Young Enterprise Scheme encourages the next generation of business leaders

The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in Hawke’s Bay is a movement that embodies innovation, forward-thinking, and solution-based reasoning. In a world marked by rapid change and uncertainty, youth get to work shaping the local business landscape. YES offers students the opportunity to ideate and operate their businesses while they are still in high school. Teams […]

Hawke’s Bay man wins steel industry Apprentice of the Year

The steel industry’s newest Apprentice of the Year says research is key for any apprentice who doesn’t want to be stuck sweeping floors. Red Steel employee Caleb Ireland was recognised as the best apprentice for Steel Construction New Zealand’s (SCNZ’s) Apprentice of the Year award. It’s the second year in a row that Napier-based Red […]

Nothing traditional about Rebel Business School

Do you have an awesome business idea that you want to bring to reality but are struggling to get it off the ground? It’s time to become a rebel and step out of your comfort zone and participate in the 10-day free Rebel Business School Aotearoa. The Napier City Council, Hastings District Council and Ministry […]

Cool for School

Thousands of teachers across New Zealand have Digital Circus, a Hawke’s Bay business to thank for their proficiency and understanding of digital technology. Now, that same business has branched out into providing easily searchable classroom resources teachers can access at the click of the mouse. Nicola and Ian Kenny were flummoxed. The year was 2017 […]

Three titles won by East Coast entrepreneurs at National Awards evening

Eight students from Taradale High School and two students from Gisborne’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Horouta Wānanga represented the East Coast region at the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) National Awards evening, held at Te Papa, Wellington, last night. Amongst 4,700 students from 1,000 companies nationwide, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne teams stood tall, representing our […]

Re-Leased plays big role in retaining tech talent in the Bay

It was not too long ago that school leavers were leaving Hawke’s Bay in their droves. Tempted by big city lights and the promise of high-flying careers, the region was, at the time, seemingly lacking the opportunity, and the excitement to keep the twenty-somethings around. In recent years, however, thanks to some long-term thinking and perhaps risky business moves […]

Bay Businesses step up to carbon reduction ambitions

If reducing carbon emissions wasn’t a goal for your business before 2022, it certainly will be now, since the New Zealand Government released its first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) in May. Hawke’s Bay has felt the impact of climate change with a severe drought in the summer of 2020/21 and then major rain events along the East Coast during our […]

Knowledge and Learning Hub – Te Huinga Wai

The Waipukurau Digital Business Hub is your ‘go to’ for all things digital and much more. Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is excited to provide a space that offers digital services and programmes for the entire community as well as the Waipukurau Library for at least the next five years. Everything you need in the […]

Central Hawke’s Bay Rangatahi ‘Have a Go!’ with Civil Infrastructure

Russell Park was a buzz of activity on Friday 19th November as close to 80 Year 10 students from Central Hawke’s Bay College gathered for the inaugural ‘Have a Go Day’. Hosted by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay team and the Project Management Office, Have a Go Day presented rangatahi with […]

EIT Tutor and students serve eight course Plant-Based degustation dinner

There was not a rump steak or chicken breast in sight as sixty guests enjoyed an eight-course plant-based degustation dinner prepared by an EIT Chef-Tutor and his students recently. The dinner, which was held at Scholars Restaurant on EIT’s Hawke’s Bay campus, was created and prepared by Earl Zapf and students in the new Plant-Based […]