Architectural designer wins top national award for Hastings school building

The designers of a Hastings school building and landscape, designed to represent the Heretaunga Plains when viewed from above, have received one of the most prestigious national awards in their field. Heretaunga Intermediate’s technology block was one of two projects to be awarded the 2023 Supreme Architectural Designers New Zealand Resene Architectural Design Award on […]

FrostBoss inaugurates blade manufacturing facility

FrostBoss, the global brand of New Zealand Frost Fans Limited, announced the opening of a cutting-edge blade manufacturing facility on September 26. Based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, the firm produces frost fans and exports its products to six continents. Frost fans utilize the warmer air located in the atmosphere’s inversion layer to protect crops from […]

HB agritech biz tripling fans

As in frost fans and fan-customers in 11 countries. Check out FrostBoss’ story and new state-of-the-art facility in Hastings. A report from BayBuzz videographer Patrick O’Sullivan.  

Fingermark Triumphs as 2023 AmCham New Zealand Technology Exporter of the Year

Hawke’s Bay based technology company, Fingermark, has been named the 2023 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for Technology Exporter of the Year to the Unites States. The award recognises Fingermark’s exceptional achievements in the global technology export industry and its remarkable contributions to the tech sector within New Zealand. Fingermark stood out […]

Build it … but will they come?

Construction is proceeding on another Hawke’s Bay business ‘hub’, this one for food producers, called foodeast-haumako. It’s touted as “Hawke’s Bay’s home of food and beverage innovation”. Funded with $12 million from the original Primary Growth Fund (now Kānoa, the Government’s Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit), the hub’s ownership is now vested with HBRC’s Regional Investment Company […]

Four Plant & Food Research Staff Recognised With Awards From Science Institute

Four scientists from Plant & Food Research have been recognised for their contributions to the primary sector with awards from the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS). Fruit crop physiologist and Honorary Fellow of Plant & Food Research, Dr Stuart Tustin, received the Institute’s premier award, the Jubilee Medal. This recognises individuals […]

Wool front and center for farming couple

In 2019 an enterprising rural couple, Hayden and Anastasia Tristram, traded their careers to have “a crack” at sheep and beef farming in Wanstead, Central Hawke’s Bay. The couple were both medics in the NZ Army and have been together for nearly 10 years. They welcomed their first child Ariella in August 2022. After leaving […]

Business breakfasts encourage innovation

Think innovatively and you’ll accomplish spectacular things. Businesses large and small are invited to attend a business breakfast to hear how they can do just that. Napier City Council, Napier City Business Inc and Napier Port have jointly organised Innovate Napier, a winter business breakfast series that focuses on topics relevant to multinationals through to sole […]

T&G commissions state-of-the-art automated Hawke’s Bay packhouse

T&G Global has commissioned one of the largest apple packhouses in the Southern Hemisphere at its Whakatū site in Hawke’s Bay. The highly automated facility, with 1.7 hectares of roof space, will be able to pack more than 125 million kilograms of apples per season once its two phased-construction is complete – twice the volume […]

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 […]

Rockit adds coveted NZIBA Supreme Award to recent haul

The trophies cabinet is getting pretty chocka at innovative snack sized apple company Rockit – and they couldn’t be happier about it. Rockit took home the prize for Best Large Business and the coveted overall Supreme Award at last night’s glittering New Zealand International Business Awards 2022 – arguably the most prestigious awards event in […]