Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

‘Waking up at first light you lifted the edge of the canvas wall and there you were, lying on the...


Capturing the first colours of the day at Te Mata Peak. © anupamhatui
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Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve protects a piece of the central Hawke’s Bay coast, and is a great spot for diving and snorkelling.

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Te Urewera: the national park that isn’t

Te Urewera, the mountainous homeland of Ngai Tuhoe, the Children of the Mist, spent 60 years as a national park — a brief period really, explains Toi Iti, considering the place still holds evidence of its seabed origins millions of years earlier.

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Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

Writer Tracey Wogan and her family are stoked to have escaped the urban rat race and currently revel in Hawke’s Bay, a place that isn’t on the way to anywhere and requires deliberate choice to discover its delights. 

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Cape Kidnappers: majestic gannets and more

Captain Cook had plenty to say in his log about Cape Kidnappers, the southern headland of Hawke’s Bay.

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Te Mata Peak

The story about how Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay came to be and how it came to resemble the recumbent figure of a man so closely, is nearly as picturesque as the little town of Havelock North beneath it.

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Loved by the locals: Waipa

Do what the locals do in Waipa.

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Loved by the locals: Hawke's Bay

Do what the locals do in Hawke's Bay.

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At The Rocks Motor Lodge

At The Rocks Motor Lodge is unique and modern featuring deluxe studio, executive suites and family units with local ambience. Overlooking the Ahuri...

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Hastings TOP 10 Holiday Park

"THE ONLY ACCOMMODATION OF ITS TYPE IN HASTINGS WITH A HEATED POOL" - SWIM 365 DAYS A YEAR. Amid 10 Acres of beautiful park like grounds, in the c...

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Napier Garden Motel

QUIET CENTRAL LOCATION, across road from beach and marine parade. 1 ACRE OF GARDEN SETTING. 13 GROUND FLOOR SPACIOUS CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE APARTMEN...

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Ace High Motor Inn

Hospitality is the heart of our business. At Ace High Motor Inn we offer you superior comfort and service, ideally located only 5 minutes from the ...

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Holiday Parks

Bay View Holiday Park & Motels

Opened in 2008 this complex is set in beautiful, peaceful, park-like grounds surrounded by rural New Zealand. Just 8 kms from Napier CBD, our Holid...

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Havelock House

Perfectly located for Havelock North ,short breaks to see friends,wedding stays - Black Barn, Craggy Range, golf at Cape Kidnappers, choice of 3 sp...

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Beach Front Motel

THE BEACHFRONT MOTEL remains Napier's most sought after place to stay. With several different styles of accommodation on offer, from luxurious ocea...

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Omahu Motor Lodge

Newest motel in Hastings. Affordable luxury. 19 ground-floor units. Opposite Hawke's Bay Hospital. Free Wireless broadband internet. Fully air-cond...

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Village Motel

Village Motel is conveniently located in the centre of Havelock North (only 40meters from Havelock Village). Dubbed the heart of Hawke's Bay Wine C...

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