Hawke's Bay

Police cars rammed in Napier pursuit

Three police cars have been left with significant damage after being rammed during a Monday morning car chase in Napier. It's understood the patrol cars were damaged after a motorist fled officers in a chase that began on Marine Parade. A witness...... Read More

Toddler drowns in Hawke’s Bay pool

Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a reported drowning in Waipukurau just before 3pm today. A young child, aged two-years-old is reported to have drowned in a residential swimming pool. Victim Support is offering the family assistance...... Read More

Waipukurau station first to trial new technology

Police is trialling new audio-visual technology at Waipukurau Police Station. The video phone allows people in Waipukurau to talk to Police staff in Hastings. "We want everyone in New Zealand to be able to contact us anytime, anywhere so we’re...... Read More

Deaths of older people sparks police reminder

In recent weeks, Hawke’s Bay Police have been called to two sudden death incidents involving older people who have died and remained in their homes for more than two weeks before being discovered. “It's both sad and concerning...... Read More

Police recover stolen gear thanks to local tip-off

Thanks to a tip-off from a Bluff Hill local, stolen gear has been returned to its owners before they knew it was missing. Police received a report at around 3.15am, 17 October that two men were on Roslyn Road, Bluff Hill looking into vehicles. Upon...... Read More

Boy aged 14 charged with murder outside Flaxmere pub

A 14-year-old boy charged with the murder of a Bay of Plenty man has denied the allegation. The teenager was one of five youths charged in relation to the death of Alex Donner outside a Flaxmere pub on 4 March. The 40-year-old was found injured outside...... Read More

Proposal to rename Lake Road to Lake Station Road

A proposal to rename local road Lake Road in the Wanstead/Flemington area to “Lake Station Road” is currently out for public feedback. Residents of “Lake Road” in the Wanstead/Flemington area have petitioned Council and asked...... Read More

Truck fire causes delays in Hawke’s Bay

State Highway 5 north of Te Pohue remains closed following a truck fire earlier this morning. The highway is closed at the intersection of State Highway 5 and State Highway 2 (Whirnaki/Eskdale) and State Highway 1 and State Highway 5 (Taupo). Emergency...... Read More

Body found at Hawke’s Bay property identified

A body located at a Te Haroto property last week has been formally identified as missing Napier man Alex Latimer. The post-mortem and investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Latimer’s death continue, says Detective Inspector...... Read More

Rail upgrades a big win for the Wairarapa

The Wairarapa rail line will undergo a significant upgrade after the New Zealand Transport Agency Board approved a $96 million investment which will help grow the region’s economy and boost tourism, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. This...... Read More