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Video: Retiring Hastings District Councillor says it has been an absolute privilege and honour to serve

Hastings District Councillor Ann Redstone, who has stepped down from her role after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, says it has been an absolute privilege a...

Video: Big relief for Cyclone category three property owners as Hastings District Council decides not to make them pay demolition costs

There is relief among Cyclone Gabrielle Category Three property owners today after the Hastings District Council narrowly decided they were not liable for the c...

Narrow vote sees Hastings District Council decide not to make Cyclone Category Three property owners liable for demolition costs

The Hastings District Council has decided by the narrowest of margins today to not make Cyclone Gabrielle Category Three property owners liable for demolition c...

Pat Benson remembered – “his dedication to his community was unparalleled"

Hawke’s Bay stalwart Pat Benson, who passed away earlier this month, has been remembered a “legend’ and a “giant of a man”. Benso...

Video: Was this the best Art Deco Weekend ever?

  A successful Art Deco Weekend is set to have not only boosted the local economy, but also given Hawke’s Bay something to cheer about after the lo...

Video: Roads, roads, roads – Finance Minister hears what is needed in Hawke’s Bay’s recovery

Finance Minister Nicola Willis says the message she has taken out of a quick visit to Hawke’s Bay today is that a priority “roads, roads, roads&rdqu...

Video: Hastings Mayor asks Prime Minister for government help in paying for demolition costs of Cyclone Gabrielle Category Three properties

The Hastings Mayor has asked both the Prime Minister and Finance Minister for government help in paying for demolition costs of Cyclone Gabrielle Category Three...

Video: New Cyclone Gabrielle demolition costs proposal to go before council after consultation

Hastings District Council officials have consulted with Cyclone Gabrielle category three property owners about a controversial proposal that originally suggeste...

IronMāori founder Heather Te Au-Skipworth to contest by-election for vacant Hastings District Council seat

IronMāori founder and former Te Pāti Māori candidate Heather Te Au-Skipworth has thrown her hat in the ring for the recently vacated- Takitimu Māori Ward seat o...

Video: Another Hastings District Councillor resigns

A second Hastings District Councillor has resigned, meaning that two by-elections will be held. A statement from the Council this afternoon said that Takitimu...

Video: Esk Valley community gathers to remember the day their lives forever

One year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, the Esk Valley community gathered together at a local church that has come to be a place of piece in the midst of chaos....

Video: Iwi leader says Cyclone Gabrielle's devastation has been sunk into his memory forever

  The extent of the destruction of Cyclone Gabrielle has been sunk into his memory forever, says Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Executive Chair Bayden...

Video: Call was for 100 volunteers and 400 came - Michael Ngahuka remembers Cyclone Gabrielle

Destiny Church Pastor Michael Ngahuka called for 100 volunteers to help in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle – 400 turned up. This soon rose to 1200....

Video: Police officers were responsible for incredible acts of bravery, says Eastern District Commander

The Police Eastern District Commander has praised her staff for the bravery they showed during Cyclone Gabrielle a year ago. Superintendent Jeanette Park tol...

Video: After a bad year since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated Esk Valley, luxury lodge wants visitors to return now

It has been a bad year since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated Esk Valley, but now Kiwiesque luxury accommodation wants visitors to return to Hawke’s Bay. K...

Video: Volume of water in Cyclone Gabrielle was mind-boggling, says local cameraman

The volume of water in areas of Hawke’s Bay during Cyclone Gabrielle last year was “just mind-boggling", says local cameraman and Hastings Distric...

Video: After a tough year following Cyclone Gabrielle, Twyford grower still has the strength to continue

After the “toughest year” in his working life following Cyclone Gabrielle, Twyford fruit grower Jerf van Beek says he still has the strength to co...

Video: New Woolworths supermarket on cards for Flaxmere

Exclusive Flaxmere is poised to get a new Woolworths supermarket to replace the local New World store that will close at the end of this month, Hawke’s B...

Video: Government needs to work hard to accelerate the cyclone recovery in Hawke's Bay, says Prime Minister

The Government needs to work hard to accelerate the Cyclone Gabrielle recovery in Hawke’s Bay, the Prime Minister Christopher Luxon said on a whistle-stop...

Video: Will Hawke’s Bay’s mayors seek re-election in 2025? They respond!

Hawke’s Bay’s mayors are focussing on the job at hand before deciding if they will stand for re-election in the 2025 local government elections. Ha...