Hawke's Bay

DOC urges public not to feed fur seals

The Department of Conservation is warning people not to feed or approach kekeno fur seals, after reports of a pup being fed by the public in Napier. The young seal, which has been hand-fed for the past three weeks, is now swimming around the inner...... Read More

Lyttelton historian and Antarctic adventurer farewelled

Lyttelton will today farewell a renowned local historian, polar adventurer and recipient of the Antarctic Medal. Baden Nolan Norris died in Christchurch on Wednesday August the 8th, aged 91. Lizzie Meek of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust...... Read More

Police warn against ‘synthetics’ use

Hawke’s Bay Police are reminding the public of the dangers of psychoactive substances following the execution of four search warrants in Napier. Three men — aged 23, 44 and 53 — have been charged with possession and supply of synthetic...... Read More

Aggravated robbery at Hawke’s Bay takeaways

    Hawke's Bay Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery at the Fish and Chip shop in the Swansea Road village, Flaxmere, Hastings. The robbery occurred around 7:15pm, on Sunday 12 August. Three offenders,...... Read More

Second arrest following Hawke’s Bay kidnapping

Hastings Police can confirm that a second arrest has been made in relation to the kidnapping of an 87-year-old man in Hastings last month. A 39-year-old woman was arrested yesterday and has been charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping. "Police...... Read More

Fatal crash in the Hawke’s Bay

One person has died following a motorcycle crash on State Highway 2 this afternoon. Police were called to the scene just after 2.30pm, approximately 1km south of the Tutira Store in the Hawke's Bay. "Initial reports indicated that a ute...... Read More

Youth arrested after Service Station Robbery

Police have arrested a young Napier boy who entered the Z petrol station on Kennedy Road and allegedly demanded property. The 17-year-old youth will appear in the Hastings District Court next week facing a charge of aggravated robbery. "At 6am...... Read More

Elderly woman assaulted in her home

    An elderly woman is recovering from minor injuries following an incident at her Havelock North home. Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard of the Hawke’s Bay Police says that at about 4pm on Thursday, the victim was grabbed from...... Read More

Arrest made in Hastings

Hawke's Bay Police have arrested a 30-year-old Hastings man. The police made the arrest today after the man robbed an elderly women's home. The man is being charged in relation to the robbery of the elderly Havelock North woman at her home...... Read More