Local News

Quote of the Day

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.”

– Octavia E. Butler

October 8, 2020

Contamination could force Waimarama residents to drive 45 minutes to recycle

Contamination at a Hawke’s Bay seaside recycling site could force the council to close it, leaving the community with a 45-minute drive to do their recycling.

October 5, 2020

Quote of the Day

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey

October 2, 2020

Latest data on river water quality sheds light on state of Hawke’s Bay waterways

New data showing “polluted” water quality in the Karamu and Ahuriri catchments is “totally unacceptable” according to one regional councillor.

September 29, 2020

Hastings Blossom Festival 2020

Hastings Blossom Festival is proudly delivered by Arts Inc. Heretaunga and funded by Hastings District Council

September 28, 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Three new cases in managed isolation

Details of the holiday taken by a family with Covid-19 have been revealed by the Ministry of Health.

September 24, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

September 21, 2020

Napier and Hastings air quality finally meeting national environment standards

Hawke’s Bay’s air is finally meeting national environmental standards, as survey data shows the region’s stark reduction in emissions over the past 15 years.

September 18, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

– Edmund Burke

September 15, 2020

Chris Evans Accidentally Posts a ‘D- Pic’ and the Twitterverse Melts Down

No, Chris Evans is not starring in a remake of “Free Willy,” but it appears that he accidentally freed his willy, captured it on camera and then posted it on Instagram on Saturday. And, needless to say, social media went insane (in a good way).

September 14, 2020

Hatuma Half Marathon

The Hatuma Half Marathon has been a staple in the Central Hawke’s Bay event calendar for over 40 years.
The beautiful 21.1km course takes in the entire circumference of lake Whatumā, starting and finishing at the Waipukurau Racecourse.

September 14, 2020

Hastings: Splash Planet summer fun hangs in the balance

Hastings District Council has refused to take a dive that could close Splash Planet for the summer and give them an unprecedented opportunity to renovate the facility.

September 10, 2020

Ongaonga Victorian Market & Fair

If you missed last year’s stunningly successful event, then this is your chance to see what all the hype is about!

September 9, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

September 7, 2020

Hastings Knitting (And Crochet) Group

The Hastings Knitting and Crochet Group meets every Wednesday in the Hastings War Memorial Library, upstairs in the Activities area. All skill levels are welcome.

September 3, 2020

Havelock North’s new $100m retirement village’s 162 building issues

Two notices to fix have revealed further information about faults identified in the building of the James Wattie retirement village in Havelock North.

September 3, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Good questions outrank easy answers.”

– Paul Samuelson

August 31, 2020

Pop-Up Kids Market – Spring Sale

Join at Havelock North’s only regular second hand market for baby and children’s clothing, toys, books and equipment.

August 27, 2020

Quote of the Day

“The best way out is always through.”

– Robert Frost

August 26, 2020

Country Carnival Market

Support local and buy your Christmas gifts here. This great country market is usually run on the last Saturday of the month and has some exciting new stalls.

August 24, 2020

Pop-Up Kids Market – Spring Sale

A great way to spend a morning of shopping and catching up with friends. Stalls selling quality pre-loved items and so much more. Hunt for bargains to see you through from spring and into summer.

August 24, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

– Ann Landers

August 20, 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Nearly 2500 people tested in Hawke’s Bay, no positive results

Covid-19 testing centres around Hawke’s Bay have tested nearly 2500 people in the region in the past week and no one has returned a positive result.

August 18, 2020

Walk of Wonders

Walk of Wonders is a new media, light art, fire and audio experience for all ages. The inaugural 2020 event will be held at Black Barn Vineyards from the 26th to 31st of August, with installations dotted throughout the grounds.

August 16, 2020

Quote of the Day

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

August 13, 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Testing ramps up in Hawke’s Bay, but not everyone needs one

Hawke’s Bay residents who have recently travelled to Auckland or Rotorua need a Covid-19 test only if they now have symptoms or have been identified as a close contact, Hawke’s Bay District Health board says.

August 12, 2020

Taniwha Spring Market

For one day and one day only! A fun, friendly spring market, full of quality products and fresh produce.

August 10, 2020

More farmers to be covered by regional drought relief fund

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group has broadened the eligibility criteria of the regional drought relief fund to support more farmers.

August 7, 2020

Quote of the Day

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”

– Winston Churchill

August 4, 2020

The Wedding and Event Expo Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay’s premier wedding and event expo is back for 2020!

August 3, 2020

Section of SH50 in Napier to close during rock removal on Bluff Hill cliff

A busy section of SH50 in Napier will be closed this weekend as a dangerous rock is removed from Bluff Hill’s cliff.

July 30, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

– Albert Einstein

July 29, 2020

Thriving Farming Women

If you’re tired of feeling grumpy and wondering if there’s more to life than supporting everyone else, hers something special Farming Women Tairawhiti created just for YOU.

July 27, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

– Oscar Wilde

July 24, 2020

Home help fiasco: Hawke’s Bay DHB ignored advice of staff before cancelling service

A review has found Hawke’s Bay District Health Board ignored its own staff before cancelling home help for hundreds of elderly and disabled people.

July 22, 2020

Taradale Sunday Market

The place to get locally made, Artisan Handcrafts and Gifts. Meet the people that create, not only the handcrafted items, but also the friendly atmosphere.

July 20, 2020

Hawke’s Bay sports park burnouts damage could force closure of the facility at night, CEO says

One part of a Hawke’s Bay sports park will be unusable for months because of the actions of “drop-kicks” doing donuts.

July 17, 2020

Quote of the Day

“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”

– Henry Miller

July 17, 2020

Book Sale

Grab some bargains at the Hastings District Libraries Book Sale!

July 13, 2020

Quote of the Day

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 10, 2020

Thriving Farming Women

If you’re tired of feeling grumpy and wondering if there’s more to life than supporting everyone else, hers something special Farming Women Tairawhiti created just for YOU.

July 8, 2020

New government programme to benefit Hawke’s Bay RSE workers

Hawke’s Bay recognised seasonal employer (RSE) workers are set to benefit from a new programme to help temporary New Zealand visa holders experiencing hardship as a result of Covid-19.

July 6, 2020

Quote of the Day

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

– Abraham Lincoln

July 2, 2020

Hold onto your hats: Napier-Taihape Road closed by heavy snow as winds start to pick up

Heavy snowfall has closed the Napier-Taihape Road and snow flurries are expected on the Napier-Taupo Rd today as weather warnings for Hawke’s Bay remain in place.

July 2, 2020

Hawkes Bay Winter Wine Walk: Napier

For one night only restaurants in Napier will be hosting wineries as pop-up cellar doors. This is your chance to try some of Hawke’s Bays best wines in your favorite local eateries.

June 29, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Education is the movement from darkness to light.”

– Allan Bloom

June 26, 2020

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair

Arts & Crafts Gisborne members will be demonstrating and selling their work. Buy something special & support the local economy.

June 24, 2020

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council urges residents to stay warm with housing insulation

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging residents to stay warm this winter with sufficient insulation.

June 22, 2020

Quote of the Day

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

– Herman Melville

June 19, 2020

Rain predicted for Hawke’s Bay Drought Shout

The irony of hosting a Drought Shout in a downpour is not lost on Hawke’s Bay farmer Sarah von Dadelszen.

June 17, 2020