Hawke's Bay

Police appeal for witnesses to fleeing driver

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle took off at speed from police in the Hawke's Bay area. At about 10pm on Friday, police observed a car being driven dangerously on State Highway Two at Awatoto. Police attempted to pull over...... Read More

Woman appears in court for smashing graves

A woman is on bail and will reappear in court next month, after the destruction of headstones at a northern Hawke's Bay cemetery. A 46-year-old woman appeared in the Wairoa District Court yesterday charged with intentional damage. The Raupunga...... Read More

Preventing theft from vehicles in Napier

Police have noticed a developing trend of vehicles being broken into in parts of Napier. Tools from tradies’ vans and mag wheels from cars have been the targets in Napier Hill, Meeanee, and Napier South. Thieves took items from 11 vehicles from...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay Expressway fatal victim named

Police have released the name of the mane who died in a crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway in Hastings on 24 May around 7.53am. He was 23-year-old Perumal Dinakaran of Napier, says police. "Police extend their thoughts to Mr Dinakaran’s...... Read More

Whale wows Napier crowd

A humpback whale stopped in Hawke’s Bay on Thursday for lunch and a show just off Napier’s Marine Parade beach. As it got closer to shore, the gathering crowd got larger and was treated to some spectacular barrel rolls and breaches. Department...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay teen jailed for life for murder

A 17-year-old who carried out a brutal attack on a man, including stabbing him and stomping on his head to ensure he was dead, has been jailed for life and will spend at least 12 years behind bars. Shaun Karauria was sentenced in the High Court in...... Read More

Woman charged in connection with Maraenui stabbing

Police have arrested a 26-year-old woman in relation to a stabbing which occurred at a Kelvin Road, Maraenui, address on Saturday, May 12. The Napier woman has been charged with Wounding With Intent and will appear in Hastings District Court on Friday,...... Read More

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