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Hawke’s Bay a fantastic lifestyle For Those oF us ForTunaTe enough To live in hawke’s bay we know iT oFFers an excellenT liFesTyle, QuiTe unlike anywhere else in new Zealand. buT now The Time has come To share our good ForTune wiTh Those seeking To escape The husTle, busTle oF ciTy liFe For a holiday or permanenT move To The bay. This publication presents you with a host of reasons to visit or relocate to Hawke’s Bay – our little piece of sunny paradise on the east coast of the North Island. The Bay literally does have it all from an equable, Mediterranean climate that’s so important for our food and wine industry, to natural beauty that includes ranges, peaks, river valleys to vineyards and beautiful beaches. And with the mild climate come activities galore. There’s always something going on in Hawke’s Bay in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There’s vibrancy, yet none of the stress

associated with working g in larger towns and cities. Weekends se eem longer and more enjoyable as peoplle get out and about either on foot, cyc cling or generally enjoying the outdoor life e. While the Bay offers a relaxed lifestyle there’s no shortage of sc chools, medical facilities, shops, dining experiences and a wide range of both com mmercial and residential real estate op ptions. Creative talent also abounds which makes it a veritable trea asure trove for art and craft lovers and also those who enjoy the dramatic arts. There’s an abundance of theatre e, opera,



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music, movies, ballet and a host of other entertainment. Spending hours commuting is unheard of as Napier, Hastings and Havelock North are all within a short drive of each another. Many others drive from Central Hawke’s Bay and lifestyle blocks in the country. If it’s a country lifestyle you’re after there are plenty of rural and coastal residential options within easy commuting distance. Hawke’s Bay is a well-known as a food and wine destination, a holiday destination and of course, the Art Deco ambience and annual Art Deco celebrations in midFebruary. We hope that you find this publication inspirational and that it encourages you to join us in the Bay for a brand new, relaxed and pleasure filled lifestyle where people still have the time of day to stop and say hello.

hawke’s bay offers:

Friendly people A slower pace of life with friendly shopkeepers, time to smell the roses and to get to know your neig ghbours. Fresh, locally grow wn produce Hawke’s Bay is the ‘frruit bowl’ of New Zealand with oodles of fresh fruit and vegetables, orchards, vineyards, wineries and restaurants servin ng the best and freshest seasonal prod duce. Great weather Sun, long, hot summerrs with relatively low humidity and, many crrisp, sunny winter days. Nature’s playgroun nd Plenty of oceans and beaches to enjoy, rivers, parks, fishing, duck shooting, mountains, hunting, walking, tramping.

Sports A wide range of land, water and air based sports on offer. Family way of life The Bay is an excellent place to raise a family and there’s a good range of public and private schools, many within walking distance of home. Low population 151,179 people usually live in Hawke’s Bay Region which is 3.6 percent of New Zealand’s population. (Data from 2013 census). Transport links Taupo and Palmerston North are just 2 hours and Wellington a little under 4 hours drive. There are flights from Napier/Hastings airport direct to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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Life’s a beach

hawke’s bay has more Than iTs Fair share oF greaT beaches ranging From The sandy expanse oF waimarama To The beauTy oF cenTral hawke’s bay beaches. There are beaches that offer safe swimming, large expanses for kite and wind surfers, and surf carnivals that attract hundreds of people. Waipatiki Beach 20ks north of Napier is a small but beautiful sandy beach with camping facilities. Travel north on the road from Napier to Gisborne then take a beautiful 11k drive through a commercial forest, to the small coastal community. The beach is wonderfully sandy and there are also some good walks nearby. Closer to Napier is popular Westshore Beach which is patrolled by members of the Westshore Surf Life Saving Club between Labour weekend and late March. Although only a short drive from Hastings the beachfront settlements of Haumoana and Te Awanga offer a relaxed lifestyle by the sea. Both are popular fishing and surfing destinations. Follow Clifton Road through Te Awanga and head towards Clifton. Here is the base for Gannet Beach Adventures - A tractor and trailer

tour along the beach to the world’s largest most accessible mainland gannet colony. Ocean Beach, a small community on the east coast, is a golden sand beach with many baches and holiday homes. It’s a fairly isolated spot with no shops but it does have surf patrols in summer. There’s a strong rip current that attracts surfers. Further south is popular Waimarama Beach with its long, sandy beach and views to Bare Island (Motuokura). This is undoubtedly the most popular beach in summer and crowds flock to the Waimarama Beach Day in January. In Central Hawke’s Bay there are some magnificent, largely deserted, beaches to enjoy: Kairakau Beach, Mangakuri with its sandy beach and rocky shore, Pourere Beach where you can fish, swim, surf and launch boats from the beach. Aramoana Beach, Blackhead Beach with its Te Angiani Marine Reserve and Porangahau Beach, which has fishing events during summer and a beach polo contest, are alll popular destinations.

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Aquatic activities The hawke’s bay region has an impressive diversiTy oF Fishing opporTuniTies From The TukiTuki To The mohaka, while lake Fishing is limiTed To lake TuTira, The only subsTanTial lake Fishery in The region ThaT’s sTocked annually wiTh Tarawera sourced Fish. Hawke’s Bay does however have some of the North Island’s best headwater fisheries and access to a variety of lowland angling. This variety and ease of access for angling ensures opportunity is plentiful, increasing your chances of finding that ‘hot-spot’ or that ‘secret spot’ no one else has found. The major river systems in the region are the Mohaka, Tutaekuri, Ngaruroro, Waipawa and Tukituki, all of which have comprehensive angler access pamphlets to assist anglers. Both brown and rainbow trout are prevalent throughout the region. The dry fly fishing on the Tukituki, along with its many tributaries, is a major attraction during the summer months as fish feed on the surface. The Ngaruroro and Mohaka River headwater wilderness fisheries are nationally rated and offer anglers the chance to catch trophy sized fish in gin clear waters. The middle and

lower reaches of the region’s rivers are easily accessible from a variety of public roads and provide anglers with vast amounts of fishable water. White water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding, water skiing and surfing opportunities abound in The Bay. At Pandora Pond, part of Ahuriri Estuary, a large range of kayaks and other water sports equipment such as paddle boards are available to hire. Clive (or Ngaruroro) River, home of the Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club, attracts large numbers of water sports enthusiasts who enjoy activities including water and jet skiing. For surfing enthusiasts there’s a good selection of surfing spots such as Haumoana and Te Awanga, Ocean Beach, Waimarama, and further north Awatoto, City Reef not far from Napier, The Gap, Stingray Bay and Aropaonui.

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Hawke’s Bay Farmers market The Farmers markeT in hasTings oFFers a relaxed aTmosphere, noT unlike a TradiTional village markeT. shoppers can browse aT Their leisure, indulge in breakFasT or a sweeT TreaT, lisTen To live music, and Talk To The growers oF seasonal FruiTs, vegeTables and seasonal producTs. During summer the market is held outdoors in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Road just off Karamu Road in Hastings. In winter it’s held under cover at the same location. The market opens at 8.30am every Sunday and runs to 12.30pm. It’s a wonderful and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for tasting the best that artisan growers and producers in Hawke’s Bay have to offer and at the same time enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee and perhaps some edible treats. Sample and buy fresh, farm picked produce such as capsicum, chillies, limes, figs, mushrooms and herbs along with all sorts of vegetables, fruits and nuts. There’s a great range of jams, preserves, freshly baked breads and pastries along with dressings, vinaigrettes, olives and olive oil. As we head

towards Christmas there’s an even greater selection of goodies including branded Farmers market items such as tea towels, bags and aprons. There’s organic meat, bacon, sausages, venison small goods and even duck eggs to be tasted. That’s the great thing about the market as most products can be sampled before buying. The Hohepa Cheese stall always gathers large crowds eager to sample, quark, mozzarella, cumin seed cheese and other award winning organic cheeses. For those who enjoy local wine or cider several boutique vineyards and a local cider maker offer their Hawke’s Bay made produce for sale. On Friday 23 December there’s a special twilight Christmas market from 4-7pm, just in time for a last minute shopping session for fresh goodies.

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Fine Dining amongst the vines many oF hawke’s bay’s ForemosT resTauranTs are aTTached or associaTed wiTh vineyards and wineries. Mission Estate Winery in Church Road Taradale was the birthplace of New Zealand wine in 1851 when it was established by French missionaries. The elegantly restored historic seminary building provides a stunning location for the awardwinning Mission Restaurant. Sited in the hills with sweeping views of the Bay, the restaurant offers contemporary fine dining with a European influence. Produce is fresh, local and seasonal. During summer diners can enjoy the view while eating alfresco while indoors provides an intimate dining setting. Elephant Hill is an innovative winery estate and restaurant located on the beautiful Te Awanga coast with views across the infinity pool and vineyard, to the ocean and Cape Kidnappers beyond. Serving contemporary European style cuisine Elephant Hill was Awarded ‘Best Winery

Restaurant Runner Up’ by Cuisine Good Food Guide 2015. At Craggy Range in Havelock North the restaurant is called Terrôir – its name reflects that the food, the vineyard’s wine and its culture, come together sublimely, in a dramatic setting. With extensive views of Te Mata Peak the emphasis is on fresh, local produce and chef sources much produce from the organic vegetable garden. The emphasis is on relaxed country food – New Zealand cuisine with a French flavour. Black Barn Bistro in Havelock North is in the heart of a vineyard surrounded by vines and the large generous veranda allows wide views across the region. A canopy of grapes is a perfect place to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. The bistro is available for private functions and is also the perfect venue for a very limited number of weddings.

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Hawke’s Bay Wine Country NOT ONLY IS HAWKE’S BAY A DELIGHT FOR GOURMETS IT’S ALSO HOME TO SOME 70, OR SO, WINERIES AND ABOUT 250 VINEYARDS WHICH MAKES IT NEW ZEALAND’S SECOND LARGEST WINE PRODUCER AND THE LARGEST PREMIUM RED WINE PRODUCING REGION IN THE COUNTRY. Just as the soil is suited to growing quality agricultural and horticultural produce so it has proved exceptionally well suited to vines: there are over 4,845 producing hectares. After the establishment of the Mission Vineyard in 1851, shortly followed by nearby Church Road Winery, other growers were attracted to the area and now there’s a network of vineyards growing varieties that include Cabernet Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The first vineyards were established not far from Hastings, Havelock North and Napier, although now they extend northwest to the Dartmoor Valley, as far north as Gisborne, down through the Heretaunga Plains to Central Hawke’s Bay and west along the Ngaruroro River.

Soils vary tremendously from clay loam, limestone to sands and free draining gravels and red metal, which lends itself to a tremendous variety of wine styles. Growing sites range from the coast to inland foothills, river valleys, and from sea level to substantial heights. It’s a region with even more potential for growing different varieties. Given the importance of food and wine to the local economy it’s not surprising that there are many events and activities that focus on wine, especially during the balmy summer months. Most wineries are family owned and produce less than 200,000 litres a year. The boutique nature of many of the wineries adds to the personal nature and pleasure of the tour and tasting experience.



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A smorgasbord of events TSB Carols in Cornwall Park Cornwall Park, Hastings Sunday 11th December 2016 from 5pm Carols in Cornwall Park will begin at 5pm with music from the Flaxmere LDS Church Choir. They will be followed by talented local singers Mia Sohnge and Hannah Ludlow. The ever popular Bay Brothers will entertain ahead of community carol singing which will be led by the Deco Bay Brass. Cox Partners Christmas in the Park Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds Kenilworth Road, Hastings Saturday 17 December 2016 5pm-9.45pm A family friendly Christmas event featuring Avalanche City and Nomad. Fairground rides (fee applies). Gates open 2pm, children’s entertainment starts 4pm, stage entertainment 5pm. Fiesta of Lights Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds Kenilworth Road, Hastings 17 December -7 January 9pm-11pm, 31 December gates open 8.30pm.

Dazzling light displays scattered along a tree lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. It’s an interactive and fun experience for young and old. New Year’s Eve offers entertainment, slides, bouncy castles and a firework display. Hawke’s Bay Summer Cycling Carnival 4-8 January 2017 The Summer Cycling Carnival is a celebration of cycling combining elite and fun cycling events. It begins with fun events for the kids, families and recreational riders and ends with the Elite Road National Championships and The Legends of Cycling Dinner. The Carnival has something for everyone. http://www.

Wairoa A&P Show Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa Thursday 19, 20, 21 January

Tremains Art Deco Festival 2017 Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19 February 2017 in Napier, Hawkes Bay.

With open rodeo, competition shearing, dog trials and top class show jumping and equestrian events, we have more to offer than your average family day out. Sideshows for the children, Lulu the Clown, local performers make for great family entertainment.

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier. It includes over 250 events, hundreds of vintage cars, aerobatic flying displays, railcar rides, Great Gatsby picnics, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts to name a few.

Bridge Pa Wine Festival Bridge Pa district, Hawke’s Bay Saturday 21 January 2017 Eight participating wineries, hop on hop off bus, gourmet food, wine tasting, live music.

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Summer in Hawke’s Bay 2016 - 2017 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival Sports Park Hawke’s Bay, Percival Rd, Hastings Wednesday 22 February 2017 – Sunday 26 February 2017 Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Ma¯ ori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their wha¯ nau and passionate Kapa Haka fans throughout the world. Bostock New Zealand Edible Gardening Show Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March 10am-4pm Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds, Hastings Celebrating all aspects of edible gardens from garden to table. This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned gardeners to complete novices, enthusiastic cooks, lifestylers, families, youth and anyone who wants to embrace a healthier way of living. Encapsulating: food, garden, animals and landscaping. International Festival of Hockey Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park 1-9 April

Festival of Hockey was created to bring top international teams to Hawke’s Bay on an annual basis. Last year the Hawke’s Bay Cup tournament featured eight of the world’s leading hockey nations. Other tournaments are Affiliates Tournament and the Furnware Cup. 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship (Inc NZ Nationals) Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier Monday 20 February 2017 – 3 March This is the pinnacle of the International Flying Fifteen competition and will attract sailors and their families from all over the world starting on 21st February with measuring and registration, this is a nine-day event. Farmlands Horse of the Year Show Hawke’s Bay A&P Showgrounds, Kenilworth Rd, Hastings Tuesday 7 March 2017 to Sunday 12 March 2017 The annual Horse of the Year show is New Zealand’s premier equestrian competition, featuring a range of horse and rider combinations from multiple disciplines. With over 1,400 riders and 1,800 horses competing for lucrative titles and prize money the show is a feature on most equestrian calendars.



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MTG Hawke’s Bay Museum Where people, objects and ideas meet. Permanent exhibits include the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori gallery. A number of changing galleries sharing art and local social history stories. The museum shop sells a beautiful range of gi$s, cards, jewellery and souvenirs.

Summer Fun Underwater adventures

Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre What makes a great stay in the Bay? All the li"le things you didn’t expect like finding a funky café or an amazing place to stay. We’ve got the low down on Hawke’s Bay and our knowledgeable and friendly team can make hassle-free bookings. We’re your local travel experts and will help you plan the perfect holiday! Book now online or at the Napier i-SITE.

Stay, Relax, Enjoy! Napier Aquatic Centre Affordable family fun with pools, hydro-slides, Spray Park, BBQ and outdoor area. Situated in the centre of Napier, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic centre for the whole family. Swim all year round.

Par2 MiniGolf Easy to find on Napier’s Marine Parade, Par2 MiniGolf provides all ages with a fun and relaxing environment to enjoy a round or two on our challenging courses. Choose from two 18-hole courses with unique features or enjoy a round on both. Open daily with extended summer hours.

Fun is right on your doorstep at Kennedy Park Resort with a fantastic playground, heated swimming pool complex, jumping pillow, gym, sky theatre, entertainment room, free wifi and much more. Choose from a vast range of accommodation options. Don’t forget to dine at Storkey’s Restaurant – the onsite restaurant and bar.

Discover an exciting world above and below the water. Visit Penguin Cove and watch the Li"le Penguins. See sharks, stingrays and fish swimming over you in the oceanarium tunnel. Spot New Zealand’s native wildlife – the Tuatara and Kiwi. See our toothy residents – the alligators, piranhas and sharks. Swim with the sharks or get up close to the animals with our range of Close Encounter experiences. Daily feeding times.




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NZ Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Wairoa A & P Showgrounds, Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa Saturday 21 January 2017 Mission Estate Winery Concert Mission Estate, Taradale, Napier Saturday 8 April 2017 Dixie Chicks-first time in New Zealand, one only show. Supports acts include Morgan Evans, Avalanche City. Gates open 1pm, approximate finish 9.30pm

Saturday 13 May 2017 Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon, NZ Sotheby’s half marathon, AIA 10km, kid’s run. Run away to the Hawke’s Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at Sileni Estates Winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style.





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Ruakaka 6 Jan 2017

Auckland 14 Jan 2017 Thames 3 Jan 2017


Tauranga 2 Jan 2017 5 Feb 2017 Taupo 30 Dec 2016

HASTINGS New Year’s Day WOODVILLE Mon 23 Jan

“A nice relaxing environment to spend time with friends and family with a great entertainment.” – Kaylie Bowman, attended Hastings

stratford 31 Dec 2016

Rotorua 27 Dec 2016

Hastings 1 Jan 2017

palmerston north woodville 7 Jan & 11 Feb 2017 23 Jan 2017 Otaki 4 Jan 2017 wairarapa 29 Jan 2017 2 Jan 2017 Nelson 6 Feb 2017 13 & 15 Jan 2017 Wellington Westport blenheim 28 Jan 2017 26 & 28 Dec 2016 20 & 22 Jan 2017 Greymouth Reefton 7 Jan 2017 30 Dec 2016 hokitika Rangiora 11 Jan 2017 6 Feb 2017

Kurow 30 D ec 2016 Cromwell Omakau 7 Jan 2017 2 Jan 2017 3 Jan 2017 Roxburgh Waikouaiti 4 Jan 2017 1 Jan 2017 Wingatui 26 Dec 2016

Motukarara 29 Dec 2016 29 Jan 2017




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Moving a business to Hawke’s Bay By Wayne Walford, CEO Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce HAWKE’S BAY’S REGIONAL BRAND, ‘GREAT THINGS GROW HERE’ HAS BEEN TRAVELLING THE COUNTRY TALKING TO BUSINESS COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MOVING A BUSINESS TO HAWKE’S BAY. At the recent Wellington event Napier Mayor Bill Dalton, representing all the Hawke’s Bay Mayors, introduced the event that started with a profile video of the Big Save story featuring Founder Ray McKimm. This video outlined the reasons why the McKimm’s moved the Big Save head office and 14 families from Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast to Ahuriri, Napier. Ray presented a compelling case including the positive cost options of importing, more shipping networks through Napier, more disposable income as a result of the Hawke’s Bay economic climate and amazing lifestyle in Hawke’s Bay, all of which sparked some serious interest. Local entrepreneur Fiona Tomlinson shared her very

personal story about moving her home, her dog and her successful photography business and a growing macaron business to Hawke’s Bay. Do you think she wants to move back to Auckland and spend all the time she was in traffic, not on your life? is growing flat out thanks to the ease of distribution from Hawke’s Bay to the rest of New Zealand. Who would have known that distribution from Hawke’s Bay is much easier than from Auckland? In Fiona’s case one conversation with one company in Hawke’s Bay verses three conversations with three different companies in Auckland. Steve Young, Business Development Manager, Napier Port presented the

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Summer in Hawke’s Bay 2016 - 2017 captivating story about the Napier Port connections and performance. For those in Wellington who were unaware of the reduction of international shipping links in Wellington and increasing connections in Napier, this was a compelling presentation. The statistics for Napier Port are very impressive. Olivia Pierre, Aeronautical and Infrastructure Manager, Hawke’s Bay Airport, eloquently presented the opportunities the development of Hawke’s Bay Airport will enable, based on the growth they are seeing in travellers thanks to the additional of JetStar to the

network and pricing changes Air New Zealand is now offering. The development of the Business Park, the development of the new entrance and main road upgrade will all add to a more streamlined customer interaction at the airport. Kiwibank’s George Hiotakis, 2IC enterprise operations explained why Kiwibank chose Hastings for its call centre. The lifestyle was certainly an option to attract good staff and in some cases stimulated a move. The market for staff was ripe and the connection, building at 100% Earthquake code all

supported the move to Hastings. With 150 staff they are looking to increase to 250. This is a great example of the positive mix of circumstances that are on offer in Hawke’s Bay. Sam Jackman, Hastings District Council marketing advisor and brand champion for the Hawke’s Bay brand ‘Great things Grow Here’ then introduced some poignant information about the opportunity of Hawke’s Bay like the teacher student ratio in Hawke’s Bay of 14.86 students per teacher compared with 35 students per teacher in Auckland.

The opportunity to network with the audience was a great chance to meet and answer questions supporting the presentations and the region. It was awesome to be part of a very real process to explore business growth opportunities for Hawke’s Bay in another city. The Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce looks forward to continuing to support these initiatives and support businesses keen to relocate to Hawke’s Bay. New businesses add diversity for the region, add opportunities for employment and add to our commercial environment.

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NAPIER CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS SUFFERED A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN FEBRUARY 1931 WHICH VIRTUALLY DESTROYED THE CITY. WHAT WASN’T DESTROYED BY THE QUAKE WAS LATER DAMAGED BY FIRE THAT RAGED THROUGH THE CITY CENTRE. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THE ICONIC NORFOLK PINES ALONG MARINE PARADE, PLANTED IN 1890, SURVIVED THE QUAKE. Rebuilding was quick with many new buildings following the popular designs of the times. The result was the highest concentration of Art Deco style buildings in the Southern hemisphere. The undoubted highlight of Napier’s calendar is the annual Tremains Art Deco Festival, a not too serious celebration of Art Deco style, presented by the Art Deco Trust. Over 40,000 people from all over the world travel to Napier to experience a fantastic range of events which in 2017 run from 15-19 February. Each year the number and range of events expands and include the Gatsby Picnic, the Depression Dinner, a parade of vintage cars, a soap box derby, a Silver Slipper Ball and many, many more events. Most people dress in Art Deco style and being in Napier during the festival is rather like attending a huge, open air party. It’s a wonderful opportunity to step back in time and revel in the unique atmosphere that is the Art Deco Festival.

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There’s a great selection of camping and holiday parks in both urban and coastal situations. Mahia Peninsula, on the beautiful East Coast, is always very popular over the summer months. About thirty minutes north of Napier is beautiful Waipatiki Beach which has a holiday park offering camping facilities and self-contained cabins. Napier, Ahuriri and Westshore offer the best of both worlds with hotels, motels and holiday homes all within reach of the city, the various attractions and nightlife. Hastings and Havelock North also has an excellent range of accommodation perfect as a base

for exploring the wider region while having a good range of restaurants and shops to enjoy. Porters Boutique Hotel is a brand new hotel situated right in the heart of the Village offering luxury accommodation. The varied geography of Hawke’s Bay means that there’s accommodation for country lovers, beach lovers and bush lovers. Farmstay and homestay along with B&B are also increasing in popularity. And if you can’t bear to leave your pets at home there’s a good selection of cottages, suites and motels where pets are welcome although most will need their own bedding.

With the sound of the Pacific Ocean waves rolling in and the smell of the fresh sea air, you’re just meters from the beach at our quiet beachfront holiday park with spectacular day and night views. Onsite licensed café.

Hawke’s Bay

Farmyard Zoo Where you can walk and talk to the animals


4-wheel Bike Hire

Horse Treks Pony Rides Bike Hire 10am-5pm 7 days weather permitting 32 East Rd, Haumoana, Hastings

Phone 06 8750244



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Country hospitality at its finest


Hospitality Award Winner Outstanding Local & Finalist Outstanding Establishment 2013.

Ph: (06) 844 7206 E:

Hawke’s Bay Trails was born out of the vision to create a seaside pathway for Napier. Now over a decade later, it boasts 200km of cycle trails. These trails add to the many cycling pursuits, events and activities on offer, and to the health, fitness and daily commute of many Hawke’s Bay people. Meandering around and between the twin cities of Napier


We are one of Hawke’s Bay’s finest Golf Courses set in lovely tree lined surrounds just off Marine Parade in Napier. Join us here at Maraenui Golf Club every Wednesday for 9 hole Twilight Golf!! Teeing off between 3pm - 6pm with prize giving after everyone has finished in our club lounge. Meals are available from our cafe!

06 835 8273 |

For a


SPEIGHTS ALE JOIN US IN THE bar and courtyard or just come in, relax and watch Sport on our Big Screen


West Quay, Ahuriri, Hawke’s Bay Ph 06 834 1188

and Hastings, Hawke’s Bay Trails is mostly flat, a river and coastal network of pathways stretching over the Heretaunga Plains. There are three distinct cycling experiences: the Landscapes Ride, the Water Ride and the Wineries Ride. The Landscapes Ride explores the picturesque coastal communities of Haumoana,

Summer in Hawke’s Bay 2016 - 2017 Te Awanga and Clifton, which border the coastline of the iconic Cape Kidnappers. The Cape is home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony and one of the world’s top 50 golf courses. Riders will also enjoy views of the impressive Te Mata Peak and the expansive ocean. The Water Ride is flat, easy and perfect for families. It provides panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and includes the Ahuriri Estuary, a sanctuary for endangered wetland wildlife. The Wineries Ride is a relaxed ride that covers the wine-growing areas of Bridge

Pa, Gimblett Gravels and the Ngatarawa Triangle. The trail is dotted with numerous awardwinning wineries that afford plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. A popular event held at Easter is the Big Easy planned for Saturday 15 April 2017. This is an easy ride of 45kms along the Hawke’s Bay Trails with plenty of stops on the way. For those who prefer a bit of off-road excitement there is a mountain biking club (HBMTBC). The members have access by permit to land owned by Pan Pac Forests in Eskdale.



The Napier Golf Club, a piece of paradise we would love to share with you.


Bring in this advert and get a round of golf for just $33 Available until January 31st 2017 *Conditions Apply

1215 State Highway 50, Taradale, Napier

• Reef Ecology Tour with Wild Stingrayss • Snorkelling with the he Stingrays • Bookings Essentiall • Weather Dependant ntt Tatapouri Beach

(14km from Gisborne on SH35) (1

Tel 06 868 5153 ww


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Family friendly cuisine WHILE HAWKE’S BAY HAS A WELL-EARNED REPUTATION AS A FOOD AND WINE DESTINATION, FINE DINING FOR MOST, IS RESERVED FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. However, there are many cafés and restaurants throughout the district offering reasonably priced, quality meals and family friendly facilities, often with special kids’ menus. The closeness of Hastings, Napier and Havelock North to each other gives far greater opportunities for dining out with cuisine embracing an excellent range of ethnic food such as Thai, Turkish, Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian, along with traditional European style food. Havelock North has an excellent choice of dine in and take away foods including pizza, fish and chips, tapas, Indian cuisine and a bistro. There are also several ‘watering holes’ such as a popular village pub that serves hearty, well-prices meals. On the outskirts of the village, are several excellent restaurants-one welcomes families and provides play facilities in the garden.

Napier has plenty of cafés and a good selection of dining venues ranging from casual to formal. Choices include Thai, authentic Indian and Indonesian food. There’s a great selection of cafés and restaurants in Ahuriri, many with sea views. West Quay offers a good range of bars and restaurants where clients can dine indoors or sit outside and admire the harbour. The streets nearby, such as Mahia Street, are home to an eclectic mix of restaurants including Thai and Vietnamese, authentic sushi, and everything from seafood to steak. Nearby Hardinge Road is a magnet for visitors as there’s a beach, a playground, and with it cafés and restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets. A fish, or chicken and chip, supper is a popular summer time ritual for locals. Westshore also has several places to enjoy a good meal.



Gracious Historical House and Gardens

Located in the Heart of Wine Country Wine Country Motor Lodge is situated In Havelock North, just 5 minutes from Hastings city and 15 minutes from New Zealand’s Art Deco capital of Napier. Regular domestic flights connect Napier with Auckland or Wellington. Shuttle buses and taxis get you to and from the airport for a moderate charge.

Available for a House or Garden Wedding 51 Duart Road Havelock North 06 877 6334

Excellent Facilities

Choose your own caterer

Toll Free: (0800) 877 110 Phone: 06 8771107 2 Arataki Road, Havelock North

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0800 1 FOODCO | WWW.THEFOODCO.CO.NZ DIVERSE MENU OPTIONS AVAILABLE Go online for samples of menu options or to download one of our information packs














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We’ve got an amazing Hawke’s Bay Summer sorted The Flight Path

7 Days

Tasting Flights of Black Barn’s finest under the figs every fine afternoon of Summer. The Bistro flings open its doors to the Summer courtyard for lunch under the vines. Dinners Wednesday to Saturday nights. The Black Barn Kitchen for packing a picnic, filling the fridge or filling a stocking for Christmas.

Saturday December 3

Saturday December 10 Amphitheatre December 27 ~ 30 January 2 ~ 6 Amphitheatre

Saturday January 7 Amphitheatre

The Black Barn Growers’ Market opens 9 ~ noon every Saturday of Summer Marley | NZ All Stars Open Air Cinema

Clash of the Titans with the feelers, dragon and mi-sex

Saturday January 21 Amphitheatre

Fly My Pretties

Saturday January 28 Amphitheatre

The Shades - two tenors, a baritone and a bass with special guests

Saturday February 4 Amphitheatre

Under a starry sky with margaret urlich, shona laing, debbie harwood, sharon o’neill, annie crummer and hammond gamble

Friday February 10 Amphitheatre Saturday February 25 Amphitheatre

The Winery Tour with brooke fraser, bic runga and benny tipene The Hollies

Plus Cellar Door 7 days ~ Outstanding accommodation always. for all bookings & more info.

Hawkes Bay Summer Guide 2016  
Hawkes Bay Summer Guide 2016