Latest Hawke's Bay Stories

2009-01-20 18:28:37

Residents of New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula said the government has mistakenly identified a dolphin that frequently visits the coast as a female. Locals said Moko, a dolphin that has long been visiting the Mahia coast, is consistently referred to as a female by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, but residents have known for months that the marine mammal is a male, The Dominion Post reported Tuesday. I noticed in the early stages that, when the dolphin was away from the crowds and a...

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By SHARPE, Marty FOUR hundred grass carp introduced to a Hawke's Bay lake have chewed their way through an aquatic weed called an "aggressive environmental cancer".

2008-10-03 15:00:20

Hawke's Bay Airport making push for international status. ------- ------------- Hawke's Bay's push to develop an international airport is a timely reminder Palmerston North must get its act together, according to city airport boss Garry Goodman. "We need to get on with things here," he said.

2008-09-23 15:00:22

HAWKE'S BAY may be used for scenes of biblical proportions in a new feature film. Shooting of Kingdom Come, a film about the life of Jesus, will begin in February in locations around New Zealand, including rural Falstone in central Otago, Oamaru and Motueka.

2008-09-04 15:00:31

By WEIR, James IT HAS been great to have an emergency backup power plant in Hawke's Bay this winter. But it is a shame that it was put in the wrong place with the wrong fuel, after the 2003 power crisis.

2008-08-22 15:00:29

By CARPINTER, Bernard BIOSECURITY NEW ZEALAND is preparing to use poison and carp to fight a devastating lake weed. It plans to start on Lake Tutira, north of Napier, but fishermen are worried that the campaign could spoil the trout fishery on the lake and associated streams.

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By HILL, Ruth HEALTH Minister David Cunliffe has denied any "secret plan" to downgrade regional hospitals, but Hawke's Bay leaders fear that without an elected board they will be unable to fight for local services.

2008-06-26 15:02:43

By WEBB, Kathy HAWKE'S BAY airport is set to be corporatised by October, opening the way to development including a jet-capable runway and business park.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.