Hawke's Bay

Teen denies fatal stabbing of BOP man

A 14-year-old boy accused of murdering Bay of Plenty man Kelly Donner has admitted robbing him, but says he did not kill him. The teenager is allegedly one of several young people involved in an attack on 40-year-old Donner, who died outside the Flax...... Read More

Four arrests following shots fired in Wairoa

Four people have been arrested following an incident in Wairoa earlier this week. Police launched an investigation after two shots were fired on McLean Street about 11pm on Tuesday November 13. Officers conducted two search warrants on Friday,...... Read More

Man with unexplained injuries found in Flaxmere

Police are seeking witnesses to a potential assault which took place in Flaxmere overnight. Witnesses found a man with significant facial injuries lying in Diaz Drive just after midnight on 16 November, says a police spokesperson. "The man is...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay flood: ’You have to confront the issues’

An early warning system alerting residents living near Esk River in Hawke's Bay of rising water levels could be on the cards after a devastating flood earlier this year. Heavy rain caused the Esk River to burst its banks in the early hours of 8...... Read More

Three cases of mumps confirmed in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay health officials are urging parents to check their children’s immunisation status following three cases of mumps recently being confirmed in Hastings. One child was a student from Hastings Boys' High School and the other...... Read More

Two men charged with murder of Napier man

Two men held in custody in relation to the death of Napier man Alex Latimer earlier this month have now been charged with his murder. The body of 30-year-old Mr Latimer was found at a property in Te Hāroto, Hawke's Bay nearly a week after he was...... Read More

Retailers caught selling cigarettes to minors

Four retailers have been caught selling cigarettes to children under 18 years of age following a controlled purchase operation carried out recently in Hastings and Napier. Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operations are held to monitor the level of compliance...... Read More

Alaskan health care experts visit Hawke’s Bay

Health practitioners as well as health and social service providers from throughout New Zealand are in Hawke’s Bay this week to learn from the founders of a world-leading non-profit Alaskan health care model that has made an extraordinary difference...... Read More