Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is a region of New Zealand’s North Island, located on its east coast. The June 2013 estimate places the population of Hawke’s Bay at 155,000; over 80% of this number live in the region’s two largest towns, Hastings and Napier. The Hawke’s Bay region surrounds the large bay of the same name, extending 100km from Mahia Peninsula in the north-east to Cape Kidnappers in the south-west. The region is a mixture of hilly coastal and inland areas, floodplains to the north, and a wide, fertile growing region in the south.

Hawke’s Bay was discovered by Capt. James Cook in 1769. Upon exploration, he named it for Sir Edward Hawke, First Lord of the Admiralty. The region is home to a hill bearing New Zealand’s and the world’s longest place name:  Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (85 letters), which translates as ‘The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.’ Apart from its exotic name, the hill is otherwise unremarkable.

In 1931, Napier and Hastings experienced an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. 256 people were killed, and the cities were devastated. The extensive rebuild left Napier with a distinctive Art Deco character, for which it is now world-renowned. Each February the city commemorates and celebrates its history during the Art Deco Weekend, which brings 40,000 visitors from across the globe to the modest-sized city (usual population 57,240.)

Numerous events, tours and trails are on offer to explore and celebrate the Hawke’s Bay region’s flourishing wine industry. From humble beginnings with the planting of the first vines by missionaries in the mid 19th century, the region is now home to over 100 vineyards and 80 wineries. Full-bodied red wines are a Hawke’s Bay speciality, and over 80% of the national vintage of the major red wine grape varietals are grown there. Hawke’s Bay is one of the warmest regions of New Zealand, thanks to its high sunshine hours and prevailing hot dry nor’westerly winds, and the climate combined with a diverse range of soil types allow many varieties to be grown successfully.

Along with grapes, Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s largest apple-, peach- and squash-growing region. The region’s major industries are horticulture & agriculture (and the resulting food & beverage production) and forestry. Access to an international container port at Napier allows a significant portion of the region’s produce to be exported.

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Quote of the Day

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
August 23, 2016

Adobe Illustrator Nightclass

An introduction to creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course will show you the fundamentals of vector illustration, which can then be applied to poster, logo, pattern, laser cutting and engraving designs.
August 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
August 18, 2016

Gastro crisis explained.

Lawrence Yule Hastings Mayor and Brett Chapman Hastings District Council water services manager talk about the water contamination problem.
August 16, 2016

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?

The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners.
August 15, 2016

Awesome comments for The Yarn Queen

"Can I just say how impressed I am with the service shown me on ordering pattern books. Not only did they arrive promptly but in really good condition. Thank you so much for the care taken and the turnaround time with ordering and receiving. I will definitely be a return customer." - CB, Sydney, Australia
August 15, 2016

Stage 2 Health & Safety Rep Course - Business Central

Take your skill base as a health and safety representative to the next level. Stage 2 training focuses on specific risk and hazard identification and controls, approved Codes of Practice, using accident data to identify trends and develop preventative actions across all the core elements of your workplace H&S system.
August 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that's what you are.
August 8, 2016

Roads reopen as weather eases

As the worst of the weather bomb has passed, roads around Hawke's Bay are beginning to reopen - although the NZ Transport Agency is still urging caution on state highways.
August 7, 2016

Great feedback for Purebread

"Taking the fear and worry out of trying to adapt to a gluten-free lifestyle is something that I have really enjoyed being involved in, and I look forward to continuing to add to the collection of recipes that can be enjoyed by coeliacs and their friends and family alike." - Judy
August 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
August 3, 2016

Cynthia Bowers: Housing plan must protect Plains

In August 2010, the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS) was adopted by Hastings District, Napier City and Hawke's Bay Regional councils.
August 2, 2016

Storytime

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Hastings Library.
August 1, 2016

Money Matters

"Farming Women Tairawhiti invite all rural women to "Money Matters", a financial skills Focus Day.
July 26, 2016

Planting for the future

More than 80 volunteers planted 1300 native plants behind Te Awanga at yesterday's Clifton County Cricket Club and Cape to City community planting day.
July 24, 2016

The Mind Lab

Our specialist labs cater to 7 to 12 year olds looking to spend their holidays surrounded by modern, innovative, creative and scientific technologies. Our programme covers a broad spectrum of areas including coding, 3D design and printing, science and engineering, web and graphic design, robotics and animation the list goes on!
July 20, 2016

Ana Apatu: Great women inspire gratitude

As I raise my glass of ginger beer to toast my friend Yvonne Stirling's 60th birthday, I reflect on how grateful I am to be able to relax and laugh among a group of wonderful women friends.
July 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is always room at the top.
July 18, 2016

Great feedback for Paperquip

‘We like the fast delivery time, we like how you can order in relatively small quantities. Don’t have to buy bulk. Can get to the product delivered overnight, no other businesses do all what Paperquip does’ - (University, Dunedin)
July 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you don't ask, you don't get.
July 14, 2016

Winter Holiday Hotpot Art Programme

These Winter school holidays is excited to present two children's morning workshops, (first week of the holidays).
July 11, 2016

Bay education offerings in spotlight

Hawke's Bay could have more international student enrolments after international education agents checked out the region recently.
July 10, 2016

Young contestants battle for top honours

The Hawke's Bay Young Viticulturist of the year was crowned last night during a dinner function at Te Awa Estate Winery.
July 7, 2016

National Horticultural Field Day

The 2016 National Horticultural Field Day will be the biggest event yet, with increased trade space to match growing interest from all over New Zealand.
July 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

Only the educated are free.
July 4, 2016

Good things being said about Velvet Energy

"My garden had become a chore, my fingers were painful and I did not enjoy my garden any more. Asked to try Velvet Energy’s “Power” and my gardeniang is again my enjoyment. Thank you Velvet Energy."
June 30, 2016

Justice of the Peace (JPs)

A Justice of the Peace is available in the Havelock North Library most Saturdays 10am-12noon. Please check the events calendar for dates to avoid disappointment.
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

A will finds a way.
June 29, 2016

Erratic rain a relief from dry spell

A variable weather pattern has MetService speculating over the extent of rain which will fall in Hawke's Bay this week, as the region gets some respite from the dry spell which farmers fear may lead to drought later in the year.
June 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

He conquers who endures.
June 23, 2016

Dan Elderkamp: Dam sign-ups expected to sell

To date, many of the aspects and questions around the dam issue have been discussed in great detail; however, as the song goes, there are (still) more questions than answers.
June 21, 2016

Public Talk: Artefacts of Encounter - Julie Adams

Researching Collections from Cook’s First Voyage. Public talk by Julie Adams, Curator of the Oceanica collections at the British Museum
June 19, 2016

More positive comments for Campbell Bros Limited

"Campbell Brothers have been providing towbars to our business for many years and have found their service excellent and it is never a problem to accommodate our requirements in a timely manner." - Brendon
June 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
June 15, 2016

Redefine - Demonstrations

Redefine is back! Buy an item from any PSEC or Cranford Hospice charity shop, repurpose it in one of six fun categories, and win great prizes!
June 14, 2016

Editorial: Broadband on way to rural areas

Having reliable communications and broadband is a non-negotiable for many people in their personal and professional lives these days.
June 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
June 7, 2016

More positive comments for Aurora Psychic Readings

"Thanks so much for your amazing reading! You are also one of the fortunate readers who happens to be gifted with all 3 clairsenses. You are also extremely accurate." - Nicola
June 2, 2016

Eight awards for HB icecream

New Zealand's oldest icecream parlour, and Hawke's Bay's own, has just scooped eight medals at the New Zealand icecream awards last Thursday night.
June 1, 2016

The Icehouse Agri Workshop

This is a practical, hands-on workshop designed for Hawke’s Bay farming families facilitated by Icehouse Regional Manager, Michaela Vodanovich. The price also includes one-on-one coaching with Michaela to follow the workshop.
May 31, 2016

Quote of the Day

Step by step and the thing is done.
May 30, 2016

CHB Service Day (Community Day)

Come into town to support this event. Lets get behind our Community! See you there.
May 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
May 24, 2016

Snow falls in Bay

The first snow of the year fell in Dannevirke and across both the Ruahine and Kaweka Range last night and this morning.
May 22, 2016

Another excellent review for Napier Collision Repair Centre

“When my car was damaged in an accident I thought the process of repairing it was going to be just awful. In fact, I wasn’t actually sure if I wanted my car back if it wasn’t going to be as good as new. Lexus referred me to Wayne and his team and to this day I’m still in awe of what they were able to do. I know now that Wayne won’t repair something unless the result is just like new. I was back on the road in my own Lexus in less than 3 days from the parts arriving and I have been raving about the team at Napier Collision Repair Centre ever since.” - Ven
May 19, 2016

Plantings to stop grounds damage

Part of Everett's campground will be closed for at least 18 months for a redevelopment hoped to stop motorists vandalising the ground.
May 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
May 16, 2016

The Price of Water - Te Uara O Te Wai Māori

We are holding a public forum to address how a fair price could be applied to the commercial use of water, including bottled water, while recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi rights.
May 15, 2016

Refuge numbers up on last year

The increased number of people Napier Women's Refuge is seeing is "out of character" for this time of year.
May 12, 2016

Great feedback for Twin City Aluminium

We have recently done two large projects with them using their Thermal Heart Joinery. Not only do they do a great , professional job, they are great people and bring a happy vibe to the building site. Davcon enjoys working with them immensely and will look forward to more work together in the future. -Kelly
May 12, 2016

Leadership for Women

This is an intensive and dynamic course that will help you be a more effective leader. Highly interactive sessions mix discussion on skills, tools and principles, with deep personal development work. You get the benefit of our experience and the experience of all participants. You will leave these two days realising how big your potential really is with the confidence to step up to the level of leadership you aspire to.
May 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
May 10, 2016

Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics

Discover a new relationship with the land and sustainable food production. Explore practical methods using organic and biodynamic principles to grow truly nutritious food.
May 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
May 4, 2016

Winemakers braced for top vintage

As the last of Clearview Estate's syrah grapes were carefully hand-harvested yesterday, co-owner and winemaker Tim Turvey had one word to describe the 2016 vintage.
May 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
April 26, 2016

Thousands pay tribute at services

Huge crowds turned out for yesterday's Anzac Day services across Hawke's Bay with some veterans describing the numbers as among the largest they had seen.
April 25, 2016

Justice of the Peace (JPs)

Having a JP helping you is entirely free of charge. Justices are statutory appointees who receive no payment for their services to the community. If you are not sure whether a JP can help you, just ask.
April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
April 21, 2016

Reclaiming Your Wholeness - A Residential Mindfulness Retreat

This three day residential retreat will give participants a mindfulness experience by empowering them to release thoughts and return to a connected feeling of wholeness in their lives – living in a more authentic way, feeling connected to themselves and others and reclaiming their peace. The retreat will incorporate formal instructions and practices, movement and free exploration.
April 20, 2016

Top chefs ready to Sparkle for fundraising event

For one night only, some of Hawke's Bay's top chefs will be turning the sprawling lawns of Church Road Winery into their own kitchen.
April 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
April 13, 2016

Watercolour Painting Classes

Join the Hastings Artists Group watercolour sessions here in the Hastings Library. Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
April 12, 2016

Taradale schools' Anzac spirit

Taradale will have one of its biggest Anzac Day commemorations when about 1500 students gather at the former borough's memorial clock tower on Friday.
April 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
April 5, 2016

ExportNZ, HB Chamber Export Breakfast - Rockit Apples

Phil Alison has been in the apple business for over 25 years and has vast experience at all levels of the industry from new variety cultivating, to growing and exporting. He has had major strategic and leadership roles which include chairing the national industry body Pipfruit Growers for nine years and steering it successfully into the deregulation era.
April 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
March 30, 2016

Health & Safety Due Diligence

This course will give you the oversight you need to make sure your PBCU's systems and practices reflect a due diligence approach.
March 29, 2016

Opera House submissions flood in

More than 3000 submissions on the future of the Hawke's Bay Opera House have been received - the most Hastings District Council has received on any one particular issue using the submission format.
March 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
March 17, 2016

Customer Service Excellence - Business Training NZ Limited

A fantastic one day course to get staff communicating professionally and confidently with customers. Keep your customers coming back by empowering staff with core communication and customer service skills along with a ‘can do attitude’.
March 13, 2016

Certificate in Art of Health

Immerse yourself in a year of artistically-inspired study while exploring the foundations of anthroposophy, human development, health and well-being from a holistic perspective.
March 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
March 8, 2016

Super fund not keen to invest in dam

The New Zealand Super Fund has no plans to invest in the $300 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.
March 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

We all obviously need others to look up to, and be inspirational to us. Ford did a great job as far as putting the presidency back where it belonged, getting the trust back after Nixon. And President Reagan has been one of the most influential presidents.
March 2, 2016

Hundreds make most of commuter challenge

About 11 dozen eggs, near 10kg of bacon, 10kg of tomatoes and 10kg of bananas were on the menu for breakfast for the Commuter Challenge in February, and that was at just one venue on one day.
March 1, 2016

Storytime

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30am for a fun storytime and craft session in the Children's Area at Havelock North Library.
February 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.
February 25, 2016

Youthful Acoustic - Brooke Williams

Join us tonight and have a listen to Brooke Williams! This lovely and talented young lady will be bringing us live entertainment from 7pm until 9pm.
February 23, 2016

Govt report 'an attack' on water quality

Fish & Game has slammed a Government consultation document on freshwater, saying it will weaken, not strengthen, existing environmental protection.
February 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

Belief creates the actual fact.
February 17, 2016

Here comes the big wet: Fierce storms batter the country

Raincoats ready and gumboots on, it's about to get wild out there.
February 16, 2016

La Boheme

Love is simple, until it’s complicated. An attic romance is punctuated by passion and jealousy, youthful optimism that leads the heart into dangerous territory.
February 15, 2016

Hawke's Bay 7's

Come and check out action from 40 teams from Gisborne to Wellington right here in Central Hawke's Bay.
February 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
February 9, 2016

Star of the show

A 70kg mako shark was the star of the show as Hawke's Bay's biggest fishing competition came to a close yesterday.
February 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
February 4, 2016

More car parking planned for airport

Plans are under way for more car parking space at the Hawke's Bay Airport terminal due to rising passenger demand.
February 3, 2016

Teen Book Club

Ages 12+ welcome. Join us to share book reviews, book quiz, book hunts, see the new books and make new friends.
February 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.
January 28, 2016

School Holiday Programmes

Spark your child’s creativity and digital literacy skills at The Mind Lab this Summer!
January 26, 2016

Great day for landcare group

The anniversary of the revitalised Karituwhenua Stream reserve was celebrated yesterday, with guests being given a tour by the man who has led its revival for the past 20 years.
January 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
January 19, 2016

Hospital pleads for pumps back

New mothers are going without because of a severe shortage of breast pumps at the Hawke's Bay Hospital.
January 18, 2016

Flaxmere Creative Writers' Group

Join us in the Talanoa Room at Flaxmere Library for our Creative Writers Group.
January 17, 2016

Helicopter called in to help fight scrub fire at Poraiti

A helicopter has been called in to help fire crews battle a large scrub fire on the outskirts of Napier at Poraiti.
January 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
January 13, 2016

Makeshift Parachutes Single Release Tour

We are so excited to be back on the road and headed your way again! Come out and help us celebrate the release of our new single, "Honey Bee".
January 12, 2016

Big Save Elite Road National Championships - Women's Race

The Big Save Elite Road National Championships is New Zealand’s premier national road cycling event, attracting New Zealand’s top professional cyclists.
January 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.
January 5, 2016

'Sad' end for Waitangi Day festival

After a decade and a half of success, the Waitangi Day Family Festival at Clive's Farndon Park has been cancelled.
January 3, 2016

Families get festive boost

Flaxmere families in need will be getting a little something extra this Christmas, thanks to donations by Unison and members of the community.
December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
December 21, 2015

Divine Light Sound Bath - Solstice Celebration

Come to the beautiful 'Temple of Sound' and feel your Angelic Vibration with channelled light language and divine song which are like rolling waves of sound each one carrying you towards your embodiment of Divine Light here on Earth.
December 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
December 18, 2015

Fiesta of Lights

A fairyland of light displays along tree lined walkways surrounded by thousands of sparkling lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun experience for young and old. There's nightly stage entertainment.
December 16, 2015

Locals make most of 'fish of the day'

Hundreds of dead fish spewed into the Napier Marina yesterday when a fisherman lost his day's catch.
December 14, 2015

Quote of the Day

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
December 10, 2015

The Hits: Think before giving a pet this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, many children will be begging their parents (or Santa) for a furry new addition to the family.
December 8, 2015

Hansel and Gretel and the Falling Christmas Elves

The dopey duo of Hansel and Gretel bungle their way into the hungry Witch's clutches and boiling pot again. When Santa's elves fall off the reindeer and into the Witch's kitchen, is rescue in sight? Not Likely!
December 6, 2015

Jobs help cyclone-hit islands

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers have arrived back in Hawke's Bay as the industry faces a challenge of increasing fruit and limited local labour.
December 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
December 1, 2015

Quiz for Dummies

Come and join our Monday Quiz for Dummies. A bit more relaxed than our Wednesday Quiz, a great one to come to if you want a laugh.
November 30, 2015

Quote of the Day

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
November 26, 2015

Mitre 10 MEGA Napier Ladies Night

Our annual Ladies Night is a fantastic evening with a little bit of something for everyone. This years special guest is Peta Mathias who will be cooking up some yummy treats in a very entertaining way!
November 24, 2015

Shearers to help cancer cause

Shearers and woolhandlers are setting a target of $50,000 for a shearing industry cancer support fundraiser in which about 5000 sheep will be shorn on a Hawke's Bay sheep station in January.
November 22, 2015

Groove Foundation

Groove Foundation is a 4 piece covers band based in Hawke's Bay.
November 19, 2015

Show star fleeced for charity

Hawke's Bay's own 2015 vintage of Shrek, the late good-woolled sheep was shorn at the Central Hawke's Bay Show on Saturday by a retired former shearing champion who hadn't otherwise shorn a sheep for more than a year.
November 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
November 16, 2015

Quote of the Day

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
November 11, 2015

Wine auction this weekend

Wine lovers have started the countdown for the 24th Hawke's Bay Wine Auction to be held this weekend.
November 10, 2015

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Pop-Up Kitchen with Pipi Cafe

Local Havelock North favorite Pipi Cafe is making the move to Napier for this one-off pop-up restaurant.
November 8, 2015

Hawke's Bay tops New Zealand's quake count

With a staggering 2016 earthquakes recorded in the last year, Hawke's Bay has been deemed New Zealand's shakiest region by far.
November 5, 2015

Bees are Cooking

Described by Kathryn Ryan on National Radio as a ‘love letter to honey, bees and beekeepers’, Manuka: the Biography of an Extraordinary Honey was a finalist in the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.
November 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

The best way out is always through.
November 1, 2015

Undercurrents: can a good poem beat good music?

Napier Choir Musical Director, and Artistic Director of Hawke’s Bay Orchestra, Jose Aparicio has performed as a flautist and tenor in the major cities of Europe.
October 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
October 27, 2015

'Stark inequality' seen in Maori health

Hawke's Bay Maori are more than two and a half times more likely than non-Maori to die of treatable illnesses, according to a comprehensive new report.
October 25, 2015

Headmaster gets special send-off

Pupils of Hawke's Bay's biggest school yesterday marked the pending departure of its headmaster with a mixture of popular acclaim and spontaneity, topped with a tear-welling haka.
October 22, 2015

Christian Meditation

We invite you to practice meditation in a group for support and spiritual companionship.
October 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
October 19, 2015

Prince a no show but Bay still has royal chance

The Hawke's Bay A and P Society remains hopeful of attracting a royal to the Royal Show, despite being unable to line up all the stars with a short New Zealand visit by the Prince of Wales next month.
October 14, 2015

Landmarks Trust Talk – Life Savers on Wheels

John “Toby” Tobin served in the ambulance crew with St John for more than 50 years. He will talk about “Life Savers on Wheels”, the history of Hawke’s Bay’s ambulance service. Entry is by way of a gold coin donation.
October 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
October 11, 2015

Generator

Available for weddings, corporate events, private partys, and pubs/clubs - Generator is an amazing all-rock covers show, bringing you music from Ozzy Osbourne, INXS, Queen, Foo Fighters, The Cars, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Shihad, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Melissa Etheridge, The Black Keys, 3 Doors Down, Metallica, CCR, Fuel, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Def Leppard, The Cult, Guns N Roses, Whitesnake, Pat Benatar, Loverboy, Th' Dudes, Dragon, The Exponents, and so much more!
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
October 6, 2015

Andrew Hoggard: Be up front and forget the spin

Fonterra advice regarding Palm Kernel Extract (PKE) use has caused a stir among farmers throughout the country.
October 4, 2015

Quote of the Day

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
October 1, 2015

No.8 Wire: Forum on hill country potential

A conference focusing on the potential for the hill country from Cape Palliser to East Cape will be held in Hastings next month.
September 30, 2015

Taonga Puoro Performance

Matiu makes and plays Taonga puoro – Maori musical instruments from shell, bone, wood and many other found materials.
September 28, 2015

Quote of the Day

Detroit was kind of a random thing where it was like a chance to be in a rock 'n' roll movie.
September 22, 2015

Skilled vacancies up as Bay attracts firms

A local recruitment boss says an increase in job vacancies in the area reflects new businesses arriving, as well as the expansion of existing businesses.
September 21, 2015

Basic Income: Wonder Drug for Sick Societies? Lowell Manning

Hastings District Friends of the Library present Lowell Manning, proponent of the basic income principle, at Hastings War Memorial Library.
September 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

When my first daughter was born, my husband held her in his hands and said, 'My God, she's so beautiful.' I unwrapped the baby from her blankets. She was average size, with long thin fingers and a random assortment of toes. Her eyes were close set, and she had her father's hooked nose. It looked better on him.
September 17, 2015

The Addams Family

Every second year our Year 7 & 8 boys entertain and delight the crowds with a production. This year we are excited to be performing 'The Addams Family'. A delightfully creepy, kooky, spooky , ooky performance that you can't miss.
September 16, 2015

Farms' China deal 'win-win' situation

Hawke's Bay meat will be in more Chinese supermarkets thanks to farmer-controlled Silver Fern Farms' planned 50/50 partnership with listed Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling, which controls 800 supermarket and retail stores.
September 15, 2015

Elijah - Napier Civic Choir

Napier Civic Choir presents Mendelssohn's "Elijah", the best example of 19th century oratorio. Soloists, choir and orchestra perform Mendelssohn's dramatic interpretation of the resurrection of a dead youth, the bringing of rain to parched Israel, and the bodily ascension of Elijah on a fiery chariot into heaven. Soloists: Soprano Anna Leese, Mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Harris, Tenor Declan Cudd and Baritone Joel Amosa.
September 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

When I get bored, I'll zone out, and I'll just sit in front of my computer and start writing any random song that comes to mind.
September 8, 2015

Real estate misery means hearing impaired man's dog may have to be returned

Murray Whittington's life has been pretty rough since suffering German measles at birth which took the sight from one eye and 85 per cent of his hearing.
September 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

When you assume negative intent, you're angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.
September 3, 2015

Bill Dalton: United without being amalgamated

Every citizen of Hawke's Bay will be looking forward to waking up on September 16 with no amalgamation sword hanging over their heads.
September 2, 2015

Social Badminton Club Nights

Utuhina Badminton Club has club nights on Tuesdays throughout the winter season, with Juniors from 5-7pm and Seniors from 7.30-9:30pm.
August 31, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
August 26, 2015

Patrol tower coming down

The historic Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) patrol tower on Waimarama Beach will be no longer, with the structure slated for demolition today.
August 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

When I go to Afghanistan, I realize I've been spared, due to a random genetic lottery, by being born to people who had the means to get out. Every time I go to Afghanistan I am haunted by that.
August 19, 2015

Victoria University of Wellington Public Lecture

Victoria University of Wellington invites you to a free public lecture to be presented by Dr Nicky Nelson and Professor Phil Lester from the School of Biological Sciences.
August 18, 2015

Overeating contributes to man's death

Eating too much contributed to a Taradale man's death, a coroner has found.
August 17, 2015

AHoriBuzz

AHoriBuzz is the brain and love child of Aaron Tokona, a fixture and mainstay of New Zealand music for years, from his work with previous bands Weta / Bongmaster / Cairo Knife Fight & Fly My Pretties to collaborations with some of NZ’s top musicians.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

It was not until I began to write a book called 'Light Years' that an editor really stepped in. The editor was Joe Fox at Random House, and he wound up editing a subsequent book.
August 10, 2015

Dannevirke: Drive to help youth beyond school

We need businesses on side to help educate our young people for the future, Tararua District mayor Roly Ellis says.
August 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

The payoffs in showbiz seemed as random as a slot machine.
August 5, 2015

Making girls into leaders

A new programme is helping turn young ladies into leaders.
August 4, 2015

Children's Art Classes

Fun classes for children to explore their creativity and experiment using a variety of medium- drawing, painting -watercolour and acrylic, printmaking, mixed media and clay modeling. Tuesday classes for children aged 5-11 years.
August 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

I think that my ideas of the world are that it's random and cruel but kind of quite comical really, and therefore the humour, in a sense, springs from that.
July 29, 2015

Grant puts wine director on study path

Craggy Range director of wine and viticulture Steve Smith, is one of 12 senior executives and business owners given the opportunity to attend the world's most prestigious business schools after receiving a Prime Minister's Business Scholarship.
July 27, 2015

Quiz for Dummies

Come and join our Monday Quiz for Dummies.
July 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

Our pain hides beneath these fluttering, random thoughts that run through our heads in an endless loop. But there's so much freedom in getting to know what's under there, the bedrock.
July 23, 2015

Crazy Fact

In prehistoric New Zealand, eagles with 3m wingspans preyed on humans.
July 21, 2015

Rescue centre adds to airport upgrade

The planned Hawke's Bay Airport upgrade could cost up to $3 million more than projected because of a new fire and rescue centre.
July 19, 2015

Racing EP Tour

After rave reviews for their debut EP, Racing is gearing up for their second national tour through Whanganui, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington and Auckland. For those who are still yet to see Racing live, you are in for a genuine full 40 oz.
July 16, 2015

Apprentice turns on best floor show

Nathan Weston, of Hastings, has been named the top first-year flooring apprentice in the country.
July 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

There's good random, and there's bad random. There's good silly and there's bad silly, and you've gotta know the difference.
July 15, 2015
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Heat Pumps Hawkes Bay

Coolit Refrigeration

www.coolit.co.nz

Heating and refrigeration specialists you can depend on for all your residential and commercial needs.


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Music Teaching Hawkes Bay

NZ Modern School of Music Hawkes Bay

www.modernmusichawkesbay.co.nz

Hawkes Bay music lessons and tutors for individuals of all ages and all levels of ability.


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19th August, 2016 - Hawkes Bay
Aluminium Joinery Hawkes Bay

Twin City Aluminium

www.twincity.co.nz

Based in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, we offer aluminium joinery solutions for your home or business.


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16th August, 2016 - Hawkes Bay
Cake Decorating Manawatu/Hawkes Bay

East Coast Canvass

www.eastcoastcanvas.co.nz

Repairs, Installation and Design of shade sails, roll up blinds, boat canopies and all other canvas products


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15th August, 2016 - Manawatu/Hawkes Bay
Fire ExtinguishersSafety Equipment National

Stock Aid

www.stockaid.co.nz

Quality First Aid, Safety, Hygiene and Protective Products in New Zealand


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24th August, 2016 - National
Food products National

Purebread

www.glutenfreegoodies.co.nz

Gluten-free mixes, baking powder and recipes.


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24th August, 2016 - National
Furniture National

Simply Youneek

www.simplyyouneek.co.nz

For a one-of-a-kind store offering a new and exciting product range, check out our store either online or in Ponsonby.


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24th August, 2016 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products

www.weststone.co.nz

House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products and many more...


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23rd August, 2016 - National
Pest Control National

Pied Piper Products

www.ratcontrol.co.nz

Supplying quality rat bait stations, suitable to the countries environment throughout New Zealand as a wholesaler.


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23rd August, 2016 - National
Printing National

Flag and Banner

www.flags2go.co.nz

Providing premium quality flags, banners and banner stands - Nationwide Best price guaranteed* for NZ made flags and banners


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23rd August, 2016 - National
Real Estate National

Flight Cars

www.freehouseprice.co.nz

Flight Cars are your experienced Wellington chauffeur drivers and airport transfer specialists.


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22nd August, 2016 - National
Air ConditioningHeat PumpsHeat Pumps National

Comfort Group

www.comfortgroup.co.nz

Heat Pumps, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Commercial, Residential, Farming & Transport


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Storage National

Novalok

www.novalok.co.nz

Business storage technology and shelving systems. Based in New Zealand and offers nationwide distribution.


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22nd August, 2016 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National

Artworks of New Zealand

www.artworksnz.co.nz

New Zealand gifts, memorabilia and souvenirs


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21st August, 2016 - National
Printing National

Banerect

www.banerect.co.nz

Amazing portable display systems for your presentations and shows.


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21st August, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Pioneer Group

www.cardboardrecycling.co.nz

For all of your environmentally friendly cardboard compacting, recycling and management needs across the nation.


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20th August, 2016 - National
Computers, Supplies and Service National

iPOS

www.ipos.co.nz

Accounting Software Solutions & Point of Sale Installation, Sales and Support Developed in New Zealand for New Zealand retailers


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20th August, 2016 - National
Clothing National

Zebrano

www.zebrano.co.nz

Casual essential designer 14+


0 Review
20th August, 2016 - National
Car Valet National

Mobile Hand

www.mobilehand.co.nz

For your 24/7 mobile valet service! servicing New Zealand.


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19th August, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Paperquip

www.paperquip.co.nz

Supplying a massive range of print finishing and document binding, all delivered overnight nationwide.


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19th August, 2016 - National
Financial Advice National

JRE Business Solutions

www.jrebizsol.co.nz

Kapiti based professional services helping businesses develop and expand all over New Zealand.


0 Review
18th August, 2016 - National
Natural Health National

Velvet Energy

www.deervelvetnewzealand.co.nz

Velvet Energy manufacture and sell natural NZ deer velvet products for good health and vitality.


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18th August, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

Better Send Off

www.bettersendoff.co.nz

Leave a lasting impression with a funeral from Better Send Off. We provide you with everything to know about giving your loved one a final send off.


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18th August, 2016 - National
Spa and Pool Service National

Trueform Spa Pools

www.trueformspas.co.nz

Take time to rest in a luxury spa pool, made locally by New Zealand manufacturers.


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17th August, 2016 - National
Safety Equipment National

Action Safety

www.actionsafety.co.nz

Welcome to our online store, New Zealand owned and operated. Safety equipment, safety boots and work wear


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17th August, 2016 - National
Training and Education National

Employment Law Training

www.elt.co.nz

Providing specialized training for businesses and employment law seminars for companies throughout NZ.


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17th August, 2016 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National

Smoooch

www.smoooch.co.nz

Find the perfect gift for that special someone, or for yourself with Natural Coconut Oil products


0 Review
16th August, 2016 - National
Wine National

Pheasant Creek Wines

www.pheasantcreekwines.co.nz

Rangitikei's very own wine in New Zealand


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16th August, 2016 - National
Book Sellers National

Spinal Publications

www.spinalpublications.co.nz

Effective, affordable self treatment for life


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15th August, 2016 - National
Printing National

Display Tactix Ltd

www.displaytactix.co.nz

Custom-made display stands, banners, awards and trophies to give, and signage.


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15th August, 2016 - National
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Cleaners National

Paramount Services

http://www.service-is-paramount.co.nz/page611287.html

Being one of New Zealand leading cleaning companies we are at the forefront of property maintenance, home cleaning and commercial! Offering our customers the best clean there is to offer!

Awarded with the prestigious Westpac New Zealand Supreme Franchiser of the Year award on 2008 and the Snap Printing Business Services Franchiser of the Year on 2009 and 2010 simultaneously, we also guarantee award-giving services to our clients.

We are reliable in terms of giving commercial cleaning and maintenance of you property such as your offices, warehouses, malls, office parks, retail shops, entertainment and sporting facilities, theaters, hotels and motels.

Industrial cleaning?  Click here.

The main idea of this company is to custom make a cleaning service for you! By demanding the best from our workers we can guaranty our work will be top of the line!.Managing your property!
 http://www.service-is-paramount.co.nz/page611287.html

Our partnership with building services company Accredited Trades Limited enables us to offer clients building, painting, plumbing, electrical and related services through our Customer Service Centre.  House hold packages

Some of us just have to much going on to take care of the small things. We offer a great range of domestic packages to help your life run smother!. from cleaning the house to picking up food from the store.

www.service-is-paramount.co.nz

24 HR Hotline 0800 Cleaner (253 263)


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14th August, 2016 - National
Bakers National

Purebread

http://www.purebread.co.nz/gluten-wheat-free

We love making 100% organic bread that tastes great and is good for you and your family! hand baked for perfection.

Here at Purebread we are experts in the field of banking organic pizza bases, bread and other yummy treats. We make a huge range of gluten free breads as well, so that you can stay healthy!

We love making amazing breads because we like keeping you great people looking healthy and at the same time keeping our world healthy.

 Eat food made the way mother earth wants it

Being certified organic means you’re not being exposed to synthetic stabilisers, colours or flavour enhancers in any of our products.  Get kids growing with organic seeds

Buy a pack of Organic Pizza Bases or Young Buck gluten free loaf and you get to give and share the chance to the kids to plant organic seeds. Gluten Free Food that Actually Tastes Great

Expand your gluten free options, choose from a wide range of tasty and nutritious gluten free breads and pizza bases.

www.purebread.co.nz

Eat deliciously and healthy.


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National

Shoe Clinic

https://www.shoeclinic.co.nz/school-shoes-nz

When you purchase footwear instore, you get your purchase backed up with our 30 day money back guarantee.

Take the potential risk out of online footwear shopping with our 60 day returns policy.

We offer more than the average footwear store, with free podiatry appointments and fitting services in store.

Fitting you with the best shoe
 https://www.shoeclinic.co.nz/specialist-running-shoe

Perform at your best and feel comfortable with the perfect shoes from Shoe Clinic. Our qualified staff will know the exact kind of footwear you need and can help, provide advice and more.Get rewards when shopping with the Shoe Clinic Advantage Club
 https://www.shoeclinic.co.nz/running-shoe-rewards

Earn rewards when you shop with the Advantage Club! Our loyalty reward scheme offers a way for regular Shoe Clinic customers to earn more when they shop in our store or online.Donating $10 for every pair of school shoes sold.  Click here.

For every pair of school shoes sold, Shoe Clinic will give a $10 donation to your school. For more information on this visit your local Shoe Clinic store.

www.shoeclinic.co.nz

Providing sports footwear and apparel around New Zealand, with delivery across the country.


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