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The terms of reference being drawn up for an independent review into Napier City Council staff monitoring of councillors' social media will not be made public, acting Mayor Faye White says.
David Hannay, who has for decades been trying to get a seat on the council, will not be taking part in a major debate this week because he is facing open heart surgery.
An independent inquiry into Napier City Council's scrutiny of councillors' social media will be carried out before the election, acting Mayor Faye White has confirmed.
Questions are being asked about why it has taken more than a year for Hastings District Council to get advice on a lake identified as a "potential risk" to an aquifer that supplies thousands of…
Two city councillors and an Aucklander are vying to become Gisborne's next mayor.
Councillors say they are open to a settlement, after the group that called for a review of the $41 million Napier pool upgrade pulled their offer yesterday.
The long-standing chair of Hawke's Bay Fish and Game Council has been asked to step down after an audit raised "serious concerns" about the organisation's governance.
Four Napier City councillors whose Facebook posts were trawled through by senior council staff looking for code of conduct breaches are considering making a formal complaint against the chief…
The Mongrel Mob member behind an armed stand off with police in Napier had to be dragged from the dock by five security guards after being sentenced.
Four "renegade" Napier councillors who oppose a new pool complex had their Facebook pages monitored by senior council staff looking for code of conduct breaches.
A Napier couple's plans for their newly-purchased lifestyle block are in tatters after learning, just days before taking ownership, a large shopping complex could be built directly opposite them.
Extra post boxes could soon be installed in Hawke's Bay to encourage voting in the upcoming local body elections.
A stoush between elderly walkers and mountain bikers over who uses which trails is intensifying. Audio
A Hastings District Council rule banning councillors' campaign cars from being parked in council carparks is "a bit silly", a mayoral candidate says.
Some Havelock North residents say radical proposals to improve the safety of the country's drinking water will do little to restore their trust. Audio
Both the Napier City Council and opponents of its controversial $41 million pool development are claiming victory after a High Court ruling stopping the award of a contract to build the centre.
The High Court in Wellington has ordered Napier City Council to immediately stop work on a controversial new $41 million pool complex.
The man at the centre of an armed stand-off with police in Napier last month had consumed "a large amount of methamphetamine" destined for a drug deal, says a police summary of facts.
A complaint that some shiitake mushrooms being sold as New Zealand grown were actually imported from China is being reconsidered by the Commerce Commission.
A "life-changing" programme helping struggling women get into meaningful work is hoping to expand its reach with a funding boost from the Provincial Growth Fund.
Consumers are being warned some exotic mushrooms being sold as 'New Zealand grown' are actually being imported from China, a local grower says.
A Napier City Councillor has been subpoenaed to give evidence in High Court proceedings about a decision to build a $41m pool complex.
A decision to renew a Flaxmere bottle store's liquor licence for another two years is "deeply disappointing," Hastings District councillor Henare O'Keefe says.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the latest local body to consider declaring a climate change emergency.
A dam, a lime juicing plant and a Māori tourism venture are among 19 Hawke's Bay projects to receive $68 million dollars in cash from the Provincial Growth Fund.