NEWS

Hawke’s Bay Jazz singer finds silver lining in a pandemic year

Lady Larisa’s debut EP has weathered the highs and lows of Covid-19 – born out of last year’s lockdown, another change in restrictions has for...

Watch Live: Ashley Bloomfield live briefing on COVID-19 vaccine.

Watch Live: Ashley Bloomfield live briefing on COVID-19 vaccine.

No new community cases of COVID-19, two new cases in managed isolation.

There are 2 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community, nor any linked to the Auckland February cluster. New border case...

New arrivals boost biodiversity at Cape Sanctuary

Cape Sanctuary has marked another biodiversity milestone in its successful seabird programme with the hatching of two Sooty Sheerwater Petrel chicks. Nesting b...

Sister cities for 40 years: Events postponed

The community celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship have been postponed and the events spread across the year. T...

Single-vehicle crash on State Highway 2, near Otane

One person was transported to Hawke's Bay Hospital in a serious condition after a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 2 this afternoon.  Emergency servi...

Hawke’s Bay ICU training accreditation withdrawn due to infrastructure challenges

Hawke’s Bay DHB is working with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand after receiving notice from the College that it has wi...

One new community Covid-19 case, linked to Auckland's Valentine's Day outbreak

One new community case of Covid-19 has been announced in New Zealand today.  Today's new case is a household contact of three community cases announced on...

Bay ocean swimmer enjoys "social" aspect

Remember Hawke's Bay's multiple world surf lifesaving champion from a couple of decades ago? Yes Hawke's Bay's 2006 Sportsperson of the Year Nikki Cox who beca...

Stags welcome back Ben Wheeler

The Ford Trophy is back from this Friday but it will be a match with a difference when the Central Stags run on to Eden Park Outer Oval against the Auckland Ace...

The show must go on: Art Deco inspired events still going ahead

The Art Deco Festival may have been cancelled, but one band, in particular, has decided to put entertainment ahead of profit, and perform regardless.  The...

Business Hawke's Bay folds: Region's five councils committed to supporting organisation through transition

The board of Business Hawke’s Bay (BHB) has announced it will wind up the organisation, following an unsuccessful bid to secure sustainable funding. Chai...

Watch Live: Chris Hipkins and Ashley Bloomfield give live COVID-19 update.

Chris Hipkins and Ashley Bloomfield give live COVID-19 update.

Hastings District Council launches residential intensification design guide

Generating more housing to meet the escalating need at the same time as protecting the district’s productive growing land is a key consideration for the H...

Hawke's Bay bookkeeper a double winner

It’s been a big six months for Hawke’s Bay business Accountabill. Founder and manager Haylee Wrenn took out the coveted Institute of Certified New Z...

Relatives sought for Women’s Rest building’s 100-year celebration

The Hastings Municipal Women’s Rest building will be turning 100 this year, and celebration organisers are keen to hear from any relatives of the original...

Meeanee Maulers have track time on side

Meeanee Maulers stockcar team manager Andrew Powell reckons his lads have had the best buildup to their national teams championship during the five years he has...

Napier City Council adopts changes to rates policies

Napier City Council has unanimously voted to adopt changes to its rates policies, after undertaking its first significant review of the policies since 2001 and...

Progress made on Hastings District Council’s housing developments in Flaxmere

A Hastings District Council housing development in Tarbet Street, Flaxmere, is nearly complete with more than half the sections sold or under offer, and plannin...

Art Deco Trust Chair stands by decision to cancel festival despite lifting of restrictions

Despite the Government’s announcement this afternoon that Covid restrictions in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand will drop to Level 2 and Level 1 resp...