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The rolling hills on the Dasent family's farm in rural Hawke's Bay are a sea of brown as far as the eye can stretch. Video
A Facebook page for Hawke's Bay farmers struggling with severe drought is being credited with saving lives. Video
People in rural parts of central Hawke's Bay are being urged to test drinking water bores as nitrate levels in some areas soar.
The family of a couple who caught Covid-19 on a cruise are considering legal action against the ship's operator Royal Caribbean.
A group of high school students have created a low-cost ventilator using pieces of wood, lego, and a power drill.
With brand new areas for suspected Covid-19 patients and a doubling of intensive care beds, Hawke's Bay Hospital hopes to reassure the public it is safe to seek medical help.
Hunting or camping in Te Urewera will not be allowed at Covid-19 alert level 3, Tūhoe says.
Being cooped up at home is forcing New Zealanders back into the kitchen and while it's a silver lining for some, others are pining for takeout.
A Hastings-based Samoan chief has been found guilty of 10 charges in human trafficking and 13 charges in dealing in slaves.
Hastings resident Joseph Auga Matamata, 65, denies 24 charges of human trafficking and slavery between 1994 and 2019. The Crown closed its case against him today.
The region's farmers and leaders are urging the government to declare a drought as parts of the region experience the driest period on record.
A Samoan chief on trial for slavery says he paid for five men to come to New Zealand to perform at his mother's birthday party, but they ran away and became overstayers.
A Hastings-based Samoan chief on trial for human trafficking and slavery has denied tying up a teenage girl and locking her in a room after an escape attempt.
A Samoan man, who the Crown says was trafficked to New Zealand and used as a slave, says the accused threw a pair of secateurs at his 12-year-old cousin so hard they stuck in his arm.
A Samoan man the Crown says was trafficked to New Zealand and used as a slave says he was put to work within hours getting off the plane and was constantly beaten for working too slowly.
A Hawke's Bay school is believed to be the first in the country to join a global campaign to discourage bullying and improve the mental health of its students by doing up its loos.
Hawke's Bay fruit and vegetable growers say they'll be hit hard by a ban on taking water from two rivers, as levels drop in hot, dry weather.
A lack of air conditioning at Hawke's Bay Hospital is leaving staff and patients sweltering in 30C heat that unions say is unsafe.
Hawke's Bay police have stopped carrying arms as gang tensions in the region appear to settle and rival gang leaders prepare to meet to discuss a way forward.
Napier residents called for more action from the government to stop young people joining gangs, a week after shots were fired during a large gang brawl.
A woman with a disability was told she could not have any home help for two weeks over the Christmas break because her assigned days fell on public holidays.
Hawke's Bay District Health Board is reviewing its communication policy after a "disappointing" letter was sent to hundreds of disabled elderly last week, the board's new chair says.
Whakatāne fishing and tour operators are losing thousands of dollars a day due to restrictions put in place following the Whakaari/White Island eruption.
Some 160 new homes to be built in Hastings over the next 18 months will simply replace those demolished under the previous government, the Housing Minister says.
A lack of representation for Napier and Central Hawke's Bay on the newly appointed Hawke's Bay District Health Board is "concerning" and "disappointing", their mayors say.