Hawke's Bay

Arrest in Napier stabbing investigation

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm in relation to a stabbing in Napier over the weekend. The incident occurred on Bledisloe Road, Maraenui about 9.45pm on Saturday 15 September. Police were advised a short time...... Read More

Second arrest made in Taita fatal assault

Police making enquiries into the death of Faapaia Fonoilaepa in Taita, Lower Hutt on Friday night have arrested a second man. The 50-year-old was arrested in Hastings last night. Police allege he was an occupant of the silver station wagon seen leaving...... Read More

Three stabbings overnight, two fatal

There were three stabbings in different parts of the country last night - two of them fatal. They happened in Christchurch, Hawke's Bay and Northland. The police said a woman was killed and two men were critically wounded in the Christchurch suburb...... Read More

Sentenced for employing an illegal worker

A takeaway and pizza delivery store and its former owner have been sentenced for unlawfully employing a worker and aiding a person to breach visa conditions. TNRLNZ Ltd, which operated a Pizza Hut store in Hastings, was convicted and fined $2000 at...... Read More

SH2, Awatoto, fatal crash under investigation

The Hawke's Bay Police Serious Crash Unit is currently investigating the fatal crash between a car and truck, which occurred on State Highway 2 near Awatoto, south of Napier about 11pm on Monday night. The crash claimed the life of the driver of...... Read More

Napier fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died on Monday 3 September in a crash on SH 2 at Awatoto. She was 18- year-old Ava Powell of Napier. Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing.   ... Read More

Hawke’s Bay homicide victim named

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died following an assault at a private address on Maraekakaho Road, Bridge Pa on Sunday 2 September. He was 58-year-old Charles Henry Nicholas of Bridge Pa. Mr Nicholas was found on Sunday...... Read More

Second arrest in relation to Hawke’s Bay homicide

A second person has been charged in relation to the death of a man in Bridge Pa, Hastings. The victim was found with critical injuries at a private address on Sunday 2 September, and died in Wellington Hospital on Monday. "A 61-year-old man charged...... Read More

Liquor store worker seriously injured in aggravated robbery

A person has been seriously injured after a violent robbery at a Hastings liquor store. The robbery took place just after 7pm on Maraekakaho Road. Initial reports from police suggest that three people were involved. A store worker was seriously injured...... Read More