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. […]

Bioresource Processing Alliance Workshop

The New Zealand Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA) is a national initiative funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to increase the value gained from low value by-product and secondary streams (bioresources) derived from the processing of primary sector products. The BPA is a Partnership between AgResearch, Callaghan Innovation, Plant & Food Research and […]

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 […]

Hawke’s Bay has a new home of luxury real estate

Welcome to Oliver Road – a specialist estate agency focused solely on marketing and negotiating the sale of unique, high-value homes. Founded by Cam Winter in 2017, the firm has established a formidable track record and been responsible for many of the Bay of Plenty’s most notable sales over the past five years. Working exclusively in […]

My Walk In Wardrobe looking for local business sponsors

My Walk In Wardrobe is New Zealand’s largest sustainable fashion market and it’s now operating in Hawke’s Bay and looking for a local business to come on board as a sponsor. Buy and sell preloved, upcycled, vintage, handmade, locally made clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories for all genders and sizes! Katy, the founder of My […]