Hawke's Bay

Firefighters recognised for distinguished service

A total of 889 years of service has been recognised at the recent Rural Fire Force’s Service and Awards evening held at the Civic Theatre in Waipukurau. The Awards night is an opportunity to reward the efforts of the individuals who volunteer...... Read More

Search teams locate missing woman

A 49-year-old woman reported missing to Whakatane Police last week has been found. Suzanne Fay Holmes, who had not been seen since last Wednesday, was found on a walking track after search teams entered the Te Urewera area earlier today.  A...... Read More

Working together to help offenders

Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay Police investigating suspicious fires

Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating several suspicious fires that have occurred in the Flaxmere area recently. Between midnight and 3:00am on Saturday 15 July, Police have attended three vehicle fires in Flaxmere – two on Margate...... Read More

Missing Wairoa River motorist ’alive and well’

Eastern District Police have confirmed that the man believed to have gone missing in the Wairoa River is alive and well. Their search for the motorist was hampered by bad weather on Wednesday after initial fears that the man had entered the river after...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman

Whakatane police have launched an appeal for sightings of Suzanne Fay Holmes. The 49-year-old's car was located at Te Urewera two days ago, and she was last seen in that area around about the same time. In a statement released earlier this evening,...... Read More

Numbers double after surge in winter illnesses

A surge in winter-related illnesses in Hawke’s Bay is impacting the whole of the region's health system, prompting experts to hand out important advice for locals on how to best manage their care. Wayne Woolrich, General Manager of primary...... Read More

Vehicles targeted in Hastings fires

A 15-year-old Hastings man has been referred to the Police Youth Aid Section following investigations into a spate of fires that plagued the city’s suburb of Frimley last year. Detective Constable Rhyan Honeyfeild says the worrying...... Read More

Police leave bullets on car roof, drive off

Napier police are red faced tonight after losing ammunition which they inadvertently left on the roof of a police car and drove off. The police are seeking help from the public to locate an M4 Bushmaster rifle  magazine,...... Read More

Police fear for missing man’s safety

Hawke's Bay Police have admitted they hold fears for the safety of a missing man who has not been seen since Friday. Andrew Dean Farqhar was last sighted leaving an an address in Taradale, Napier on 9th June. The authorities have this...... Read More