Hawke's Bay

DOC supports fight to save unique bushland

A group of Central Hawke’s Bay residents is fighting to save a rare type of native forest, the only one of its kind in the region. For almost two decades, the landowners, who have recently formed the Gwavas Charitable Trust for the Puahanui...... Read More

Three men face kidnapping charges after Napier incident

Three people have been charged in relation to an alleged kidnapping in Napier today. Police responded to the incident just before 9am to begin inquiries. As a result, one offender was arrested in Whakatu. Shortly afterwards, the Hawke's Bay Armed...... Read More

Man facing multiple indecent assault charges

Police have laid a further nine charges against the 29-year-old Napier man currently facing charges of sexual violation and indecent assault. The new charges, all of a sexual nature, relate to alleged attacks on nine further women in public places...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay crash victim named

Police are now in a position to name the motorcylist who died at the scene of a crash on Middle Road Otane, on Sunday. He was 56-year-old Dag Tore Olberg from Napier. "Police extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Olberg at this...... Read More

Serious crash in Hastings blocks road

Motorists are being warned of road closures after a serious crash in central Hastings this morning. A police media spokesperson says the two car accident happened on Heretaunga Street West at about 6.10am. "Injuries are unclear at this stage...... Read More

Two motorcycles and truck involved in fatal crash

One person is dead following a crash between two motorcycles and a truck in the Hawke's Bay area. Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on Middle Road, Otane.  Police were called to the scene at 3.30pm. "Initial reports...... Read More

Beacon and helmet save the day

An injured Hawkes Bay farmer and his dogs have been saved from a bull attack by a personal locator distress beacon and a helmet. Farmer Robert Pattullo, who is also a trustee of the Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust (flying the Lowe Corporation Rescue...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash

The Hawke's Bay Serious Crash Unit have opened an investigation into the crash that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider yesterday.  An appeal for information from the public has also been made following the incident in...... Read More

Fatal crash in Hastings

Police can confirm one person has died following a crash in Bridge Pa, Hastings, between a truck and a motorcycle. It happened on Stock Road, near the intersection with Irongate Road West, around 8:30am. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at...... Read More

Serious crash in Hastings, diversions in place

Diversions are in place following a serious crash in Hastings. Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash in Bridge Pa, Hastings, between a truck and a motorcycle. It happened on Stock Road, near the intersection with Irongate Road West,...... Read More