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…

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…

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…

Great news – BSA uphold complaints

Today the Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld complaints by Damon Harvey and Anna Lorck against Mediaworks regarding two news items by Newshub in January this year.  These items were in relation to the delayed rocket launch from the Māhia Peninsula. The Harvey Lorcks said: “We are pleased that an independent tribunal has agreed with our Read more…

Strong interest in Manuka leads to new appointments

Strong interest in the establishment of Mānuka Plantations on farmland has seen Mānuka Farming New Zealand (MFNZ) announce key appointments and promotions. MFNZ has appointed Maggie Olsen to the role of Plantation and Apiary Performance. This follows last year’s appointment of Stephen Lee as Chief Executive Officer and Bronwyn Douglas as Client Relationship Manager. The Read more…

Strong passenger growth spurs Hawke’s Bay Airport Expansion upgrade

The Hawke’s Bay Airport terminal expansion has been given an upgrade, boosted by the latest passenger growth figures and the target of one million passengers by 2025. Last September the airport announced a redevelopment of the airport terminal increasing its size from 2500m2 to 3800m2 to accommodate the growth in passenger movements and visitors to Read more…