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Cost of Cyclone Gabrielle to ratepayers set to be $250m plus interest

Hastings District Council ratepayers will bear the cost of a $250m Cyclone Gabrielle bill with part of a 25 percent average rates rise in the first year and 15...

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Police dig near Esk River in relation to disappearance of Joseph Ahuriri News

Police dig near Esk River in relation to disappearance of Joseph Ahuriri

Police are combing an area near the mouth of the Esk River in relation to the disappearance of Joseph Ahuriri, who first went missing as Cyclone Gabrielle bore...

Video: Repair Cafe Hastings celebrates one year of repairing News

Video: Repair Cafe Hastings celebrates one year of repairing

If your seats don't sit or your toaster is not toasting as it should be or if your table has a terminal wobble, there's one place you need to go and that's a...

Hastings District Council to discuss proposed average rates rise of 25 per cent - largest of the Hawke's Bay councils News

Hastings District Council to discuss proposed average rates rise of 25 per cent - largest of the Hawke's Bay councils

The Hastings District Council will this week discuss a proposed average rate rise of 25 per cent, which is the largest of all Hawke’s Bay The Hastings Di...

Damaged sections of Brookfields Bridge being removed News

Damaged sections of Brookfields Bridge being removed

Damaged sections of Brookfields Bridge will be removed from the Tutaekuri River waterway from today until 1 May. The Council said on its website that work woul...

Video - Stainless steel engineer turned wine company owner standing in Hasting by-election because she understands the rates demand News

Video - Stainless steel engineer turned wine company owner standing in Hasting by-election because she understands the rates demand

Hana Montaperto-Hendry is standing in the Hastings District Council Heretaunga Ward by-election to represent ratepayers because she says she understands the &ld...

Community anger at vandalism of War Memorial in Central Hawke's Bay News

Community anger at vandalism of War Memorial in Central Hawke's Bay

The vandalism of a War Memorial in Central Hawke’s Bay has been met with anger in the community at the “senseless act”. The war memorial, at...

Two major hui to discuss kotahitanga to be held in Hawke's Bay News

Two major hui to discuss kotahitanga to be held in Hawke's Bay

Two major hui will be held in Hawke’s Bay in April and May  to discuss kotahitanga (unity) in the face of policy by the Coalition Government deemed b...

Video: Another major review into Cyclone Gabrielle response due out this month News

Video: Another major review into Cyclone Gabrielle response due out this month

A major review of the response to Cyclone Gabrielle, and other North Island weather events last year, is expected to be released this month. Former Governor-Ge...

Gleeson Park Playground opens in time for school holiday fun News

Gleeson Park Playground opens in time for school holiday fun

The Gleeson Park Playground has opened just in time for the school holidays. The playground, located at the top of Faraday Road on Hospital Hill, Napier, was o...

Should vehicles have access to Waimārama Beach? - second round of consultation begins News

Should vehicles have access to Waimārama Beach? - second round of consultation begins

A second round of consultation on people’s views regarding vehicle access to Waimārama Beach started yesterday, with the community invited to give their f...

Evacuation of Aquatic Centre caused by .. burnt toast News

Evacuation of Aquatic Centre caused by .. burnt toast

Burnt toast briefly interrupted the 2024 Apollo Projects NZ Swimming Championships at the Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre this evening. Firefighters were...

Celebrations as EIT Hawke’s Bay students graduate after tough years News

Celebrations as EIT Hawke’s Bay students graduate after tough years

There was an air of celebration in Hawke’s Bay as students from EIT graduated after a tough few years due to the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle,...

Video: “Assault on whakapapa” by coalition government spurred IronMāori founder to stand for Hastings District Council News

Video: “Assault on whakapapa” by coalition government spurred IronMāori founder to stand for Hastings District Council

Veteran political campaigner Heather Te Au-Skipworth says an “assault on our whakapapa” by the National-led coalition government has spurred her on...

Proposed tourism funding cuts will have catastrophic effect, says Hawke’s Bay Tourism News

Proposed tourism funding cuts will have catastrophic effect, says Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Proposed funding cuts to Hawke’s Bay Tourism will have a catastrophic effect on the region’s economy, with more than $250 million likely to disappea...

Safety improvements to Meeanee/Murphy Road intersection News

Safety improvements to Meeanee/Murphy Road intersection

Safety improvements are being made to the Meeanee/Murphy Road intersection in Taradale. In a post on its Facebook page, the Napier City Council said: “We...

Pseudoephedrine to be back on shelves for winter News

Pseudoephedrine to be back on shelves for winter

Associate Health Minister David Seymour has announced that Medsafe has approved 11 cold and flu medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Pharmaceutical supplier...

Two arrests made following shooting in Hastings last weekend News

Two arrests made following shooting in Hastings last weekend

Hawke's Bay Police have made two arrests in relation to a shooting last weekend on Willowpark Road, Hastings. Around 3:30pm on Saturday 6 April, shots were f...

Lifting weight requirement on Makaramu Bridge News

Lifting weight requirement on Makaramu Bridge

Repairs by Central Hawke's Bay District Council to the Makaramu Bridge have been successful. The Council are now lifting weight restrictions on the bridge up...