Video Journalist Hawke's Bay, NZH Local Focus
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Local Focus: Big rates hike for Hawke’s Bay residents
With inflation and recovery bills going up, rates rises are happening around the region.
Celebrating Cultural DiverCity is on this Saturday in Napier
Hawke’s Bay's ethnic community will take centre stage in Napier this Saturday.
Local Focus: Where to live after losing everything?
For many impacted by the cyclone, the best accommodation option has been family.
Local Focus: Residents upset after Foodstuffs cans new supermarket
Flaxmere residents upset plans for a new supermarket have been canned.
Local Focus: Eight million tonnes of sediment still coats Esk Valley
Scientists are flying in to understand how the region can better prepare for the future.
Local Focus: Supermarket vouchers help cyclone victims recover
Hawke’s Bay residents tap into $150,000 gift card fund to restock the pantry.
Local Focus: Lifesaving lessons for Eskdale School
Students from Eskdale School enjoy free water safety lessons outside the classroom.
Local Focus: Hawke’s Bay Toy Drive races into action
Community effort goes flat out to put smiles on children’s faces.
Hawke's Bay 'hero': Neela dishes up thousands of free meals
Up to a thousand free meals a day come from Neela's makeshift kitchen in Napier.
Motel generation: What it's like raising kids in emergency housing
Nearly half those living in emergency housing in Hawke's Bay are children.
Local Focus: Dartmoor residents ready to reconnect
Construction of a temporary bridge is under way for cut-off Dartmoor residents.
Local Focus: 'Big Brothers Big Sisters' changing children's lives in Hawke’s Bay
Meet the youth mentors helping young people navigate life's big challenges.
Watch: The power of a community after a cyclone - ‘we’re not strangers, we’re family’
Powerful emotional reaction from Hastings residents overwhelmed by help from strangers.
Local Focus: Donations flow into Tomoana Showgrounds in Hawke’s Bay
A lot of goods have been donated and volunteers are busy sorting it out.
Local Focus: Grateful campers keen to help with cleanup
Freedom camper Wade Mannell wants to return the favour.
Local Focus: 24 people rescued after being stuck for two days
12 Fernhill residents and 12 Samoa RSE workers have been rescued by helicopter.
Local Focus: 'We’ve had people turn up in sheets and underwear'
Sally Ann Pritchard says Te Aranga Marae requires towels and blankets but has enough kai.
'We've been through hell': Harrowing stories of floods survivors
Alastair Needes and other survivors tell of their close calls with rising flood waters.
Local Focus: Delicious dumplings boost cultural exchanges in prison
Dumpling class brings inmates and staff together at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.
Local Focus: 'Window' opens in Hawke's Bay property market for first-home buyers
'When the market does turn, it will happen really quickly. Right now, there's a window.'
12 workers sleeping in living room: Four-bedroom house earning $3500 rent a week
Local Focus: 28 RSE workers share one kitchen - we went to have a look.
'Go Dad!' Firefighters compete in the Waterway Challenge
The water was flying and the kids were cheering.
What will happen to the coastline in the next 100 years?
Managed or planned retreat in some areas is likely an eventual outcome in the long term.
Good timing! Four Square Te Mata reopens for Christmas.
"It's a great part of our community. I'm glad it's back."
Watch: 'They could have tried killing me' - terror spreading among dairy owners
Napier dairy was ram raided just one day before the owner's family holiday to Fiji.
Local Focus: 8000 wine lovers enjoy their Best Sunday Ever in Toast Martinborough
After the Covid hiatus, Toast Martinborough was a great success.
Local Focus: Nici and Nicky talk about love, Italy and cooking for one
A perfect day with all the right ingredients in Anzac Hall, Featherston.
Local Focus: Aunty Hanui is Hastings' garden queen
Aunty Hanui: "If I'm not going to do it, the garden will be history."
Watch: 1903 automobile is not your average test drive
Piecing together this extremely rare old motorcar took a lot of luck.
'Ripple effect': Food rescue organisation hits new record as inflation bites
The Hastings depot has temporarily closed on Mondays because of shortages.
Local Focus: Getting to know Craig Bowyer, new councillor in Masterton
"The wastewater problem is definitely going to be done."
Local Focus: Getting to know Gary Caffell, new Mayor of Masterton
Improving the transparency of council work is one of Caffell's aims.
Forced-out icecream shop's goldfish to get their own wetland
Rush Munro's goldfish have been a centrepiece of the shop's garden - but they can't stay.
Local Focus: Fabulous Flaxmere Night Market is back with spot prizes
Great kai, pleasant karaoke, friendly vibe and exciting prizes - in Flaxmere.
Local Focus: Hawke's Bay eateries still struggling to find staff
But not all bars and restaurants are struggling to find staff.