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Government’s Māori wards move seen as step backwards by Hawke’s Bay leaders

The Government’s plan to reintroduce referendums for local councils wanting to continue with Māori wards is being viewed as a backwards step in Hawke&rsqu...

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Video: Anti-fluoride protesters gather outside Hastings District Council building News

Video: Anti-fluoride protesters gather outside Hastings District Council building

Protesters gathered outside the Hastings District Council building today to show their displeasure over the Council announcing this week that it will reintrod...

Police disappointed following checkpoints in Hawke's Bay News

Police disappointed following checkpoints in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay Police are urging motorists to make better decisions after two checkpoint operations. Police are disappointed in the result of the checkpoints, w...

SH50 closed near Maraekakaho after serious crash News

SH50 closed near Maraekakaho after serious crash

State Highway 50 is closed in the vincinity of Whakapirau Road while emergency services respond to a serious crash. According to police, the crash involved a...

What's on this weekend in Hawke's Bay -  5 to 7 March News

What's on this weekend in Hawke's Bay - 5 to 7 March

If you really want to try something new after work this Friday head along to Elevate Studios Aerial Arts Academy at 25 Leyland Road for a free aerial dance cl...

One person critically injured following Maraekakaho motorbike crash News

One person critically injured following Maraekakaho motorbike crash

One person has been taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital in a critical condition following a motorbike crash near Maraekakaho this afternoon.  A Hato Hone St Joh...

New gated subdivision set to go on market in Havelock North News

New gated subdivision set to go on market in Havelock North

Six years in the making, a new Havelock North gated subdivision Keirunga Terraces is set to hit the market. Greenstone Land Developments is releasing the first...

Video: Police name missing fisherman, rāhui placed over coastline News

Video: Police name missing fisherman, rāhui placed over coastline

Police have named the fisherman who went overboard from a vessel off the Hawke’s Bay Coast on Monday.  He is 54-year-old Jason Hollows, from Avondal...

Protest at Hastings District Council today against fluoridation of water News

Protest at Hastings District Council today against fluoridation of water

A protest against the Hastings District Council’s decision to start fluoridation of the main urban water supply is planned for outside the Council’s...

Video: The end of the road for Napier Prison Tours News

Video: The end of the road for Napier Prison Tours

After launching as a tourist attraction in 2002, the Napier Prison Tours will come to an end next month after Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand has...

First-time winners collect major trophies at Central Districts Cricket Awards Sport

First-time winners collect major trophies at Central Districts Cricket Awards

Two first-time winners have collected the major trophies at the 2023/24 Central Districts Cricket Awards.  WHITE FERNS pace bowler Rosemary Mair takes hom...

Video: Tom Jones ready to shine at McLean Park this weekend News

Video: Tom Jones ready to shine at McLean Park this weekend

McLean park is set to make history this Saturday as it hosts its first-ever international concert in its 120 plus years as a sports ground, with the legendary...

More funding needed for road to recovery in Hawke's Bay News

More funding needed for road to recovery in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay leaders are calling for more government funding to rebuild the region's extensively damaged roads and bridges. As the powerhouse of its local eco...

Cannabis use bad for the lungs and heart, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand News

Cannabis use bad for the lungs and heart, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand

As perception of the harms of cannabis decreases, new evidence has emerged linking the illicit drug to lung and heart disease, according to the Asthma and Respi...

Youth fare to be introduced on GoBay services News

Youth fare to be introduced on GoBay services

Hawke's Bay Regional Council will introduce a youth fare in its upcoming 1 May far changes. It will be automatically applied to users with a Bee Card whose d...

Crews stood down in search for missing fisherman, review overnight to 'inform further actions' News

Crews stood down in search for missing fisherman, review overnight to 'inform further actions'

Searchers looking for a missing commercial fisherman off the Hawke’s Bay Coast have been stood down for the evening. It is understood the man fell overbo...

Video: Controversial local Destiny Church pastor to stand in Hastings District Council by-election News

Video: Controversial local Destiny Church pastor to stand in Hastings District Council by-election

Outspoken local Destiny Church Pastor Michael Ngahuka, who was at the forefront of recent protests against a Drag Queen story time event, has formally put in hi...

Video: Crews continue to search for missing fisherman in Hawke Bay News

Video: Crews continue to search for missing fisherman in Hawke Bay

Crews involved in the search for a missing fisherman who fell overboard from a commercial fishing vessel late last night remain committed to getting him "home t...

Fluoride to be reintroduced to Hastings drinking water supply News

Fluoride to be reintroduced to Hastings drinking water supply

After an eight-year hiatus, fluoride is to be reintroduced into Hastings' main urban drinking water supply from next week. The Hastings District Council paus...