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First Hawke's Bay baby born in 2021 a blessing

Kimiora Witton-Turetahi was supposed to be born on Boxing Day but she decided to give 2020 a miss and arrived on New Year's Day instead.  Her arrival at 8...

Body found in search for missing teenager

The body of a teenager who was reported missing on Tuesday has been found. LandSAR volunteers located his body in the Ormond area of Gisborne. He has been ide...

New Year Honours: Cop humbled by recognition

Inspector Sam Aberahama, Tairāwhiti Area Commander, likes nothing best than working in partnership with his staff and the community. His MNZM is a double celebr...

Eleven cases of Covid-19 at border in two days

There have been 11 cases of COVID-19 detected in recent returnees in managed isolation since the Ministry’s last update on December 29. There are no new...

New Year Honours: Veteran of film thrust into spotlight

A 16mm film projector has taken Peter Goodbehere on a journey of a lifetime - traversing genre, time and place. But little did he think, nearly 80 years after...

New Year Honours: William Trubridge follows in father's footsteps with recognition

William Trubridge has plunged to world record depths, but he has now reached the heights of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM). The world champi...

New Year Honours: Napier woman rises above tragedy to dedicate life to helping others

Rising above a lifetime of tragedy, and tirelessly putting others above herself has seen a Napier woman awarded a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services...

New Year Honours: Aunty's Garden founder awarded Queen’s Service Medal

On the day Aunty Arohanui Lawrence is publicly outed as a New Year Honour recipient, she will be doing almost exactly what she has done every day for more than...

Hawke's Bay locals among recipients in New Year Honours

The 2021 New Year Honours, released today, has seen five Hawke's Bay locals recognised for service in their chosen field, and to the community. The region's re...

Have you seen Fletcher? Police search for missing teenager last seen at Rhythm and Vines festival

Police are appealing for sightings of a teenager who was reported missing from Rhythm and Vines festival, Gisborne.  Fletcher Wong, 19, was last seen walk...

Hawke's Bay's weather an "evolution not a revolution" heading into New Year

Hawke's Bay's weather between now and the New Year will be an "evolution not a revolution," says NIWA principal scientist Chris Brandolino.  Brandolino sa...

Seven cases of Covid-19 at border in two days

There have been seven cases of Covid-19 detected in recent returnees in managed isolation since the Ministry’s last update on December 27. There continues...

Missing Tauranga man found alive north of Gisborne

A missing Tauranga man has been found alive north of Gisbourne.  Gregg Shaw was last seen in Pāpāmoa on the morning of Christmas Day and was due to drive...

Sixteen cases of Covid-19 at border in four days

There has been an average of around four cases of Covid-19 per day in the past four days in New Zealand since Wednesday, December 23. There are no new case...

Christmas Day tragedy at Pourerere Beach, Central Hawke's Bay

One person has died following a diving incident at Pourerere Beach, Central Hawke's Bay this morning.  Emergency services attended the incident following...

Napier Port's ship fire extinguished, cargo revealed

Using a drone, Fire and Emergency New Zealand opened the hold of a fire-damaged ship berthed at Napier Port - revealing no fire, but rather "significantly damag...

Julia Deans joins Botanic Beats line-up

Award-winning singer-songwriter and former Fur Patrol frontwoman Julia Deans will join Project Prima Volta to perform at next month’s Botanic Beats at the...

Urgent remedial work forces temporary closure of MTG Hawke’s Bay and Napier Library

Napier City Council has temporarily closed MTG Hawke’s Bay and Napier Library due to urgent remedial work needed on the building’s sprinkler system....

Level three water restrictions to be imposed in Napier if high consumption continues

Increased water use over the past week means Napier residents may face further water restrictions if the community as a whole doesn’t try to reduce its wa...

Firefighters to open hold of damaged ship at Napier Port

Firefighters are set to open the hold of a ship berthed at Napier Port, almost a week after it erupted in flames.  Fire and Emergency New Zealand said the...