Hawke’s Bay a hotbed for literary talent as multiple authors set to release novels

Wine region, fruit bowl and now literary hotbed? The Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust think so, as four of Hawke’s Bay’s top authors look to rapidly release new books in a short period and residencies and festivals loom. From gruesome murders to contemporary rom-com romps, a diverse range of literary delights from locals will […]

ExportNZ ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards 2024

The ExportNZ ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards, now in its milestone tenth year, is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of companies based within the Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/ Tairāwhiti region, in exporting goods and services to overseas markets. Export businesses are always busy, so this year we have made the process of applying […]

Innovate Napier – Darren Shand

Join Napier City Business Inc and Napier City Council for a breakfast presentation with Darren Shand – Highly Regarded Former All Blacks Manager! Build better teams, become more effective leaders, and create peak performance environments”. Hawke’s Bay born and bred, Darren Shand was schooled at St. John’s College. For more than 20 years, he was […]

World-first Māori language festival welcomes all to Heretaunga

Heretaunga Hastings will host a world-first Māori language and culture festival, Toitū Te Reo, on August 8 and 9 this year. Based on the Welsh Eisteddfod festival, Toitū Te Reo is an opportunity for both fluent te reo speakers and people just beginning their te reo journey to gather with other speakers and ‘karawhiua’ – […]

Pan Pac Hawke’s Bay Business Awards 2024 Launch

Find out all you need to know about the 2024 Business Awards! The Hawke’s Bay Business Awards is a prestigious awards process that celebrates successful businesses across the region from Wairoa to Central Hawke’s Bay. Hundreds of businesses have benefitted from being recognised as star performers through these annual awards. A team of expert judges […]

Innovate Napier – Trevor Westhead

Innovating for a smarter, safer world with Trevor Westhead, Head of End Customers for the Oceania region. Almost all cities have a smart city agenda. Priorities will differ according to the unique challenges faced, but the same goals apply: To create ways to use data and resources more efficiently and make cities more liveable. This […]

Innovate Napier – Jo Stansfield

Innovate Napier 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 and teams throughout Hawke’s Bay. Join us for networking and breakfast at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre and hear […]

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 […]