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Winter floral displays coming for Napier's roundaboutsWinter floral displays coming for Napier's roundabouts
Clinton Llewellyn

One of the floral designs for Napier's Latham St roundabout, created by the city council's Horticultural Mobile team. Photo: abovehawkesbay.co.nz The team responsible for creating the eye-catching floral displays at some of Napier’s roundabouts have been at it again – so expect to see their handywork appearing on social media sometime soon.

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International cricket coming to Hawke's Bay for the next two summersInternational cricket coming to Hawke's Bay for the next two summers
Clinton Llewellyn

There's still no test cricket on the horizon for the region, but Hawke's Bay will host three international cricket matches involving the Black Caps at Napier's McLean Park this coming summer, and two next summer.

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Welfare of Hawke's Bay farmers on the agenda as dry spell continutesWelfare of Hawke's Bay farmers on the agenda as dry spell continutes
Clinton Llewellyn

  Agencies are keeping a close watch on dry conditions and the welfare of farmers in Hawke’s Bay, as the long dry spell means some areas have little pasture cover or water.

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Rain and shine for Hawke's Bay this weekendRain and shine for Hawke's Bay this weekend
Clinton Llewellyn

Hawke's Bay's weekend weather is shaping up as a mixed bag as a 'significant' low passes over the country.

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What's happening in Hawke's Bay from May 27 to June 2What's happening in Hawke's Bay from May 27 to June 2
Clinton Llewellyn

There's plenty happening in Hawke's Bay from Friday, May 27 to Thursday, June 2. Tonight students from Napier Boys' High and Napier Girls' High present Grease: The Musical at the Napier Municipal Theatre; The Hawke's Bay Better Home and Living Show starts today and runs till Sunday at Pettigrew Green Arena; while the Great Big Hawke's Bay Garage Sale will be on at St Pat's in Napier on Sat [ ... ]

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Nigella Lawson visits Hawke's BayNigella Lawson visits Hawke's Bay
Clinton Llewellyn

Celebrity TV chef Nigella Lawson was in Hawke's Bay earlier this year to film television commercials for Kiwi chocolate maker, Whittaker’s.

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Dawn volley in Napier marks Gunners DayDawn volley in Napier marks Gunners Day
Clinton Llewellyn

Napier had the honour early this morning of being the first place in New Zealand, and the Commonwealth, to celebrate Gunners Day - the anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Royal Regiment of Artillery.

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Buds, Blossoms and Blooms to fill the streets of HastingsBuds, Blossoms and Blooms to fill the streets of Hastings
Clinton Llewellyn

Hastings is set to become a riot of colour when this year’s Blossom Parade takes to the streets on Saturday, September 10. Winter is only just upon us, but entries are now being called for this year's Hastings Blossom Parade.

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Hawke's Bay syrah conquers French heavweightsHawke's Bay syrah conquers French heavweights
Clinton Llewellyn

Sacre bleu! Hawke's Bay has led New Zealand to a win over France at an international blind tasting of Syrah in China.

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Tired Hastings buildings to receive artistic faceliftTired Hastings buildings to receive artistic facelift
Clinton Llewellyn

Artist Mauricio Benega working on his 40m-long mural in Hastings. SUPPLIED A building in the middle of Hastings is coming alive at the hands of artist Mauricio Benega.

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American woman killed in Napier crash namedAmerican woman killed in Napier crash named
Clinton Llewellyn

Police have released the name of the 24-year-old woman killed in a car accident in Napier yesterday.

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Progress made on $100m Treaty settlement for northern Hawke's Bay iwiProgress made on $100m Treaty settlement for northern Hawke's Bay iwi
Clinton Llewellyn

Pauline Tangiora, a Te Tira Mandated Representative, initialling the Deed of Settlement. SUPPLIED A Treaty of Waitangi settlement deal worth $100million involving hapu from Wairoa, in northern Hawke's Bay, took a step forward today.

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Napier's 'no-pier' puts on a showNapier's 'no-pier' puts on a show
Clinton Llewellyn

It may be unaffectionately dubbed the 'no-pier' and the 'pier to nowhere', but Napier's somewhat maligned viewing platform on Marine Pde  certainly provides for a great show in the right conditions. Bright and sunny weather, combined with an easterly swell of at least 1.5metres, drew a number of people out on to the platform this morning to admire the power of the ocean, wit [ ... ]

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Rook control making headway in Hawke's BayRook control making headway in Hawke's Bay
Clinton Llewellyn

Farmers who know of rookeries or see more than 30 birds in a paddock asked to contact regional council.  Around 900 rooks have been removed from Hawke’s Bay over the past four months, following calls from farmers seeing birds on paddocks and crops.

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Hawke's Bay businesses honing ‘lean’ skills to fatten profitabilityHawke's Bay businesses honing ‘lean’ skills to fatten profitability
Clinton Llewellyn

Elizabeth McInnes Callaghan Innovation programme manager, Susan White, CEO Business Hawke’s Bay and Bryan Travis, Better by Lean facilitator, at the HB Business Hub with some of the participants taking a break. Thirteen local businesses have spent yesterday and today learning to be "lean" to improve productivity, reduce waste and enhance the experience of their customers at a two-day 'B [ ... ]

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Early morning quake jolts Hawke's Bay residentsEarly morning quake jolts Hawke's Bay residents
Clinton Llewellyn

Many Hawke's Bay residents were jolted awake by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Peer review of Ruataniwha Dam business case due to be delivered tomorrowPeer review of Ruataniwha Dam business case due to be delivered tomorrow
Clinton Llewellyn

A peer review of the business case for the Ruataniwha Dam is due to be presented at tomorrow's Hawke's Bay regional council meeting.  Wednesday shapes as yet another pivotal day in another pivotal week for the controversial Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawke's Bay.

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Hastings man charged over hunter's deathHastings man charged over hunter's death
Max Patmoy

  A 57-year-old Hastings man has been charged over the death of soldier Danny Jordan, who was shot and killed while on a hunting trip in the Ruahines in March.

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Work to begin soon on new $1.5m playground for Havelock NorthWork to begin soon on new $1.5m playground for Havelock North
Clinton Llewellyn


Concept drawing on Havelock North's new $1.5million playground, which should be ready for summer. SUPPLIED A last hurrah for the playground in the Village Green in Havelock North this weekend heralds the start of the work on getting a brand new one in by summer.

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Hawke's Bay economy scores 4 out of 5 stars: ASBHawke's Bay economy scores 4 out of 5 stars: ASB
Clinton Llewellyn

Hawke's Bay is the big mover in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard.

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