NEWS

Tiny home sale makes large donation for cancer charity

A container transformed into a high-spec tiny home by a Hawke’s Bay architectural design company has been sold with proceeds going to cancer charity Look...

Hastings launches ‘first-in-the-world’ tourism initiative

A “first-in-the-world” year-long project has been launched in Hastings – starting with an exchange of gifts between Hastings and all the regio...

A twilight exploration of Ahuriri Estuary

Napier City Council’s environment solutions manager Cameron Burton looked across Ahuriri Estuary. He has a genuine concern, a believable respect for this...

Plastic bags rejected as Hastings clamps down on kerbside recycling rules

Hastings District Council says its contractor is tightening up on what it will and won’t pick up on the kerbside recycling run. In the first of several m...

Automatic 80s to headline next month’s Big Easy concert

The sound of 80s songs are set to fill Black Barn Vineyards’ amphitheatre when Kiwi group Automatic 80s headline the ‘The Big Easy’ concert on...

What’s on in the Bay this weekend?

Welcome to another Hawke’s Bay weekend! In short, the word on the weather for the next two days is cloudy with a chance of showers – hopefully not...

NZ could be an ‘innovation lab’ for climate change

New Zealand has the opportunity to be a climate change "innovation lab" for the rest of the world, according to an international planning expert who will visit...

Jock Paget throws hat in Horse of the Year ring

New Zealand’s premier equestrian showpiece Land Rover Horse of the Year is preparing to host to its biggest ever line-up next week, following news Olympia...

Consultation over future of Keirunga Gardens trees extended

Hastings District Council has given itself – and the public – more time to consider what to about the aging trees in Havelock North’s Keirunga...

Beach road to Cape Kidnappers remains closed while risk measures put in place

Hastings District Council says beach access from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers will remain closed until risk management measures are put in place. This week the c...

Havelock North Village Pool to re-open tomorrow

Havelock North Village Pool will re-open tomorrow after being closed due to the malfunction of a significant piece of equipment. This equipment has now been re...

Bay’s dry summer expected to be followed by ‘normal’ autumn

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s monthly public climate briefing today noted the drier than expected summer we've just experienced, with an outlook fo...

New roles to help restore the biodiversity of Te Māhia peninsula

Three cadets were welcomed by Rongomaiwahine iwi at a pōwhiri at Tuahuru Marae in Te Māhia yesterday, to mark the beginning of their work towards a predator-fre...

Working to connect young people with Bay job opportunities

There’s plenty of youth looking for work, says Hastings District Council social and youth development manager Dennise Elers, “they’ve just got...

Local ‘collaborative approach’ to coastal erosion draws international praise

A new international report has highlighted the collaborative and future-orientated approach Hawke’s Bay authorities have taken as they plan for sea-level...

Bay helicopter recuses overboard boatie near Tolaga Bay

A man who went overboard from his yacht off Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne, was rescued by the Lowe Corporation Hawke’s Bay Rescue Helicopter yesterday. T...

Visitors spending more in Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay is experiencing significant tourism growth with recent visitor data showing a 15% increase in visitor spend in the region over the las...

Otane residential centre ‘a natural part of the community’

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga says a female residential centre it is establishing in Otane under contract to the Department of Corrections is intended to become &ld...

Annie Dundas stepping down from Hawke’s Bay Tourism

After eight-plus years at the helm of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, well-known industry figure Annie Dundas is resigning to take up a tourism role in Auckland. An...

Man jailed for beating dog

A man has been prosecuted by the SPCA and jailed for breaking his dog’s leg, and failing to seek veterinary assistance after doing so. Serrin Macpherson...