Hawke's Bay

Road repairs frustrate

Partial closures to the Saddle Rd mean Tararua resident Judy Edmonds has to spend an extra half an hour in the car each ...

A Tararua resident's time with her dying father has been limited by road closures.

Attackers sought in teen assault

Police are calling for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was assaulted by a trio of attackers in Hastings.

A 14-year-old is in a stable condition and police are looking for three attackers.

Virus closes hospital wards

A bad strain of norovirus has hit Hawke's Bay Hospital.

Thirty Hawke's Bay Hospital staff are showing symptoms of Norovirus

Seal pups killed by dogs

A seal pup on the beach at Tangoio in 2015. One was killed by a dog at the seaside town north of Napier last month.

Second young fur seal mauled to death in Hawke's Bay within the past month.

Step forward in ACC hip claim

Greg Dayman was a member of the NZ Hockey team that won Gold at the 1976 Olympic Games. He received a Du Puy hip ...

Four people who received potentially faulty replacement hip joints want ACC cover.

Industrial park up for grabs

Twenty lots in Awatoto Industrial Park, in Napier, up for grabs.

Undeveloped lots in a new industrial park in Napier is up for sale or lease.

Gorge's quirks and kinks

The Manawatū Gorge road, in 2015.

The road through the Manawatū Gorge may never open. Here's a look at its long and winding history.

Manawatū Gorge route shortlist

A big slip came down in the Manawatū Gorge in 2011.

The four frontrunners are revealed and the Saddle Rd features prominently.

Mob leader sentenced

Gang leader Rex Timu in Napier District court for sentencing for assaulting his nephew.

Rex Timu lent his nephew thousands to deal cannabis, then threatened a friend when some went missing.

Woman dies after Hastings fire

The house on Kauri Place, in Mahora, Hastings, where a woman was injured in a bedroom fire. She died on Monday in ...

The woman was fatally injured in a house in Mahora nine days ago.

Council manager wins case

Napier City Council had a restructure last year.

The employee who lost his job in a restructure was offered an inferior position, ERA says.

New slips in gorge video

Work to clear slips through the Manawatū Gorge has stopped indefinitely.

Rock falls keep raining down on the closed highway through the Manawatū Gorge.

Russel Norman to face trial

Greenpeace NZ executive director Russel Norman aboard the Taitu as it ''intercepts'' the Amazon Warrior.

The Greenpeace executive director and a second activist will face a judge alone trial in 2018.

Boy killed by fire named

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, in Bridge Pa, where the 10-year-old boy fatally injured in a ...

Ten-year-old fatally injured in Hastings was "clever, talented" Ariki Mau.

Burnt boy ran for help

The scene of the fire in St Leonards, Hastings.

Injured 9-year-old ran to a nearby car dealership to raise the alarm as fire broke out in Hastings.

'Get out of the gorge'

The Manawatū Gorge was closed since in April after several slips blocked the road.

Senior geographer sounds a stark warning about the unstable hillsides of the Manawatū Gorge.

Boy dies after 'suspicious' fire video

A 10-year-old boy has died after a fire broke out in a disused garage behind the Storty Bar, which was also hit by fire ...

Ten-year-old dies in hospital, while another boy, 9, remains in stable condition after rescue from building blaze.

Paratyphoid outbreak spreads

Ten people have been confirmed to have suffered from an outbreak paratyphoid in Hawke's Bay. The DHB believes it was ...

Ten people are now confirmed to have been ill in Hawke's Bay.

Woman critical after fire

Kauri Place in Mahora, Hastings, where a fire early on Sunday morning has left an occupant with life-threatening injuries.

Cause still unknown of blaze which leaves Hastings resident with life-threatening burns.

Trial date for murder accused

Mark Beale, who was found unconscious at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay on the morning of February 6, 2017.

A jury will decide the fate of Johnnie Puna, charged with killing Hawke's Bay man Mark Beale.

Critical injuries in house fire

Kauri Place in Mahora, Hastings, where a suspicious fire early on Sunday morning has left an occupant with ...

Hastings woman in hospital with life-threatening burns after suspicious blaze.

Crashes surge since gorge closure

A crash on the Saddle Rd in June. It was one of at least 14 crashed since April 24, as the road comes under pressure ...

Saddle Rd, one of the main alternative routes to State Highway 3, is coming under increased pressure.

Hawke's Bay burglars targeted

Police have targeted Hastings' burglars with a series of search warrants.

Police recover stolen racing bikes and engagement ring.

Thieves steal school's new laptops


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Twenty Chromebooks nicked from Hastings primary school's reading recovery room.

Six vie to be Hastings mayor

Six people are running for mayor in the by-election to decide who will replace former mayor Lawrence Yule.

Candidates put names forward to replace Lawrence Yule, who led for 16 years.

Public to decide on memorial

Napier City Council is to consult residents on whether the city's conference centre should revert to its original name ...

Napier residents to be consulted on war memorial, and conference centre name.

Gastro outbreak's $21m bill

April Singh, 41, of Havelock North, who contracted Guillain Barre syndrome after coming down with campylobacteriosis in ...

The Havelock North gastro outbreak made 5500 people sick, now the bill has been added up.

Dobbed in from Grindr

Michael Kight at a previous court appearance by audio visual link from prison. (File photo)

Michael Kight's disturbing suggestions on gay dating app were reported to police.

Fraudster took 'fraction' of $500k

Opal Taylor, pictured in 2011.

Judge surprised as council fraudster Opal Taylor claims she hardly pocketed any of $500,000 in false invoices.

Gorge alternatives scarce on detail video

Contractors fix the damaged Manawatū Gorge road in May, before it was deemed unsafe for workers.

About 300 people attended a meeting in Woodville to discuss options for an alternative route to the Manawatū Gorge.

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