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‘Shattered’: MAINZ music school in Auckland to close
The Auckland music school has produced award-winning musicians and artists.
'We are very lucky': Tangoio Marae takes the brunt of the storm
Its floors have been coated in a knee-deep sea of mud.
'Worst-case scenario': More than 1000 Auckland buses cancelled daily
Auckland Transport deals with a driver shortage and winter sickness.
Concerns over renewed teacher shortage as NZ borders open
At the start of the pandemic, many teachers returned to New Zealand from overseas.
Universities and the vaccine: All you need to know
With no Government mandate, it has been up to tertiary providers to decide on mandates.
'Our diversity is our strength': Asian community of Hawke's Bay celebrated at awards
Sajeela Ismail completed a Masters in Health Science at EIT, all while volunteering.
Air NZ backs Hawke's Bay with 17,000 extra seats as visitor spending soars
Visitor spending records, despite lack of international tourists - Air NZ's taken notice.
Baby on board: Boy born on a plane now wants to be pilot
"I was trying to hold him in, I was like 'oh no, this baby is coming out'."
Shiver me timbers: Huge oak slabs stolen from property
Calver says the slabs would have taken at least four strong people to be moved
The matriarch driven to build Bayswater from scratch
From a woman scorned by sexism, to a bonafide Hawke's Bay success story.
Call for warning signs after wind nearly blows over horse truck
Three vehicles were blown off the road. It could've been even worse, driver says.
Hawke's Bay homeowners not selling because there's nothing to buy - estate agents
Hawke's Bay's acute housing shortage is having an effect on the property market.
'If our fence wasn't there, she would probably be dead'
"It's pretty ridiculous the safety barrier here is my fence": Te Mata Peak Rd resident.
Two adults, three children now in Hawke's Bay Hospital ICU with RSV
It's a severe illness for adults with underlying lung disease or weak immune systems.
TradeMe hits out at National's meth rehab auction mock-up
"We don't want anyone messing with our brand."
Hawke's Bay Hospital postpones elective surgeries as RSV hits elderly in community
27 children now in hospital, and RSV is also affecting adults in Hawke's Bay.
School bus runs: Lowest tenders weren't always the winners
Bus company did not think 'we could lose everything'. But it didn't fit ministry's model.
'Stands to reason': Hawke's Bay principal says girls around NZ face 'concerning' harassment
"It concerns us deeply if students are keeping it to themselves."
Water's the priority, to the tune of $400m, not Napier's buildings
Off-road parking cost triples in Hastings, and regional council rates increase 19.5%.
'Very destructive': Warning as $1300 Lorde 'VIP' tickets appear on controversial website
Don't be fooled: There's no such thing as "VIP" tickets for Lorde's tour, promoter says.
Hawke's Bay beekeeping legend wins 'unsung hero' award
"Nothing really special, just long years of helping out," John Berry says of his service.
Compostable cups: The idea's great but what's the reality?
Waste experts believe most compostable cups probably end up in landfill.
Napier-Taupō Rd: Waka Kotahi brings forward $100m safety plan
Hastings mayor says it "is some progress" but does not provide any guarantees.
The Lorde scramble: One Hawke's Bay show only, just 1800 tickets
The Black Barn show is a near certain sell-out given Lorde's pop royalty status.
Hawke's Bay weather: Heavy rain warning for Wairoa
Wairoa is now under a heavy rain warning; slips and surface flooding possible.
Bat build: Houses created for Hawke's Bay's bats to hang out
Faster than a new build in New Zealand, the bat houses only took a month to construct.
'Feels like a new tax': EV scheme draws mixed reviews in Hawke's Bay
Regional transport committee chairman thinks the scheme is "fantastic"
Line in the land: Couple's final serve to council after long fight to subdivide
"The naked eye tells you that there is no physical difference between the two sides."
Foodstuffs proposes moving Havelock North New World
The proposal is mentioned in a Hastings District Council agenda.
Dumped in duffel bag, fell in an oil drum: The Napier cats that need a home
Almost 50 cats now waiting for an owner after an influx at the Napier SPCA.
Pair charged 16 months after Flaxmere 4-year-old seriously injured
Two people have been charged 16 months after a 4-year-old boy was seriously injured
Napier mayor says she can't rule out future closure of National Aquarium
$8m to maintain facility in short term, but council will explore its long term options.
Going, going, vroom: You could buy Hawke's Bay's British Car Museum, and its 500 vehicles
Fancy a free car? How about 500 free cars? You'll get them if you buy this property.
The 93-year-old business with no online presence that became a model for Covid age
The Hastings shop is quirky. But its virtual factory is a blueprint for the future.
'Signing the death warrant': Budget day ends in tears for Hastings families
Hastings mother Rachel Shaw said the Budget was "another nail in the coffin for us".
Family members forced to pay exact cash for 'DIY' cremations
Families conducting "do-it-yourself" cremations forced to pay an exact $874 in cash.
Watch: Man takes leaf blower to 103rd party to blow out all the candles
Flanked by firemen (just in case) Claude Davidson whipped out a leaf blower.
'The team will never forget': Hawke's Bay men recognised for Aussie bushfire fight
"Fires are unpredictable, the biggest fear is not going home."
A risky, roaring foam pit: Hawke's Bay hit by three-metre swells
"This is next level."
'Our kids' lives are in your hands': Protest to reform Pharmac held in Hastings
Kiwis are dying because medicines are not being funded, protesters say.
Funding for screenplays in Hawke's Bay - submit your ideas
Eastern Screen Alliance is calling on people to submit their short film ideas.
'Ban the box': Hawke's Bay student's inspiring Race Unity speech
"If I tick Māori, I am denying my mum, and if I tick NZ European, I am denying my dad."