Hawke’s Bay Regional Council: $100,000 for flood relief

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council: $100,000 for flood relief

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has contributed $100,000 to the Napier City Mayoral Relief Response Fund to help locals buy essential items that are not covered by insurance or other agencies. The council voted to contribute in a meeting yesterday, where councillors agreed on the hardship grant that would be funded...

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car at 2am, Hawke’s Bay

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car at 2am, Hawke’s Bay

At around 2 am this morning, Police say a person has died as a result of a crash between a pedestrian and a car on Taihape Rd, Hawke’s Bay. The incident happens near the intersection of Taihape and Korokipo Rd. There will be no diversions put in place while the...

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Napier Floods: Locals told to avoid collecting Shellfish

Napier Floods: Locals told to avoid collecting Shellfish

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is advising and warning locals to not harvest shellfish from Hawke’s Bay until December 7 due to recent flooding in Napier. Medical Health Officer Dr Nick Jones says that the warning was due to the health risk of eating the shellfish, as they could be...

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Ken Rei Ship Crew in ‘good spirits’ while docked at Port of Napier

Ken Rei Ship Crew in ‘good spirits’ while docked at Port of Napier

The Ken Rei ship crew are all in ‘good spirits’ while docked at the Port of Napier. The crew members have all previously reported negative test results related to COVID-19. The crew members were tested yesterday afternoon again, and the tests are being processed today.  None of the crew members...

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Sudden death treated as unexplained at Clive Square Gardens, Napier

Sudden death treated as unexplained at Clive Square Gardens, Napier

Police were called to a sudden death at Clive Square Gardens in Napier at around 7:45 pm yesterday. The death is being treated as unexplained. Scene guards are in place while the investigation and examination take place today.

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Company lighting illegal toxic fires fined $11,900, Hawke’s Bay

Company lighting illegal toxic fires fined $11,900, Hawke’s Bay

A company in Hawke’s Bay has been fined $11,900 for lighting fires that contained toxic items, plastic, bottles, clear tiles and strapping. Other items included wood that was painted, insulation, a mattress and polystyrene and lastly timber. Earlier this year another company was fined for $12,555 for lighting an illegal...

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Police seeking witnesses from fatal Truck vs Motorcycle crash, Napier

Police seeking witnesses from fatal Truck vs Motorcycle crash, Napier

Police are seeking any witnesses to a fatal crash that happened yesterday on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway near Watchman Road, Westshore. The scene involved a motorcycle and a truck crashing at around 7:25 am near the intersection with Watchman Road (the entrance to the Napier Airport). The motorcycle (red) was...

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Fatal workplace incident, deceased body found

Fatal workplace incident, deceased body found

Police said to media this morning that they were called to a workplace incident. The incident was on a rural property on Salisbury Road in Maraekakaho yesterday evening at around 7:15 pm. One person was located deceased at the scene. WorkSafe has also been advised about the incident.

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Police National Dive Squad find a second car, after originally recovering a stolen car

Police National Dive Squad find a second car, after originally recovering a stolen car

Police this evening recovered a car that was driven into the water on Meeanee Quay in Napier. Evidence shows the car was stolen and driven into the water deliberately. The  Police National Dive Squad undertook a search of the area where the car was, the Police said they were satisfied...

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One person has died following a serious crash in Tuai, Hawke’s Bay

One person has died following a serious crash in Tuai, Hawke’s Bay

One person has died riding a motorcycle after crashing. The single-crash happened at around 11:30 am on SH38, Tuai, north of Wairoa. Police have said to the press that the Serious Crash Unit attended the scene. The Serious Crash Unit followed up with enquiries into the circumstances of the crash,...

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