Nexia Network expands to Hawke’s Bay

One of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest accounting and advisory firms has become a member of the Nexia Network, an Australasian industry leader, and part of the eighth largest accounting network in the world. From 1 October Hamish Pringle, Ben Gilmour, Mark Knofflock and their team, formerly known as Moore Markhams, become part of the Nexia Network. […]

Admin Army Clinches Second Bookkeeping Business of the Year Award

Admin Army, an industry leader in bookkeeping, was once again lauded as the Bookkeeping Business of the Year at the annual Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers Conference. This marks the second win for Admin Army, following their first in 2019, and comes on the heels of a year that saw year-on-year revenue growth of […]

Rockit Apples Celebrates Recent Award Wins

It’s been a year of strong success amid enormous challenges for the team at innovative snack sized apple company, Rockit Global Limited, who took out the Marketing Team of the Year at the TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards and the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the Asia Fruit Awards in Hong Kong this week. […]

Central Hawke’s Bay: Ready for a fling with spring

Get ready to welcome the spirit of spring as the much-anticipated Spring Fling Festival kicks off in Central Hawke’s Bay this Saturday, 2 September with a Spring Market boasting over 60 stalls showcasing the best of Central Hawke’s Bay’s local produce, live music, buskers, and food trucks. The much-anticipated Central Hawke’s Bay Spring Market will […]

Senator Boats – Ruling the Sea for 26 years

It all started in 1996, founder Wayne McKinley, a passionate fisherman and skilled aluminium fabricator, launched Senator Boats in Napier, Hawke’s Bay. He designed our boats to conquer the rugged seas off Hawke’s Bay, ensuring safety and comfort. His legacy lives on, and under new ownership by Grant Simmonds since 2017, we’ve set our sights […]

Wedding Industry Awards (NZ) held in Eskdale, five local businesses win

Hawke’s Bay hosted the 7th annual Wedding Industry Awards (NZ) Gala, held at Linden Estate and Valley D’Vine in Eskdale on Friday 20 August. “This year saw Wedding Industry Awards NZ (WIANZ) recognise outstanding achievement from the extremely unique talent pool of wedding artisans within Aotearoa. On behalf of the all the WIANZ 2023, warmest […]

CHB farmer named as Arable Awards finalist

CHB farmer Hugh Ritchie grows just about everything – barley, oats, wheat, process carrots, beans, peas sweetcorn, squash, with livestock as well. With a total of 2050 hectares in production. He does it very well … good enough to be named Arable Farmer of the Year for 2023 by his peers. Hugh is a determined […]

Native nursery thrives at Waiohiki

Although there has been so much Cyclone Gabrielle devastation at Waiohiki settlement, one positive story is Te Wai Mauri native plant nursery, which is literally thriving with a large stock of healthy plants. Nursery Team Leader Rewa Mason says there was some silt and flood damage to parts of the nursery, based behind Waiohiki  Marae, but with help […]

Community repair space launches Saturday with market

A unique community workshop space that takes items otherwise destined for landfill and turns them into items destined for new homes, opens with a special public market on Saturday. The Re-New NZ Sustainable HB Market is on 10am-2pm, this Saturday, 8th April at the brand new Re-New Community Workshop and Store at 113 King St North, […]

Boxing academy and CD cricket get new home

Giants Boxing Academy founder Craig McDougall can’t wait to open a purpose-built complex to share with Central Districts Cricket, as well as Aikido, fencing and possibly table tennis, at the Mitre 10 Park. Craig and his 140-plus members – mostly youth whom many regarded as ‘at risk’ – will move from their inner-city premises to […]