We are your advocate, Aotearoa. Uncovering stories that matter, asking hard-hitting questions of those in power, live-blogging sport events, monitoring the highs and lows of the NZX and providing Premium expert opinion and analysis. Bringing you distinctive, quality journalism and breaking news from across New Zealand and around the world. With specialists working together to create indepth reads, engaging video, and unmissable podcasts.
'Ripple effect on every part of my life': Hawke's Bay teacher's rugby reinvention
Ben Carpenter was one of five hopefuls who took part in TV3's 2nd Chance Charlie.
Daughter's plea brings music back into blind pianist's life
John's home was no longer filled with music. Until 85-year-old David answered a plea.
Village vibe: Havelock North tops NZ in sex-toy sales spike
Havelock North topped the sex toys growth chart
Council chairman resigns to focus on health after return of cancer
"I need to focus on my heath and take this opportunity to spend time with my family."
Worker hospitalised after electric shock at Villa Maria vineyard near Roys Hill, Hawke's Bay
Emergency services were called to the workplace on Omahu Rd about 10am on Wednesday.
Margaret Baker - Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her service to the Special Olympics
Margaret Baker has been involved in the Special Olympics for close to 40 years
Police investigate after 'suspicious' hedge fire in Hastings
Emergency services were called to the fire in Parkvale about 11.45pm on Saturday.
Hastings man wrecks parking meters for the sake of $69 in coins
"It was an incredibly stupid thing to do."
Five-car crash on Hawke's Bay Expressway, near Greenmeadows
Emergency services were called to the crash about 5.30pm on Thursday.
Napier's cycle trail flood mystery: Will another wall fix the problem?
It cost $330,000 to keep the water out. But it keeps coming back.
Napier school suggests 'parent-child password' after kids approached by strangers
Police have increased their presence around both schools.
Look out Magpies, here comes Ngāti Porou East Coast
The Hawke's Bay Magpies will play East Coast on July 24.
Four Square Waipawa owner thanks locals for hugs after fire
A community meeting is being proposed in the aftermath of Sunday's blaze.
One moderately injured after cyclist hit by car in Hawke's Bay
Emergency services were called to the intersection of SH51 and Napier Rd about 12.27pm.
Logging truck overturns on Taihape Rd, near Sherenden
Emergency services were called to the crash about 8.15am on Monday.
Hawke's Bay new NZ kickboxing champion: Take the fights off the streets
Dave Garnett was crowned the WKA New Zealand middleweight champion on May 15.
Security camera now watching over Pakowhai Regional Park carpark
Dogs behaving badly and car break-ins prompted the security measure.
High seas: Four-metre swells set to drop in Hawke's Bay
Easterly swells reached four metres on Thursday, but the weekend is looking calmer.
'Stay out of the water': Warnings for Marine Parade risk-takers
Current swells on Napier's shoreline need to be respected.
Disabled Hawke's Bay man wrongly denied bus travel by driver
Tony Martin was refused entry onto a bus after the driver insisted he needed a carer.
Napier hosts NZ's best tasting tap water competition
Water-taste winners will be announced this week
Norfolk pine set for haircut after lightning strike
Marine Parade will be closed southbound from 7am to 10am on Thursday.
'Very common': Idea to rebrand remote Hawke's Bay highway as 'UFO alley'
"The locals need to profit from this ongoing phenomena."
Hawke's Bay horticultural supplier: The idea that overseas labour is cheap is wrong
Nash said low pay and poor working conditions are to blame for lack of Kiwi workers.
Woman claims inquiry into the death of her Hastings daughter 'unfinished'
Coroner says no link between medication change and woman's death.
Moa femur found in Hawke's Bay may be 700 years old
The moa probably weighed 35kg and was about 1m tall.
Three UFO sightings in an hour in Hawke's Bay - weather expert suggests clouds to blame
Large, slow-moving rectangular lights were spotted not once, or twice, but three times.
One person seriously injured after car crashes into drain near Napier
Fire and Emergency said one person was trapped and was extricated by firefighters.
'Underdog' Havelock North boat builders win national award
"From what we've heard, it's one of the most prestigious awards in the marine industry."
Hawke's Bay's Tom Mackintosh qualifies for Olympic rowing eight
Bay rower qualifies for Olympics
Revealed: Hawke's Bay Magpies 2021 Mitre 10 Cup campaign draw
The Hawke's Bay Magpies 2021 Mitre 10 Cup campaign draw has been made.
Hawke's Bay averaging 3.5 farm-related injuries a day
In the past five years, there have been 6953 farming-related injuries in Hawke's Bay.
Rural community rallies after Central Hawke's Bay fatal crash
Kay Seaton, of CHB, died after a car crashed into a ditch in Ōtāne on Friday.
Family desperate for drug to treat teen's life-threatening disorder
Amber Fisher was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 6 weeks old.
SH5 must follow France in speed reduction move, says ex-road cop
A total of 16 people were killed in crashes on SH5 between 2010 and 2019.
Chatham Cup holders Napier City Rovers off to winning start
Napier City Rovers won 3-0 against FC Western on Saturday in New Plymouth.
Napier man caught by police helicopter in Auckland
The Napier man has been charged with burglary, assaulting police and more.
'You're not alone': Reality TV stars call for open dialogue after miscarriage
Reality TV stars reveal recent miscarriage in bid to help those in similar position.
Pedestrian seriously injured after fall on road in Napier
Emergency services were called to the incident in Pandora about 1.55pm on Friday.
Gang raids: Police seize guns, drugs, $2m in assets
'Operation Dusk' was an 18 month investigation targeting senior members of Mongrel Mob.
'Breaking point': Urgent action needed on Napier's urban waterways
All eight waterways recorded average nitrogen, phosphorous levels over upper guidelines.
The nomad who found his place: Romungro man's extraordinary journey to Hawke's Bay
'When I first visited Napier I fell in love. It's liberal, beautiful and free'.
Two injured after car rolls on State Highway 2, near Norsewood
Emergency services were called to the crash on SH2 about 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Firefighters warn against lighting fires on beaches
Hawke's Bay firefighters are pleading with the public to stop lighting fires on beaches.
Hawke's Bay leaders happy with share of regional funding and employment
A total of $145.8m has been granted through PGF across 133 projects in Hawke's Bay.
75 per cent of Napier floods insurance claims settled
A 'small number of complex situations' on Napier Hill are yet to be resolved, says mayor.
'Long overdue': Hawke's Bay Club to allow women members after 158 years
Club members voted 89-25 in favour of allowing women to join.
'Two months of hell': Disabled tenant wins battle to remain in home after Napier floods
Kāinga Ora served a seven-day eviction notice because of a flood slip near the property.
Humble Napier police officer who saved a boy swept off Marine Parade dies of cancer
'He always had the bravery award on display at home'.
'Human error': Woman moved to safe home after privacy breach
The Hawke's Bay woman asked for her address to be omitted but OT accidentally revealed it
Two of NZ's top musicians to join Hawke's Bay Orchestra for May concert
The concert is due to take place at Iona College's Blyth Performing Arts Centre on May 16.
Napier dairy crowned New Zealand's most appreciated small business
Creagh St Store gave food to the elderly and vulnerable during lockdown, free of charge.
Sport-loving region is also a hub of sports injuries, ACC stats reveal
14,603 claims paid out in a single year related to sporting and recreational activities.
Penguin tangled in fishing line rescued by walkers
"Once the fishing line was removed, we witnessed the penguin take a deep breath."
Westshore surf life savers strike gold at national competition
Waimarama and Westshore Surf Life Saving Club's finished 9th and 11th respectively.
One dead after crash on State Highway 2, near Dannevirke
Emergency services were called to the crash near Otanga Rd about 5.39am.
Waimarama floods, 10 years on: 'Their homes were upside down in the water'
"We were the epicentre. Our house was in the river."
Community unanimously votes against SH5 speed limit cut
Kiri Goodspeed said the proposed speed restrictions would have a significant impact.
Motorcyclist killed in Havelock North car park crash named
The 27-year-old was from Havelock North.
Hawke's Bay road that nabs nearly 1000 speeding drivers a year
Police say if they wanted extra revenue, they'd put a speed camera there "all the time".
Late heartbreak: Victory snatched from Napier City Rovers
Rovers missed the opportunity to go second after a disappointing 2-1 defeat on Saturday.