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A Gisborne district councillor has apologised to the mayor after criticising the council's approach to risk.
Mayors in Hawke's Bay and Tai Rāwhiti are urging new Emergency Management and Recovery Minister Mark Mitchell see for himself the mountain of work that still lies ahead after Cyclone Gabrielle.
Northern Hawke's Bay and Tai Rāwhiti are back in cleanup mode after heavy rain fell steadily over the weekend. Audio
SH2 south of Wairoa has opened to one lane today as work continues to clear a slip that was brought down by heavy rain. Audio
State Highway 2 just south of Wairoa will remain closed overnight following a large slip in the early hours of this morning.
Water levels are now dropping and bridges and roads are being inspected in Tai Rāwhiti and Hawke's Bay, where flooding has followed three days of heavy rain, and people are being asked to stay off the…
Up to 100 millimetres of rain is expected across Tairawhiti and Hawke's Bay's Wairoa districts.
Rain warnings are in place in Tai Rāwhiti and Hawke's Bay, with minor flooding already reported and Civil Defence asking people to check on neighbours and whānau.
The woman who killed her elderly father by setting his house alight has died suddenly, the day after she was found guilty of murder.
The jury in the trial of Lynne Maree Martin at the High Court in Gisborne reached their verdict after about two-and-a-half hours of deliberations and delivered their verdict on Wednesday afternoon.
A Gisborne man has been sentenced to two months in jail for repeatedly poaching crayfish from a marine reserve.
The food safety authority is warning people on the East Coast not to collect shellfish due to an algal bloom which is making them toxic.
The Gisborne District Council is looking to the future with a new plan providing guidance on the region's housing and business growth.
An East Coast baker famous for pāua pies has created a new delicacy - bringing her business back from the edge.
Minutes for Gisborne District Council workshops, which are effectively held in secret, are not as readily available as indicated by the mayor.
A theatre group is "fed up" after a last-minute change in direction by Gisborne councillors left them with an uncertain future.
The weather has once again cut off access to parts of Tai Rāwhiti and Hawke's Bay, but residents are getting used to it. Audio
Around 10,000km will be clocked up by a small aluminium boat criss-crossing the waters of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa this month.
Holiday homes and the uninsured will be given equal status to insured family homes under Gisborne's cyclone buyout scheme.
Buyouts for storm-damaged homes in Gisborne can get underway, with councillors voting to accept the government's $204 million offer.