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Video: Hastings District Council salary costs are just under $40m, with 110 staff earning more than $100,000 per year

The Hastings District Council’s salary costs are just under $40m per annum, with 110 staff earning between $100,000 and $200,000 per year and a further se...

Eastern District Crime Manager has no issue with police investigation of body in burnt vehicle case

The Police Eastern District Crime Manager says he has no issue with the way police investigated the body in a burnt vehicle case. Detective Inspector Martin Ja...

Video: Free Speech Union asks Hastings District Council why it cancelled Drag Queen event, warns that legal action could follow

The Hastings District Council has been asked by the Free Speech Union to explain why it cancelled a controversial Drag Queen rainbow story time event at the loc...

Candidates line up to contest two Hastings District Council by-elections

Updated A wide variety of candidates have stepped forward to contest two by-elections for vacant seats on the Hastings District Council. The by-elections, exp...

Video: Resource Management Act reform is critical for Hawke's Bay and nationally, says David Seymour

Resource Management Act reform is “absolutely critical” for Hawke's Bay and nationally, says Minister of Regulation David Seymour. Seymour told Haw...

Video: Changes need to be made at a local, regional and national level, says head of review into Cyclone Gabrielle response

Changes need to be made at a local, regional and national level when it comes to handling natural disasters, says the head of an independent review panel into t...

“Peaceful” protest planned for Drag Queen Rainbow storytime at Hastings Library

“Peaceful” protests are planned by local Destiny Church members at the Hastings Library tomorrow where Drag Queen Rainbow storytime sessions will be...

Video: Councils need to apologise after Independent Review finds Cyclone Gabrielle response failings

Hawke’s Bay’s local councils need to apologise to the victims of Cyclone Gabrielle, says Dan Gale, whose Eskdale Holiday Park was destroyed by the C...

Video: Review into Civil Defence handling of Cyclone Gabrielle finds failings and limitations

The early response to Cyclone Gabrielle, led by an "over-confident" local Civil Defence team, was "chaotic", with a State of Emergency declared too late and con...

Video: New, longer Awatoto Road intersection opens in the morning

State Highway 51’s (SH51) new roundabout will be open to all traffic from tomorrow morning (Monday 25 March). The north and sound bound lanes of the new...

Video: All the colours, All the light - the new exhibit at MTG Hawke's Bay

A dramatic new exhibit has transformed MTG Hawke’s Bay’s foyer into an immersive kaleidoscope. All the Colours, All the Light has been created by a...

Video: Takitimu Seafoods building to get new tenants

The Napier building that used to house the ill-fated Takitimu Seafoods Limited could soon be buzzing with life again. Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated (NKII) c...

Tribute paid to Hawke's Bay rugby legend

Hawke’s Bay rugby legend and one cap All Black Neil Thimbleby has been hailed as a “great man” after passing away this week at the age of 84....

Video: Hawke’s Bay business singled out by Prime Minister for work done in EV charging sector

A Hawke’s Bay business has been singled out by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon for the work it is doing in the EV charging sector. In a recent visit to...

Video: Young Hawke's Bay swimmer gets chance of a lifetime with scholarship to US university

A young Hawke’s Bay swimmer, who achieved success at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, has been rewarded with a change of a lifetime – a s...

Video: Napier City Council proposes setting up a trade organisation to manage city assets

The Napier City Council is proposing setting up a Council Controlled Trade Organisation (CCTO) to manage the city’s assets in a bid to find ways of reduci...

Proposal to spend $5.5 billion on region's transport in next decade to rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle

A draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) proposes investing more than $5.5 billion over the next ten years in the region's transport to rebuild from Cyclone...

Video: Hastings Council gears up to decide on Long Term Plan, big rates rise expected

Council spending is coming under the microscope as the Hastings District Council as the district’s long-term Plan (LTP) is prepared. The plan sets the in...

Video: Want to fly directly to another regional centre? This is what Air New Zealand says needs to happen!

Air New Zealand has laid out what is needed for it to have regular flights directly from Napier to other regional centres without having to go through Auckland...

Video: Historic proposed rates increase is a result of underinvestment in city's infrastructure, Napier Mayor admits

The Mayor of Napier has admitted that years of underinvestment in the city’s infrastructure has resulted in ratepayers now being faced with a historic pro...