Hawke's Bay

Missing fisherman Peter Koziol - info sought

Hawke's Bay Police are looking for information in relation to a missing 55-year-old Palmerston North man, Peter Koziol, who was last seen on Monday 10 December 2018. Peter left Palmerston North early Monday and planned to fish the Waipawa River. He...... Read More

Missing fisherman - have you seen Peter Koziol?

Police in Hawke's Bay are seeking the public's assistance to locate 55-year-old Peter Koziol who was last seen by friends on Sunday 9 December.  "Mr Koziol is from Palmerston North and was last believed to be fly-fishing on the Waipawa...... Read More

Hastings District Council to foot Te Mata Peak bill

The full cost of removing the controversial track built up Te Mata Peak will be borne by Hastings District Council to acknowledge the mistakes it made in allowing it to be constructed in the first place, Craggy Range winery says. Ratepayers will foot...... Read More

A cool store in Hastings has partially collapsed

A Hastings cool store has partially collapsed this morning but the cause isn't clear yet. Fire and Emergency shift manager Murray Dunbar said firefighters were called to the Caroline Road building at 11.30am and are now assessing the site with...... Read More

Removal of remaining Te Mata Peak track to cost $200,000

Hastings District Council wants to remove the remainder of Te Mata Peak track and restore the hillside to its original state. The walking track on the eastern side of Te Mata Peak in Hastings is to be completely removed at the cost of another $200,000. The...... Read More

No other example of drink driving comes close - Coroner

A Napier man who was a regular drunk driver was killed in a crash, not long after he tried to run down someone who had tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel. Matthew Kyte, 36, died in September 2017, after he lost control of his vehicle and...... Read More

Orchardist warns to start payday filing now

A Hawke’s Bay orchardist is advising fellow small businesses to be ahead of the game on payday filing. This is the mandatory requirement from April next year for employers to file their payroll information to Inland Revenue every time they pay...... Read More

Napier council debates retail trading for Easter Sunday

Retail workers feel "obliged" to work on Easter Sunday because of fears they will miss out on promotions, pay rises or letting their colleagues down, First Union says. Napier City Council is hearing oral submissions on whether to allow shops...... Read More

Teen jailed for assault prior to murder of Flaxmere man

The last of five teenagers convicted of assaulting the Flaxmere man Kelly Donner before he was murdered has been sentenced to four years and two months imprisonment for his role in the attack. Eastlee Harmer-Gemmell, 17, can also be named for the first...... Read More

Farm consents or more water ’not done deal’

Central Hawke's Bay residents running out of water are being reassured applications from eight big farms to draw more water from a dwindling acquifer is not yet a done deal. The reassurance was given by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council at a...... Read More