Fire Crews respond to chemical spill at Port of Napier, Hawke’s Bay

Fire Crews respond to chemical spill at Port of Napier, Hawke’s Bay

Fire and Emergency crews responded to reports of a chemical spill at the Port of Napier, Thursday morning. At around 9.55am they’d responded to a HAZMAT incident that involved a chemical spilling from a container. Seven fire truck units were in attendance at the scene. Crews have been focused on...

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Two charged in relation to assault of 4-year-old in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

Two charged in relation to assault of 4-year-old in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Police have today charged two people in relation to a serious assault of a 4-year-old boy. The boy was found critically injured at a property in Flaxmere on January 29 — later recovering remarkably but sustaining permanent brain damage. A 32-year-old woman was charged with wounding and with...

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Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

Many feel Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake near Waipukurau, Person reports ‘hearing it’ in Napier

GeoNet reports a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that had abruptly shaken the Eastern part of the North Island and surrounding areas on Sunday evening at 5.55 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 31 km and struck about 10 km east of Waipukurau. Many had reported feeling it mostly in...

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One person dead following two-vehicle crash, Northern Hawke’s Bay

One person dead following two-vehicle crash, Northern Hawke’s Bay

Police say one person has died following a crash in Northern Hawke’s Bay yesterday evening. The incident occurred at around 5.40pm involving two vehicles on State Highway 2 at Raupunga. One passenger in one of the vehicles sadly died at the scene. A second passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and later...

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Rescue Crews locate body of missing Diver off coast of Māhia Peninsula, Hawke’s Bay

Rescue Crews locate body of missing Diver off coast of Māhia Peninsula, Hawke’s Bay

Rescue crews reportedly were searching for a diver who was believed to be missing off the coast of the Māhia Peninsula Sunday since evening. The diver has been missing since around 4pm. A Helicopter was dispatched in an attempt to help search and rescue staff locate the person. Several fishing...

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Hawke’s Bay Man sentenced for selling Crayfish on Black-Market

Hawke’s Bay Man sentenced for selling Crayfish on Black-Market

A Hawke’s Bay man has been sentenced after selling 97 illegally harvested Crayfish on the black-market of up to four months and two weeks home detention. 46-year-old Quentin Teremoana Hawkins was sentenced at Hastings District Court yesterday after pleading guilty to twelve earlier charges under the Fisheries Act. An investigation...

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Police seize $2m in assets, arrest six after 18-month Operation: Dusk

Police seize $2m in assets, arrest six after 18-month Operation: Dusk

Police seized two million in assets and arrested six people following Operation Dusk, which looked into organised crime in the Hawke’s Bay area. National Organised Crime Group and Eastern District Police teams executed a number of searches warranted across the region over the last three days after an 18-month long...

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Hawke’s Bay Hospital runs at capacity, warns about Winter influx

Hawke’s Bay Hospital runs at capacity, warns about Winter influx

Hawke’s Bay Hospital has seen 188 presentations within 24 hours to its emergency department, forcing a postponement of scheduled surgeries. Chief Medical and Dental Officer Robin Whyman said there was a ‘very high demand’ on Monday. Most were serious medical conditions in people over the age of 50. Some planned...

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Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

Early morning magnitude 4.5 Earthquake strikes North of White Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that shook Northeastern parts of the North Island and surrounding areas on Thursday morning at around 7:33 am. The quake occurred North of White Island at a depth of 136 km and struck about 70 km north-west of Te Kaha More than 200 people...

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Police charge Man who crashed into Crates, Hastings – video

Police charge Man who crashed into Crates, Hastings – video

Police have charged a 27-year-old Napier man after allegedly having had more than three times over the legal blood alcohol limit inside his system. The man will appear in Hastings District Court on Wednesday for charges of driving recklessly, driving with excess blood alcohol and failing to stop for authorities....

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