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Napier backpackers turned escape rooms a success a year on from Covid
Some accommodation providers are faring well, while others had to reinvent themselves.
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'."
Hawke's Bay has a housing crisis. Can retirement village developments ease it?
Houses "of all shapes and sizes" coming to the property market as villages are built.
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 Hawke's Bay man set to revive Goldie Oldies sport events
The new owner hopes a major Golden Oldies festival could be held in Hawke's Bay.
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.
Hastings' housing and Toitoi projects grab national prizes
The council scored two category wins and one highly commended.
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.
'Like a big carrot dangling': Mayors puzzled by Three Waters sweeteners
Hawke's Bay councils are set to get millions from the Govt, but fear the fishhooks.
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.
Alcohol free terpene spirit that still gives a buzz
The Napier-based company is using terpenes to make spirits instead of alcohol.
Plastic fantastic: New recycling scheme arrives in Hawke's Bay
Community wanting soft-plastic recycling for some time.
The teen boys selling soy wax candles for Women's Refuge
Three Hastings boys are creating soy wax candles and donating $1 per candle.
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.
Initiative sparked to retain Hawke's Bay's 'post-Covid brain gain'
After Hours aims to provide networking and social connection opportunities in Hawke's Bay
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.
Havelock North Latvian celebrates 100 years of 'easy life'
Diana Tiller has been a refugee, travelled extensively and raised a family in 100 years
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.
The end of 'streaming': How a Hawke's Bay school's addressing racism
"The damage that streaming has done is dreadful."
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.
Fundraising bid: Artistic paddles to be auctioned for surf lifesaving clubs
The paddles will be auctioned at the Harcourts ArtEx Opening Night Gala.
'Feels like a new tax': EV scheme draws mixed reviews in Hawke's Bay
Regional transport committee chairman thinks the scheme is "fantastic"
Hawke's Bay Rowing Club names boat after Calvin Ferguson
Calvin Ferguson had a new boat named after him on Sunday.
Excitement builds as Municipal Building opening nears
The building has retained its heritage while providing new opportunities for the city.
QV house price index shows lower rise than previous months
But the lower increases could be down to lower sales, a real estate manager says.
Tall Fern and Tall Black open Flaxmere basketball court
Tom Abercrombie, Tayla Dalton and Hawks players opened the court in Flaxmere on Sunday.
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.
Cynthia Bowers - Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the community and local government
'The key thing for me was always the opportunity to make a difference.'
Iona College and Napier Boys' High School feel the spirit of Shakespeare
Iona College and Napier Boys' High School perform the Bard's plays
Artists from Hawke's Bay have contributed work to touring exhibition
The exhibition of printmakers work explores the idea of the artist book
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
AA calls for Napier-Taupō Rd investment over speed limit drop
Consultation on the proposed speed limit changes for SH5 and SH51 closes Sunday.
Watch: Tararua sheepdog's clever work with stubborn sheep
'It's good for people to see what these dogs are capable of...they're not savages.'
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.
Austrian master stonemason creating art from stone in Flaxmere
Susanne Rauth has started up a stonemasonry business from her Flaxmere home.
Hawke's Bay DHB's call for strike volunteers 'agitating' says union
About 59 people keen to volunteer during nurses' strike
'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".
'Rinse and repeat': Hawke's Bay to get persistent rain every day this week
The rain the region badly needs is finally here.
Family members forced to pay exact cash for 'DIY' cremations
Families conducting "do-it-yourself" cremations forced to pay an exact $874 in cash.
DHB expects to 'catch up' on Covid-19 vaccination target
Figures show it's currently the second lowest in the country at meeting vaccine targets.
City Gallery show a goal achieved for Hastings artist
Dali Susanto's small room of immersive work aims to help people to focus on the present.
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.
Hastings i-Site to move to Municipal Building when development finished
Westermans building set to lose a tenant, as i-Site joined up with Toitoi box office.
'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."