Mitchell is a multimedia journalist with the Hawke's Bay Today.
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Watch: Sweat and tears - are these NZ's sourest lollies?
Children under 8 are banned from trying them - this reporter decided to do two at once.
Watch: Large stranded shark saved by brave effort in Napier
Frantic and brave efforts were made to refloat a large beached shark.
Review: Bill Bailey’s balls, bagpipes and bewildering anecdotes delight Hawke’s Bay crowd
The man is a master in improvisational comedy.
Hastings' $70k rebrand defended: 'We could go back to being the dull place we were a decade ago'
Councillor and marketer says the spending is a "tough balance" after the cyclone.
'Speak it more than ever before': Iwi's te reo rallying cry amid deputy PM's attacks
'Speak it more than you’ve ever spoken it before. Language will be driven by our people.'
The rescue a police officer thought he wouldn't be thanked for: ‘I had to go in after him’
The waters were raging and so was the man Willie Tran was rescuing.
The Napier boxing club fighting through grief for a better future
For Taka Burton, a victory is as simple as telling someone they're loved.
Splash Planet sell-out: Could at-capacity days become the norm for revitalised Hastings icon?
The capacity is 3000 and already there's a day that's fully booked.
'Striking distance': Less than 60mm of rain needed for Napier to have wettest year yet
The Hawke's Bay city is on the cusp of breaking a rainfall record ahead of the weekend.
Whale you wait: Curious orcas temporarily halt wharf work
A family took a swim into Ahuriri for lunch. Perhaps they'll stick around?
Hawke’s Bay weather: Weekend heavy rain watch could reach warning levels
It seems Hawke's Bay can't catch a break when it comes to rainfall.
‘On track:’ Red Cross flood funds to be spent by cyclone anniversary
As of November 13, nearly $24m of the $27.5m fund had been allocated.
Hawke’s Bay-based clothing brand Kilt to shutter its Napier factory
It is keeping stores open, but closing its Napier factory, which has at least 18 staff.
Who loves Hawke's Bay the most? The riot that started The Exponents' HB love affair
The oldest on the bill for a heaving festival? That means nothing when it's Jordan Luck.
Tribute from a grieving community: Flaxmere's call to rename a park after homicide victim
Three parks in Flaxmere have the same name - could one be a tribute to Darcy Strickland?
Ex-minister Stuart Nash ready for another project as Hawke’s Bay home hits the market
The ex-minister is selling up, but insists he's not leaving Hawke's Bay any time soon.
Cyclone-hit business moving back after a rent-free ten months
Jack Tarrant said his team was met with a warm smile and a fully stocked beer fridge.
Mission Concert performance of a lifetime for Port Ahuriri kapa haka group
Anthony Stretch and his talented tamariki blew the crowd of 25,000 away.
Popcorn chicken: Robbie Williams concert meal a literal re-invention
A sweet and sour offering from a cook left one punter in stitches.
Hastings rifle range closed after spot inspection: ‘Common sense doesn’t prevail’
The cyclone damaged a rifle range, but there's no leniency from inspectors, manager says.
Napier flood: Slips still haunt hill residents, with some only just fixed
Bluff Hill resident Sue Fargher's 2020 memories were reignited during Gabrielle.
When the big bands played: The man reigniting NZ's old rural halls
The halls are the heart of the community. Jamie Macphail's making them beat again.
Off The Track and into the city: Fire-hit restaurant owners set to fill hole in Hastings CBD
Chris Whyte and Fiona Le move west to Eastside.
Mission Concert: Can Robbie Williams bring Summertime to Napier?
There's rain on the way for Hawke's Bay, but the sun is expected to shine at the Mission.
IronMāori’s special 15th event headlines massive Hawke’s Bay weekend
It'll be a weekend of sweets, sweat and sunshine for many in Hawke's Bay.
Napier cathedral's dean floats possibility of demolition: ‘People need to know about this’
The nearly 60-year-old cathedral needs an estimated $20m to strengthen it.
'A bit of fortitude shown': Brodie Retallick's uncle proud of nephew during World Cup thriller
Despite the frustrating loss, John Ashworth is very proud of his No 4 nephew.
Lola's remnants: Hawke’s Bay’s weather rollercoaster set to continue this week
Hawke's Bay is not immune from remnants from ex-tropical cyclone Lola.
Bok joy for brekkie: Hawke’s Bay Springboks fans celebrate World Cup victory as Kiwis gracious in defeat
All Blacks fans were served defeat.
Wooden warriors: Inside the lives of those building homes out of driftwood
"The way things are going, there will be more people on this beach than stones."
The joys of Jerry: School’s special skink helps struggling tamariki
Jerry the blue-tongued skink has a job, clothes and a wall full of recipes.
The orange shed: The Warehouse in Hastings to sell fresh fruit and vegetables
The red shed is moving its fresh fruit offerings into the fruit bowl of New Zealand.
Wairarapa hospitality: Mike Butterick and Kieran McAnulty share a beer as results come in
The incoming MP shared a beer with the man he will replace in Wairarapa.
Wedd's thoughts with late grandfather as she writes her own political chapter
As the crowd surrounded the new MP, she thought of her grandfather looking down.
Wairarapa: Mike Butterick set to snatch seat from Labour’s Kieran McAnulty
National’s Mike Butterick held a solid lead over the Labour minister he lost to last time.
National’s Catherine Wedd beats Anna Lorck in Tukituki by big margin
Catherine Wedd leads by majority of more than 9000 votes.
National’s Katie Nimon gets the electorate MP role she wanted
She was guaranteed to be a List MP, but Katie Nimon wanted to represent Napier too.
Renewed calls for Napier-Wellington passenger rail after Hawke’s Bay meetings
Will a Napier-Wellington passenger route progress - or come to a grinding halt?
'Unconscious with smoke all around': Neighbours hailed for dragging man from burning flat
"It could have been a far worse outcome without their quick thinking."
Irish rugby hero hasn't seen memorabilia since cyclone swept through Hawke's Bay
This Irish team is apples and oranges to the side the Bay horticulture boss played for.
‘Secrets make you sick’: Artist wants to get audiences talking
Catherine Daniels is fighting the system and stigma to raise awareness.