NEWS

Business Park vision takes major step forward

A new industrial business park to service Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty region is set to be developed to support the region’s fast growing primary sector and strong economy in line with approvals set out by the Environment Court in 2005. The site at 297 Te Puna Station Road  is to be developed Read more…

World Class medical facility adds much needed cancer treatment facility

The new world class elective surgery facility in Hastings is being super-sized with the announcement of a second stage which will bring much needed cancer care services to Hawke’s Bay. Kaweka Health’s Managing Director, Dr Colin Hutchison, today announced an additional 7,000m2 of clinical space including a critical care ward, local cancer diagnosis and treatment Read more…

Rockit apple founder looks to raise $15 million for innovative cherry business

Successful primary sector Entrepreneur Phil Alison has commenced a $15 million capital raise for his vertically integrated Cherry business, Cherri Global. In 2002 Mr Alison launched Rockit, a miniature-sized apple packaged and marketed in tubes which has enjoyed international success and he is taking the same approach to disrupt the global cherry market. After selling Read more…

Greater access to quality healthcare, a driver for new role

Increased community access to surgery, enabling Hawke’s Bay residents to enjoy a better quality of life, is a key driver for the newly appointed Surgical Director at Kaweka Health, Stephen Toynton. Mr Toynton said that the $70 million world-class medical facility, with four operating theatres, currently under construction on Canning Road, Hastings, will help to Read more…

Airport begins last leg of expansion redevelopment journey

The Hawke’s Bay Airport’s $20.2 million expansion upgrade is two-thirds of the way to completion, with the new departure area set to open on Tuesday (November 5). Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive Stuart Ainslie said the two primary functional parts of the terminal are now complete, the departure and arrival areas, and construction of the Read more…

Large-scale shared office complex opens in Hastings

Hastings first large scale co-working space is expected to attract a new wave of start up and fast growing businesses. Rob and Jenny Gill bought the former Hastings Farmers store on the corner of Queen Street and Market Street in 2018. Its anchor tenant Kiwibank uses two thirds of the renovated and strengthened building as Read more…

Kiwi NBA Star Steve Adams to hold basketball camps in Hawke’s Bay

NBA superstar for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Steven Adams, is coming to Hawke’s Bay to run a training camp. Adams, will be hosted by the Paora Winitana & Paul Henare Basketball Academy and will run camps for 8-12 years olds and another for 13-17 year olds at the Pettigrew.Green Arena on Tuesday August 20. Paora Winitana, a Read more…

Fastway Couriers takes on international name – Aramex

Fastway Couriers, New Zealand’s oldest courier business is adopting the brand name of its international parent company Aramex. The change gives New Zealand businesses a seamless delivery network across the world as well as increasing delivery channels into New Zealand for global e-commerce retailers. Established in Hawke’s Bay in 1983 by Bill McGowan, Fastway Couriers Read more…

Fastway Northland goes the extra mile for national award win

Going the extra mile has led Fastway Couriers Northland to being named the best Fastway Couriers Regional Franchise in New Zealand for 2019. Fastway Northland Regional Franchisee Carl Compaan said his 11 strong team of couriers can drive over 300 kilometres a day doing parcel pick-ups and deliveries. “It’s a big territory to cover from Read more…

Construction takes off again at Hawke’s Bay Airport

The $20.2 million Hawke’s Bay Airport terminal expansion is back up and running and remains on schedule thanks to a local construction team approach. The main construction contractors Arrow International went into voluntary administration in late February, which forced a temporary hold on the project. Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive Stuart Ainslie today announced that Read more…

Sport Hawke’s Bay posts strong survey results – tracks better than national average

Sport Hawke’s Bay has been given a vote of confidence by its regional stakeholders, with a Sport New Zealand survey giving the organisation a rating higher than average compared to other Regional Sports Trusts (RST’s) in New Zealand. The nationwide survey on the performance of RST’s also ranked Sport Hawke’s Bay as performing better across Read more…

Strong tenant interest in large commercial development in Havelock North

Construction is underway on one of the largest commercial development in Havelock North in a decade with key tenants already confirmed for stage one, signalling strong confidence in the fast-growing CBD. Murrayfield Properties Limited, owned by Jonathan and Cristina McHardy’s family trust, has a vision to create a modern vibrant retail, commercial and hospitality precinct. Read more…