Hawke's Bay

Sudden death on farm in Ongaonga

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a sudden death on a farm in the Central Hawke's Bay. A man was found near a motorbike at 5am. "Emergency services provided medical attention, however the man in his 50s died at the scene,"...... Read More

Whitebaiter nets fine for regulations breach

A Porangahau man has been prosecuted by the Department of Conservation for two breaches of the Whitebait Fishing Regulations. DOC became aware of the offending on August 19 2017 after New Zealand Police were tipped off by a frustrated member of...... Read More

Beware the beauty trap – Police

Hawke’s Bay Police have noticed more emergency calls for assistance by walkers and hikers becoming stranded on the track from Clifton Motor Camp out to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers. “While this is an exceptional walk for locals...... Read More

Fifth youth linked to murder case

A fifth youth has been arrested in connection with the death of Opotiki man, Kelly Donner. Kelly died in Flaxmere, Hawke’s Bay on March 4. "A 14-year-old male has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm...... Read More

Teacher struck off for having sex with student

A teacher who had sex with one of her students last year is guilty of serious misconduct and can no longer teach, the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal says. The tribunal said the woman taught at a boys' school and had a sexual relationship with one...... Read More

Tower Insurance hikes premiums in quake-prone areas

Tower insurance customers with high risk earthquake-prone homes will soon have to start paying hundreds of dollars more in premiums. The company has announced that thousands of its customers started paying hundreds of dollars more from 1 April for...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay artist voted most popular

Organisers of 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D have counted all the votes and are thrilled to announce the winner of the Law Creative People’s Choice Award. The 2018 recipient of the $500 award is Symbiosis – Wind, Water, Earth by Hawke’s...... Read More

Hastings road reopens after serious crash

One person has been taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with moderate injuries following a serious crash at Pakowhai Road in Hastings this morning. A police media spokesperson says the road has also reopened. "A car and truck collided just before...... Read More

One injured in serious crash near Hastings

One person is injured following a serious crash on Pakowhai Rd, Tomoana, Hastings. A police media spokesperson says diversions are in place and traffic is slow-moving. "Emergency services were called to the incident involving a truck and a car...... Read More

Dam might fail at any time, warns Civil Defence

A dam created by a landslide between Gisborne and Wairora earlier this month is rising rapidly and could fail at any time, Hawke's Bay Civil Defence is warning. A large landslide on the Mangapoike River created a new lake on private property about...... Read More