Hawke's Bay

One critically injured on Hastings crash

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Longlands Road, Hastings. Emergency services were called to the two car collision near Te Aute Road at midday. One person has critical injuries and another has moderate injuries, says police. "A...... Read More

Two serious attacks in Hawke’s Bay this weekend

Hawke's Bay Police are investigating two serious attacks over the weekend. At 11.30 on Saturday morning a 19-year-old man and his eight-year-old cousin were set upon by three people riding two horses behind the library in Flaxmere. The police...... Read More

Armed man robs Napier restaurant

  Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Napier restaurant. At around 10.00am today a man entered Pita Pit on the corner of Kennedy Road and Georges Drive, armed with a knife. He demanded money from the sole...... Read More

DOC supports fight to save unique bushland

A group of Central Hawke’s Bay residents is fighting to save a rare type of native forest, the only one of its kind in the region. For almost two decades, the landowners, who have recently formed the Gwavas Charitable Trust for the Puahanui...... Read More

Three men face kidnapping charges after Napier incident

Three people have been charged in relation to an alleged kidnapping in Napier today. Police responded to the incident just before 9am to begin inquiries. As a result, one offender was arrested in Whakatu. Shortly afterwards, the Hawke's Bay Armed...... Read More

Man facing multiple indecent assault charges

Police have laid a further nine charges against the 29-year-old Napier man currently facing charges of sexual violation and indecent assault. The new charges, all of a sexual nature, relate to alleged attacks on nine further women in public places...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay crash victim named

Police are now in a position to name the motorcylist who died at the scene of a crash on Middle Road Otane, on Sunday. He was 56-year-old Dag Tore Olberg from Napier. "Police extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Olberg at this...... Read More

Serious crash in Hastings blocks road

Motorists are being warned of road closures after a serious crash in central Hastings this morning. A police media spokesperson says the two car accident happened on Heretaunga Street West at about 6.10am. "Injuries are unclear at this stage...... Read More

Two motorcycles and truck involved in fatal crash

One person is dead following a crash between two motorcycles and a truck in the Hawke's Bay area. Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on Middle Road, Otane.  Police were called to the scene at 3.30pm. "Initial reports...... Read More

Beacon and helmet save the day

An injured Hawkes Bay farmer and his dogs have been saved from a bull attack by a personal locator distress beacon and a helmet. Farmer Robert Pattullo, who is also a trustee of the Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust (flying the Lowe Corporation Rescue...... Read More