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Local news for Hawke's Bay, New Zealand continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Man injured in motorbike crash

A 25-year-old man is fighting for his life after a motorcycle crash in Waipukurau, in Central Hawke's Bay.

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15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Murder accused in row with judge

A former Napier city councillor charged with murdering his Canadian wife in 2010 remains in custody in British Columbia awaiting the setting of a date for a trial delayed by his own difficulties with lawyers and plans to conduct his own defence.

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15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Apology over prisoner's death

The Corrections Department has admitted "serious issues" with staff conduct on the night a woman died in her cell after prison guards failed to check on her.

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15 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

PM has say on Lorck tweet

Prime Minister John Key has suggested a tweet made by Anna Lorck calling David Cunliffe a bully reflects poorly on the leadership of the Labour Party.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Ruataniwha Business Case Peer Reviewed by Deloitte

Hawke's Bay Regional Council will consider the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Investment Statement of Proposal at its meeting next week on Wednesday 30 April.

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International Business Times

New Zealand Prime Minister's BMW Thrown Eggs, Ball, Rock Amid Protests in Napier

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's car has been egged when he officially launched a new housing development in an attempt to boost Napier's poorest suburb of Maraenui.

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The New Zealand Herald

Life ban for punching referee

A former ITM Cup rugby player has received a life ban from the code after punching a referee in the head at a game.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Man in scooter tragedy named

Police have released the name of a Napier man who was found dead in a cross-town drain during the Easter weekend, after a mishap while riding a mobility scooter.

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The lights will go out

So says Regional Council chairman Fenton Wilson, lamenting the Board of Inquiry's decision to require serious environmental protection for the Tukituki catchment.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Upgrade adds $10m to cost of Ruataniwha Dam

The cost of the Ruataniwha irrigation project has risen by $10million as debate continues over whether the scheme will remain attractive to Central Hawke's Bay farmers and growers under new environmental rules.

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Southland Times

Social triumphs of a plus one

In the last gasping decades of the 20th century, at the acme of the gossip columnist Felicity Ferret's calumny, to be captioned "a visitor from Hawke's Bay" in Metro magazine's party pages was instant social death.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Southland Times

Kiwi short film heads to Cannes

BIG TIME: Lisa Fothergill and Luke Thornborough are the creators of Jess, which has been accepted into the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Power Outages for Some Hawkea s Bay Customers

Some Hawke's Bay customers have started the long weekend without power, with high winds and heavy rains causing damage to the electricity network.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Volleyball coach sentenced for relationship with child

A Hawkes Bay volleyball coach has been sentenced to home detention after she admitted engaging in a "damaging psychological relationship" with a young female student.

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Southland Times

Vintage glamour

SISTERHOOD: On Marine Parade this row of Victorian double-storey villas, known as the Six Sisters, survived the 1931 earthquake and fire that followed.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Lawyers saddened at passing of Sir Owen Woodhouse

New Zealand has lost one of its greatest jurists with the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today.

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The New Zealand Herald

Turners and Growers buys Apollo Apples

Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany's BayWa, has agreed to buy Hawke's Bay-based Apollo Apples for as much as $44.1 million as it looks to meet growing global demand.

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Ruataniwha decision puts water demands before nature

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the Board of Inquiry that today granted consent for the Ruataniwha irrigation dam has failed to account for the overall environmental damage the project would cause, if it is built.

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Hospo people recognise their best

Workers and associates of the Hawke's Bay hospitality sector have spoken and the Finalists for the Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards 2014 have been announced.

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