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Napier man jailed for drug-fuelled crash that killed cousin on Halloween
The car was overloaded with passengers when it crashed on Shakespeare Rd.
Two motorists caught more than three times the legal limit
'Incredibly disappointing': Operation snares eight drivers over the limit.
Napier MP Katie Nimon likes the idea of transforming damaged rail line into new road
The railway north of Napier has been closed indefinitely since Cyclone Gabrielle.
Meet the man behind a liquor chain who’s never had a drink of alcohol
A Molotov cocktail sparked Big Barrel's rapid expansion.
The huge new retirement village in Napier with a 'memory care centre'
There's a circular design, wall murals, personalised apartment doors and a sensory room.
No Hawke’s Bay ministers, cyclone recovery portfolio tweaked
A Minister for Emergency Management and Recovery has been named, but no cyclone minister.
From state housing to heading a team of 480: HB’s business leader of the year
'I believe in people finding their dreams.'
One person dies in ‘medical event’ at Hastings workplace
Police, paramedics and fire services responded to the incident in Hastings.
Cruise control: Why Napier retailers love the sound of Australian accents
The first big cruise ship rolled into Napier with the right sort of passengers.
Hawke’s Bay: Spike in Covid detected in wastewater, but reported case numbers steady
Wastewater testing shows there has been a recent jump in Covid cases in Hawke's Bay.
'Intolerable risk to life': Behind the scenes of the office buying $110m of cyclone-smashed homes
140 homeowners in Hawke's Bay are meeting the teams that will buy their flooded homes.
Revealed: The best business in Napier's CBD is a bar and eatery
Judges labelled the venue "the total package".
Meningococcal cases reach 6-year high in Hawke’s Bay
A Napier mum whose family was affected says her advice is to get medical care if in doubt.
Cruise ship with Covid, gastro outbreak to change passengers ahead of NZ visit
The large cruise ship will be the first big bopper to visit the local port this season.
Switch ready to be flicked on first turbine at country’s new $450m wind farm
The huge wind farm is taking shape and is now visible from Napier.
What to expect from the fruit bowl of NZ after Gabrielle
Impact of cyclone on stone fruit and summer berries will be felt for years to come.
Finders keepers: What happens if no one claims lost cash?
Police say an 'awful lot of honest people' hand in cash.
Watch: Large tree still standing - in middle of road - after sliding 50m down bank
There's a new waterfall in the street, and a large tree standing upright on the road.
Video: ‘Twice in one year is unbelievable’ - homes flooded in northern Hawke’s Bay
"I’ve never seen water like this before."
'Poor' condition: Plans revealed to upgrade Napier courthouse
Facelift for building’s exterior and upgrades to all four courtrooms.
‘Taking half our pension’: Rents more than double for some senior flats in Hastings
The rental increase of at least 45 per cent 'is going to cause a lot of hardship'.
‘Nothing like it in NZ’: Families travel to Hawke’s Bay for IronMāori
Siblings Nova and Reef Owen wanted to follow in mum’s footsteps.
Hastings libraries to wipe $163k in overdue book fines
Hastings' public libraries are the latest to move away from overdue book fines.
‘Slap in the face’: NBL basketball team's head coach claims unfair sacking
Outgoing coach claims a referee's call in a quarter-final may have played a part.
'They will come to appreciate their time away': Napier high school brings in hard cellphone ban
It is believed to be the strictest phone rule introduced at any Hawke's Bay high school.
'Stuff shattering everywhere': Kiwi's terrifying night in hurricane hotel
Huddled in the bathroom as water poured in, he feared he wouldn't survive the night.
Suspected suicides did not spike in Hawke's Bay after cyclone, new figures show
Mental health expert says every suicide is a tragedy, but a slight decline makes sense.
Is Hawke’s Bay horticulture giant Bostock selling empire?
The growing giant in Hawke's Bay has announced 'some or all of its business' is for sale.
‘Could lose their life’: Retailer’s plea as 13yo hospitalised in Napier smash-and-grab
"They have got to realise how much risk their kids are getting into."
Pictures: Hawke’s Bay A&P Show organiser rapt with turnout for 160th anniversary
An estimated 30,000 people turned out for the show in Hastings this year.
Napier to welcome cruises later than other ports despite ‘record season ahead’
'The feedback we get from the cruise lines is nothing short of magnificent for Napier.'
Video: Napier liquor store ram-raided twice in three weeks
The burglary comes as multiple cars were stolen across the region.
‘Gave it everything’: Kieran McAnulty on losing Wairarapa seat
McAnulty will return to Parliament as a list MP for Labour.
‘Big surprise’: Kiwifruit grower heartened to see crops growing again after cyclone
'If there is a spark of life, there is hope, and we will carry on.'
‘Did not think that result was possible’: Nimon stunned as Napier turns blue
The 32-year-old says working hard, being herself, and "taking the high road" helped.
Meka Whaitiri concedes she's out of Parliament as a new political star rises
Tangaere-Manuel, from the small township of Rangitukia, is a political bolt from the red.
'All smiles': Pan Pac’s Napier plant reaches milestone in $280m cyclone recovery
Chip mill restarted, 120ha forest purchased.
‘I have loved every moment of it - nearly every moment’
Napier Labour MP Stuart Nash finishes on Friday and will start his new job on Monday.
'Fanciful': The three words a NZ council is using to approve denser suburban housing
It should be used to describe granny flats or sleepouts, not separate homes, planners say.
Puketapu Bridge to be rebuilt - but won’t be open until 2025
The tight-knit community's access via Vicarage Rd has been cut off since the cyclone hit.
What a run! History-making girls' rugby team beat boys to win final in Napier
Their 65-0 win over the boys made national waves. Now Mana Kotiro have won their final.
Suburb by suburb: Map released of Hawke’s Bay’s 287 red-zoned properties
A full breakdown of the Category 3 suburbs has been released.
Final number of red zoned properties revealed for Hawke's Bay; ‘buyout office’ to be set-up
The milestone has drawn a mixed response by affected property owners heading into buyouts.
Race for Wairarapa seat: What each candidate will do for Central Hawke’s Bay
Candidates address living costs, cyclone recovery, infrastructure and mental health.
Category 3 list finalised: Mixed response to Hawke’s Bay cyclone milestone
The milestone means the buyout process can soon begin. It has drawn a mixed response.
Tukituki candidate says unemployed key to tackling climate change
Allister Tosh is one of 10 candidates vying for the Tukituki seat.
Armed police arrest man at property in Napier, cordon lifted
No one was injured during the police operation, which ended with an arrest in Tamatea.
‘Mind over matter’: The 80-year-old who wants to be Napier MP
John Smith is the oldest candidate running for the Napier seat.
Trio charged over Hawke’s Bay Prison attack as inmate fights for life
A union boss says more Corrections staff are currently needed at Hawke’s Bay Prison.
Medical centres criticised for new $10 fee after 4000 bills unpaid
'To date, 4200 patients currently have outstanding debt with us.'
The black-belt Polish immigrant who wants to be Napier's MP
Milewski lives in a community outside of Napier that was severely impacted by the cyclone.