Hawke's Bay

Ongoing gorge closure leaves businesses in limbo

Businesses in Woodville will have to wait until Christmas before they know whether a permanent alternative to the Manawatu Gorge road will go through, or bypass the town. Since April, multiple slips have closed the gorge road that is the main route between...... Read More

Truck crash blocks Hawke’s Bay roundabout

Police are advising motorists driving in Hawke’s Bay to avoid the York Road/Flaxmere Avenue roundabout, on State Highway 50A following a truck crash. The vehicle has rolled on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway at the intersection and is blocking...... Read More

Gorge hit by further slips

Another large slip has come down on the road through the Manawatu Gorge - which has been closed since April. The Transport Agency said heavy rain over the weekend was likely to be the reason for the slip, which brought down about 10,000 cubic metres...... Read More

Woman suffers seizure following Napier assault

Hawke's Bay Police are seeking information from the public following a robbery in Taradale last week. On Wednesday, July 19th, at around 7.30pm a 50-year-old Maori woman dressed in a bright pink jacket was robbed near the ASB Bank on Gloucester...... Read More

Firefighters recognised for distinguished service

A total of 889 years of service has been recognised at the recent Rural Fire Force’s Service and Awards evening held at the Civic Theatre in Waipukurau. The Awards night is an opportunity to reward the efforts of the individuals who volunteer...... Read More

Search teams locate missing woman

A 49-year-old woman reported missing to Whakatane Police last week has been found. Suzanne Fay Holmes, who had not been seen since last Wednesday, was found on a walking track after search teams entered the Te Urewera area earlier today.  A...... Read More

Working together to help offenders

Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay Police investigating suspicious fires

Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating several suspicious fires that have occurred in the Flaxmere area recently. Between midnight and 3:00am on Saturday 15 July, Police have attended three vehicle fires in Flaxmere – two on Margate...... Read More

Missing Wairoa River motorist ’alive and well’

Eastern District Police have confirmed that the man believed to have gone missing in the Wairoa River is alive and well. Their search for the motorist was hampered by bad weather on Wednesday after initial fears that the man had entered the river after...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of missing woman

Whakatane police have launched an appeal for sightings of Suzanne Fay Holmes. The 49-year-old's car was located at Te Urewera two days ago, and she was last seen in that area around about the same time. In a statement released earlier this evening,...... Read More