Empowering Local Businesses: Innovate Napier Returns

Napier City Council, Napier City Business Inc, and Napier Port are pleased to announce the return of the Innovate Napier for 2024 – a business breakfast series for people in business. Designed to cater to businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to multinationals, Innovate Napier aims to spark inspiration and empower business owners, managers […]

Focus on Business with David Downs, CEO of New Zealand Story

“The future is already here; didn’t you get the memo?” Tech innovation and what it means for you, your job and your health. Join us for breakfast at Focus on Business to hear from guest speaker David Downs for a light-hearted but scary discussion about tech disruption, Artificial Intelligence, and hair loss. David is the […]

Collins Street Festival: Napier’s Boujee-ist New Street Party Set To Hit Ahuriri

Napier’s inaugural Collins Street Festival is set to hit Ahuriri, one of Hawke’s Bay’s coolest little suburbs, on Saturday 2nd March 2024. Nestled in a stretch of road behind the Urban Winery, this brand new festival showcases the best of what the region has to offer, bringing together the finest in local food, drinks and […]

Hawke’s Bay food festival ‘F.A.W.C!’ releases 2024

It’s easy to assume one must fly to Italy or Spain to attend a food and wine festival in a ‘Great Wine Capital of the World’. However, foodies will be pleased to know one is happening this March, and it’s only a short flight or drive away, in Hawke’s Bay. The Summer Food and Wine […]

A Seafood Celebration – Salty Palate

Get ready to embark on a seafood journey at the inaugural Salty Palate Seafood celebration. This exciting new event is set to become a highlight of the Hawke’s Bay event calendar, bringing together seafood dishes, beverage matches and vibrant entertainment. Immerse yourself in the world of seafood as you indulge in an array of mouthwatering […]

Hastings Pop Up Summer Carnival

Back by Popular Demand – Pop Up Summer Carnival edition 2024 – and its free entry! Something for everyone with a huge range of Carnival rides, Carnival Games and Carnival Food. Don’t go home with out a Hot Dog, Bucket of Candy Floss or a Ice Cold Slushy. Favorites including the Cup & Saucer, Dodgem […]

Toitoi Wins Two National Industry Awards

Earlier this week Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre won two national event industry venue awards, in recognition of their commitment to the Hastings and Hawke’s Bay community, and its work towards creating career pathways in the events industry. It also included Toitoi’s efforts to use arts and entertainment events as a means […]

Hawke’s Bay’s newest wine festival, comes with a twist!

We’re proud to announce the inaugural Te Awanga Wine Festival, an immersive celebration set to enchant wine enthusiasts on February 3rd, 2024. This unmissable event will spotlight the diverse offerings of Hawke’s Bay’s premier wineries situated along the picturesque Te Awanga Wine Strip. Three prominent wineries—Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate, and Te Awanga Estate—alongside four esteemed […]

Napier To Host Opening Round Of 2024 World Triathlon Cup

Napier has been unveiled as the new home of New Zealand’s popular stop on the World Triathlon Cup circuit and doubled down by also agreeing to host the Oceania Standard Distance Championships later this summer. The picturesque Hawke’s Bay coastal city, famed for its world class wine, annual Art Deco Festival and Ranfurly Shield-holding rugby […]

Waiaroha – state of the art water treatment and more

“The two water storage tanks at Waiaroha hold five million litres of drinking water each – in the height of summer Hastings uses the equivalent of 11 of these tanks a day.” The Waiaroha Heretaunga Discovery Centre, located on the corner of Southampton and Hastings Streets, will open to the public on the weekend of […]