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EIT Business Studies graduand says being Valedictorian is a significant award

Ashleigh Kearns-Steed, who will be graduating with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Management) today, says she was overcome with emotion when she was asked to b...

EIT Valedictorian happy to be graduating after tough times during degree

Travis Sumner will graduate as one of two EIT Hawke’s Bay Valedictorians after his time studying for a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) was made tougher by...

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Chair defends proposed 19.6 percent rates rise, saying council focus is building flood protection resilience

Hawke's Bay Regional Council’s Chair Hinewai Ormsby has defended a proposed 19.6 percent rates rise, saying the Council’s focus is building flood pr...

What's on this weekend in Hawke's Bay - 12 to 14 April

Here it is Hawke's Bay, we've far and wide and here are the best events happening this weekend. Osmanthus Gardens Lantern Festival Step into a realm of en...

Te Mata Trust “blindsided” by preferred option of Hawke's Bay Regional Council to “pull funding”

The Te Mata Trust, which runs Te Mata Peak, has been “blindsided” by a preferred option by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to “p...

Premium Havelock North neighbourhood to house up to 1,500 residents

Between 1,000 and 1,500 will soon live in a new residential neighbourhood on the fringes of Havelock North, with the launch of Iona Havelock today. Eight sec...

Search for fisherman off the Hawke's Bay coast suspended

The search for Jason Hollows, the 54-year-old fisherman who went overboard on the coast of Hawke's Bay on Monday 1 April, has been suspended. An extensive se...

Farm plans must be practical and cost-effective for farmers

Federated Farmers are welcoming the Government's announcement that the farm planning system will be overhauled as a positive and pragmatic step forward. "Far...

Video: 'Democracy Dies in Darkness' - Media commentator Bill Ralston on TVNZ cuts

Yesterday was the bleakest day in 50 years of working in news and current affairs for veteran journalist turned media commentator Bill Ralston. "There's a...

Video: Napier's coming solar eclipse

This week the world was fixated on the total solar eclipse making its way across North America, but what is a solar eclipse? Jack Riddell went to Hawke's...

Video: Hawke's Bay Regional Councillors express reservations as they adopt draft consultation document proposing rates rise of 19.6 percent

Hawke’s Bay Regional Councillors today expressed mixed feelings in agreeing to adopt a consultation document on a draft Three-Year Plan, that includes a p...

Video: A passion for governance has led Havelock North local to stand in Hastings District Council by-election

Brendan Grant, an asset manager, says that a passion for governance has led him to stand in a Hastings District Council by-election. A wide variety of candidat...

Central Hawke's Bay Council to consult on proposed preferred rates increase of 20 percent

The Central Hawke's Bay District Council (CHBDC) has opened for public consultation a proposed preferred average rates increase of 20 percent for this year. At...

Video: Closure of Newshub is a tragedy, says media commentator Bill Ralston

Media commentator Bill Ralston says that Newhub's closing is heartbreaking but he doesn't see Three going much longer without their newservice.  "It's...

Scam alert: Police advise public to be aware of phone scams posing as officers

Be aware, pesky phone scammers' latest move may be posing as Police officers seeking your financial details. New Zealand Police are aware of reports emerging...

Reserve Bank holds Official Cash Rate at 5.50 percent

The Reserve Bank has left its official cash rate unchanged at 5.5 percent for a sixth consecutive meeting this year. The New Zealand economy continues to evolv...

Hawke's Bay Regional Council adopts draft three-year plan consultation document, including proposed rate rise of 19.6 percent

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) agreed, at an extraordinary meeting today, to adopt a consultation document on a draft Three-Year Plan, that inclu...

Survey to check on trust and confidence in the firearms system

Te Tari Pūreke The Firearms Safety Authority is undertaking its second survey with the public and firearms licence holders to measure public confidence in the f...

Call to fund more boots on the ground for vaping vigilance

Thousands of vaping retailers could be flouting the law with little more than a slap on the wrist if the Government continues to turn a blind eye and invest in...

Resilience at the forefront of forestry conference

Hawke’s Bay is this week playing host to the highlight of the year for some, the 2024 Pan Pac Forest Products New Zealand Farm Forestry Association annual...