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Wonder welding woman donates creation to charity

Napier’s Olivia Ahlborn is used to creating sparks with her blistering speed in the show jumping ring. Now she’s hoping a welding labour of love wi...

Community patrol ride-along eases young resident’s fears

Flaxmere youngster Emily Keenan used to sometimes feel scared going out, but a recent ride-along with the local community patrol has eased her fears. Ten-year-...

CHB council working to keep visitor information operating

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says it is working to keep local visitor information services operating following a decision from CHB Promotion m...

$11 million Powerball win for lucky Hawke’s Bay player

A lucky Hawke’s Bay Powerball player has won $11 million with Powerball First Division in last night’s Lotto draw. The $11 million prize is made up...

Strike forces hospital to postpone 30 surgeries

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s anaesthetic technicians, who are members of the Association of Professionals and Executive Employee Inc (APEX), have voted to...

Reminder to get Hastings Civic Award nominations in

Hastings District Council says nominations are rolling in for this year’s Civic Honours Awards and people are encouraged to keep putting forward deserving...

Hawke’s Bay bucks the downward trend in number of house sales

The number of houses sold across the country last month was down significantly on volumes a year ago – but that downward trend was not evident in Hawke&rs...

Reviewing vocational education: a view from EIT

The Labour-led government recently announced the details of the Review of Vocational Education (RoVE), aimed at creating a more unified vocational education sys...

Civil Defence demonstration this weekend

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Civil Defence volunteer? See the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group volunteers in action t...

Hot Start to the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show

The 2019 Land Rover Horse of the Year Show has got off to a great start with perfect Hawke's Bay weather and some great jumping in the main arena. Alex Loisel...

Union says bus drivers should be paid more

A union says a shortage of bus drivers in the Bay is due to wages being too low. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council said yesterday a public transport driver sh...

Cornwall Park hearings begin today

Cornwall Park holds a special place in the hearts of Hastings residents, and many took the opportunity over the last six months to provide feedback on its futur...

SH5 truck crash update: driver in hospital, road to stay closed for hours

Police say the driver of the truck that crashed near the Tarawera café on SH5 between Napier and Taupo this afternoon suffered a medical event and is now...

Truck crash near Tarawera blocking SH5

A truck has crashed and rolled on the Napier-Taupo road, SH5, near Tarawera. The crash has caused the road to be blocked and police are asking motorists to avo...

Mystery surrounds poisoning of Norfolk pines in Napier

Napier City Council says it is at a loss to understand why someone has poisoned ten Norfolk pines planted alongside State Highway 2 between Marine Parade and Aw...

Bay bus driver shortage forces company to bring in staff from other regions

A public transport driver shortage in Hawke's Bay has forced bus operator Go Bus to bring in staff from other regions. Due to a shortage of permanent drivers,...

Advice on staying safe from influenza-like illness

In light of an increase in reported influenza-like cases around the country – including an outbreak among seasonal workers in Hawke’s Bay – th...

Meet equestrian adventurer Chloe Phillips-Harris

With Horse of the Year about to kick off, Kiwi equestrian, adventurer and explorer Chloe Phillips-Harris will be in town, and you can meet her at Wardini Books...

Recounting some of the Bay’s rich history

The story of the Doris tragedy, a 1932 shipping accident that left 10 men dead, is just one of the local stories noted Hawke’s Bay historian Michael Fowle...

Yacht race crewman injured off the coast near Napier

The Coastguard was called out yesterday after a crewman on a yacht taking part in a race to Auckland was injured shortly after the boat left Napier. Coastguard...