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Two men rescued after boat capsizes at Blackhead Beach

Police have commended the efforts of rescuers after a small boat, with two men on it, capsized 300m offshore at Central Hawke's Bay's Blackhead Beach. Emergenc...

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Napier City Council proposes selling its social housing provision News

Napier City Council proposes selling its social housing provision

A review of Napier City Council's social housing provision has found it cannot continue to hold onto the 377 units where costs are funded solely through rents.&...

Two new Hawke's Bay Covid-19 cases including one linked to Soundsplash Festival News

Two new Hawke's Bay Covid-19 cases including one linked to Soundsplash Festival

The number of Covid-19 cases in Hawke's Bay has risen to 23 following the detection of two new cases.  One case, which will be officially reported in the...

Covid-19: 45 new community cases News

Covid-19: 45 new community cases

There are 45 new community cases of Covid-19, including 34 of the Omicron variant. The new cases are in Auckland (22), Waikato (2), Bay of Plenty (3), Rotorua...

Eight new Covid-19 cases linked to Hastings Delta cluster News

Eight new Covid-19 cases linked to Hastings Delta cluster

Hawke’s Bay DHB has eight new Covid-19 cases to report today, all linked to the known Hastings Delta cluster. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones sai...

Car collides with pedestrian on Karamu Road North News

Car collides with pedestrian on Karamu Road North

Motorists are being asked to avoid travelling on Karamu Road North, Hastings following a crash. A car collided with a pedestrian shortly after 10.40am this mor...

Felled gumtrees to be made available to Flaxmere community for firewood News

Felled gumtrees to be made available to Flaxmere community for firewood

This week the gum trees at Caernarvon Drive in Flaxmere started being felled in preparation for the groundworks to begin for much-needed houses, and will then b...

Plenty on line for NZ World Cup Final Sport

Plenty on line for NZ World Cup Final

All roads for the nation’s top showjumpers lead to Hawera this weekend for the POLi Payments FEI World Cup (NZ League) Final. At the front of the pack is...

Free dental care given to hundreds of Wairoa residents News

Free dental care given to hundreds of Wairoa residents

More than 300 people, with dental pain, received free treatment at the Tō Waha event in Wairoa last week.The event was a collaboration between Hawke’s Bay...

Flaxmere Park's basketball court damaged weeks after opening News

Flaxmere Park's basketball court damaged weeks after opening

Flaxmere's councillors are "extremely disappointed" one of the suburb's brand new basketball courts has been damaged less than two months after its grand openin...

Watch Live: Government to outline three-phase approach as Omicron cases grow News

Watch Live: Government to outline three-phase approach as Omicron cases grow

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will provide an update on the Government's three-phase plan to ma...

Hastings District Council joins Welcoming Communities programme News

Hastings District Council joins Welcoming Communities programme

Hastings District Council has joined Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Welcoming Communities programme that helps local councils create welcoming and inclus...

"Brains" installed in Napier's manholes News

"Brains" installed in Napier's manholes

Manholes around Napier City have received their own "brains".  The smart technology, in the form of sensors, has been installed inside 50 manholes to warn...

Napier and Hastings councils propose extension of smoking and vaping ban News

Napier and Hastings councils propose extension of smoking and vaping ban

Two of the region's councils are considering extending a ban on smoking and vaping to include beaches, rivers and outside dining spaces.  Napier City Coun...

Watch Live: Prime Minister gives post-Cabinet meeting update News

Watch Live: Prime Minister gives post-Cabinet meeting update

The Government has announced stricter mask-wearing protocols at the red setting. In a post-Cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said face c...

Covid-19: 25 new community cases News

Covid-19: 25 new community cases

There are 25 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, including 10 confirmed Omicron cases. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the new cases are...

Hawke’s Bay DHB urges people to keep checking locations of interest News

Hawke’s Bay DHB urges people to keep checking locations of interest

Hawke’s Bay DHB has no new Covid-19 cases to report today but is urging people to keep checking locations of interest reported on the Ministry&r...

Covid-19: 25 new community cases, Omicron cluster grows News

Covid-19: 25 new community cases, Omicron cluster grows

There are 25 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, including eight confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.  In a statement released this afternoon...

Covid-19: What life looks like under red News

Covid-19: What life looks like under red

The entire country is set to move from the Orange traffic light setting to Red from 11.59pm this evening, meaning new restrictions will come into force. ...