Wairoa Airport Runway Extension and More

Mayor Craig Little said a new runway would open up opportunities for bigger passenger planes and more business. – RNZ Government Investment in Wairoa The government of New Zealand has allocated $1.2 million for the purpose of extending the Wairoa Airport’s runway. This decision is part of a larger funding package, totaling $3.7 million, aimed […]

Planting the Seeds of Crop Diversification

More healthy Hawke’s Bay salads and vegetables will be served up on the other side of the world thanks to a new way to dry seeds for export in Central Hawke’s Bay. Kānoa, the Government’s Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit, will contribute $650,000 to support the construction, purchase and installation of a seed dryer. […]

Unison awarded for sustainability design

Unison’s Windsor Substation switchroom has become the first Landscape and Infrastructure project in the world to receive Living Building Challenge Vs 4.0 Petal Certification through the International Living Future Institute. Serving approximately 3,500 residential and commercial accounts in Parkvale, Hastings, this substation is an essential part of Unison’s electricity supply system. The Windsor Substation, the first of its kind […]

Unison and Transpower Win Energy Excellence Award for Network Initiative of the Year

Unison and Transpower were honoured to receive the prestigious Network Initiative of the Year award at the Energy Excellence Awards last night, which recognised the innovative and collaborative efforts taken to restore power in Hawke’s Bay following Cyclone Gabrielle. In the face of immense devastation, Unison and Transpower worked quickly to collaborate and apply innovative […]

Fly from Napier to Wairoa, Gisborne and Tauranga with Sunair

Need to travel between Napier and Wairoa or Gisborne, but can’t face the thought of driving? Now there’s an alternative that will save you time and stress, and get you there a whole lot faster. Hawke’s Bay Airport has collaborated with Sunair to bring fast flights; weekday air services connecting Napier, Wairoa, Gisborne, and Tauranga. […]

Hawke’s Bay companies collaborate for lower carbon precast concrete

In what is believed to be a first for Hawke’s Bay’s construction industry, Lattey Group and Bridgeman Concrete have collaborated to develop the region’s first lower carbon precast concrete. Over the past six years Bridgeman Concrete has been investigating lower carbon concrete options, to improve sustainability and make progress towards the concrete industry’s goal of […]

Russell Roads – Driving ahead into the next 50 years

With 50 years on the clock, Hawke’s Bay’s most established local civil construction business Russell Roads is driving forward to being much more than building roads and pavements. Russell Roads was started by Chris and Ken Russell in 1973 as a small local civil construction business and over the last 50 years it has helped […]

Learning from Disaster: What we should take away from Cyclone Gabrielle

Over the course of the last several years, we have seen three major events that forced us to reassess our business continuity and disaster recovery planning. The Christchurch earthquake of 2011 initiated a shift towards cloud technology in preparation for office access becoming more unpredictable. 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic solidified remote working and online collaboration as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]