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- Former banker belatedly cops $15k fine for importing steroids
A former banking high-flier who fled to Australia after being accused of — and strongly denying — a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud has returned to New Zealand and landed back in court.
- TOMORROW’S HASTINGS GALLOPS FIELDS
Hawke’s Bay gallops, J4
- Death threats force MP to change approach to his mobile offices
Alleged death threats have caused Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty to stop advertising mobile offices in the electorate.
- Dairy farmers up for the challenge
Dairy farmers’ commitment to a better future for New Zealand is being shared in a DairyNZ campaign, Here for the Long Game.
- Patrol boat kept watch for 60 years
A wooden-hulled Napier Sailing Club patrol boat that almost disappeared in a tsunami when it had been in use for less than seven months has been sold after serving the club for more than 63 years.
- Property prices tipped to drop more
The downturn in the property market is expected to continue, despite some signs that prices are stabilising.
- NZ’s Covid soup getting messier
There have been 13,880 new community cases of Covid-19 in the past week, the lowest number in three months, the Ministry of Health reported yesterday.
- Picture enjoying summer
There’s only a week left to enter our Summer in the Bay photo competition. Hawke’s Bay Today, Canon NZ and Harvey Norman Hastings are teaming up to give amateur photographers the chance to win great prizes supplied by Canon NZ and Harvey Norman Hastings. We’re looking for a stunning picture that showcases the best of our sizzling Hawke’s Bay summer. We want to see a well-composed, interesting and memorable photograph with a “wow” factor. So scrub down your boogie board, slap on some sunscreen, get off the sofa and head outside to capture the best shot of your Bayside summer. Email your Summer in the Bay entry to competitions
Households glumEvery region is seeing red when it comes to household economic confidence. The latest Westpac McDermott Miller Regional economy survey shows household economic confidence has dropped nationwide. Northland and Auckland remain the most negative regions, while economic confidence is falling fastest in Waikato and Wellington. Westpac economist Nathan Penny says the survey finding is further evidence households are doing it tough.
- Confiscations of vapes from checked-in air luggage soaring
The number of vapes being confiscated from people’s checked luggage at New Zealand airports over the past year has quadrupled.
- DIGI-CRUNCH TIME
It didn’t take long for the bottom to fall out of millions of crypto-maniacs’ digital wallets last month. It wasn’t a slow slide — more like a 48-hour collapse followed by a rapid plunge to the bottom of the metaverse....
- Is geothermal really green energy?
Geothermal is seen as one of the best options for a clean, green power source....
- HEATING UP STARTUPS
The Icehouse turns 20 this week. But new chairman David Downs and group CEO Gavin Lennox are looking forwards as much as backwards, with calls for changes to two areas of government policy — and a challenge for themselves, and others in the business incubator and venture capital game....
- New Whānau Ora approach to prisons
On April 23, government ministers announced a new Kaiarataki Navigator Workforce and Tēnei u approach to support whānau connected to the Corrections system....
- Galapagos phantoms walk
The food on board a La Pinta small-ship cruise is great, but when whales are breaching on the near horizon, a Galapagos Islands breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants and coffee just has to wait....
- FROM THE MTG
changed race relations
In Kuru Taonga Voices of Kahungunu exhibition at MTG Hawke’s Bay is Te Wananga (1874–1878), a newspaper....
- SPORTS RESULTS WRAP
The cold, hard fact about housing is that neither Labour nor National wants prices to fall....
- FIT FOR PURPOSE?
Julie Warwick was at home in Lyttelton in 1995 when the phone rang. It was her GP....
- Havelock North High School Senior prizegiving