Napier, New Zealand Newswire

Napier, New Zealand Newswire

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  1. Bucket list girl Maree Bailey dies, but her dreams live onRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    The 17-year-old from Napier was told in January that this year would would be her last, after treatment failed to stop the growth of an inoperable brain tumour. Shortly after she learnt the clock was ticking, Bailey penned her bucket list, filling it with things like staying on a farm, going to Rainbow's End, having a family dinner and watching the sun set.

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  2. Teen accused of killing toddler 'not a monster - he just snapped' says CrownRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

    The death of toddler Matiu Wereta was a tragedy but it wasn't caused by his step-father Tamehana Huata, the jury hearing his trial has been told before it begins deliberating. The jury in the High Court at Napier is expected to soon retire to consider its verdicts after an eight day trial.

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  3. Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick at top of the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick reached the pinnacle of a 20-year career at the top when he realised the long-held dream of becoming "the" world champion recently. The 46-year-old won a spectacular 20-sheep individual final in front of more than 4000 spectators at the world shearing and woolhandling championships and Southland All Nations in Invercargill's ILT Stadium Southland.

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  4. $800k for new classrooms at Greenmeadows School, Hawkea s BayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Scoop

    Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Greenmeadows School in Hawke's Bay, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. "The roll at Greenmeadows School is projected to grow, so we're investing in these extra classrooms to provide more capacity," says Ms Kaye.

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  5. Rowland Smith chalks up century of shearing titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Rowland Smith with his brother Doug after they shore a combined total of 1066 ewes to set a world two-stand eight-hours strongwool ewes shearing record in 2011. Photo / NZME Sheep shearing runs in the family for Rowland Smith who after three victories about 24 hours and 1700km apart on the weekend became possibly only the fourth person to win 100 open-class shearing titles.

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  6. Accommodation chocka as tens of thousands of kapa haka fans hit the Bay for Te MatatiniRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    An additional 20,000 to 30,000 people were expected to be in the region this week for the National Kapa Haka Festival. According to Hawke's Bay Tourism general manager Annie Dundas this situation would remain until Sunday, with most bookings made months ago.

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  7. Editorial: Te Matatini festival great for the BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    There is a lovely buzz about Hawke's Bay these days and it suddenly seems as if our social calendar has become nice and full. The stream of cruise ships docking in Napier means the CBD is constantly flowing with people.

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  8. No pressure, says leader of 1983 Te Matatini winners as kapa haka festival kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    BACK AGAIN: Rotorua kapa haka legend Trevor Maxwell back to support Ngati Rangiwewehi, the group he led to festival triumph the last time it was in Hawke's Bay in 1983. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR.

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  9. World's top kapa haka groups welcomed to Hawke's BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    WELCOME: Hundreds of the world's top kapa haka groups have been welcomed to Hawke's Bay in a powhiri this morning. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR.

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  10. Tasmanian grass grub invades Hawke's BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Dominion Post

    Bugs keen to procreate have left some Hawke's Bay locals wondering what's going on, with swarms seen around street lights and the insects invading homes. Bug expert Ruud Kleinpaste said the insects were Tasmanian grass grubs, and were currently at the height of their mating season.

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  11. Teenager 'deeply remorseful' for fatal crash that killed...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The New Zealand Herald

    Hawke's Bay teenager Laura Tantrum was sentenced to 12 months supervision and disqualified from driving for one year yesterday after causing a fatal car crash last year. Photo / Duncan Brown A Hawke's Bay teenager was yesterday sentenced to one year's supervision after causing a crash that killed a young American woman in May. Laura Tantrum, 17, pleaded guilty to two charges - careless driving causing death and careless driving causing injury - after the crash.

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  12. Te Matatini welcome for 47 kapa haka groups at cultural festival tipped to pack McLean ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New Zealand Herald

    GRAND ARENA: The Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings during its transformation as Kahungunu Park, venue for Te Matatini 2017. PHOTO/DOUG LAING International sports ground McLean Park in Napier will be turned into a marae for today's welcome for 47 kapa groups and supporters hitting Hawke's Bay for the Olympics of Maori cultural performance.

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  13. Hastings lawyer David Porteous admits thefts from clients adding up to almost $80,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New Zealand Herald

    Hastings lawyer David John Porteous yesterday admitted charges of stealing almost $80,000 from clients during the latter years of a three-decade legal career in Hawke's Bay. Appearing before Judge Bridget Mackintosh in the Hastings District Court, 66-year-old Porteous pleaded guilty to two representative charges of theft by a person in a special relationship and was remanded on bail for sentence in Napier District Court on April 7. The charges carry penalties of up to seven years' jail, and the judge ordered a pre-sentence report and supported a call by defence counsel Matthew Phelps for exploration for options for restorative justice, which would normally involve the offender meeting with those from whom he had stolen.

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  14. John Harrison: Report on Napier velodrome project is a waste of ratepayer's moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New Zealand Herald

    Last week I received an early copy of the 19-page executive summary together with the full 75-page business case for Napier's biggest commercial gamble to date - the velodrome project. Together with the previous Napier City Council report that slated the project as "a high-risk investment", and which cost more than $60,000, the council, in its infinite wisdom, has wasted a further $500,000 of ratepayers' money on a second report which resembles a badly written science-fiction novel.

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  15. You have to go to New Zealand to taste this wine 0:0Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | New York Post

    Marlborough may be New Zealand's largest and best-known wine-making region, however, in a country known for its fine vintages, Hawke's Bay gives it a run for its money. One big difference: The sunny, North Island region - which has been producing wines since the 1850s on its sheltered coastal plains - has many wineries too small to produce large quantities.

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  16. Country mansion which has been off the market for 135 years up for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Dominion Post

    Mount Vernon, located on the outskirts of Waipukurau, features a grand foyer, library, museum, five bedrooms and a circular kauri staircase. Owner Richard Harding, whose family have owned the homestead for six generations, said he and his wife had done their dash and it was time to sell up.

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  17. Rain a reprieve for 'flogged' forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New Zealand Herald

    Infrared heat-detecting technology was used last Thursday to detect any hot spots at the Colin White Rd fire at Te Hauke, which burnt 360ha of grassland - but then the rain came. After a hectic time during one of the busiest fire seasons in recent memory, last week's rain finally provided respite for the region's "flogged" firefighters, including members of CHB's urban and rural volunteer fire brigades.

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  18. Rain welcome surprise for farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | The New Zealand Herald

    Surprised Hawke's Bay farmers are celebrating after substantial rain finally fell over the weekend, after months of dry weather. And while it has done wonders for the landscape in the past three days, it has also managed to lift the spirits of farmers, who were beginning to despair with continued abnormally hot conditions.

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  19. Host iwi raises the bar for Te Matatini as Hastings prepares for kapa haka festival this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | The New Zealand Herald

    KAPA HAKA ACTION: Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park's William Nelson Athletics precinct in Hastings on February 20 being transformed for Te Matatini kapa haka festival on February 23-26. PHOTOS/DOUG LAING A Hastings athletics arena built to replace another track displaced by a shopping centre development seven years ago is nearing completion of its biggest transformation as national kapa haka festival Te Matatini is prepared for its four days of competition starting on Thursday.

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  20. Festival of Hockey attracts some of world's best on its return to Hawke's Bay next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | The New Zealand Herald

    GEARING UP: Samantha Charlton will be one of the leaders for the Vantage Black Sticks at the Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey next month. PHOTO/FILE.

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