Hauraki Hira is considered dangerous and shouldn't be approached.
They've sold it each year for a decade - but now the DHB has stepped in.
The region was hit by severe gales and heavy rain last week.
The man's friends sounded the alarm at 10:20am.
There's a storm on the way - and Hawke's Bay will get the worst of it.
What should have been a night of celebration was torn apart by violence.
Gunshots were also fired, but no one was injured as a result of them, police say.
The highly anticipated event is back after cancelling this year's concert.
Hawke's Bay have kicked off their provincial rugby season with a comfortable win.
The death of a man in Hawke's Bay this week is believed to be linked to psychoactive substances.
A complex investigation and lengthy court battle has resulted in a Hawke's Bay fishing company being found guilty.
Two people were assaulted, five vehicles were damaged and a shot was fired.
Police are providing support for 34 victims, who were allegedly filmed in the shower.
The Government is being urged to seek solutions from communities.
Albany on the North Shore received a record 36.6mm rainfall in one hour.