Victoria White is a reporter for Hawke's Bay Today
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No warm Hawke's Bay welcome for oil and gas advocates
HBRC exploring plan change which would prohibit oil and gas exploration activities
Boatie rescues stranded residents from floodwaters
"When a mate rings you up, you go and do it": boatie who rescued mate from flooding home
Compulsory plastic bags at clothing chain rile customer
Concern raised over compulsory use of plastic bags at national recycled clothing chain.
Rescued seconds from drowning: 'It's like you're slowly dying'
Man who survived a car crash last year almost drowned, hampered by injuries in the surf.
Council taken to court by ex-councillor over Easter trading
Application for judicial review filed in High Court over Napier's Easter Trading policy.
River's E. coli levels four times acceptable limit
Single clear reading needed before all-clear given for swimming in Wairoa river.
Safety plea issued after two Hawke's Bay drownings
Recognise, respond, rescue and revive if someone is in water trouble.
'Save my wife': Drowning man's last words revealed
Brave rescuers prevented more deaths at popular Hawke's Bay beach.
Questions raised over action from former Te Mata Park leader
"Disappointing lack of clarity" over "completely flawed" track process
Family 'struggling to cope' with loss of heroic mum
Family "eternally grateful" to two women who dived into the sea to rescue children.
Hawke's Bay rapper rubbing shoulders with Snoop Dogg
Award nomination cherry on top of "crazy" year for Hawke's Bay rapper
Craggy Range to remove Te Mata Peak track and restore land
Winery backs down - and will restore famous hillside to original condition.
'Hour by hour': Kiwi critical after breaking neck in pool
Mason Ainsworth, 21, was found at the bottom of a swimming pool.