Hawke's Bay

Seasonal labour shortage in Hawke’s Bay declared

The Ministry of Social Development has declared a seasonal labour shortage across Hawke’s Bay. Declaring a seasonal labour shortage allows visitor visa holders to apply for a variation of conditions, which will enable them to work on orchards...... Read More

Driver killed in collision with truck

A driver who failed to stop for police has been killed in a crash with a truck. At about 9.40pm on Thursday, police located a vehicle of interest heading south on State Highway 5 at Eskdale. Police had concerns for the person thought to be driving...... Read More

Danger signs as large swells batter BOP coast

People are being warned not to swim at Mount Main Beach as large swells continue to batter the east coast of New Zealand. The large swells are being caused by a tropical cyclone out in the North Eastern Pacific. NLSNZ National Lifesaving manager Allan...... Read More

Further charge laid after Hastings assault

A further charge has been laid in relation to the assault which occured on Maraekakaho Road in Hastings last night. A 19-year-old woman has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Detective Inspector Mike Foster says...... Read More

Charges laid after Hastings assault

Police have laid charges in relation to an assault on Maraekakaho Road, Hastings last night. A 19-year-old man will appear in Hastings District Court today charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Detective Inspector Mike Foster...... Read More

Person critically injured in Hastings assault

  One person is in a critical condition after an assault on Maraekakaho Road in Hastings.   The incident occurred at about 10.55pm yesterday. "Police are speaking with one person and are not seeking any others," says Detective...... Read More

Appeal for information following penguin thefts

  Hawke's Bay Police are appealing for information regarding the theft of little blue penguins in Napier.   Three penguins were removed from their nests in Perfume Point, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, around 10:30pm on Thursday 24 January...... Read More

Murder probe after man dies in Hastings

UPDATED 3.58PM: A 42-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a death in Akina, Hastings overnight. Police were called to a Lumsden Road address at about 2.35am after receiving a report of a critically injured man. Emergency services administered...... Read More

15yo sentenced to life for murder of Kelly Donner

It can now be revealed that Haami Hanara, 15, was on bail for an earlier assault and robbery when he fatally stabbed 40-year-old Flaxmere man Kelly Donner four times in March last year. Hanara, who was 14 years old at the time, was convicted of murdering...... Read More

Mangaorapa fatal crash victim named

Police can now name the man who died during an organised trail ride event on a farm at Mangaorapa, Central Hawke's Bay, on Saturday 2 February. He was Daniel Taylor, aged 30, of Mangaorapa, says a police spokesperson. "Mr Taylor was in a...... Read More