Sean Hogan

01:40
All going to plan, bananas from the region could hit shelves in two years’ time.

Gisborne going bananas over new taxpayer-funded horticulture venture - 'Grow like topsy'

Locals have been growing bananas for decades, but now $100,000 in funding has been granted to turn it into big business.

There are claims forestry operations made the situation worse.

Tolaga Bay locals unhappy forestry industry not offering to help pay for flood clean up

Concerned locals turned out at a meeting last night after 36 homes were affected by flooding and slash.

00:20
Some were turned away by the new fencing, but many simply went around or over it.

Controversial Te Mata Peak track still being walked despite new, higher fences

Two large fences have been erected at the Craggy Range path, with signs reading, "enter at your own risk".

00:58
The track built by Craggy Range winery last year on land considered sacred to iwi sparked outrage.

Deal reached between iwi and winery in Te Mata Peak walking track saga

The two organisations have been at loggerheads after the winery built a walking track on the sacred peak.

Kiwi (file picture).

Ferrets kill eight kiwi over eight weeks in Tongariro Forest

DOC has launched a trapping response programme to contain the outbreak of the pests.

Frustrated farmers gather in Pahiatua

Hundreds of Wairarapa farmers gather to seek answers on Mycoplasma bovis outbreak

Over 100 frustrated farmers packed a church in Pahiatua, wanting information,

01:43
The adult petrels will head to sea before hopefully returning to their new mountain home, benefiting the environment.

Shifting sea birds to inland Hawke's Bay shows results

The adult petrels will head to sea before hopefully returning to their new mountain home, benefiting the environment.

01:33
The track on Te Mata Peak sparked outrage when it was first created, causing it to be closed down.

Campaign underway to resurrect controversial Hawke’s Bay walking track

The track on Te Mata Peak sparked outrage when it was first created, causing it to be closed down.

00:34
Napier Mayor Bill Dalton and council chef executive Wayne Jack say the makeover will make it a multi-use venue.

International interest high as troubled Mclean Park turf begins makeover

Napier's venue is keen to put dire drainage in the past as it begins a nearly $5m turf replacement.

Kelly Alex Donner.

Four teens, 14 to 16, appear in court in connection with man's death outside Flaxmere pub

Kelly Donner was found with serious injuries and died at the scene.

02:02
The line will mainly be used to transport timber but other industries want to get on board.

Forestry, tourism sectors looking to cash in on Napier to Wairoa railway restoration

The government is investing $5 million in the project which will take about 5000 trucks off the road.

Retirement home residents shaken after man found dead in nearby pub carpark

A man was found with serious injuries outside a Flaxmere eatery at 10.45pm last night.

02:08
There a plenty of theories around, but no-one seems quite sure why so many more people have found work.

Almost 3000 more people employed in Hawke's Bay – but why?

There a plenty of theories around, but no-one seems quite sure why so many more people have found work.

01:51
The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years.

Thousands celebrate 30 years of the Hawke's Bay art deco festival

The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years.

01:52
A US research ship spend five weeks carrying out scientific research.

Disaster planners set to benefit from research ship's seismic survey off New Zealand's East Coast

It's hoped the mapping will help understand the phenomenon of "slow slip" earthquakes.

01:51
Houses built decades ago are still plagued with waterproofing issues.

Leaky homeowners take action against cladding company with lawsuit

A Supreme Court decision has allowed a group of home owners to fight their case against cladding company James Hardie in court.

01:54
Numbers of the bird have dropped by 80 per cent in the past three decades.

Discovery of Black-billed gulls breeding colony good news for the endangered birds

Numbers of the bird have dropped by 80 per cent in the past three decades.

00:24
The land is sacred to Maori with the peak believed to be the face of an ancestral chief.

Hawke's Bay winery to remove Te Mata Peak track built on land sacred to Maori after iwi outcry

"We never intended to alienate or divide any part of our community by developing the public track" - Craggy Range CEO Michael Wilding.

01:52
An environmental group is considering legal action over the construction consent as well.

Legal action looms over Te Mata Peak walking track as angry iwi say sacred hillside 'scribbled on'

Hawke's Bay iwi say they weren't consulted over a 2.4km walking track carved into a sacred peak.

Some South Canterbury farmers are calling for the drastic action.

More than 200 people turn up for cattle disease meeting in Napier

Mycoplasma bovis has now been found on 12 farms.

00:37
Rocket Lab today launched NZ’s most significant foray into space.

Small East Coast town lifting off with Rocket Lab but local iwi feel locked out

A lack of initial consultation has upset locals over an exclusion zone during lift off attempts.

02:08
Fourteen hundred people have signed up to climb Titirangi hill in Gisborne to fight the city's worrying health stats.

Gisborne residents' health challenge to climb local maunga 68 times

Fourteen hundred people have signed up to climb Titirangi hill in Gisborne to fight the city's worrying health stats.

02:04
The danger posed by a huge fault line that runs through NZ is being discussed at a summit.

'I can't emphasise how serious they must take it' - warning over the risk from a megathrust quake striking NZ

The danger posed by a huge fault line that runs through NZ is being discussed at a summit.

02:09
This time last year Hawke's Bay was still reeling from a deadly campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North.

Hawke's Bay hoping water issues are under the bridge post-election

One resident said, "We should be able to turn on the tap and know that we aren't going to get poisoned".

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