Hawke's Bay

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

Gorge reopening delayed once more

The reopening of the Manawatu Gorge has been delayed because the structural damage on State Highway 3 is worse than expected. The road was due to reopen this week but is likely to remain closed for another week. That would allow a concrete retaining...... Read More

Police release images after armed robbery

Hawke's Bay Police are continuing to investigate the aggravated robbery of a service station on 12th May. A man armed with a firearm entered the Gull service station on Omahu Road at around 1:30am and demanded cash and tobacco from the attendant. He...... Read More

Hastings fatal crash witnesses sought

Hawke's Bay Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the fatal car crash. Inquiries have identified that a dark green Honda four door sedan had travelled along Flaxmere Avenue towards York Road immediately prior to the crash about...... Read More

Marathon a homecoming for leading men

The men’s race at the Hawke’s Bay International Marathon this weekend could well be a homecoming celebration, with leading contenders Daniel Wallis and Will O’Connor returning to take on the race as well as catch up with family and friends. An...... Read More

Elderly man critical after Wairarapa crash

An elderly man was left in a critical condition following a head-on collision in the Wairarapa yesterday.   State Highway 2 in Clareville, near Carterton, was closed for around three hours as police and emergency services worked to clear the...... Read More

Officials making progress on slip clean-up

An update from the New Zealand Transport Agency has revealed that good progress is being made on clearing the remaining, large slip on the Manawatu Gorge. Officials have confirmed that contractors will continue to work through the weekend as they...... Read More

One dead in Hastings crash

Police have confirmed that one person has died following a crash in Hastings earlier today. The crash, involving two cars, occurred shortly after 11am on York Road in Longlands. The identity of the crash victim has not been released at this...... Read More

Avoid toxic Lake Tutira council advises

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff are advising the public to avoid contact with Lake Tutira until further notice. The council sampled Lake Tutira yesterday, as part of regular monthly monitoring and the prognosis was not good. Freshwater...... Read More