Hawke's Bay

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.

Illegal seawall can stay

Storms and sea level rise have claimed several properties at Haumoana. Without a seawall, Mark Lawrence's properties ...

Mark Lawrence built the wall to protect his home and his neighbour in Hawke's Bay. After an eight year fight, the council says it can stay.

Lucky escape from river plunge

The driver walked away after his vehicle plunged about 10m off a bridge at Whakaki, east of Wairoa.

Driver fortunate to walk away after his vehicle dropped 10m off a bridge into a river.

Businessman jailed for perjury

Hawke's Bay 'entrepreneur' Craig Nisbet has been jailed for perjury.

He spent a day trying to convince jurors he hadn't lied. Then he conceded he had.

Tool thefts spark warning

Senior Constable Bradley Clark, left, and Detective Constable James Forgie of Hawke's Bay police with a number of items ...

Burglars are targeting tools, prompting a police warning to tradies.

Violent gang member released

Joseph Pritchard is a long-standing member of the Mongrel Mob.

Joseph Pritchard has a long history of violent offending

Woodville Oosh shops close

Suzie Johnson and her husband, Kiwi Johnson, when the Woodville shops opened in 2011.

A couple is closing its three stores in Woodville after a 60 per cent decline in profit.

Full moon helps stranded tramper

Martin Vaclavu, 25, of the Czech Republic, was rescued from the Kaweka Ranges.

He was cold, wet and lost. But at least the rescue helicopter could see him.

Accused rapist acquitted

The complainant woke to find the man asleep in her bed. (File photo)

Jury takes three hours to acquit teen accused of raping woman in house he was burgling.

Alleged rapist asleep in bed

The complainant woke to find the man asleep in her bed. (File photo)

Police arrived at a Napier house to find an alleged rapist asleep in his victim's bed.

Pin pulled on $23m velodrome

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

Wheels fall off Napier's velodrome as councillors find out Sport NZ doesn't support it.

Police find stolen placentas

Placenta stolen from Napier home have been recovered

Two placentas stolen from a Napier home have been recovered.

Rough sleeper clampdown

Napier City Council says it will trespass rough sleepers found in store doorways if shopkeepers ask it to. (File photo)

Dossing down in a Napier shop doorway could lead to a rude awakening.

Complaint to OAG over Mayor

A complaint has been made to the Office of the Auditor-General, alleging that Napier Mayor Bill Dalton had shown bias in ...

'There is an evident level of predetermination here', says former councillor

Mahia, we have a problem video

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, launches the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed ...

Four minutes after blast-off, a glitch hit the first attempt to send a rocket into orbit from a private launch pad.

Power surge, water off

Flaxmere schools decided to close on Monday morning after temporarily losing their water supplies.

A power glitch gives hundreds of Hawke's Bay students an extra-long weekend.

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