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Police have developed a new iPhone app to help them respond to an increasing number of family violence call-outs.
Police figures reveal there is a domestic violence callout every four minutes.
Investors rushing to buy into what could be the country's first medicinal cannabis producer caused the crowd-funding site Pledge Me to crash for a two nights in a row. Audio
Havelock North residents living near a smelly mushroom farm say local councils have allowed the farm to get away with breaching its resource consent.
New Zealand is "awash" with imported methamphetamine, which is so cheap and easy to get it's now more available than cannabis, a drug researcher says.
Twenty-five homeless Hawke's Bay families were forced out of emergency accommodation to make way for Art Deco Festival tourists over the last two years.
Work to re-open the Wairoa-Napier rail line is starting in earnest as KiwiRail crews put new sleepers on the track.
An Indian woman refused residency after her husband drowned faces a life of persecution in her home country if she cannot stay in New Zealand, her brother says.
Decades of failed attempts to clean up two contaminated lakes in Hawke's Bay may be coming to an end as hapū and officials work together on a new $3.5 million project.
An Environment Court judge has slammed Federated Farmers' repeated attempts to block local authorities from banning GMOs in their regions.
Federated Farmers is pursuing another council over its GM-free status, despite a losing a string of court battles with other councils over the issue.
A long-running saga over the re-naming of Napier's conference centre is finally over with the council voting to return the building to its original name: the Napier War Memorial Centre.
A controversial track up Te Mata Peak by Craggy Range Winery is hindering the development of a new cycle path around the peak, Hawke's Bay Regional Council says.
Hawke's Bay lines company Unison Networks is facing potential legal action on two fronts over a spate of wildfires that destroyed homes and property in January and February.
A long-running saga over the renaming of the Napier Conference Centre has taken a new twist.
The Ministry of Social Development has a "double standard" in the way it treats pensioners and beneficiaries when they're accidentally overpaid, a beneficiary advocacy group says.
Thousands of pensioners who were mistakenly overpaid millions of dollars in superannuation have not had to pay the money back.
Police suspect a group of teenagers may be responsible for the death of a Flaxmere man last Sunday night.
Fruit growers will have to pay pickers more if they want to entice more workers into jobs, the Immigration Minister says.
Apple growers in Hawke's Bay are preparing to work around the clock to cope with what's being described as an extreme shortage of seasonal workers.
Planning rules that allowed a controversial track to be built up the side of Te Mata Peak will be scrutinised by Hastings District Council's Māori committee this week.
A popular swimming family spot in Napier has been closed after high levels of faecal matter were detected.
High-sulphur petrol that can cause faulty fuel gauge readings was sold more widely and affects more vehicles types than initially thought, Z Energy says.
Hundreds of car owners left with empty tanks after being given low-quality petrol will be in line for compensation.
The fund is among a group of powerful investors at the Paris climate summit putting pressure on large companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.