Hawke's Bay

Fatal crash in Hastings delays traffic

UPDATED: One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway in Hastings. Emergency services were called to the crash involving a logging truck and a car near Links Road at 7.53am. The person...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay drivers not getting the message, Police say

Hawke’s Bay Police are hugely disappointed with the high number of drink drivers detected during a recent weekend blitz. Eastern Police District’s Traffic Alcohol Group stopped 27 drink drivers on roads throughout Hawke’s Bay between...... Read More

Seals need rest not rescue - DOC

With seal season approaching, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding people to leave kekeno/seal pups alone if they see them on shore. Kekeno have already been spotted by DOC rangers this year, at several places in Hawke’s Bay. From...... Read More

High rates hikes proposed for Hawke’s Bay farmers

Today Federated Farmers will speak to their submission on yet another council proposed rate hike, as Hawke’s Bay Regional Council proposes an average rate increase of 19%. Federated Farmers Hawke’s Bay president Jim Galloway calls this...... Read More

Strong gales forecast for Hawke’s Bay

Strong west to northwest winds are being for Hawke's Bay south of Hastings until early this afternoon An active front that brought a period of the heavy rain and severe gale winds to southern New Zealand has weakened. "Another weak front...... Read More

Headstones destroyed at small Hawke’s Bay cemetery

A community in northern Hawke's Bay is in shock after vandals destroyed a number of headstones at a small cemetery. Kaye Wesley has posted on Facebook an emotionally-charged video of her visit to the Raupunga grave site on the weekend. She discovered...... Read More

Disappointment over ’senseless’ shooting

Disappointment is mounting, following what has been described as the 'senseless' shooting of a protected New Zealand bird. A Department of Conservation Hawke’s Bay ranger was called out to pick up a shot karearea/New Zealand falcon...... Read More

Trampers rescued in Ruahine Ranges overnight

Hawke's Bay Police and LandSAR volunteers were involved in the rescue of two men in the Ruahine Ranges last night. Around 6:30pm two 18-year-old men contacted Police via cellphone when they found themselves disorientated in deteriorating weather...... Read More

Hasting’s teen wins Race Unity Speech Awards

Year 13 student Hena Dugh of Hastings’ Girls High School has won the national final of the Race Unity Speech Awards. Hena’s speech challenged us to recognise our common humanity, asking 'If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you prick...... Read More