Hawke's Bay

Aquarium to get Weta touch

Artistic impressions of Napier's National Aquarium expansion project.

Weta Workshop will help with $45m upgrade that will see Napier's National Aquarium triple in size.

Fight for $50,000 engagement ring

The woman was unsuccessful in a bid to have her $50,000 engagement ring returned from her former partner.

A Hawke's Bay woman has lost her bid to keep her $50,000 engagement ring after the relationship ended.

Council confusion led to $500k cost

An artist's impression of the multi-use sports facility, including a velodrome, that had been proposed by Napier City ...

Council wrongly thought regional sports trust spoke for Sport NZ

Saddle Rd maintenance carries on

Motorists will have to put up with maintenance work along the Saddle Rd until the end of August.

Motorists will have to put up with Saddle Rd traffic restrictions longer than anticipated.

Forestry victim named

Piri Bartlett, killed in a forestry accident, pictured with fiancee Te Rangimarie Rautjoki, and son Rehua.

East Coast family mourns worker who died in remote block near Tolaga Bay. 

Dodgy doctor likely to be deported

Former Hastings doctor David Lim was jailed for five years for stupefying and performing indecent acts on patients.

David Lim performed indecent acts on three young male patients while they were in a state of "conscious sedation".

Jailed lawyer unremorseful

Former Napier lawyer Gerald McKay was struck off in 2014 after the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary ...

Gerald McKay has been treating prison staff like receptionists and fails to comprehend the gravity of his crimes, Parole Board says.

Brothers' $2.4m fight

Robert Burnside, son of Jim, has been involved in a court fight with his brother Alec.

Judge tells sons of wealthy Hawke's Bay businessman to stop the "unreasonable mutual suspicion" and infighting.

Forestry death near Gisborne

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 2.30pm on Monday. (File photo)

Police and WorkSafe are investigating the death in remote block.

Stolen avos sold on Facebook

A spate of avocado thefts down the East Coast have resulted in the stolen fruit appearing on Facebook.

Orchardists and business owners are being warned stolen avocados are appearing online.

Teacher dies in crash

Niwa Vercoe, teacher at Flaxmere Primary School, was much loved by the 26 pupils of Room 13.

Hawke's Bay primary school pupils "really upset" after much-loved teacher Niwa Vercoe is killed in crash.

One dead in two-car crash

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on the Napier-Taupo Highway.

State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo reopens after fatal crash that also left four injured.

Vigil recalls gastro crisis

Euphemia Baker at the candlelight water vigil in Wellington on Sunday.

One year on from Havelock North water crisis, communities send message to government.

Suspicious fire in Hastings

Hastings police are appealing for information from people who might have seen anything suspicious in the area.

Police are seeking information on a suspicious warehouse fire.

Discharge not code brown video

The council has discharged sewerage to the waterway four times this year in emergency situations.

Online rage bubbles over after stormwater mistaken for sewage in Gisborne.

Second half surge lifts Bay

Hawke's Bay halfback Chris Eaton in action in the 24-16 win over Southland in Napier on Saturday.

Southland dominate first half only to come unstuck in the second half against Hawke's Bay in Napier.

Hawke's Bay water limit reached

Hawke's Bay's commercial water users, including those who farm using irrigation, have been warned they can't take more ...

Region of wine, fruit and farms can't handle any more as council turns tap off on all new consents.

How a doctor preyed on boys

Former Hastings doctor David Lim was jailed for five years for stupefying and performing indecent acts on patients.

David Lim had every reason to think he'd get away with it - but for one determined mother.

Dodgy doc's five years in jail

Dr David Lim has been sentenced in Napier District Court for stupefying and indecently assaulting male patients.

David Lim was treating a student's dislocated pinky finger when the 18-year-old realised something was wrong and yelled out.

Napier mayor silent on CEO selection

Napier Mayor Bill Dalton will not discuss the selection process for the council ceo.

Mayor won't say how many applied for council CEO position

'I own the sea' says poacher

Napier man Apirana Robinson was caught with 66 paua under the legal size limit. (File photo)

Paua poacher inadvertently walks straight toward a group of fishery officers

Missing teen found dead

Hastings teen Ariana Reedy, missing since Tuesday night, has been found dead.

The 15-year-old girl was last seen late at night on Napier's Bluff Hill.

Hastings kura finally gets new home

The government has finally found a new home for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu in Hastings.

$12m plan to relocate school caught up in mushroom farm stink.

Deserted coastal subdivision for sale video

The 44-lot subdivision has paved streets, street lights, and sewerage and water systems that have never been used.

Two times developers tried to turn the street lights on in this prime Mahia subdivision. Both times it backfired.

Velodrome case 'extremely optimistic'

An artist's impression of the multi-use sports facility, including a velodrome, proposed by Napier City Council.

It would have been used mostly by well-off men, according to Sport NZ.

No investigation into Napier mayor

The Office of the Auditor General says it is "outside our role" to investigate a claim of bias against Napier Mayor Bill ...

Office of the Auditor General says it has no mandate to investigate allegation of bias.

Death remains a mystery

Coroner Chris Devonport has been unable to determine the cause of Hastings woman Amelia Whatarau's death.

Coroner can't determine how Amelia Whatarau suffered fatal burns in 2012.

Special bond with kids video

Janene Maloney of Mahora School in Hastings with year 6 student Alexia Culley, who nominated her for the Hawke's Bay ...

Janene Maloney believes in empowering kids' self-belief.

Paige the 'menacing' jack russell video

Marion Sturm and her jack russell terrier, Paige.

She killed the neighbour's chicken and now she has to wear a muzzle wherever she goes.

Large fraud case hits council

A former Hastings District Council employee is facing fraud charges.

It is alleged that the employee stole a large amount of money from Hastings District Council.

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