Sun shines on solar uptake for businesses and households

More households and businesses are capturing the rays from the sun as a way to reduce electricity costs and ensure continuity of power during a short or extended outage. Freeenergy Solar Solutions owner Aaron Duncan says todays customers are more educated on the benefits of solar than when he became one of the first dedicated […]

GEMCO – Celebrating 20 years in business

In 20 short years, Hawke’s Bay’s leading construction firm has etched out an enviable list of prominent construction projects across Napier, Hastings and beyond. In typical Gemco fashion, the company celebrated the 20 year milestone with 500 people including staff, family, clients and friends with Gemfest, headlined by top New Zealand band The Blackseeds at […]

A Century of Connection

Reflecting and looking forward in Unison … As we approach the centenary celebration of Unison on 19 June, I’m reminded of our modest beginnings in 1924 as the Hawke’s Bay Electric Power Board. Back then, our main goal was to establish the first electrical networks in the Hawke’s Bay region. From these simple roots, Unison […]

Podcasting from the Bay

Podcasting is the fastest growing media globally, creating fortunes and celebrity status for the likes of Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark (My favourite murder). There’s an oddity about sending questions to local podcasters for a written and published feature… Hawke’s Bay has some amazing podcast talent who enjoy sharing their experiences […]

CHB upholsterer with 40 years of experience opens his own business

After celebrating his 60th birthday, Steve Bradley and his wife, Caroline were planning retirement and a campervan exploration of New Zealand after he was made redundant from Sloanes Saddlery and Canvas, where he had worked for more than 20 years. However, with no other business offering his skill set in Waipukurau and a love for […]

Waipukurau’s Lindsay Farm impresses Food Producer Awards judges

Waipukurau’s Lindsay Farm Dairy has picked up two gold awards at the 2024 Outstanding Food Producer Awards. Lindsay Farm’s Organic A2 Pasteurised Milk and its Organic A2 Raw Milk both won golds in the Leefield Station Dairy Category. Judging covered 358 products from the 122 producers entered, with judges allocating marks for aroma, visual appearance, […]

Hawke’s Bay to the world

Rockit chief executive Mark O’Donnell says consumer awareness for the brand continues to improve each year. Some 88% of premium consumers recently surveyed stated they love Rockit. Sustainability is another focus, with New Zealand part of the pilot market for new sustainable tubes. “We did a successful trial here in 2022 and are looking to […]

Int. Workspaces – Lifting the game in office fitouts

Int.workspaces specialises in the specification, design, supply and installation of office spaces and furniture throughout New Zealand. Owned by Isaac and Tarryn Scott int.workspaces client base includes local councils, schools, government and corporations. Int. also have a specialised Library Division which is a preferred supplier for most local councils throughout New Zealand. The process involves […]

Hawke’s Bay Airport is celebrating 60 years

Hawke’s Bay Airport turns 60 in 2024, and we’re going all out to celebrate. Join us for a year full of exciting events, including a brand-new kids’ play area, the ever popular ‘Run the Runway’ event, and a photo competition with some fantastic local prizes. It’s going to be a year to remember! The airport, […]