Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay flood: ’You have to confront the issues’

An early warning system alerting residents living near Esk River in Hawke's Bay of rising water levels could be on the cards after a devastating flood earlier this year. Heavy rain caused the Esk River to burst its banks in the early hours of 8...... Read More

Three cases of mumps confirmed in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay health officials are urging parents to check their children’s immunisation status following three cases of mumps recently being confirmed in Hastings. One child was a student from Hastings Boys' High School and the other...... Read More

Two men charged with murder of Napier man

Two men held in custody in relation to the death of Napier man Alex Latimer earlier this month have now been charged with his murder. The body of 30-year-old Mr Latimer was found at a property in Te Hāroto, Hawke's Bay nearly a week after he was...... Read More

Retailers caught selling cigarettes to minors

Four retailers have been caught selling cigarettes to children under 18 years of age following a controlled purchase operation carried out recently in Hastings and Napier. Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operations are held to monitor the level of compliance...... Read More

Alaskan health care experts visit Hawke’s Bay

Health practitioners as well as health and social service providers from throughout New Zealand are in Hawke’s Bay this week to learn from the founders of a world-leading non-profit Alaskan health care model that has made an extraordinary difference...... Read More

Five arrested in Hawke’s Bay raid

Three men and three women have been arrested and will face a variety of drug and firearm related charges after Police executed search warrants in Hawke’s Bay. The search warrants, carried out in Napier and Hastings today and are the culmination...... Read More

Hastings running out of room for the dead

Hastings District Council is warning its existing cemeteries will run out of room in just over three years' time. Council community facilities manager Alison Banks said three of the district's four cemeteries were "rapidly approaching...... Read More

Anaesthetic technicians’ strike delays elective surgery

Fifteen elective surgeries at Hawke's Bay Hospital have been postponed due to an anaesthetic technicians strike planned for today. A hospital spokesperson said only life-preserving operations would go ahead during the 24 hour strike. Apex union...... Read More