Hawke's Bay

Back to the polls in Welly, Hastings

Here we go again ... Wellington hasn't seen the last of election billboards with a by-election scheduled for the end of ...

Wins for Paul Eagle and Lawrence Yule have triggered local body by-elections.

Housing top of Yule's agenda

National's Lawrence Yule is the new MP for Tukituki.

More homes need to be built, says new Tukituki MP. "It's as simple as that."

At home with a musician

Jon Fletcher lives in Waipukurau with his wife, Kinena and dog TJ (Tom Jones Jr).

Jon Fletcher, is a musician and a facilitator at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.

Pensioner wants curb on spending

Mike Webber says government spending could be cut back.

Pensioner looks on upside after National's election win

Teens arrested over Napier robbery

Police arrived to find the alleged offenders running from the store.

Two 16-year-olds arrested after customer "badly shaken" in alleged supermarket robbery.

Shellfish link to sickness bug

Three people have been taken to hospital in Hawke's Bay this week with symptoms of paratyphoid.

Three in hospital in Hawke's Bay with paratyphoid. One ate shellfish from marina.

Thousands raised for injured woman

Suzi Merson is on the road to recovery after a serious car crash in February.

Suzi Merson almost lost her life, now friends are pitching in to help her recovery.

Cannabis and guns seized

A rifle and about 100 cannabis plants were seized by police.

Cannabis plants and rifle found at property in small Hawke's Bay settlement.

'Random, very nasty' home invasion

Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said the women were confronted in their home in Outram Road, Akina, by two young men ...

Armed robbers demanding cash struggle with elderly woman and her daughter in their home.

Young escapers captured

Gisborne police are thanking members of the public who helped them find two youths who escaped police custody.

Police thank public for help in finding two youths who fled police custody in Gisborne.

Saddle Rd smoothed out

The Manawatū Gorge closed in April after several slips.

Motorists say the maintenance work on the Saddle Rd has improved its condition

Scrap metal thieves caught

The two men are accused of stealing 300kg of scrap metal and 600 bottles of drink from the park. (File photo)

More than 300kg of scrap metal and hundreds of bottles of water were taken.

Election 2017: 'Minor party' candidates, independents

Richard Warwick

Meet the region's candidates not yet profiled for their electorates.

Push to solve Hastings robbery

The Gull service station on Omahu Rd, Hastings, was robbed at gunpoint early on May 12, 2017.

An aggravated robbery in Hastings will feature on a television show in a bid to help solve the case.

Thieves take $5500 guitar

An orange Chet Atkins Gretsch, like this one, was stolen. The guitar is rare in New Zealand, and worth about $5500.

Owner reckons rare guitar stolen from his store will only reappear on the black market because it is so distinctive.

Loud bangs during police search

Armed police called out to a property on Battery Rd, Napier.

Armed police swoop on Napier property to execute a search warrant.

Paedophile's conviction quashed

The Napier Court house, where the appeal was heard. (File photo)

Graeme Barry was charged with breaching his supervision, but the sentence was overturned on appeal.

At a glance: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Waikanae beach, Gisborne.

Labour's Meka Whaitiri is hoping to retain her seat in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti this election.

At a glance: Tukituki

The Ngaruroro River in Hawke's Bay is one thing people are talking about heading into this election.

Water is the first thing that springs to mind when people talk about the electorate's issues.

Hundreds rally in water fight video

Tractors filled the park as hundreds of people protested.

Protest against water conservation order saw 400 tractors hit the road in Hawke's Bay.

Gastro risk real

Dr Steve Hrudey, a drinking water expert from University of Alberta, Canada, is boiling drinking water during when ...

An international expert visiting New Zealand says there's nothing stopping another outbreak like Havelock North, and tourists ought to be told.

More meth arrests in Hawke's Bay

The Napier two men have been arrested in relation to importing methamphetamine.

Two Napier men accused of importing $200,000 worth of the drug.

Dad-of-six killed in crash

Father of six Matthew Kyte, 36, died in a single-vehicle crash crash on Napier's Lamason St on Saturday morning. His ...

Matthew Kyte was devoted to his family and his faith. "Fly high my bro we will miss you."

Kiwi jailed for murder

Former Napier city councillor Peter Beckett has been found guilty of murdering his wife by a jury in Canada.

Peter Beckett, a former Napier city councillor, found guilty of murdering his wife in Canada.

One dead in Napier crash

Emergency services were called to Lamason Street in Napier around 4.10am on Saturday.

Victim died at the scene of single-vehicle crash early on Saturday morning.

Pitchforks won't sway tribunal

Hawke's Bay orchardists Jerf Van Beek and Brian McClay put up signs ahead of rally opposing an application for a Water ...

Special tribunal overseeing the next Hawke's Bay water battle won't be influenced by opponents.

Two arrested after break-ins

The two men have been charged with burglary and theft from a car. (File photo)

Hawke's Bay men to appear in court about spate of car burglaries.

Died in mum's arms

Michelle Brown and her late daughter Alicia Kirkpatrick.

"Mum, we've got to go," Singer Alicia Kirkpatrick told her mum. She died in the car, her three kids in the back.

Large meth bust in Hawke's Bay

One of the firearms seized

Police seized meth worth $2.5million and $343,000 in cash

Environment groups 'being intimidated'

An argument over water is brewing in Hawke's Bay

Environmental groups put orchardists 'on notice' over tactics

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