Hawke’s Bay: Home to One of New Zealand’s Finest Golf Courses

Hawke’s Bay isn’t just known for its stunning landscapes and world-class wineries; it’s also home to one of the top golf courses in New Zealand. Our region proudly features the renowned Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, which ranks among the world’s best. 1. Kauri Cliff Golf Course, Matauri Bay 2. Titirangi Golf Club, Waitakere 3. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, […]

Couple swap Auckland for historic Hastings villa

Magic happens when great wine and exceptional food mix with evocative music in serene country surroundings on a classic blue-sky Hawke’s Bay summer day. Visiting from Auckland for an event at Craggy Range Winery in Havelock North, business performance leadership director Peter Allen and wholesale bakery owner Paul Smith were lunching with friends when they […]

What to do in the Hawke’s Bay according to a wellness expert

A famously beautiful corner of New Zealand, the clean fresh air, incredible just-picked local produce and the beautiful scenery make Hawke’s Bay a great place to visit, says Danielle Harper, founder of Havelock North’s Alma Studio and Moove Studio. An expert in wellbeing and the region, Harper recommends Hawke’s Bay as a good destination for […]

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, […]

Esk Valley is ready to welcome visitors

Justine Seymour-Wilson, Bayden Wilson and Boris (the dog) are the owners of Kiwiesque Luxury Lodge and Villa in Esk Valley. Justine shares how you can reconnect with the Hawke’s Bay region following Cyclone Gabrielle. Esk Valley is ready to welcome visitors, and with plenty to see, do, eat and drink in the area, so why […]

Tātau Tātau Commercial make significant investment into iconic local landmark

One of New Zealand’s most iconic beach-side holiday parks will continue to welcome thousands of holiday makers while remaining in local ownership. Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust’s commercial entity today announced its purchase of the Mahia Beach Motel & Holiday Park, securing an asset that is pivotal to the Wairoa and Mahia community and […]

Napier Port marks 1000th cruise ship visit, current summer season busiest ever

Napier Port welcomed the Silver Muse today and marked the 1000th cruise ship visit to Napier since they began calling 30 years ago. After the vessel was safely berthed on 2 Wharf, Napier Port CEO Todd Dawson presented the ship’s captain with a gift to commemorate this significant milestone. Todd Dawson was excited to celebrate the […]

This is New Zealand’s ‘most welcoming’ town

The most underrated place to visit in Hawke’s Bay: Havelock North In recent years, Havelock North was named the country’s most beautiful suburb – but that’s not the only reason it should be on your radar. Hot on the heels of Otago being named one of the world’s ‘most welcoming’ regions by Booking.com, the holiday […]

Hawke’s Bay food festival ‘F.A.W.C!’ releases 2024

It’s easy to assume one must fly to Italy or Spain to attend a food and wine festival in a ‘Great Wine Capital of the World’. However, foodies will be pleased to know one is happening this March, and it’s only a short flight or drive away, in Hawke’s Bay. The Summer Food and Wine […]

Visitors flock to Splash Planet

Splash Planet is proving a hot-ticket holiday destination this summer, and shaping up to have its busiest season ever. Always a popular attraction, about 79,000 visitors have been through the gates since it opened in November last year, and attendance for the whole season looks set to match if not better the previous record visitor […]

Unique Hawke’s Bay holiday homes: Verano Country Stay

Whether you are after a relaxing stay close to the beach or on a farm, Hawke’s Bay offers the perfect combination of surf and turf this summer. Hawke’s Bay Today is running a short series showcasing unique holiday homes, so if you are after something unusual we might have the spot for you. Picture this: […]