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What’s on in the Bay this weekend?

Welcome to the first weekend of March! It looks like the weather is going to behave over the next couple of days, with just a bit of cloud around tomorro...

Jetstar selling $25 flights to Auckland as fare wars intensify

The regional airfare wars are heating up with Jetstar today announcing $25 early bird fares between Hawke’s Bay and Auckland. The move follows Air New Ze...

Construction company’s problems leave question mark over airport project

The upgrade currently underway at Hawke’s Bay Airport will be affected by yesterday’s building industry bombshell announcement that major constructi...

CHB council’s $250k plan to investigate ‘water storage opportunities’

As part of its 2019/20 annual plan consultation, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has voted to include a proposal to provide a $250,000 suspensory loa...

Ministry funding to boost Hawke’s Bay’s resilience

Hawke’s Bay’s resilience and planning for natural hazards was given a boost today thanks to $420,000 in Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Ma...

Rookie teens nail students shearing challenge

Two teenagers from a fledgling Southern Hawke’s Bay agricultural training farm have become the first winners at the 59th Golden Shears in Masterton. Form...

Stags in cricketing action at McLean Park from tomorrow

The Central Stags will be in action at Napier’s McLean Park from 10.30am tomorrow looking to reclaim the Plunket Shield first-class championship lead. Th...

Seaweek: a chance to join in and help out

Two Seaweek events organised by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are a good opportunity for people to get together to help improve the environment or learn mo...

Iwi seeking logo for its new fishing company

After announcing plans this week to take over and rename Hawke’s Bay Seafoods, local iwi Ngati Kahungunu is now fishing for a logo to represent the new ve...

Work resumes on Flaxmere Park playground upgrade

Work on the Flaxmere Park playground upgrade is set to recommence next week and is expected to take about three months to complete. Work on the upgrade was del...

Information sessions on seasonal work opportunities aim to address labour shortage

Information sessions will be held at Flaxmere and Camberley community centres on Monday next week in an effort to identify and inform potential harvest workers...

Skin care products are not created equal

Jo, skincare specialist from The Beauty Spot in Hastings, shares with us the importance of selecting professional skincare products over those found on the supe...

Plenty on offer when Seaweek begins this weekend

Walks and talks, a scavenger hunt and beach clean ups are part of Seaweek 2019, which begins on Saturday. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Educat...

Greenmeadows Kindergarten: where the environment is at the heart of the children’s day

The outside facade of Greenmeadows Kindergarten gives no clue to the astonishing achievements attained by the kindergarten team, children and their families. L...

DOC alarmed by hawk’s ‘slow miserable death’

A harrier hawk (kahu) found in Wairoa this week died a “slow miserable death” and the Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing to the public fo...

Air NZ's price drop: how much will Bay travellers really save?

Air New Zealand fares into and out of Hawke’s Bay have been dropped as part of a nationwide pricing restructure by the airline. But savings for Bay trave...

Ngāti Kahungunu wants to purchase troubled HB Seafoods

Local iwi Ngāti Kahungunu says it is looking to purchase Hawke’s Bay Seafoods, the company at the centre of legal action which resulted in more than $1 mi...

Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Order hearing resumes in Napier

A hearing to decide whether the Ngaruroro River should be granted special conservation status has resumed in Napier. Forest & Bird lodged the application f...

Chance to recognise those who give back to the Hastings community

Volunteers provide a vital service in the Hastings community every year and over the coming month locals will have the chance to publicly recognise and express...

Community celebrates opening of Whakatu Arterial Link

About 80 people gathered at the Mangateretere Hall on Saturday to celebrate the completion of the Whakatu Arterial Link route project. Planning for the route&r...