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Video: Surreal to rewind back to Cyclone Gabrielle, says Central Hawke's Bay Mayor

It is "surreal" to try and rewind to this time last year when Cyclone Gabrielle unleashed a torrent of floodwater and silt on the region, Central Hawke's Bay...

Video: Regional Council Chair recounts 'life-changing' moment floodwater inundated home

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby has been back in her home in Waiohiki only two weeks since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated her property a year...

Video: Soldier swam across river to join his unit's Cyclone Gabrielle rescue effort

Lance Corporal Aaron Marinus from the NZ Army’s 5/7 Infantry Battalion in Hawke's Bay was asleep in his Rissington home when Cyclone Gabrielle hit and h...

Video: Cyclone rescue effort brought out the best in humanity, says helicopter pilot

The mobilisation of the Cyclone Gabrielle effort brought out the best in humanity, says helicopter pilot Charlie Beetham. A year on from the Cyclone, Beetham...

Video: Police officers were responsible for incredible acts of bravery, says Eastern District Commander

The Police Eastern District Commander has praised her staff for the bravery they showed during Cyclone Gabrielle a year ago. Superintendent Jeanette Park tol...

Video: After a bad year since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated Esk Valley, luxury lodge wants visitors to return now

It has been a bad year since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated Esk Valley, but now Kiwiesque luxury accommodation wants visitors to return to Hawke’s Bay. K...

Video: Volume of water in Cyclone Gabrielle was mind-boggling, says local cameraman

The volume of water in areas of Hawke’s Bay during Cyclone Gabrielle last year was “just mind-boggling", says local cameraman and Hastings Distric...

Cyclone Gabrielle commemorative services - the full list

Hawke's Bay remembers Cyclone Gabrielle one year on. Here is a full list of events across the region today: Civic commemorative services Event Date...

Video: Cyclone Gabrielle community advocate still has guilt for not helping enough

Louise Parsons has spent the last year tirelessly advocating for a community devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle, but she still feels guilty that she did not imme...

Video: After a tough year following Cyclone Gabrielle, Twyford grower still has the strength to continue

After the “toughest year” in his working life following Cyclone Gabrielle, Twyford fruit grower Jerf van Beek says he still has the strength to co...

Enhanced Taskforce Green helps Central Hawke's Bay farmers with ongoing cyclone clean up

Eight Central Hawke’s Bay job seekers, along with two skilled supervisors, are helping local farmers clean up following the devastation and millions of...

Cyclone Gabrielle one year on - how to mark the occasion

Hawke’s Bay will remember the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle with commemorative services and a minute’s silence on Wednesday. Exactly one...

Video: New Woolworths supermarket on cards for Flaxmere

Exclusive Flaxmere is poised to get a new Woolworths supermarket to replace the local New World store that will close at the end of this month, Hawke’s B...

Bringing LOVE to Napier City on Cyclone Gabrielle Anniversary

A year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, a special LOVE sign will be in Napier city from Wednesday. Napier City Business Inc (NCBI) introduced is introducing the &l...

Independent Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues to make good progress

The Independent Review into the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues to make good...

Appreciation event recognises those on frontline of cyclone response

The heroes of Cyclone Gabrielle were honoured at a volunteer appreciation event in Hastings today.  Those central to the Cyclone Gabrielle response return...

Video: Government needs to work hard to accelerate the cyclone recovery in Hawke's Bay, says Prime Minister

The Government needs to work hard to accelerate the Cyclone Gabrielle recovery in Hawke’s Bay, the Prime Minister Christopher Luxon said on a whistle-stop...

Government gives $63 million boost to Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti ahead of cyclone anniversary

Urgent work to clean-up cyclone-affected regions will continue, thanks to a $63 million boost from the Government for sediment and debris removal in Hawke&rsquo...

Person dies following single-vehicle crash in Napier

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash in Napier this morning. The crash on Kennedy Road, Marewa was reported to emergency services at 6.55am.&nb...

Diversions in place following serious single-vehicle crash in Napier

A person is believed to have serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Napier this morning. Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, reported a...