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Touring Gisborne’s historic homes ARCHITECTURAL features will combine with stories about past lives and ways of life as Gisborne architect James Blackburne guides a Historic Places Tairawhiti bus tour of city houses on Sunday. Gisborne Herald
Airport CEO Nick Story mourned Hawke’s Bay Airport Company chief executive Nick Story, who died late on Friday, was a high-flyer in some of the most rapid growth of air services to the region since a sealed runway was built to usher-in jet-prop aircraft more than 50 years ago. Hawke’s Bay Today
Editorial: Take every opportunity to sell Hawke’s Bay I had the opportunity to give Hawke’s Bay a good plug on Newstalk ZB yesterday morning. Hawke’s Bay Today
Michael Fowler: Napier’s tourist magnetism recognised early Napier, with its front yard of the Pacific Ocean and grand sweeping views of the bay was identified as having potential for tourism from the late 1870s. Hawke’s Bay Today
Flight cancelled after Napier control tower unattended A plane load of passengers bound for Hawke’s Bay were delayed overnight, after the perfect storm of circumstances meant the airport closed before their plane could arrive. Hawke’s Bay Today
Viewing platform glass has one more chance Despite being smashed five times, Napier City Council is replacing the glass on its viewing platform. Hawke’s Bay Today
Thousands of visitors arrive for kapa haka festival Te Mana Kuratahi 2017, the national primary schools kapa haka festival began yesterday with a mass powhiri at Houhoupiko, Gisborne’s Showgrounds Park. Gisborne Herald
Asian film crew captures the region’s beauty A film crew of up to 75 people have been visiting Hawke’s Bay from Shanghai, China, in what is believed to be a tight-lipped three day shoot in the region. Hawke’s Bay Today
Heartthrob chef to millions showcases NZ cuisine It’s a marketing coup for NZ tourism and Hawke’s Bay – an ideal place to showcase Kiwi kai. NZ Herald
Tourists uncovering more to do at Te Mata Every year hundreds of thousands ascend Te Mata Peak to take in the views. Hawke’s Bay Today
April 2017
Extra flights for Hawke’s Bay Marathon Air New Zealand will put on nearly 1000 additional seats to help transport competitors and supporters to the Hawke’s Bay region for the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon on May 13. Voxy
Easter trading to boost economy, draw visitors to Napier Giving Napier stores the option to remain open for business on Easter could boost the local economy, and bring more visitors to the region, local proponents say. Hawke’s Bay Today
Gisborne shares boom in tourism Visitors staying at holiday parks in the Gisborne-East Cape region last year pumped a whopping $20.9 million into the community. Gisborne Herald
Taruheru Cycleway and Walkway costed at $6.8m A new report has found that a proposal to build a joint cycle and walkway between Bright Street and Campion College will cost $6.8 million. Gisborne Herald
Mayors and iwi working the road On State Highway 38 shines the jewel of the North Island, pristine Lake Waikaremoana and Te Urewera National Park. Hawke’s Bay Today
Watch NZH Local Focus: Record summer season at Waikaremoana Waikaremoana Holiday Park Manager Petrina Brenchley says it’s been a “record summer season”. NZ Herald
March 2017
He Tangata: A chat with Napier City Council’s manager of visitor experiences Sally Jackson Each week Elisabeth Easther gets the story of people in the Kiwi tourism industry. This week, Napier City Council’s manager of visitor experiences, Sally Jackson. The NZ Herald
Multi-million dollar hotel touted for Napier CBD A multi-million hotel development on the site of the Napier City Council building in the city’s CBD has been touted as a possibility. Hawke’s Bay Today
Hui plans to promote Maori tourism More than 50 people, including tourism operators and representatives from 11 iwi from across the East Coast, including Wairoa and Mahia, attended a hui on how the region could benefit from cultural tourism. Gisborne Herald
Airport soars above budget predictions Hawke’s Bay Airport has seen a 20 per cent spike in passenger numbers on this time last year, Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited chairman Tony Porter reports. News Collective
Road, rail, cycle link with Hawke’s Bay on agenda Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon says he is working with two Hawke’s Bay mayors and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to assess a $100 million combined road, rail and cycle trail proposal to link Gisborne and Napier airports. Gisborne Herald
A great track record in tourism I have watched with interest the long, convoluted debate regarding the future of Tourism Eastland and wish to make a few constructive comments. Gisborne Herald
New faces at Tairawhiti Museum Madeleine Jones appointed collections manager and Iona Maxwell museum educator. Gisborne Herald
Accommodation sector boom in Hawke’s Bay Tourists are overnighting in Hawke’s Bay in rising numbers, according to Statistics New Zealand data. Hawke’s Bay Today
Tourists flash plastic in $38.7m February spend Spending in Gisborne was up 3.7% last month compared with the same time last year and much of the increase was attributed to tourists. Gisborne Herald
A cruise from other side of railing Cabin fever and a longing for local cuisine motivate passengers to get off cruise ships. I know — I travelled around NZ last month as a passenger on the Emerald Princess. Gisborne Herald
Govt lays out plan for Gisborne region Tourism, forestry and the primary industries have emerged as the initial winners in a new government plan to boost the regional economy. Gisborne Herald[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]