The announcement of four new Jobs for Nature projects in Gisborne is set to create 165 jobs over the next three years.
Work on a $19m expansion of Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale, Hawke’s Bay, is underway.
A $1.75m cash injection from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund will see the completion of Gisborne’s 1000-year pedestrian bridge, albeit cheaper than originally envisioned.
The airport’s CEO wants direct flights from Nelson, Dunedin, and Queenstown within months of the terminal opening.
Winners to be announced at gala event in Hastings on 30 September.
Yoga Festivals Australia will hold a New Zealand event for the first time in Hawke’s Bay on 7-8 August.
The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has granted $5.47m funding for a museum storage facility in Hastings.
Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail jointly funded by MBIE, district councils and community trust.
Key meetings attended by tourism minister Stuart Nash since taking up the portfolio in November 2020 include those with various taskforce bodies, local councils and industry representatives.
Napier City Council says it will focus instead on repairing and renewing its existing National Aquarium.
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Success in Hawkes Bay comes despite cancellation of main tourism event of year.
Weekend pricing has also been introduced for some high-use DOC huts.
Auckland lockdowns, cancelled events, and changing alert levels proved a headache for the region’s tourism.
A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.
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The 56-year-old Kahunui Hut in the Waioeka Conservation Area on the East Coast has been upgraded to help preserve the area’s heritage.
Hawke’s Bay produce exporter Te Mata Exports has partnered with Te Mata Park to help fund their Revegetation Project.
Civil Defence has cancelled its tsunami warning and says there is no threat to the country’s coastlines.
Dive!Tutukaka has a boat out at sea – the safest place for it, says owner Jeroen Jongejans.
Napier’s Scenic Te Pania Hotel has reopened after flooding last year caused extensive damage to the building.
Tourism House in Napier is up for sale.
Napier’s Art Deco Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty.
The Napier attraction has enjoyed one of its busiest seasons to date, with more than 100,000 visitors since 16 November.
Gisborne District Council has issued 20% more permits for camping areas this season compared to last, as both domestic tourists and locals take a summer break on the East Coast.
Construction of Kennedy Park Resort’s new bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities have been completed.
Work has begun to nearly double the length of popular Hawke’s Bay walking and cycling track, the Tukituki Trail.
Gannet Beach Adventures tours at Cape Kidnappers will return to operations tomorrow after almost two years.
Hastings City Art Gallery will hold free public art tours over the summer season.
Hawke’s Bay has secured hosting rights for the 2021 Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) conference.
Scenic Hotel Group managing director Brendan Taylor said the situation was “seriously disappointing and comes on top of an already challenging year.”
Gannet Safaris Overland is offering a Christmas morning tour, a first for the Hawke’s Bay tour operator.
Gisborne District Council will consult with the public on its Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2020, reviewed to address issues arising from freedom and summer camping in the district.
Both operators would each receive the maximum $500,000 through the programme.
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will receive a $750,000 grant to enhance the Tuki Tuki Cycle and River Trails.
Gisborne District Council has received $300,000 in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s $8m Responsible Camping Fund.
The Department of Conservation is warning people about handling kororā/little blue penguins after reports of people in Napier posing images of themselves holding the birds on social media.
A Provincial Growth Fund grant of $5.5m helped cover the $12.5m cost of the project.
National will amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to support wine tourism if they are elected into Government.
This year Burny, Captain and Mo will be battling it out for the prestigious title.
Visitor spending in the Hawke’s Bay topped any other region during August.
The Department of Conservation and Hastings District Council say visitor risk management work at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui should be completed by Labour Weekend, allowing people to access the DOC track.
The redevelopment of the Olympic pool in Gisborne Tairāwhiti will soon be under way.
Napier’s National Aquarium of New Zealand is gearing up to launch its Penguin of the Year campaign for 2020.
New marine infrastructure in northern Te Tairāwhiti on the North Island’s East Coast could help support tourism ventures, says the Government.
Hawke’s Bay Tourism facilitated the F.A.W.C! programme twice a year on behalf of the region’s food and wine industries.
Gannet Safaris Overland will bring its season forward after around 6000 gannets started building their nests at Cape Kidnappers.
Loss of cruise ship visits contributed to a decline in FY20 earnings, says Port Napier.
Four hāpuku have been transferred from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research’s Northland Marine Research Centre to the main Oceanarium exhibit at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Once completed the project would create a 24km loop track that would begin and end at Mahia Beach.