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Oranga Tamariki "devastated" after seven-year-old boy died in its care

A seven-year-old boy who died in Wairoa on Sunday was in the care of Oranga Tamariki.  The boy was found unresponsive at his home in Frasertown and despit...

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Outgoing Napier City Council CEO on extended leave for notice period News

Outgoing Napier City Council CEO on extended leave for notice period

Outgoing Napier City Council Chief Executive Dr Steph Rotarangi has taken extended leave to see out her notice period. Rotarangi was appointed to the role on F...

Post-mortem to determine cause of death of 7-year-old Wairoa boy News

Post-mortem to determine cause of death of 7-year-old Wairoa boy

Police have revealed the child who died in Wairoa on Sunday was a seven-year-old boy. The boy, who was living in Frasertown, was found unresponsive at his home...

Visit to local winery with father leads student from China to study at EIT News

Visit to local winery with father leads student from China to study at EIT

A trip to a Hawke’s Bay winery with his wine-loving father was enough to convince Kevin Wang to enrol in the Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science at E...

Police treating death of child in Wairoa as "unexplained" News

Police treating death of child in Wairoa as "unexplained"

The death of a child in Wairoa is currently being treated as "unexplained", police say. A spokesperson said they were notified last night of the sudden death....

New Te Pōhue Community Plan sets out vision for Hastings’ northernmost settlement News

New Te Pōhue Community Plan sets out vision for Hastings’ northernmost settlement

The vision to create a connected, flourishing community with country values has been captured in a new community plan for Te Pōhue that was endorsed by Hastings...

Karamu art teacher creates apple sculpture News

Karamu art teacher creates apple sculpture

A Karamu High School art teacher is one of 20 artists who have had apple sculptures they made displayed around the streets of Hastings. Justin Kite (Ngāti Kahu...

Fear contributing to low number of candidates standing in local body elections News

Fear contributing to low number of candidates standing in local body elections

Low numbers of candidates in this year’s local body elections can be attributed to a growing sense of fear, says a leading politics professor. While nomi...

This weekend's event round-up News

This weekend's event round-up

Here it is again, your favourite weekend event’s round up.  If you would like your event to appear in next week’s round up, flick Hayley an em...

Prime Minister marks completion of new houses in Hastings News

Prime Minister marks completion of new houses in Hastings

The completion of 40 new houses in Kauri Place, Hastings, by Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities was celebrated yesterday with a visit by Prime Minister Ja...

Video: Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre reaches finish line News

Video: Hawke's Bay Regional Aquatic Centre reaches finish line

New Zealand's newest indoor aquatic complex today reached the finish line when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern officially declared it open.  The Hawke's Bay...

Civic Honours Awards recognise tireless community volunteers News

Civic Honours Awards recognise tireless community volunteers

A special event was held on 9 August to recognise 20 individuals who have selflessly given back to the community helping improve and enrich the lives of others....

Seven arrested, firearms seized in Hawke’s Bay and Taupō News

Seven arrested, firearms seized in Hawke’s Bay and Taupō

Seven people have been arrested and firearms, drugs and cash seized as part of an operation to address gun violence in the Hawke’s Bay and Taupō areas.&nb...

Hawke’s Bay school nurse gains Nursing Council’s nod to prescribe News

Hawke’s Bay school nurse gains Nursing Council’s nod to prescribe

Helping ease the load off GPs and improving healthcare access are benefits of Hawke’s Bay’s registered nurse prescribing programme, says the first p...

Increased dividend payment for Hawke’s Bay power consumers News

Increased dividend payment for Hawke’s Bay power consumers

Hawke's Bay power consumers will receive a dividend payment of $240 this year - the first increase in two years.   At its annual public meeting on Ju...

Student celebrates restricted license with spin behind wheel of Ferrari News

Student celebrates restricted license with spin behind wheel of Ferrari

A Tamatea High School student has celebrated his restricted licence in style behind the wheel of a Ferrari.  Jessie Maunder, in Year 13, was able to gain...

Video: Love Local - Harvest Deli News

Video: Love Local - Harvest Deli

In the coming weeks, Hawke's Bay App will shine a spotlight on some of the region's local businesses.     

Councils investigate inner harbour oil spill News

Councils investigate inner harbour oil spill

A small spill of oil from a stormwater pipe into Napier’s inner harbour is a good reminder to local industries to check their operations, the region;s cou...

Entries open for inaugural Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards News

Entries open for inaugural Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards

Today heralds the launch of the Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards – a significant new programme designed to recognise and celebrate those whose talents an...