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.

 

Central Hawke’s Bays Managarara Eco Lodge to feature on Country Calendar

Central Hawke’s Bay’s Mangarara Station, ‘The Family Farm’, will feature on this Sunday’s episode of Country Calendar on TV One at 7pm.

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Waipukurau 150th Anniversary Celebration

2017 marks 150 years since Henry Robert Russell purchased the land on which he established Waipukurau as a model village, and to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary a community group, led by Councillor Gerard Minehan, has come together to plan a number of events to celebrate the milestone.

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The Easy Riders to Entertain at The Big Easy

This Easter Saturday, April 15, hundreds of riders are expected to saddle up for the fifth annual Big Easy cycle ride on the Hawke’s Bay Trails wrapping up with a concert at Church Road Winery where ‘The Easy Riders’, featuring Jackie Clarke, Annie Crummer, Suzanne Lynch and Rikki Morris, are set to take the stage and help celebrate The Big Easy’s fifth birthday.

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Hawke’s Bay records largest increase in guest nights across New Zealand for November 2016

Statistics New Zealand has released their latest Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report for November 2016 arrivals and it revealed a fantastic result for the Hawke’s Bay tourism industry.

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The Big Easy Cycle Event gets even bigger in 2017

Hawke’s Bay’s cycle event “The Big Easy” is to be held again this Easter Weekend with the addition of The Little Easy in Wairoa.

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Kiwi Stars head to Napier for Art Deco Festival 2017

This year’s Tremains Art Deco Festival is shaping up to be a star studded one as Kiwi starts Kerre Woodham, Shane and Nerida Cortese and Masterchef Brett McGregor all head to Napier to enjoy the festivities.

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Brand new Hawke’s Bay Food & Wine Guide for visitors

This week the brand new Ultimate Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Guide 2017 Guide hits the shelves, just in time for another busy summer season.

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The 2016 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Award winners announced

Last night close to 150 Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at MTG Theatre for the fifth annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards.

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Nominations open for the 2016 People’s Choice Tourism Award

Now’s the time to show some love for your favourite tourism provider by nominating them for the 2016 People’s Choice Tourism Award. Whether it’s your favourite restaurant, accommodation provider or activity make sure they are in the running to take out this coveted title.

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Summer F.A.W.C! Hits Record Ticket Sales for 2016

Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic ticket sales have gone gangbusters on opening day with a record 1300 tickets snapped up within 5 hours, doubling opening day sales last year.

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Taniwha Daffodils & The Breeze Celebrate Spring with Havelock North Residents

Taniwha Daffodils and The Breeze radio station are welcoming the first day of Spring to Havelock North residents by delivering hundreds of daffodils donated by Taniwha Daffodils, Central Hawke’s Bay.

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2016 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards Shortlist Announced

Tourism businesses in Hawke’s Bay have put their best foot forward for the 2016 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry awards, with 20 businesses vying for the top spot across four categories as well as the coverted Supreme Winner and The People’s Choice award.

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The Spring Fling, Gwavas Garden, House and Puahanui Tour- SOLD OUT

Tickets for the second annual Spring Fling in Central Hawke’s Bay are being snapped up quick with events already selling out before the festival has even begun.

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2016 F.A.W.C! Summer Series Launches in Style

The F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Summer series was launched last night in style at Monica Loves in Napier. Celebrating F.A.W.C!’s fifth birthday, the bubbles were flowing, the atmophere was fizzing and a special cocktail toasted the event for the launch of the 2016 F.A.W.C! Summer series programme.

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The Spring Fling, Central Hawke’s Bay, September & October

The second annual Spring Fling is a series of 20 standout events that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay.

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Winter F.A.W.C! 2016 Wrap Up

The Winter F.A.W.C! Series (Food and Wine Classic) and F.A.W.C! by 5 has again been a huge success for the region. Now in its fourth year, the Winter F.A.W.C! Series has again proven to be extremely popular with locals and visitors.

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Brand new winter tourism campaign for Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Tourism have released their new, visually stunning winter campaign, “Hunker down in Hawke’s Bay this winter”.  Increased funding from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has allowed the organisation to advertise the region year round. 

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Hawke’s Bay records another great month for visitor nights

Statistics New Zealand has released their latest Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report for January 2016 arrivals and it revealed a fantastic result for Hawke’s Bay’s tourism industry.

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Over 2000 riders expected to ride The Big Easy in Hawke’s Bay this Easter

This Easter Saturday, March 26, over 2000 riders are expected to saddle up for annual Big Easy cycle ride on the Hawke’s Bay Trails.

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Hawke’s Bay locals put an uphill slant on Hawke’s Bay promotion

For Havelock North locals Cam McLeay and Chris Morris, the temptation of a gruelling but scenic week mountain biking in the South Island was too much to resist.

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F.A.W.C! fever is reaching all time high

With less than 72 hours to go until F.A.W.C! Summer Series gets underway for 2015, ticket sales are surging with a record 41 events sold out.

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Josh Emett to join Summer F.A.W.C! 2015

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is delighted to announce renowned New Zealand chef Josh Emmet joins the line up for the Summer Series this November.
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Napier announced as a leading Cruise Ship destination – September 23rd 2015

The annual Economic Import report released at the Cruise New Zealand Conference 2015 has seen Napier City and the Port of Napier excel in terms of visitor experience.
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2015 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Award Winners Announced – September 18th 2015

Last night close to 200 Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at East Pier Hotel for the fourth annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards.

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Hawke’s Bay welcomes Jetstar – August 31st 2015

News Jetstar will be adding Hawke’s Bay to its flight path has been welcomed by the region.
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Hawke’s Bay Tourism Future Funding – June 24th 2015

Tourism in Hawke’s Bay set to hit $1bn in earnings by 2025 with increased funding announced….
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Hawke’s Bay Tourism TRENZ – May 20th 2015

Hawke’s Bay tourism industry gets international profile boost.
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Hawke’s Bay Tourism Visitor Number – May 12th 2015

Hawke’s Bay visitor numbers at record high for end of summer
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Winter F.A.W.C! 2015 Tickets Selling Fast – April 30th 2015

Overwhelming demand for Winter F.A.W.C! 2015
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