The pre-trial hearing for the former Napier city councillor charged with murdering his wife in Canada has been adjourned until next month.
Two police officers were assaulted at a party in Gisborne overnight.
A coroner has ruled a 78-year-old man who died after his car veered off the road and crashed, lost consciousness at the wheel.
Upstream Color, Dirty Wars and four NZ films have been announced for the 2013 film festival, which launches in Auckland July 18.
A former Hawke's Bay mayor and lawyer who admitted deceiving a client has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors.
A report has found police should have given up chasing a car which later crashed in Gisborne, killing three people.
A man guilty of nearly 70 child porn-related charges has been jailed for 20 years on a minimum preventive detention term.
Cows on a Bay of Plenty dairy farm were so chronically underfed that many had to be destroyed, a court has been told.
A 22-year-old man who fell more than three metres from a tree in rural Hawke's Bay has been flown to hospital with head, neck and back injuries.
A 65-year-old Hawke's Bay farmer is being airlifted to hospital after coming off his farm bike while moving stock.
Four days of mourning have begun in Tolaga Bay for Labour MP Parekura Horomia.
A fight between two groups at Hawke's Bay Prison inmates has left a number of them injured.
Two people have been arrested after a 62-year-old woman was robbed and stabbed in the hip in Napier today.
A 16-year-old school girl has become an internet sensation on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The Hawke's Bay office worker who wrote fake invoices to be paid into her own bank account has been sentenced to just over three years behind bars.
Work is plentiful for seasonal foreign workers as harvest time gets underway in the Hawke's Bay.
Canada's TAG Oil has begun drilling the first exploration well in its controversial campaign to seek oil and gas from "unconventional" shale rock formations on the North Island's east coast.
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