Podcasting from the Bay

Podcasting is the fastest growing media globally, creating fortunes and celebrity status for the likes of Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark (My favourite murder). There’s an oddity about sending questions to local podcasters for a written and published feature… Hawke’s Bay has some amazing podcast talent who enjoy sharing their experiences […]

Entrepreneurial Spirit At Young Enterprise Kickstart Tīmatanga

The Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted an inspiring event for young entrepreneurs, Kickstart Tīmatanga, as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). The event took place at Lindisfarne College on Thursday 7th March and was a significant gathering of over 400 rangatahi ready to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. More students than ever before […]

Aquarium author on beach fun

Family fun and scientific enquiry are the two main ingredients of a new beach-based activity book by National Aquarium of New Zealand head. General Manager Rachel Haydon’s new book – The Beach Activity Book: 99 Ideas for Activities by the Water Around Aotearoa New Zealand – launches this month. Rachel says the motivation to write […]

Havelock North High School wins 2023 Enviro Challenge

Havelock North High School has won this year’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Enviro Challenge. Havelock North High School, Woodford House, Karamū High School, and Sacred Heart on Tuesday presented to a panel of judges in the Council’s Chambers on the environmental initiatives they have undertaken across their schools this year. Each school started student-led sustainability projects […]

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 […]