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Police investigating series of suspicious fires in Hastings CBD overnight

The fires were within a 1km radius and occurred between 9pm and the early hours of this morning.

181119 NEWS. Photo: STUFF. Haami Hanara, 14, on trial for murder in the Napier High Court.

Napier court hears that rough-sleeper died after allegedly being stabbed four times by 14-year-old

Haami Hanara, 14, is on trial charged with the murder of 40-year-old Kelly Donner.

Four men arrested after shots fired in Wairoa gang-related incident

Officers today executed two search warrants, assisted by the Armed Offenders Squad, following Tuesday night's incident.

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The area sometimes gets a bad rap for gang crime, but this passionate green thumb is leading a different kind of gang.

Meet the woman behind the temporary Hawke's Bay garden bringing colour to the lives of thousands

Julie Russell has turned her backyard into a celebration of wild flowers and sculptures.

Alex Latimer.

Two men to appear in court on murder charges over death of Napier man Alex Latimer

The 30-year-old's body was found at a rural property on State Highway 5, Te Haroto, last month.

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Takapau residents say they just wanted a safer stop – instead they were told to take a hike.

Fair Go: Bus service pulls the plug on small town after complaints of dangerous stop

Fair Go asked if the bus operator would reconsider given difficulties experienced by locals since it pulled out.

Portion of controversial Craggy Range track deemed dangerous enough to kill someone

A portion of dangerous track will be urgently removed after a report found it could kill someone.

P manufacturing equipment seized, along with guns and LSD, as three arrested in Hawke's Bay

Police say they're committed to catching those who choose to deal harmful drugs.

Police vehicles in Napier after a pursuit where they were rammed.

Photos: Police cars damaged during stolen car chase in Napier

The driver fled on foot and tried to hide from police after abandoning his stolen Volvo.

Two-year-old child drowns in residential swimming pool in Hawke's Bay

Police were called to the incident in Waipukurau just before 3pm today.

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Check on your elderly neighbours, police urge, after two men discovered dead in their Napier homes

"It's both sad and concerning to police that there are older members of the community who don't have anyone looking out for their wellbeing."

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In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke’s Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

Hawke's Bay growing giant emphasising flexible schedules to increase Kiwi staff numbers

In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.

Hauraki Hira.

Have you seen this 'dangerous' man with face tattoo in the Hawke's Bay?

Police say Hauraki Hira should not be approached by members of the public if he is sighted.

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Body found on Hawke's Bay property confirmed as that of missing man Alex Latimer

Police say a post-mortem and investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Latimer’s death continue.

Alex Latimer.

More than $3000 fundraised for family of 'gentle, compassionate' missing Napier man Alex Latimer

Police believe a body found on Saturday is that of Mr Latimer. Formal identification will be carried out today.

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Alex Latimer hasn’t been seen since Sunday and his car was found burnt out on the side of the road in Napier the following day.

Body found at property in Hawke's Bay after police search for Alex Latimer

Police have found a body they believe is that of missing man Alex Latimer after they made two arrests in relation to his alleged assault by two men.

Alex James Latimer.

Two men arrested for assault as police continue search for missing Napier man

Police anticipate an "extensive search" of a Te Haroto property in coming days.

Alex James Latimer.

Police seek help finding Napier man missing since Sunday

Alex James Latimer's white Toyota Corolla was found abandoned on Omaranui Road.

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Todd Moyle says geotechnical engineers are now assessing the track to work out the best way to fix it.

Washout 'could' delay Napier to Wairoa railway reopening, Kiwirail boss says

Todd Moyle says geotechnical engineers are now assessing the track to work out the best way to fix it.

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Man seriously injured in Napier stabbing

Police are investigating the incident last night.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Auckland’s median house price increases for the first time in six months

Excluding Auckland, the media house price went up 6.2 per cent annually with three regions breaking records.

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Former Hastings Pizza Hut owner fined for illegally employing work

A judge rejected Mahipal Reddy Kolan's request that he be discharged without conviction.

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The homes on Clifton Road in Haumoana near Napier are constantly battling the elements, as they are just metres from the sea.

Most watched: Drone video shows huge waves coming metres from Hawke's Bay homes due to storm surge

The region was pummelled by wet weather in the previous days, with flooding reported widely across the Bay.

'This is next level': Cars wrecked as floodwaters hit marae & kohanga in small Hawke's Bay township

A Raukawa resident said he had "never, ever seen it this bad before".

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Police went to an Onekawa property, after it was been reported there is a firearm at a private address.

Cordon lifted, gun not found following reports firearm pulled out at Napier home

A kindergarten was placed on lockdown in Onekawa as police swarmed the area.

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