NEWS

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…

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…

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…

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…

Young Hawke’s Bay Team on recruitment drive for NZ Apple and Pear Industry

Six young and ambitious people from Hawke’s Bay are on a mission to get others like them to join their world leading apple and pear industry. They are part of a new nation-wide recruitment campaign to raise more awareness about all the new career opportunities for young Kiwis looking for a bright future with rewarding Read more…

Mana Ahuriri announces $100m of New Developments for Napier

Mana Ahuriri Trust has set out a bold vision to become one of Hawke’s Bay’s largest commercial property and asset owners announcing new developments worth over $100 million, as part of the first phase of a growth strategy following its Treaty Settlement. Directors of the Trust’s subsidiary, Mana Ahuriri Holdings Limited, Barry Wilson and Warren Read more…

One-off offer of free mānuka seedlings to landowners

Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) is partnering with Mānuka Farming New Zealand to plant 1.8 million mānuka seedlings across New Zealand. These seedlings will be provided free of charge to landowners that meet eligibility criteria. Mānuka Farming New Zealand (MFNZ) General Manager Stephen Lee says one of the conditions of being eligible to receive Read more…

Education, Research and Industry Collaboration

Collaboration between education, research, and industry is at work in Hawke’s Bay as part of New Zealand Apples & Pears growing great global careers development programme. Together with Massey University and Plant and Food Research, New Zealand Apples & Pears is aiming to build a talent pool of young people entering the industry to help Read more…

Iwi Leader Swaps Corporate Job to Pick Apples

Media Release 6 April 2018 One of Hawke’s Bay’s most influential Iwi leaders has swapped his corporate job to pick apples this week as the industry faces one of the worst labour shortages in recent years. In an attempt to get more locals picking apples, Chairman of Ngati Kahungunu, Ngahiwi Tomoana and his wife Mere Read more…