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A man is in Hawke's Bay Hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Waipawa last week.

Sergeant Neil Baker said Police were called to the incident at approximately 6.30pm last Thursday.

He said a 54-year-old from Waipawa has been arrested and will appear in the Hastings District Court next Monday.

Mr Baker said the victim, who is known to the driver, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.


A Waipukurau man has been sentenced to life in prison following the murder of Napier man Peter Lui last year.

Hemi Cahill received the life sentence, with a minimum non-parole period of 12 years, when he appeared in the Napier High Court on Friday.

Justice Cheryl Gwyn also sentenced Cahill for aggravated robbery and assault with a weapon.

Cahill’s co-offender, Belmont Te Aonui-Tawhai had previously been given a life sentence for Mr Lui’s murder.


Centralines crews were kept busy last Thursday night as thunderstorms caused numerous power outages around Central Hawke’s Bay.

Centralines spokesman Danny Gough said approximately 760 customers were affected in total.

He said there were at least a dozen outages on Thursday night and early Friday morning.

According to the Centralines website, some customers were without power for about five hours.


Congratulations to Vet Services Hawke’s Bay who won the Pan Pac Supreme Award at the Hawke’s Bay Business Awards on Friday night.

Over 200 businesses were nominated for the awards this year, with a panel of independent judges deciding on the top 15.

Vet Services was a finalist in the Excellence in Innovation, which it won, and the Excellence in Sustainability category.

At the end of the night, they were named Supreme Winner.


The Hawke’s Bay Trails is celebrating its 10th anniversary since opening as one of 23 iconic ‘Great Rides’ in New Zealand.

The Hawke’s Bay Trails cover 200 kilometres of mostly off-road scenic trails through the region, passing through vineyards, and beside winding rivers, orchards, mountains and the Pacific coastline.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says as a region, we’re very fortunate to have the availability of the cycle tracks that allow us to experience water, wineries, and landscapes with our whanau and visitors.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Cycle Network Coordinator Vicki Butterworth says the trails have experienced exceptional growth and development over the years, with 12 cycle tour and bike hire operators now operating around the region.