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Hospo 'panic stations' as businesses rejig work dos to include unvaxxed
Large companies aren't wanting to leave unvaxxed staff out of their end-of year shindigs.
Labour shortages set to hit harder than ever this summer
If you need a summer job, you're in luck. But if you need a summer worker, join the queue.
Shared management of Napier's stormwater network being revisited
NCC and HBRC are re-examining their co-management of Napier's stormwater network.
Traffic light 'tikanga': How Wairoa will get through its red dawn
"Why we don't sit on tables is a tikanga developed to stop the spread of germs."
Hawke's Bay roadworker injured after truck and trailer jack-knifes into temporary traffic lights
"The truck did not stop in time, and jack-knifed as it approached the lights."
Pākehā artist claims copyright over bouncy castle's Māori design
A Hastings hire company is in a copyright argument over one of its Māori bouncy castles.
Traffic light system kicks in: Wairoa to go to 'red', rest of Hawke's Bay in 'orange'
Another gym visit added to the region's locations of interest.
WARNING/ADULT THEMED VIDEO: The bouncy castle for grown ups
An adult-themed bouncy castle is bringing smiles to grown-ups' faces.
Hawke's Bay's biggest festival? Up to 10,000 people set to descend on showgrounds
Marlon Williams, Ladyhawke, Kirin J Callinan, Liam Finn, The Veils.
'Devastating': Teacher aide for boy with learning difficulties barred from school
Nine-year-old Tyronne Lambert is confused and upset, his mother Amber Lambert says.
Barred Hastings teacher feels 'depleted', student leader says mandate reasonable
"Young people want to feel safe, and knowing teachers are vaccinated plays a big part."
'It's kind of like the Titanic': Restaurant on Napier coast hit by sinkhole in deck
"That's thousands of dollars a day we've lost because of that hole."
Anti-mandate protest: 'I feel completely depleted'
Anti-mandate protesters took to the streets of Hastings to have their voices heard.
Two years and counting: The pandemic life of an international student in Hawke's Bay
"It's good to get together. We are in the same boat."
A year after giving birth during the floods, Napier mum is expecting again
Baby Arya, born the night of the Napier flood, has just celebrated her first birthday.
Vaccine mandate extra 'challenge' for childcare sector
The deadline for early childcare educators and providers to be vaccinated looms large
Napier's stormwater system would cost $341m to replace
A report on last year's flood sheds new light on Napier's stormwater infrastructure.
One year on: The 'silver linings' which came from the Napier floods
One year after the Napier floods, two households remain displaced from their homes.
Mayor says minister promised officials would visit Wairoa before Three Waters decision
Wairoa mayor Craig Little says a promise has been broken by Nanaia Mahuta.
'Happy tears': Hastings man claims life-changing Lotto win at counter
The woman in the shop quietly passed him a "little yellow slip of paper".
Hawke's Bay climate activist addresses world leaders at COP26
Teacher not surprised by former Hawke's Bay student's address to world leaders.
The balancing act on what will become NZ's last unsealed highway
Mayor says drivers hit the gravel and decide to u-turn: "The road turns people away."
Some Havelock North gastro outbreak victims see Three Waters as another disaster
Kerry Mackintosh's illness means she has 'weak legs'. But she's standing up to the Govt.
Exposing hidden effects of HB housing crisis - will it make a difference?
EDITORIAL: One man couldn't even attend his court case because he had no address.
Hawke's Bay mayors say Government water takeover 'pretty scary'
Hawke's Bay mayors say they gave the Government the path forward, but were ignored.
'At least it's not a cat': Firefighters delight in rescuing dog stuck in tree
Unusual callout just the ticket to get firefighters learning some new tricks.
Six60 to play McLean Park's first 'full-blown concert'
Bigger and better: Six60 are set to return to Hawke's Bay early next year.
An issue for all of us: Easing the struggles of Hawke's Bay's homeless
Shirley Lammas doesn't see through a lense clouded by doom and gloom.
Nats fears for Hawke's Bay ICU if outbreak were to occur
Figures provided to Reti show HB's had NZ's highest ICU occupancy since outbreak started.
Horror ute roll: Farming community rallies to find missing dog
Five-year-old Glen has been missing more than a week, missing the birth of his six pups.
Waiting room woe: Homeless struggle to access doctors
Filling out forms and sitting in waiting rooms a big challenge for those with no home.
Record-high fuel prices an 'opportunity' for Hawke's Bay's ailing public transport network
Fuel prices in Hawke's Bay have hit an all-time record - the cheapest at $2.27 a litre.
Napier woman's cancer research gains international accolades
Kate McGirr's work was completed in Danish, a language she never knew as a child.
Ammonia leak in Dannevirke, fire crews from as far as Napier and Palmerston North responding
Staff from Oringi Business Park, in Dannevirke, were evacuated after an ammonia leak.
A Covid jab tent, a courtesy van and a mobile house: Brazen thefts shock Hawke's Bay
500 went through the clinic on Super Saturday: "And now it's gone. The team is gutted."
'Very excited': Flaxmere First Division Lotto winner yet to come forward
"I hope someone deserving in our community has won it."
'No guarantees': Toy stores tell families to get in early for Christmas
"Who wants kids to miss out on Christmas?"
Super Saturday record: Hawke's Bay hits 81 per cent first jabs, thousands drive in
Thousands descended to get the Covid vaccination on Super Saturday
Luckiest Lotto store wants milestone, not Covid breach
The Hastings store is sitting one win away from a half-century of big-prize tickets.
Homeless fall into a 'black hole' of democracy: 'We believe this would rule them out'
It was a vote for a new councillor. Those of 'no fixed abode' couldn't vote, council says.
'Upset and disbelief': Bumps in the road for cashless businesses
"That's their way of living. Where do these people go?"
A man with a scan: 3D virtual reality tours bring Hawke's Bay tourists spots to the world
Using 3D scanning technology the tourist hot spots are brought to virtual life.
Fuel costs 'hurting' as Hawke's Bay nears record petrol prices
One petrol station is cheaper than the rest when it comes to filling up in Hawke's Bay.
More than 50 per cent of Napier submitters against Māori wards
40 per cent support for the wards shows a "huge step up from 2017".
Systemic review of retired Napier judge's decisions appears unlikely
Judge Tony Adeane retired in May after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 70.
Poaching, housing, seasonal work: Staff churnover at two Hawke's Bay councils
A total of 27 staff have left Tararua DC since November, and 118 left Napier CC in a year.
'It's okay to not be okay': Taradale teen's message to Japanese youth
Group of NZ teens using symbols of strength to spread message: "it's okay to not be okay".
What can we do to reduce Hawke's Bay's greenhouse gas emissions
Every person in Hawke's Bay produces an average of 19 tonnes of emissions a year.
Workers injured in three separate morning incidents in Hawke's Bay
Rescue chopper responds to three work accidents over five hours this morning.
Weekday log train services between Napier and Wairoa to start Monday
The number of log trains between Wairoa and Napier will go from two to five next week.
Beach vehicle ban? Waimārama's issues set to spark conversation across Hawke's Bay
"We need to move fast on it because we've got people's safety at risk."
Reelin' Rod in: Rocker still 'hopeful' of Mission show in April
Rod Stewart's a man on a Mission - his April Hawke's Bay show is being treated as all go.