Hawke's Bay

One ticket to ride for everyone

Shot of various types of transport tickets and money. There are plans to introduce ...

Bankcards and smartphones will soon be the way to pay across all forms of NZ public transport.

Violent prisoner's appeal fails

Jason Poi suffered lifelong injuries in the assault.

Paka Leota wanted a release date he could work toward. Judges were not prepared to take that risk.

Scooter and car crash

The intersection of Maadi and Kennedy roads, in Napier. The intersection is now under the control of traffic lights.

Emergency services were called to the second crash near a Napier street in five days.

Explosion at marae

A gas bottle exploded at the Houngarea Marae hurting one person.

One person has been hurt by an exploding gas bottle.

House damaged in Napier fire

Smoke billows from a house fire in Napier.

Firefighters manage to contain blaze to three rooms, which suffered "quite extensive" damage.

Dannevirke still on boil water notice

A boil water notice is in place for Dannevirke residents. (File photo)

People living in Dannevirke still have to boil their drinking water, with several schools closed in the area.

Council rejects low visitor projection video

A further view of how the $51.3m expandand aquarium might look.

Big difference between projected visitor numbers to upgraded aquarium

Reason for arson still a mystery

Kalfau burned down this Hastings flat he was living in with his partner and child.

Flat exploded into flames after man poured petrol throughout it.

Helicopter crash victim dies

Renata Apatu was co-owner of Ngamatea Station.

Chopper crash victim was well-known Hawke's Bay businessman Renata 'Ren' Apatu.

Jailed for stealing $384,000 from council

Former manager of Hastings Sports Centre Opal Taylor defrauded Hastings District Council of $384,666.

Thieving council manager 'ran a personal fiefdom'.

Napier pedestrian killed by car

The car that hit the pedestrian had visible dents after the crash.

Witnesses describe "shock and screaming" after man was killed crossing the road.

Medal website 'vilifying' veterans

Former Wairoa district councilor Denys Caves has found himself at the centre of an online attack by the Australia and ...

Wairoa RSA member who wore a medal incorrectly draws ire from online vigilante group.

Axe attack in Hastings

A property on Riverslea Rd, Hastings, was the site of a brutal gang-related axe attack on Wednesday.

A brutal, gang-related axe attack in Hastings left two victims in hospital with injuries.

Missing, presumed sunk

A 40-foot container blown from Napier Port was found washed up between Westshore and Bay View. A second one is still missing.

A large, obstructive shipping container blew off a stack at Napier Port, never to be seen again.

Crash victim 'vivacious, kind'

Megan Nation was 43.

Megan Nation, 43, died when her car plunged into a ditch off Tauroa Rd in Hawke's Bay.

East Coast homes without power video

More severe weather has battered Gisborne and Hawke's Bay overnight.

A deluge lashed the East Coast on Tuesday, cutting power to thousands and causing travel chaos.

Māori lore 'contrary to the bible'

Tītī-a-Okura ('the mutton birds of Okura') saddle, near the settlement of Te Pohue, takes its name from the muttonbird, ...

Farmers says land claims were trumped by the bible. A judge disagreed.

Second arrest over armed robbery

Armed offenders squad members search an area of central Hastings on June 1 after a local bar was held up at gunpoint.

Police arrest and charge second man in connection with the armed robbery of a Hastings bar.

Road toll keeps rising

A crashed car is pulled up a bank following a fatal crash in Havelock North on Monday morning.

A death in a Hawke's Bay crash, and another near Timaru, add to the steadily growing road toll.

Charges withdrawn against gang pad accused

Police raid the Outlaws Motorcycle gang property on Kenny Ave., Napier, to rescue the victim being detained against his will.

The men were charged with kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm.

Car crashes into power pole

Three people are in hospital after a car crashed into a power pole in Hastings.

Incident happened on corner of Wilson and Omahu roads.

Hollywood-inspired building for sale

The heritage-registered C.E.Rogers & Co building in Napier's art deco precinct has been owned by the same family for ...

The heritage-registered building sits in the heart of Napier's art deco precinct.

Concerns over water take

Three dairy farms are among those wanting to use more deep groundwater for irrigation purposes in Central Hawke's Bay. ...

Rivers and springs are already running dry, says central Hawke's Bay farmer.

Pharmacy mistake: Baby in hospital

The baby is in Hawke's Bay Hospital.

One-month-old baby stopped breathing after pharmacy put wrong medication in container.

CCTV shows robbers in action

A robber armed with a hammer enters the service station.

Police have released dramatic images of an armed robbery of a Hawke's Bay service station.

Tolaga Bay's help from above video

The aftermath of flooding in Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne.

Residents in rural and hard-to-reach areas of Tolaga Bay will today be getting air assistance from Civil Defence.

The log sea dilemma

Farms and homes were damaged as a result of the flood carrying slash.

A small community left devastated because of decision to plant forests in "less enlightened times". But who will pay?

Return of the mothballed rail line video

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones riding the train into Ahuriri, Napier.

The train carried a load of crushed rocks as Shane Jones fired the Napier to Wairoa link back to life.

Ambulance bill alarms family

Wairoa woman Arohaina 'Aroz' Gilbert died after being rushed to the Wairoa Hospital by ambulance on the morning of May ...

A gravely-ill woman charged $98 for a 400-metre ambulance trip was sent the bill after she died.

East Coast gets more rain video

Photos show flooding at Anaura Bay on Tuesday.

There's no let up in Tolaga Bay, an East Coast area already battered by floodwaters, with more rain on the way.

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