NEWS

Garden watering in Hastings restricted to every second day from tomorrow

Level two water use restrictions will be introduced in Hastings tomorrow in a bid to help conserve water in the summer months ahead. This level of restriction...

District Health Board gets down to business under new chairman

Faced with increasing financial pressure, the new Hawke's Bay District Health Board met for the first time since Health Minister David Clark changed its make-up...

Sir James Wattie Place in Hastings to re-open to vehicles tomorrow

Hastings District Council says clean-up work will continue overnight and Sir James Wattie Place is expected to be able to be re-opened to vehicles only by 9am t...

Man shot by police at Flaxmere school was carrying an imitation pistol

Police says the man they shot at a Flaxmere Primary School yesterday was carrying an imitation pistol. The man, aged 31, remains in hospital today where he is...

Former Magpie Dan Snee graduates from police college

Former Magpie rugby player Dan Snee is one of 60 new police officers who have completed their training for the frontline and will graduate tomorrow at the Royal...

Napier dog owners urged to keep pets away from waterways

Napier City Council is warning dog owners to keep their pets away from Anderson Park waterways and all other waterways in the city until further notice. The co...

Police reveal they shot man at centre of this afternoon’s Flaxmere incident

Police’s Eastern District Commander, Superintendent Tania Kura, has issued the following statement about this afternoon’s events in Flaxmere: A man...

Man in hospital with serious injuries after Flaxmere shooting

A man has taken to hospital with serious injuries and a lockdown at a nearby school has been lifted after a shooting in Flaxmere this afternoon. St John Ambula...

Man shot in Flaxmere, school in lockdown

Flaxmere Primary School is in lockdown after a man was reportedly shot nearby. “We are on lock down. Please stay out of the school. All our kids are safe...

Busy year for Hastings District Youth Council

From creating a calendar jam-packed with events for Youth Week to lobbying the Prime Minister to address mental health issues in young people, the Hastings Dist...

‘She was scared of someone’: Bay family distraught over woman’s mystery disappearance

The Hawke’s Bay family of a woman missing for more than two months are convinced there has been foul play and have vowed not to give up searching, even th...

Port’s limestone revetment wall to be repurposed as habitat for Bay marine life

Napier Port has received resource consent to develop an artificial reef 1.4km north east of Pania Reef, using limestone rock from a revetment wall that will be...

Health: How to survive and thrive over Christmas

Are we trying to live up to unrealistic expectations of creating a ‘perfect’ Christmas? Should we rather be keeping things simple and enjoying our...

Serious crash on Pakowhai Rd, Hastings

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Pakowhai Road in Hastings. Police were alerted to the two-car crash 6:27 pm. The road is closed and...

Watch the livestream of Christmas at the Park in Napier

Can’t make it to tonight’s Christmas at the Park in Napier? No problem – just click here to watch the livestream.  

‘No excuses’ for not wearing lifejackets

With summer in full flow with beautiful long days and heat pushing families to the water, it’s time to remember to wear lifejackets. Hawke’s Bay&rs...

Revamped Cornwall Park playground in Hastings opens next weekend

The finishing touches are being applied and preparations are afoot to celebrate the opening of the revamped Cornwall Park playground in Hastings in just over a...

Water restrictions put in place for Central Hawke’s Bay

With a long, hot and dry summer predicted for Central Hawke’s Bay, water restrictions are being put in place across the district from midnight tonight. W...

Infant in Hawke’s Bay Hospital with measles

An infant is in isolation, in a stable condition, at Hawke’s Bay Hospital with measles – taking the total to 18 confirmed cases in the region this y...

Hastings mayor welcomes Government housing announcement

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst has welcomed today’s announcement regarding the first stage of the Government’s investment towards more housing in...