Hawke's Bay

New Zealand's newest lake video

Mangapoike landslide in Gisborne formed the nation's newest lake.

"We knew it was significant in a national sense the moment we saw it," scientist says.

Man dies after walking out of hospital video

A man's body was found in central Hastings on the morning of May 12, after he had been delivered to Hawke's Bay Hospital ...

Police took a man threatening self-harm to hospital. He left and was dead the next day.

Hawke's Bay DHB budget blow-out

June was a very busy month at Hawke's Bay Hospital.

Hawke's Bay DHB was supposed to end year with a surplus of $1.5, not a deficit of $6.7m.

Food and beverage hub for Hawke's Bay

The 16.5 hectare greenfield site in Hastings is soon to become Tomoana Food Hub.

A few big names have leased space already, but there's still room next to Heinz Watties in Hawke's Bay.

Oil ship protesters plead case video

Sara Howell and Russel Norman are sentenced in Napier District Court

Greenpeace's Russel Norman and Sara Howell don't deny what they did, but say it had to be done.

Treasures still without permanent home

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

Five years after region's museum was found to be too small, Napier ratepayers are still bearing cost.

Tarakihi decline raises concerns

Commercial fishers have come under fire for "over-exploiting" New Zealand's east coast tarakihi population.

A favourite fish of Kiwis is on the decline on the east coast.

Roaming dogs threat to kiwi

The two dogs which escaped in the Kaweka Forest Park earlier this month.

The dogs have been on the loose in forest park since July 1, but the public was only told two weeks later.

Ten firearms stolen

The silver 2014 Mercedes Benz E 250 stolen from a Taradale address on the weekend.

Late model Mercedes worth $100,000 stolen along with firearms.

Track's cut heights may exceed restrictions

New documents have revealed the track remains non-compliant to one of its consent conditions.

But winery says measurements crude and Te Mata Peak track had not been completed.

Family hit by string of disasters

Bruce Buchanan said his family is lost, broken, overwhelmed and devastated.

To say Bruce Buchanan has had some bad luck recently would be an understatement.

Hawke's Bay aims for 'zero suicides'

Hastings district councillor Henare O'Keefe, from Flaxmere, said it was time to talk and listen. (File photo)

Five years after four teen deaths in Hawke's Bay, a 'zero suicide' plan will be presented to council.

Child killer to remain in prison

Simon Reaney, who was murdered in 1991.

After breaching his parole conditions, Anthony Roma will have to remain behind bars.

Child sex offender found with knife

Michael Kight appearing in Wellington District Court last year via audio-visual link. (File photo)

When police arrested Michael Kight at Hawke's Bay Airport they found a large knife in his luggage.

Woman freed after found unfit to stand trial

The woman attacked a man in Gisborne with a hospital crutch. (File photo)

The nation's top judges have been saying the law needs an urgent fix. The Justice Ministry says it's working on it.

15-year-old charged over robbery

A boy arrested in connection with a Napier petrol station robbery was due to appear in Hastings District Court on ...

Teen among those who allegedly assaulted an attendant and robbed a Napier petrol station.

Truck and train collide

The aftermath of a truck and train collision near Napier Port.

Driver taken to hospital with serious injuries after collision with a train near Napier's port.

Māori vets digitally remembered video

Etera Saddler Ahuriri completed  four years and 147 days of service during World War I.

Veterans from Wairoa who served in WWI are having their stories told - some for the first time.

'I was only changing gears'

Matthew Stoney pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. (File photo)

Could Matthew Stoney's destructive crash have been an accident? No, say cops.

Nuhaka crash claims third victim

The crash happened on SH2 near Nuhaka, in northern Hawke's Bay.

Jordan Edwards died six days after the crash that claimed his two friends.

Easter Sunday trading in court

It has been argued in court that Napier City Council did not consult properly with the Christian community before it ...

Napier didn't seek enough input from Christians before allowing Easter Sunday trading, court told.

Whales wash up on beach

Two pygmy sperm whales were found washed up on Māhia Beach on Monday morning. (File photo)

Over the past two weeks five pygmy sperm whales have been found stranded or dead at Māhia Beach.

Boxer caps comeback with pro title video

Napier boxer Beau O'Brien becomes Australasian professional middleweight champion after defeating Fijian favourite.

An upset win in Fiji has boosted Kiwi boxer's confidence for a successful professional career.

Fixing our water system

Up to 100,000 Kiwis are getting sick from drinking water every year. The government launched the Three Waters review ...

A Hawke's Bay mayor says the government's water review falls short.

Cow manure contaminated pond

Contamination of the pond has been linked to cow faeces. (File photo)

Cows have been blamed as a partial cause of contamination for the popular swim spot.

Killer couple paroled, kept separate

Crystal Black, left, and partner Krystel Pokai killed Amandeep Singh at Kaiti beach, Gisborne, on December 29, 2012.

Women who lured a man to the beach and killed him must not see each other.

Te Mata Peak track heading to court

The walking/cycling track cut on the eastern flank of Te Mata Peak by Craggy Range Winery.

Environmental group says track must be removed as promised.

Mum's pain over grave vandalism

Hastings man Dene Riddell, 31, whose organs were donated after he died in August 2016.

Dene Riddell's grave has been hit by vandals twice in two years.

Nuhaka crash victims remembered

The crash happened on SH2 near Nuhaka, in northern Hawke's Bay.

Funerals this week for Nuhaka crash victims.

$3k fine for estuary waste dump

Liqueo Bulk Storage's Pandora site. Liqueo is a subsidiary company of agribusiness group Scales Corporation.

A company that dumped liquid tallow into an estuary has been fined in the Environment Court.

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