Hawke's Bay

Water woes push up rates

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Generic photos of potable drinking water from the tap. This is water from ...

Napier faces a 5 per cent rates hike as the city spends more on its water supply.

War Memorial may get a home

Napier's War Memorial Centre in 2015 before a major refurbishment that removed its memorial features.

RSAs demand reinstatement of 'War Memorial' title on Napier conference centre

Diversion for Norman?

Russel Norman swims in front of oil ship

The ex-Greens co-leader head of Greenpeace may avoid a conviction following an open-sea protest.

Agent didn't reveal 'serious defects'

The apartments in Humber St, Ahuriri, Napier.

She lived a floor below but didn't tell buyers about problems with apartment.

What your employer should be told

Samuel Back was deregistered and censured for having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Reiha McLelland, 13, took her life in August 2014 after an intense relationship with her teacher. The Coroner thinks the law needs to change.

Faulty hips back in court

ACC accepted 75 of the 85 treatment injury claims for patients who had the recalled ASR implants. (File photo)

Four Kiwis will take their case to High Court seeking compensation from ACC.

Begging a 'fundamental freedom' video

Myles Hemopo, one of three Napier men to have been charged in connection with begging in the city.

Beggars who say Napier's ban violates the Bill of Rights have a good case, lawyer says.

Welcome to NZ: Here's a $200 fine

Dave and Viv Perry were fined $200 for breaching Napier City Council's freedom camping bylaw, despite making "a real ...

Council official had a rude awakening for Lions fans who thought they'd obeyed rules.

Bail pending fraud sentencing

Coffey was accused of helping deceive his former employer, the Department of Internal Affairs.

Former gambling inspector Kevin Coffey gets bail until fraud sentencing.

Schools tune up for Les Mis

Oliver Howlett, 17, John Black, 17, Cathy Pearson, 16, and Marla Beissel, 16, are the four leads in the joint ...

Les Miserables is a challenging production for adults - imagine performing it will a cast of teenagers

The ultimate party wagon

What a machine: one Napier local is selling their beloved ride-on chilly bin.

Ever wanted to be the star of the party? This motorised chilly bin 'limo' could be your chance.

My surreal catch-up with Kingo video

Sunday Star-Times columnist and broadcaster Nadine Higgins (back row, third from left) remembers how she was inspired by ...

OPINION: Broadcaster Nadine Higgins catches up with Bevan King, the teacher who gave a self-conscious teen the courage to become a TV journalist.

Hammer attack in Hawke's Bay

Despite taking hit after hit from a robber's hammer, a scrap metal yard employee prevented the offender from getting a cent.

A scrap yard employee was left bloody and bruised but sent the thief packing empty-handed.

Trespassed from rest home

A Hastings woman has been trespassed from her mother's rest home. (file photo)

Woman says she has been deprived of time with her mother, which she can never get back.

Widow brings accused to tears

In 2010, Calavrias became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours, for services to ...

Young man weeps at sentencing for mowing down cycling Wellington businessman while doing 100kmh.

Factory death still being probed

The entrance to the Homegrown Juice Company's office and factory on Williams Street, Hastings.

It's suspected that 23-year-old woman Manpreet Kaur died after being entangled in machinery in Hastings.

Sport's park health centre strides forward

An artist's impression of the new community health and sports centre planned for the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park.

Work on buildings which will make up the first stage of a new community health and sports centre at the region's sport park will begin in October.

Planting future Kowhai

Kowhai Special School with trees they have planted along the Karamu Stream bank.

Growing native plants and life skills in one go.

Gastro mayor thought of quitting

Lawrence Yule

Lawrence Yule looks back after chairing last council meeting as Hastings mayor.

Police find bullets on busy street

Police asked for public help to find the missing M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine, which was lost following the execution of ...

Lost police bullets and magazine found several kilometres away on Napier's Marine Parade.

Zero hour for Wairoa CEO

Fergus Power has been chief executive of Wairoa District Council since 2014.

 Council boss heading south after leading district's bid to become a rocket hub.

Police lose gun magazine

Help from the public is sought to locate an M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine that was lost following the execution of the ...

An officer left the gun magazine on the roof of a patrol car in Napier before driving off.

Staff quit quake-prone buildings

Staff are being moved out of Napier City Council's civic buildings in Hastings St.

Napier City Council and IRD are moving out of two council-owned buildings.

'Mock execution' of son

The judge was sure Samuel's four children would suffer lasting psychological damage from his abuse. (File photo)

After the 5-year-old misbehaved, dad got a hammer and told siblings to "look away so you don't see all the blood".

Former inmates ready for jobs

Chris is a former prisoner now working in the horticulture industry in Hawke's Bay.

"Why give us a chance? I'm living proof the programme works."

Notorious criminal to be released

John Gillies in Wellington District Court in 2013.

Cop-stabber John Gillies will soon be back in the community after completing his 12th stint in jail.

Police probe house fire

The burnt-out property was recently sold after Hastings District Council took the previous owner to court over unpaid rates.

Blaze destroys property that recently changed hands after a forced sale.

One night, two damaging fires

Firefighters had a busy night (File photo).

As a fire was being put out in Taranaki, another flared up in Hawke's Bay.

Gisborne car victim named

Gisborne woman Kimberly Chaval Phillips was struck by a car on Cobden Street on Friday night.

The pedestrian hit by a car on Friday night was Kimberly Chaval Phillips.

Napier building compliant

Napier's PWC building has finally been given its code of compliance certificate.

Four-storey building finished in 2007 got its certificate of compliance last week.

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