Winning trifecta celebrates young success in Central Hawke’s Bay

For the third year running a successful collaboration between the Waipukurau Rotary Club and Mayors Taskforce for Jobs celebrated Central Hawke’s Bay thriving young workforce in Waipawa on Wednesday and the future is looking bright! Seventeen local achievers took the stage at the Municipal Theatre to receive their qualifications at the Mayoral Graduation Ceremony and […]

Top Agribusiness Talents Shine – Zanda McDonald Award Shortlist Unveiled

Australasia’s agricultural badge of honour, The Zanda McDonald Award, has revealed their shortlist of ten young professionals from Australia and New Zealand for the 2024 Award. The coveted award recognises future leaders working in agriculture and provides an impressive prize package centred around tailored mentoring and education. Next year marks the awards’ 10th anniversary of […]

Napier To Host Opening Round Of 2024 World Triathlon Cup

Napier has been unveiled as the new home of New Zealand’s popular stop on the World Triathlon Cup circuit and doubled down by also agreeing to host the Oceania Standard Distance Championships later this summer. The picturesque Hawke’s Bay coastal city, famed for its world class wine, annual Art Deco Festival and Ranfurly Shield-holding rugby […]

Hastings scoops Recreation Aotearoa award wins and recognition

More Recreation Aotearoa awards have been picked up by Flaxmere Park and the skate plaza Te Pae Whīra o Pā Harakeke. Flaxmere Park was named Outstanding Park of the Year in the national awards announced yesterday, while Te Pae Whīra o Pā Harakeke skate park won the Outstanding Recreation Facility category. In another accolade, Hastings […]

NZ’s pioneer organic grocery business celebrates 45 years

Forty-five is still considered young these days. In human years anyway. But when it comes to tenure in retail, 45 years is a ripe old age. Not many retail organisations in New Zealand can boast a near half-century in operation, but Chantal Organics can. The Hawke’s Bay-based organic grocery business, started by locals in the […]

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 […]

International recognition for management of Hastings parks

Hastings is renowned for its beautiful green spaces, and this week four of its parks joined a list of 26 around the country to be recognised with international Green Flag awards. For the fourth year running Cornwall Park, Flaxmere Park and Havelock North Village Green had their prestigious Green Flag status renewed, and Frimley Park […]

Young Enterprise Scheme encourages the next generation of business leaders

The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in Hawke’s Bay is a movement that embodies innovation, forward-thinking, and solution-based reasoning. In a world marked by rapid change and uncertainty, youth get to work shaping the local business landscape. YES offers students the opportunity to ideate and operate their businesses while they are still in high school. Teams […]

Datacom Hawke’s Bay Business Awards – Announcing the Winners

Napier War Memorial’s newly reopened Ballroom on Marine Parade was the perfect backdrop for the eagerly anticipated Datacom Hawke’s Bay Business Awards Dinner. The Datacom Hawke’s Bay Business Awards is a prestigious awards process celebrating successful businesses across the region from Wairoa to Central Hawke’s Bay. Entrants are presented with a rare opportunity to take […]

Sacred Hill success: Youngest ever winemaker picks up national title

Alena Kamper from Sacred Hill in Hawke’s Bay has been named 2023 Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year. At just 22, Kamper is the youngest person to win the coveted title. The national final took place at The Bone Line in North Canterbury and the three finalists delivered speeches at the […]

Hawke’s Bay man wins steel industry Apprentice of the Year

The steel industry’s newest Apprentice of the Year says research is key for any apprentice who doesn’t want to be stuck sweeping floors. Red Steel employee Caleb Ireland was recognised as the best apprentice for Steel Construction New Zealand’s (SCNZ’s) Apprentice of the Year award. It’s the second year in a row that Napier-based Red […]