Hawke's Bay

100 powerless on East Coast

Power has been lost to about 100 people on the North Island's East Coast. (File photo)

Storms cause several major faults as trees fall on to power lines.

Napier loses another ODI

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and coach Mike Hesson won't be gracing Napier's McLean Park again till February at ...

McLean Park won't be ready for the Pakistan ODI in January, but hopes remain high for England in February.

Murder-accused sues police

Zion King was discharged at the start of his second murder trial. He is suing police for the time he spent in jail.

Zion King wants damages for the 'negligent' police investigation that saw him jailed.

$37m pool planned for Napier

While the Aquatic Centre currently has a hydroslide, the council's preferred upgrade proposal would include a beach ...

City's aging aquatic centre is set to get a much needed upgrade.

Tongia signs for Stags

Ryan Tongia will play for Southland in this year's national provincial rugby championship.

Former Highlanders and Hawke's Bay back Ryan Tongia will play for the Southland Stags in the national provincial rugby competition.

Toddler drowns in Gisborne

Attempts to revive the girl were unsuccessful.

A 1-year-old girl was found in a backyard pool.

Proud day for teen flagbearer

Palmer says the games opening ceremony was a unique experience that showcased the distinctive culture of the Bahamas.

17-year-old gets opening ceremony honours at the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Eternal flame solution near

An artist's impression of one of three concept plans for a war memorial on Napier's Marine Parade. Under this proposal ...

Solution may be at hand for city's eternal flame debacle

Fishing director convicted

Antonino (Nino) D'Esposito has been fined $5000 in the Napier District Court.

Nino D'Esposito unsuccessfully applied for a discharge without conviction.

Council appeals fire ruling

Gisborne firefighters were called to the mill just after 6pm on January 7, 2010.

Gisborne District Council acknowledges impact of blaze on victims, but appeals finding that sees it liable for $875,000 in damages.

$12.5k a month for museum oversight

Napier's MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) was opened in 2013. When finished it was found it could only hold 40 per cent of ...

Napier's museum is too small for its priceless contents and ratepayers have been funding off-site storage for years.

Woman died while walking dog

Emergency services at Perfume Point during the incident in 2014.

Woman, 73, slipped down bank and died after being pinned under a large rock.

Dannevirke residents losing out

The Saddle Rd, an alternative route to the Manawatu Gorge, needs fixing from dozens of pot holes created by increased ...

Higher bills are hitting Dannevirke residents hard as the Manawatu Gorge remains closed.

Help for Napier's homeless

Finding accommodation for Napier's rough sleepers won't necessarily solve the city's begging problem. (File photo)

Social agency says $325,000 funding boost should reduce city's beggar problem.

Negligence costs council $875,000

Gisborne firefighters were called to the mill just after 6pm on January 7, 2010. Seven pumping appliances, two water ...

Seven years after a devastating fire, a judge finds that Gisborne District Council was negligent.

Four days... and still no power

Rebecca Greaves of Pongaroa has been without power for four days - and counting.

The novelty of having no electricity has worn thin for Rebecca Greaves, but she still feels she is "lucky".

SH2 closed near Wairoa

The road between Queenstown and Glenorchy has been closed because of fallen trees.

Fallen trees at Mohaka have shut road, and there are no detours in place.

Sickies: good for office health

Workplaces that allow plenty of time for staff to stay home and get well have greater productivity, says a Massey ...

Soldiering on when you're ill can be sign of a bad workplace, psychologist says.

Missing motorist found alive

Police had been searching for a man believed to have entered the Wairoa River on Sunday.

Man thought to have gone missing in the Wairoa River on Sunday is alive, police say.

Quake move challenges council

The council is negotiating with property owners so it can move 115 staff out of its quake-prone civic building, built in ...

Moving council staff out of a quake-prone Napier building proves difficult.

Bay's best hospitality

Pipi Cafe is up for best ambience and style.

Do you agree with this year's finalists?

Hammer assault arrest made

The hammer assault took place in Clive, Hastings.

A man will appear in Hastings District Court on Friday afternoon

Stranded drivers 'break into' home

A truck stuck at Te Haroto on the Napier-Taupo Road after the route was closed due to snow on Thursday.

Police involved after group stuck on Napier-Taupo road "invite themselves in" and light fire.

Jail term for pokie fraud

Michael Joseph O'Brien and Kevin Martin Coffey appearing for sentence on gambling fraud charges at the High Court in ...

Judge says Mike O'Brien's frauds struck at the heart of gambling regulation.

Splash Planet's bumper summer

Splash Planet, the Hastings water and amusement park.

The water and amusement park hosted 113,000 guests over summer

Meth sold to undercover cop

Police targeted a meth-dealer's house in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay. (File photo)

She was drug-dealing for her Mongrel Mob partner when Operation Vice knocked on the door.

Judge 'overreacted' with killer

Jordan Young, a man with many aliases.

Killer who asked friend to put hand up for other crimes given an unfair sentence by judge, High Court rules.

Perfect tonic for no-show lawyer

Lawyer Philip Gurney was caught drink-driving after a Mission Estate Winery Concert in 2002. (FILE PHOTO)

Drink-driving conviction overturned 15 years after consuming ginseng tonic at concert.

Dam project dead in the water

A screenshot from an animated video of the proposed Ruataniwha dam in Central Hawke's Bay.

Ruataniwha has suffered fatal blow, says council that has spend $20m on it.

Memorial options to go public

The future potential locations of Napier's eternal flame should be made public on Friday.

Three options for war memorial should be made public on Friday

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