Winners of the Napier CBD Star Awards 2023

The Napier CBD business community gathered at the MTG to celebrate the annual Napier CBD Star Awards hosted by Napier City Business Inc (NCBI), with major sponsor Spark Business Hawke’s Bay. The finalists were judged by a panel of business owners and industry experts and were scored on written entries, and site visits where they […]

Squares set for summer fun

Emerson Street’s two historic squares – Clive Square and Memorial Square – are kicking summer off to a bright start with picnics, music and art. Squares in the City is a mini festival in the heart of Napier running from 1-8 December, with a different event – and a different summery vibe – on offer […]

What was once Napier’s ugliest building is now home to 5-star boutique penthouse

Not too long ago, this was regarded as the ugliest building in Napier. A five-storey block that effortlessly merged the worst of brutalist architecture with 80s kitsch, it was also one of the city’s most earthquake-prone buildings. Four years after the building was purchased by developer Jonathan Wallace, it’s a subtly stylish edifice that has […]

Recovery fund enables planning workshops for Napier businesses

Napier businesses will have the opportunity to attend planning workshops after business consultancy The Icehouse successfully applied for funding from Napier City Council’s Pandemic Recovery Projects Fund. The Icehouse delivers its programmes at the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub in order to grow businesses, owners, their staff and teams. Council’s Recovery Projects Fund is providing money […]

New Ziwi pet food factory coming to Napier, 125 new jobs once complete

Pet food company Ziwi is set to build a new $70 million factory in Napier which will employ 125 workers once open. The 12,000sq m state-of-the-art production kitchen will be capable of doubling the company’s current kitchen output in Tauranga. Based in Awatoto, the factory will be fitted out with the latest processing technology, including […]