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Fire risk in Hawkes' Bay still relatively high, authorities warnFire risk in Hawkes' Bay still relatively high, authorities warn
Clinton Llewellyn


Rural fire brigades in Hastings have attended about eight "risky" fires in the last two weeks - prompting a warning from fire authorities for people not to become complacent despite the 'green tinge' to the hills in the region.

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Hawke's Bay primary teacher graduates score 100 per cent success rate for jobsHawke's Bay primary teacher graduates score 100 per cent success rate for jobs
Clinton Llewellyn

Pictured here with William and Brigham Malaitai, EIT graduate Luke Rurawhe started the new year with a teaching job at Peterhead School in Flaxmere. Photo: file Hawke’s Bay is bucking a national trend for recently graduated primary teachers, with the first cohort of EIT’s practice-based degree all securing jobs.

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Kids 4 Drama troupe heading back to Hawke's Bay schoolsKids 4 Drama troupe heading back to Hawke's Bay schools
Clinton Llewellyn

All five Hawke’s Bay councils have collaborated to bring the Kids 4 Drama troupe back to schools over the next two weeks with their environmentally-focused production.

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Check out What's On in Hawke's Bay from May 6 -12Check out What's On in Hawke's Bay from May 6 -12
Clinton Llewellyn

The Napier Operatic Society's final two performances of Jesus Christ Superstar are on at the Tabard Theatre in Ahuriri tomorrow and Saturday night at 8pm. Check out what else is happening in Hawke's Bay from May 6 - 12.

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Death of motorcyclist in crash near Napier prompts renewed calls for testing of foreign driversDeath of motorcyclist in crash near Napier prompts renewed calls for testing of foreign drivers
Clinton Llewellyn

Tauranga motorcyclist, Rhys Middleton, died in a fatal crash north of Napier involving a foreign driver. SUPPLIED Calls have been renewed for foreign drivers to undergo testing before being allowed to drive on New Zealand roads, after a Chinese woman pleaded guilty in a Napier court today to dangerous driving causing the death of Tauranga motorcyclist, Rhys Middleton.

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Nominations open for Hawke's Bay hospo awardsNominations open for Hawke's Bay hospo awards
Clinton Llewellyn

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards.

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Napier and Hastings home values continuing northwards, says QVNapier and Hastings home values continuing northwards, says QV
Clinton Llewellyn

Home values in Napier and Hastings have continued to rise on the back of a strong Hawke’s Bay housing market which is being fuelled by continued low interest rates, according to the latest figures from government-owned valuer, Quotable Value (QV).

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Winter outdoor burning ban in place for Napier and Hastings airshedsWinter outdoor burning ban in place for Napier and Hastings airsheds
Clinton Llewellyn

Residents in the main urban areas of Napier and Hastings are being reminded a winter outdoor burning ban is currently in force.

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Mum's journey from fast food to fast feet to continue at Hawke's Bay marathonMum's journey from fast food to fast feet to continue at Hawke's Bay marathon
Clinton Llewellyn

When Alison King moved to New Zealand in 2003, she would never have imagined that 13 years later she would have completed four Ironman races in Taupo, 11 marathons, roughly 15 half marathons and five half Ironman races.

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Presenter Rod Oram to seek sense at Hastings LibraryPresenter Rod Oram to seek sense at Hastings Library
Clinton Llewellyn

International business journalist Rod Oram will give a talk entitled "Seeking Sense: Hope from Three Cities" at the Hastings Library.

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Greenpeace uses 6,000 litres of diary waste to protest against ACC's mooted investment in Hawke's Bay damGreenpeace uses 6,000 litres of diary waste to protest against ACC's mooted investment in Hawke's Bay dam
Clinton Llewellyn

Photo: Greenpeace NZ/Facebook Greenpeace have used six tonnes of dairy sewage to blockade the Accident and Compensation Corporation's (ACC) multi-storey building in the middle of Wellington this morning, to protest against the corporation's potential investment in Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha Dam.

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Orca pod visit thrills Napier workersOrca pod visit thrills Napier workers
Clinton Llewellyn

One of the orcas near the Napier inner-harbour. Photo: Sarah de Vos. A pod of orcas made a prolonged visit to Napier today - much to the delight of those who got to witness “nature at its best”.

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Work underway on Napier's new iWay network Work underway on Napier's new iWay network
Clinton Llewellyn

Work is underway on The Georges Drive Pathway, one of the first two routes of Napier's new iWay network Work to extend Hastings’ iWay network of paths and cycleways into Napier is well underway.

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Pay rises for local Hawke's Bay pollies comingPay rises for local Hawke's Bay pollies coming
Clinton Llewellyn

News of impending ratepayer-funded pay rises for local body politicians, including two per cent rises for many councillors and mayors in Hawke’s Bay, has unsurprisingly drawn the ire of the Taxpayers’ Union.

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Napier pair sentenced for illegally selling pāuaNapier pair sentenced for illegally selling pāua
Clinton Llewellyn

An unemployed Napier couple caught illegally selling 500kgs of pāua in a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) crackdown have been sentenced in court. 

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Sport Hawke's Bay partners up with SBS BankSport Hawke's Bay partners up with SBS Bank
Clinton Llewellyn

SBS Bank Napier Branch Manager Kerry Harding, Sport Hawke’s Bay chief executive Mark Aspden and SBS Bank Hastings Branch Manager, Grant Brodie. SUPPLIED Sport Hawke’s Bay has announced a new major partnership with SBS Bank it says will help extend the sporting organisation's reach into the community as it aims to roll out a get activ [ ... ]

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Timmy and Tux now best buds at National Aquarium in NapierTimmy and Tux now best buds at National Aquarium in Napier
Clinton Llewellyn

Little Penguins Timmy and Tux, pictured shortly before they moved into the Aquarium’s Penguin Cove for good. Meet Timmy and Tux – Little Penguins and best buds.

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Hawke's Bay's best exporters to be recognisedHawke's Bay's best exporters to be recognised
Clinton Llewellyn

Hawke’s Bay export successes will be celebrated at the region’s second export awards in July.

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Hawke's Bay to bask in warmer-than-average temperatures this weekHawke's Bay to bask in warmer-than-average temperatures this week
Clinton Llewellyn

Don't worry about lighting the fire - Hawke's Bay is set to enjoy warmer-than-average temperatures during the working week due to a flow of warm air from the tropics.

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Elderly couple 'shaken' after second home invasion in Hawke's Bay in a weekElderly couple 'shaken' after second home invasion in Hawke's Bay in a week
Clinton Llewellyn

An elderly Hastings couple have been left shaken after waking to find an intruder inside their home - the second such incident in Hawke's Bay in a week.

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A second earthquake in Hawke's Bay todayA second earthquake in Hawke's Bay today
Max Patmoy

GeoNet has reported an earthquake near the Hawke's Bay coastal settlement of Porangahau.

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