Hastings – From the Mayor

Business Friendly


While Hawke’s Bay has been built on its primary sector and continues to recognise its significance, investment in infrastructure, particularly the installation of world-leading fibre-optic communication technology, has opened the doors for national and overseas companies specialising in a vast range of products and services to relocate their operations here.

We have a range of commercial and industrial properties available, many already fit for purpose, with cost-competitive leasing options. We have a skilled, experienced and mature workforce complemented by a wealth of talented young people, business services as diverse as any main city centre; and a fantastic lifestyle and cost of living envied by many.

Air, rail and road connections keep business moving efficiently and Napier Port connects our importers and exporters to about 130 countries.

At Hastings District Council we have a team which works with businesses and developers to show out-of-town decision-makers that Hawke’s Bay has the infrastructure, services, resources and charm to build a great business base..

Sandra Hazlehurst
Mayor, Hastings District Council


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