Hawke's Bay

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

Wairoa crash victim named

Police have released the name of a 22-year-old who died in a car crash in Wairoa on Sunday. (File Photo)

A 22-year-old from Gisborne has been named as man killed in Sunday crash.

Slip could block Manawatū River

The NZ Transport Agency expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at the Manawatū Gorge. A slip in April was 3500cum.

"Huge volume" of unstable rock, 170 times larger than slip that closed state highway, could be next to go in Manawatū Gorge.

Napier library to move

A mock-up of a proposal to convert Napier's library into Napier City Council's civic headquarters.

The library will be temporarily housed in the storage facility of the MTG.

Taking chance on ex-prisoners

Working at Tumu Timbers in Hawke's Bay has helped Sonny beat a gambling addiction and turn his back on a life of crime.

Work after prison reduces chances of re-offending and can be a "game changer", says Corrections boss.

Mumps case at Bay school

Parents are urged to check children's vaccination status for mumps, a highly infectious viral disease spread by ...

Parents at Waipukurau school urged to check their kids' vaccination status.

Church pastor 'employed slave'

Pastor of the Everlasting Gospel Church in Flaxmere, Faaofo Fomai as he drives from Hastings District Court.

Hawke's Bay pastor allegedly lured Samoan man to NZ to run a youth group, only to force him to pick apples.

Family 'living in van' video

Adrienne Taputoro says people are living in vans and cars along Marine Parade.

Napier mayor and Housing NZ reject claim that a family with nine kids are sleeping in a van.

Fine for low paraglider flight video

Mark Lawrence making his illegal manoeuvre near his home at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay, for which he was prosecuted. He was ...

Hawke's Bay man says video was misleading and "made it look like I'm going 100 miles an hour".

Council manager pleads guilty

Former manager of the Hastings Sports Centre Opal Taylor, pictured in 2010. She was charged with fraud in 2017.

Sports centre manager stole $500,000 over 13 years.

Ardern's Bay housing pledge video

A fleeting visit to Hawke's Bay saw Labour leader hold babies and admire apples.

Hawke's Bay road fatality

Police were called to the  crash on Sunday night (File photo).

One dead after car rolls on northern Hawke's Bay.

One dead in Hawke's Bay crash

One person has died at the scene of a crash on Awamate Rd, Frasertown.

One person is dead and two others injured in a serious crash near Frasertown in Hawkes Bay.

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