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Hawke’s Bay & Gisborne


Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to consider tourism submissions
22 May 2018  

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to consider tourism submissions

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will spend the next three days hearing and considering submissions to its draft Long Term Plan, called Facing our Future 2018-28.


Council to study iwi concerns over Te Mata Peak track
21 May 2018  

Council to study iwi concerns over Te Mata Peak track

The Hastings District Council is working with stakeholders to review the options presented by Craggy Range Winery at a meeting held with stakeholders on Monday 7 May, as well as other ideas presented by the community.


New $12m terminal to boost Tairāwhiti tourism
16 May 2018  

New $12m terminal to boost Tairāwhiti tourism

A new airport terminal for Gisborne will help boost passenger numbers and improve the visitor experience to the region, say tourism leaders.


Ngāti Porou and Air NZ partner to promote tourism, growth
26 Apr 2018  

Ngāti Porou and Air NZ partner to promote tourism, growth

East Coast iwi Ngāti Porou and Air New Zealand have partnered to promote tourism and generate economic and social growth in Tairāwhiti Gisborne.


Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever
23 Apr 2018  

Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever

The hotly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter 2018 programme launched this week, packed full of 60+ tasty events spanning four weekends, from 1 – 24 June 2018.


2018 TECNZ tourism conference opens for registration
16 Apr 2018  

2018 TECNZ tourism conference opens for registration

This year the TECNZ event will be hosted in the sunny Hawke’s Bay from 8 – 9 August.


Beware the beauty trap – don’t get caught at the Cape
11 Apr 2018  

Beware the beauty trap – don’t get caught at the Cape

Hawke’s Bay Police have noticed more emergency calls for assistance by walkers and hikers becoming stranded on the track from Clifton Motor Camp out to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism launches campaign to help apple industry
29 Mar 2018  

Hawke’s Bay Tourism launches campaign to help apple industry

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has launched a push to attract visiting backpackers to come and pick fruit in Hawke’s Bay.


Destination Marlborough appoints new trade development manager
29 Mar 2018  

Destination Marlborough appoints new trade development manager

Destination Marlborough, the region’s destination marketing agency has appointed Daniel Winner as the new Trade Development Manager.


Record numbers gear up for The Big Easy
28 Mar 2018  

Record numbers gear up for The Big Easy

It’s almost time to gear up, kit out and hit the superb Hawke’s Bay trails for the sixth annual Big Easy.


Magical makeover for Gisborne parks
14 Mar 2018   /

Magical makeover for Gisborne parks

Local parks are in for a magical makeover thanks to a virtual reality app launched in collaboration with national Parks Week.


RTOs welcome $12m funding, keen for more from $1bn PGF
26 Feb 2018   /

RTOs welcome $12m funding, keen for more from $1bn PGF

Regional tourism leaders have welcomed the government’s investment in developing new products and expect more to come from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund in further rounds.   


Northland, Gisborne, West Coast tourism among first to benefit from $1bn PGF
23 Feb 2018   / / /

Northland, Gisborne, West Coast tourism among first to benefit from $1bn PGF

Tourism in Northland, Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui and the West Coast will be among the first beneficiaries of the first deployment from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.


Taupō, Hawke’s Bay showcased to 33.5 million Chinese viewers
14 Feb 2018  

Taupō, Hawke’s Bay showcased to 33.5 million Chinese viewers

The Taupō and Hawke’s Bay regions have been showcased to more than 33.5 million Chinese viewers in a Chef Nic episode launched this month.


New Eastland Group chair announced
12 Feb 2018  

New Eastland Group chair announced

Keith Sutton has been appointed chairman of Eastland Group Limited, Eastland Network Limited, Eastland Port Limited and Gisborne Airport Limited.


Napier Port: “Fantastic” cruise season helps drive record result
14 Dec 2017  

Napier Port: “Fantastic” cruise season helps drive record result

Napier Port has released its annual results for the 2017 financial year, reporting record cargo volumes and a strong financial result.


Rocket Lab scrubs today’s launch
11 Dec 2017  

Rocket Lab scrubs today’s launch

Rocket Lab has scrubbed its planned launch today citing orbital traffic and weather factors for the postponement.


Hawke’s Bay secures TEC Conference 2018
7 Dec 2017   / / /

Hawke’s Bay secures TEC Conference 2018

Around 250 tourism industry professionals will be heading to the Hawke’s Bay next year after the region secured the Tourism Export Council Conference 2018. 


Historic architecture and fine wine combine this summer
4 Dec 2017  

Historic architecture and fine wine combine this summer

Ahuriri’s iconic National Tobacco Company building, which closed last year for maintenance and redevelopment, is open for business.


F.A.W.C! Summer Series kicks off with a bang
6 Nov 2017  

F.A.W.C! Summer Series kicks off with a bang

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classics 2017 Summer Series kicked off on Friday with the annual F.A.W.C! Launch Party with Hawkes Bay Winemakers at Black Barn Vineyards.


Akaroa, Havelock North, Masterton, Mt Hutt win beauty parade
16 Oct 2017  

Akaroa, Havelock North, Masterton, Mt Hutt win beauty parade

Keep New Zealand Beautiful are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Beautiful Awards.


600-strong pōwhiri opens Rongowhakaata exhibition
2 Oct 2017  

600-strong pōwhiri opens Rongowhakaata exhibition

The major new exhibition showcases the dramatic stories, histories, treasured taonga and the exceptional artistry of the Gisborne iwi.


Hughes begins GM tourism role at Activate Tairāwhiti
14 Sep 2017  

Hughes begins GM tourism role at Activate Tairāwhiti

The former NZ marketing manager for Australia’s RedBalloon has begun his role as general manager of tourism at Activate Tairāwhiti.


Major Hawke’s Bay Airport expansion announced
11 Sep 2017  

Major Hawke’s Bay Airport expansion announced

Strong passenger growth and the resulting demands on existing airport infrastructure has led Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited to finalise plans for a major airport terminal expansion.


Hawke’s Bay fights WCO on Ngaruroro & Clive Rivers
8 Sep 2017  

Hawke’s Bay fights WCO on Ngaruroro & Clive Rivers

Hawke’s Bay’s fight to stop a controversial water conservation order (WCO) on two of its largest rivers is gaining momentum.


Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings
8 Sep 2017  

Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings

Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work.


Clearview Estate: “Striving to reflect the best of Hawke’s Bay”
28 Aug 2017  

Clearview Estate: “Striving to reflect the best of Hawke’s Bay”

For almost 30 years, Clearview Estate has been a favourite destination for Hawke’s Bay visitors and locals alike.


Prinsy’s Tours, Clearview Estate, Kennedy Park among tourism winners
25 Aug 2017  

Prinsy’s Tours, Clearview Estate, Kennedy Park among tourism winners

Clearview Estate Winery and Restaurant, Prinsy’s Tours and Kennedy Park Resort were among the winners honoured at the 2017 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards last night. 


Tourism backs Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay rivers
25 Aug 2017  

Tourism backs Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay rivers

Granting a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers would benefit the tourism industry as well as protect the rivers, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism Conference plots path to 2030
24 Aug 2017  

Hawke’s Bay Tourism Conference plots path to 2030

Positioning the local tourism industry for an evolving landscape is the theme of today’s Hawke’s Bay Tourism Conference, being held at the newly renovated Napier Conference Centre.


Three options for Napier Aquatic Centre released
24 Aug 2017  

Three options for Napier Aquatic Centre released

A bomb pool, new hydroslides, a lazy river and a health and wellness centre – these are some of the inclusions being considered by Napier City Council ahead of its decision on a new Aquatic Centre.


Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway
16 Aug 2017  

Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway

Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region.


Lions help to boost Hawke’s Bay visitor growth
11 Aug 2017  

Lions help to boost Hawke’s Bay visitor growth

Hawke’s Bay is showing an increase in visitor nights of 11.9% for the month and an increase of 11.2% for the year-end June 2017.


Finalists announced for Hawke’s Bay tourism awards
10 Aug 2017  

Finalists announced for Hawke’s Bay tourism awards

Tourism businesses in Hawke’s Bay have put their best foot forward for the 2017 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards with the finalists selected from over 25 entries.


Council: Gorge closure “is a barrier to tourism”
27 Jul 2017  

Council: Gorge closure “is a barrier to tourism”

Hawke’s Bay needs and deserves a definitive statement setting out a plan for a robust, resilent transport corridor to the Manawatu.


Tourism-related projects near completion
24 Jul 2017  

Tourism-related projects near completion

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first of three tourism-related transport projects in the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti region is nearing completion.


Gisborne airport owner reports record revenue
19 Jul 2017   /

Gisborne airport owner reports record revenue

Eastland Group recorded another strong business performance in the year to March 2017. Income increased to a record $76.2 million, with an audited profit of $14.8 million.


Big numbers loving Splash
14 Jul 2017  

Big numbers loving Splash

It has been another great year for Splash Planet, with almost 113,000 people through the gates over its six month season.


Another small step… for rocket tourism!
5 Jul 2017  

Another small step… for rocket tourism!

The Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill has passed its third and final reading.


A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington
27 Jun 2017  

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington

Hawke’s Bay Tourism along with over 20 local tourism and hospitality operators will be heading to Wellington to provide a taste of Hawke’s Bay to Lion’s fans and Wellington locals. 


Entries open for 2017 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Awards
21 Jun 2017  

Entries open for 2017 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Awards

These awards recognise the best tourism businesses and experiences in Hawke’s Bay.


Tourism benefits from region’s first EV charging station
16 Jun 2017  

Tourism benefits from region’s first EV charging station

Gisborne is about to get its very first EV (electric vehicle) fast charging station, with current and future local EV drivers, businesses and the wider tourism industry expected to benefit.


Hawke’s Bay carves new path with ‘Ski Season’ campaign
1 Jun 2017  

Hawke’s Bay carves new path with ‘Ski Season’ campaign

In the latest instalment under their successful seasonal campaign strategy, Hawke’s Bay Tourism have released their cheeky new winter campaign, ‘Hawke’s Bay Ski Season’.


Space tourism set for take-off as Rocket Lab preps launch
16 May 2017   /

Space tourism set for take-off as Rocket Lab preps launch

Space tourism in the Hawke’s Bay is prepped for take-off as Rocket Lab announces a test launch window.


Ecotourism gateway pub up for sale
12 Apr 2017   /

Ecotourism gateway pub up for sale

A country pub strategically located at the gateway to one of New Zealand’s most remote ecotourist attractions has been placed on the market for sale.


Q&A with Dive Tatapouri’s Chris Savage
20 Mar 2017  

Q&A with Dive Tatapouri’s Chris Savage

Chris Savage started in tourism in the late 1980s at Rainbow & Fairy Springs, went travelling and then returned to a desk job in insurance. But the lure of adventure proved too strong and, along with her husband Dean, started a unique boat tour that offers swimming with stingrays.


$2m funding boost for East Cape tourism
1 Mar 2017  

$2m funding boost for East Cape tourism

Tourism offerings in the East Cape are to receive a development boost thanks to $2m of funding from the government.


Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb
16 Feb 2017  

Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb

The popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails is continuing to climb, with new figures showing a record number of people using the trails for cycling, walking or running.


Iconic luxury lodge comes to market
15 Feb 2017   /

Iconic luxury lodge comes to market

One of the Hawkes Bay’s most distinctive luxury lodges is up for sale.


Kiwi Stars head to Napier for Art Deco Festival 2017
15 Feb 2017  

Kiwi Stars head to Napier for Art Deco Festival 2017

This year’s Tremains Art Deco Festival is shaping up to be a star studded one as Kiwi Stars Kerre Woodham, Shane & Nerida Cortese and Masterchef Brett McGregor all head to Napier to enjoy the festivities.


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