Chantal … Organic Growth

In 1979 teacher Maureen Ward Alexander and chartered accountant Peter Alexander returned from their Big OE to Hawke’s Bay. Maureen was a farmer’s daughter from a place on the Taihape Road. Peter hailed from a small town south of Auckland called Pukekawa made infamous just a few years earlier by the Crewe murders. Both became […]

Hawke’s Bay looks to attract successful innovators, investors and entrepreneurs

Jasmine Herlt and Doug Steiner Hawke’s Bay is set to attract successful innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from around the world keen to contribute to local businesses and community initiatives as part of the world-leading Aotearoa INZ immigration programme, the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. Hastings District Council took the lead role in developing a compelling proposition focused […]

Sandtmann more than an Ad man

Kurt Sandtmann is the kind of guy you’d like to see win Celebrity Treasure Island. He’s resourceful, determined, driven and outdoorsy. He’s also people focussed, funny, and easy to chat to. We sat down recently to chat with Kurt about buying and managing Hawke’s Bay based Marketing Agency Tracta, and how he manages his workload […]

Kotahi partnership with Kaweka Hospital creates future-proof complex

Structural and civil engineering firm Kotahi hit the ground running when it opened its first North Island studio in Napier, having already completed stage one of Kaweka Hospital’s structural design. The project provided the perfect platform for senior structural engineer Aaron Kaijser to return home to Hawke’s Bay, after a decade of working in both […]

Havelock hospo scene welcomes Brother to the family

There’s a new café set to open in Havelock North. Brother, on Te Mata Road, opens Wednesday 9 November serving coffee, brunch, cabinet food, small plates and wine on tap. Owned by local family Halle and Bryn Evans, Brother is a family friendly café that will be open five days a week from morning until […]

Sharesies co-founder celebrated for stellar achievement and generosity of spirit

Brooke Roberts isn’t sure she deserves all the attention. The Woodford House Old Girl, who boarded at the school from Year 10 forwards, received the Tempus Award for outstanding achievement on Saturday afternoon at a special ceremony held on-site. Brooke is one of six founders of Sharesies, a household name that makes the stock market […]

Made to order: chemo drugs from Onekawa

Behind a plain white door, in an innocuous looking building set down an ordinary asphalt driveway in Onekawa, there’s a hive of industry going on. And the primary goal is to make sure that Kiwis sick with cancers and other illnesses have speedy access to the best drugs available. It’s like something out of ‘Breaking […]

Hawke’s Bay Airport named Airport of the Year

Hawke’s Bay Airport is flying high after receiving the Airport of the Year award at the recent 2022 NZ Airport Awards. The airport dominated the medium-sized airport category, taking home three awards, including Sustainability Initiative and Community Initiative of the Year. Hawke’s Bay Airport CEO Rob Stratford is thrilled and says it’s a tribute to […]

Region to region tourism campaign the first of its kind

Hawke’s Bay and Dunedin locals are being encouraged to reconnect as part of a new tourism initiative launched today. ‘You’re Invited’ is a collaboration between Hawke’s Bay Airport, Hawke’s Bay Tourism, Dunedin Airport, and Enterprise Dunedin, and aims to boost tourism between the two centres. The campaign will run for two weeks, with Hawke’s Bay […]

Napier Port’s new $175 million wharf project almost complete

Napier Port has almost completed construction of its new $175 million wharf. The 350m wharf, currently known as 6 Wharf, is the strongest at the port and it will be officially opened in July. Construction began in February 2020 just before Covid arrived in New Zealand and has taken more than two years to build. […]