Home-grown sustainability: Bin Hire

As anyone who diligently separates their recyclables from their rubbish knows, a lot can be kept from landfill if you make some extra effort. This is the philosophy behind Hastings company Bin Hire, which puts a particular emphasis on sorting through the ‘rubbish’ they collect to ensure everything that can be recycled or reused is […]

Benefits of buying an established business

Buying an existing business is like running a marathon which has already been half-run for you by another athlete! Starting a business can be a difficult and risky endeavour. However buying an established business can provide the new owner with a much more secure and viable option. The key reasons for buying an existing enterprise […]

New name as local Civil Infrastructure Business grows

Hawke’s Bay’s longest established civil construction business Russell Roads has had a name change to Tūpore Infrastructure and will invest in excess of $10 million for growth. Tūpore Infrastructure chief executive Gavin O’Connor said the name change was three-fold – ownership changes which first started in 2015, growth in the service offering from road and […]

Porters Boutique Hotel: Where to stay in NZ’s cutest village

My favourite village in New Zealand is Havelock North. It has so much to offer in just a few streets. It’s almost as if you shrank Melbourne to the size of a tiny town and surrounded it with vineyards and orchards. It even has a luxury hotel. It’s not one of the big chains; Porters […]

Hawke’s Bay: The region bursting with new hidden gems

Talk about a rough couple of years for Hawke’s Bay tourism operators. They’ve been through Covid closures, a cyclone, and now tourists are staying away because they think the region is still storm-damaged. However, on a recent visit, I found every reason to head to Hawke’s Bay. Yes, small pockets are still in recovery mode, […]

Nursery looks to recover from cyclone with new business model

A Hawke’s Bay nursery which flooded during Cyclone Gabrielle is growing poplars for the first time – to help with future erosion control. Plant Hawke’s Bay which specialises in native plants had three metres of water smash through its Waiohiki nursery in February. Following the cyclone, hundreds of volunteers including RSE workers from nearby orchards […]

Hawke’s Bay Business Awards 2023 Celebrates Hope, Resilience And Unity

Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce kicked off awards season in style at the grand launch event at Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Iona College. CEO, Karla Lee, announced the Principal Sponsor, Datacom and shared her vision for the Awards. Ultimately, the process of entering the Awards is about analysing your business from the outside. There’s incredible value in […]

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 […]

Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre wins national awards

Hawke’s Bay’s newest aquatic centre took home first place at the 2023 Property Industry Awards in Auckland last month. This year the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre has taken out two national construction project awards with its construction project partner, Apollo Projects. The centre, operated by the Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust, won the […]

Hawke’s Bay as a Film Friendly Destination

Building Connections, Capturing Projects and Creating Local Stories Hawke’s Bay is an ideal location for all things screen. It has some of the most unfilmed locations, great wine and food, high sunshine hours and all is located in a reasonable distance from each other. It seems hard to believe that filming has not continued to […]

Chief Executive appointed – Regional Recovery Agency

Hawke’s Bay’s Regional Recovery Agency has confirmed the appointment of Ross McLeod as its new Chief Executive. Mr. McLeod was previously the Chief Executive of Hastings District Council – a role he held until 2018 when he resigned to take up the role of General Manager (CEO) of Waverley Council in New South Wales, Australia. […]