Linda Hall is assistant editor for Hawke's Bay Today
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Book about chickens a feather in the cap for debut author
A Hawke’s Bay debut author’s advice is “to make sure you have talented friends”.
Christmas Cheer appeal: Giving brings cheer to gifter and receiver
The Hawke's Bay Christmas Cheer appeal is up and running.
Linda Hall: It’s time to crack down on concert gropers
Opinion: We need to talk about just how vulnerable women are when the crowd presses in.
'What’s not to love about a day out with HB food and wine at your fingertips'
The inaugural Harvest Hawke's Bay festival will be held on the edge of the Tukituki River.
Christmas Parade in Napier: Enter whatever floats your boat
'The Christmas Parade suffered under Covid so it would be great to get people motivated.'
'Always mahi to be done': National TV focus on Pōrangahau women living on the land
Piri Galbraith, Izzi Corke and Tania Nicholas - from the Pōrangahu land to your TV.
Molly Pawson rolls into the deep end at Mission Concert
An Adele song belted out by a 6-year-old in the back seat of a car began the journey.
Linda Hall: The Warehouse, Supie and the forlorn hope of cheaper food
OPINION: As one competitor takes on the supermarket chains, another now appears doomed.
Cheerful character still winning gold at almost 90 years old
Many Hawke’s Bay people will know Antonio as Mr Luigi.
Linda Hall: The big problem with Napier's fence height proposal
OPINION: Wanting neighbours to talk is great. But in 2023, no one stays home all day.
Time is precious, but there's no need for speeding
OPINION: The Hawke's Bay Expressway is a nightmare of tailgating and roundabout dares.
The vines are in bud, the doors are open - Brookfields Winery is back
They are delighted to be back.
This little reporter went to the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market
Must be a cool place if teenagers want to hang out there.
Linda Hall: Spare a thought for the staff who have to keep replacing the price tags
OPINION: They seem to change the price almost every week these days.
Bay Vintner a key player in NZ wine industry’s success
It was a nice social industry back then but the product was terrible, says Peter Hubscher.
Linda Hall: The best $5m the Government’s given out this term
Opinion: I finally had the opportunity to go back to the mountain, and what an experience!
Linda Hall: The showdown - when a hawk starts stalking your property
The rooster was "strutting around like he’s John Wayne keeping the gunslinger out".
Filmmaker of Six60 music videos to release short film
His father wanted him to join his plumbing business. Connor Pritchard wanted a new path.
Toxic relationships left behind as Jazzy’s Lashys opens
'I have made some bad decisions in my life but my daughter was my lifesaver.'
I have to stop phubbing everyone - including my other half
OPINION: I try to stay focused, but my attention is waning.
The new generation's coming for your vinyl collection - and not because they want to listen to it
Opinion: I never expected to see old records on my 12-year-old granddaughter’s wall.
They bought a dilapidated building and created one of NZ’s rising B&Bs
'It’s the best decision we have made. We have absolutely no regrets.'
My tastebuds had a ball over lunch with new GM of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
'We love sharing our story with locals'.
There’s magic brewing behind the doors of a castle in suburban Napier
Chateau Garage has been listed among the top 100 wines of New Zealand. Here's why.
'I could feel myself collapsing': Father's journey after son pushed out pub window
Alan Marshall's heart skipped a beat when he saw the incoming call was from Australia.