Jason Trembath is currently on bail as he awaits a court appearance.
One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a motorcycle and truck collided in Hawke's Bay.
It hunted him down, gored him into the ground - then circled for the kill.
The bike collided with a truck, killing one and hospitalising another.
Thirty-two-year-old Pierre Paludet hasn't been seen since Friday morning.
Two children have been recovered, but a search continues for the woman.
New Year's Day was Hawke's Bay Hospital's busiest on record, and demand has barely lessened.
Hawke's Bay Hospital is asking people with minor injuries and illnesses to stay away from its emergency department, which is operating at capacity.
The elderly ocean giant became stranded on Friday night and died shortly after.
A walking track on the side of Te Mata Peak built by a winery is to be removed after public outrage.
New dust monitors are going up to see how much soil is being lost through wind.
A 17-year-old girl has been arrested and charged.
Hawke's Bay firefighters are keeping tabs on a blaze that broke out late Wednesday night in scrub.