Hawke's Bay

Name release: Napier cyclist

Police have released the name of the cyclist who died following a collision with a truck in Napier on Friday April 21. He was Benjamin Den Ouden, 30, from Napier. Police have confirmed the incident happened on Georges Drive shortly before 6pm on Friday. Emergency...... Read More

Bold action needed for Napier Port expansion

Napier Port directors must lobby government for expansion funding from the Reserve Bank, Democrats for Social Credit Party Leader Stephnie de Ruyter told a meeting of Hawke’s Bay members in Napier. Stephnie says the partial sale of a ratepayer-owned...... Read More

Cyclist dies in Napier crash

A male cyclist has died following a collision involving a truck in Napier this evening. Police have confirmed the incident happened on Georges Drive shortly before 6pm. Emergency services were called to the scene, situated between Kennedy Road...... Read More

Nine-year-old boy found safe and well

A nine-year-old boy reported missing from Hastings earlier today has been found safe and well. Hawke’s Bay Police issued a call for the public's help to find Blair Crabtree after he was reported missing from his home on Outram Road in Akina...... Read More

Best duck season in seven years

Duck shooters in the Eastern Fish and Game region are being promised the best shooting in seven years, based on current duck numbers. Senior Fish and Game officer Matthew McDougall says trapping and population modelling tells them there are lots of...... Read More

Baby rescued from pond in Hawke’s Bay

A one-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after being pulled from a pond in Hawke's Bay. Emergency services were called to Hawke's Bay A&P Showgrounds in Hastings about 4.37pm on Sunday, police say. The boy was initially listed...... Read More

Two win $500k

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Hastings have uncovered a golden Easter egg after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in last night’s live Lotto draw. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Countdown Airport in Auckland and Hastings...... Read More

Whooping cough on the rise in Hawke’s Bay

Health officials in Hawke’s Bay have revelaed they are seeing an increase in cases of whooping cough, which poses serious risks for babies and children – especially those under the age of one. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rachel Eyre,...... Read More

Travel warning in Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti

The emergency services are tonight warning motorists to avoid travel across the Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/Tairawhiti regions after numerous roads were blocked as a result of the weather. A police statement says many roads are "partially...... Read More

Rotman series to come to Hawke’s Bay

A historically and culturally significant series of art works is soon to be acquired by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust (HBMT), for display at MTG Hawke’s Bay. Dr Richard Grant - chairman of the HBMT - says the Omarunui photographic series...... Read More