MetService issue heavy rain warning

Heavy rain is forecast for the Hawke's Bay and Gisborne areas on Sunday after causing some problems in the Bay of Plenty. The MetService says a low to the east on Sunday will direct a moist south to south-easterly flow and rain to the east of the...... Read More

Finalists named for export awards

The finalists for the annual Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards have been announced. The awards are dedicated to showcasing exporters from our region and their people who are creating their own beats. Into its 27th year, the awards recognise ‘the...... Read More

Child dies in Gisborne truck crash

Reports suggest that the pedestrian who died following a collision with a truck in Gisborne this afternoon was a seven-year-old child. The incident happened on Russell Street at around 3pm today. According to Stuff, Gisborne Central School,...... Read More

Traffic urged to avoid Russell Street

Police are currently attending a crash where a truck has hit a pedestrian on Russell  Street Gisborne at about 3pm today Russell Street is currently cordoned off at the intersections of Russell Street and Richardson Avenue, and Russell Street and...... Read More

Woman named after fatal crash in Gisborne

Police have revealed the identity of the pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Gisborne on Friday night. She was 25-year-old Gisborne woman Jaymee Ihipera Watson. Jaymee died in hospital on Saturday morning following the indicent in Makauri.  "Police...... Read More

Body recovered from Whakatane River

The body of an 83-year-old woman has been pulled from the Whakatane River, nearly 24 hours after reports of someone being seen in the water. Her body was recovered near Peketahi at 9am Saturday after police searched the shoreline. Inquiries are ongoing...... Read More

Ruatoria fatality appeal for information

Police now believe there were two vehicles that came into contact with Ruatoria man Nelson Hari, 25, who was found dead on the Tapuaeroa Rd near Ruatoria early Sunday morning. Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford says forensic examination of one vehicle...... Read More

Best duck season in seven years

Duck shooters in the Eastern Fish and Game region are being promised the best shooting in seven years, based on current duck numbers. Senior Fish and Game officer Matthew McDougall says trapping and population modelling tells them there are lots of...... Read More

Fatal in Ruatoria

UPDATE 9.51am: Police have published a correction to the story published earlier this morning. Police earlier stated that someone had been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run in Ruatoria. Nobody has been arrested in relation to the incident, which...... Read More

Power still out in the East Coast

Around 400 homes are without power in the East Coast/Gisborne area after Cyclone Cook ripped through the region. In the East Coast the areas affected are: Waikura Valley, Kopuapounamu/Whakaangiangi, Waiomatatini, Makarika/Hiruharama, Te Puia/Waipiro...... Read More