Here you’ll find all the latest Media Releases from Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

If you have any questions regarding these media releases please contact Annie Dundas – General Manager, Hawke’s Bay Tourism on 021 630 408.

F.A.W.C! attracts world’s media to Hawke’s Bay

Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic has proven to be a compelling reason to visit Hawke’s Bay, with media from New Zealand and a number of international destinations all descending upon the region to experience the 10-day long festival in November.

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Visitors say ‘Hello’ to Hawke’s Bay in increasing numbers

A particularly strong August has rounded out a solid Winter tourism season in Hawke’s Bay, according to the latest monthly Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) published by Statistics New Zealand.

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Hawke’s Bay Tourism Board announces new Māori representative

Hawke’s Bay Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of Hinewai Hawaikirangi as the new Māori representative on the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Board taking over from Mike Mohi.

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New ticket option launched for F.A.W.C! Day Out

A new ticket option has just been released for the highly anticipated event, F.A.W.C! Day Out on Saturday 3 November.

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Tourism and industry ‘marry up’ to promote Hawke’s Bay Weddings

The flourishing reputation of Hawke’s Bay as a destination wedding region for domestic and international visitors is behind recent enhancements to the way in which Hawke’s Bay Tourism supports the industry.

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2018 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Award winners announced

The 2018 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Award winners have been announced at a ceremony held at The Old Church, Meeanee.

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F.A.W.C! Summer Series ticket sales soar

Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic tickets flew out the door this morning as keen F.A.W.C!ers snapped up 610 tickets within the first 30 minutes of sales.

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F.A.W.C! Summer Series line-up announced

The highly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Summer 2018 programme launched this week, featuring 60+ delectable events spanning 10 action packed days, from 2 – 11 November 2018.

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The Spring Fling set to return with impressive line-up

Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Spring Fling returning this September in Central Hawke’s Bay. Boasting 31 standout events over September and October, the festival captures the best of wine, food, culture, adventure, history, and competition on offer in the area.

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Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards – Finalists Announced

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has announced the finalists for the 2018 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards, an annual celebration recognising local tourism providers delivering exceptional visitor experiences.  

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Hello Winter, Hello Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay’s newest seasonal tourism campaign is proving Winter is no time for hibernation, with so much to discover throughout the region for even the most seasoned travellers.

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Compromise reached on funding for Hawke’s Bay tourism industry

Hawke’s Bay Tourism says the decision by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to provide a consistent level of tourism funding for the next three years is incredibly important for the region.

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Largest Hawke’s Bay tourism contingent to hit TRENZ

This week Hawke’s Bay is being showcased on the world travel stage at TRENZ (Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand) in Dunedin from 7-10 May, with the largest Hawke’s Bay contingent ever.

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Winter F.A.W.C! 2018 sees record pre-sales

Pre-sales for Winter F.A.W.C! opened to incredible demand on Monday morning, seeing 600 tickets snapped up within the first hour of sales.

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Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever

The hotly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter 2018 programme launched this week, packed full of 60+ tasty events spanning four weekends, from 1 – 24 June 2018.

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Hawke’s Bay Tourism launches campaign to help Apple industry

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has launched a push to attract visiting backpackers to come and pick fruit in Hawke’s Bay.

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Record numbers gear up for The Big Easy

It’s almost time to gear up, kit out and hit the superb Hawke’s Bay trails for the sixth annual Big Easy.

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Popular Kiwi musicians to entertain at free event

Napier is set to rock on Saturday 17 March with a one-off free concert at Napier’s iconic Soundshell, featuring acclaimed local and national artists.

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The Big Easy returns bigger and better in 2018

Hawke’s Bay’s signature cycle event, The Big Easy, returns for its sixth year this Easter weekend along with its cruisy counterparts, The Little Easy Central Hawke’s Bay and The Little Easy Wairoa. The event offers three days of cycling fun that caters for all skill levels on Hawke’s Bay’s superb trail network. 

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