire crews are working to control a scrub fire south of Waipukurau.
A fire believed to be caused by fireworks disrupted emergency services in Hawke's Bay.
Patients in Hawke's Bay and Whanganui needing angiograms are waiting longer than their counterparts in the lower North Island
Hurricanes snare impressive loose forward for another two years.
The 47-year-old was found curled up outside a row of Napier shops. He'd used synthetic drugs before going to sleep.
Fraudster took money for non-existent tickets for Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Homegrown gigs.
A rough sleeper known to a local outreach center had mental health and addiction issues, its manager says.
"Everything looks very tidy to me," the estate agent said. It didn't live up to the pitch.
Johnnie Puna has lost his appeal against conviction for murdering Mark Beale.