Hawke's Bay

Body found on Napier beach

A body was found on a Napier beach last night, more than a week after a French tourist went missing in the area. A police spokesperson says a member of the public contacted them at about 8.30pm saying they had found a body at Awatoto, just south of...... Read More

Update on search for missing Frenchman

Hawke’s Bay Police continue to investigate the disappearance of 32-year-old Frenchman, Pierre Antoine Paludet, who was last seen a week ago. Based on enquiries so far Police believe Mr Paludet and his vehicle were likely in the carpark from Wednesday...... Read More

Search continues for missing French tourist

The search continues in Hawke's Bay for missing French tourist Pierre Paludet. Detective Senior Sergeant Martin James says a Police Search and Rescue team continued searching yesterday in bush area north of the Haumoana estuary where Mr Paludet...... Read More

Pizza delivery driver robbed, youths arrested

Three youths have been arrested in relation to an aggravated robbery of a Napier pizza delivery driver. The incident happened in the Quality Inn carpark, Hastings Street, Napier on Sunday January 14. A police media spokesperson says three males aged...... Read More

Police seeking witnesses to fatal crash

Police are appealing to the public for information about a fatal crash in the Hawke's Bay area. At about 10am on Wednesday January 10,  a cyclist was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 50A between Flaxmere...... Read More

Search for missing French tourist continues

Hawke’s Bay Police assisted by LandSAR and Surf Life Saving teams will today search the Haumoana reserve and estuary area for missing French tourist Pierre Paludet. The 32-year-old was last seen in the area on Friday night. Investigators are...... Read More

Police investigating aggravated robbery by kids

Hawkes Bay CIB are investigating the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver late last night in central Napier. The offenders, a group of four or five males, called in a pizza order and waited for the 22-year-old male victim to arrive. "The...... Read More

Still no sign of missing Frenchman

Inquiries are ongoing to locate missing French tourist Pierre Paludet, who was last seen with his car at a beach car park at Haumoana, Hawke's Bay, on Friday morning. There is no physical search taking place today, unless new information comes...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay drowning prompts ’safe swim’ message

The drowning of a man at a Hawke's Bay beach is prompting a "safe swim" message. At around 6.50pm on Sunday, a group were swimming at Waimarama Beach in front of the surf club. They were around chest-deep in the water when a man...... Read More

Drowning in Hawke’s Bay, missing teen in Manawatu

One person has drowned at Waimarama Beach in Hawke’s Bay this evening. Police were called to the beach shortly before 7pm after three people got into difficulty in the water. "Sadly one of the people died after being recovered from the...... Read More