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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Cherry Grove Motel Visit website

Family Friendly with a pool & grassed area for kids to play Come and enjoy the lovely spacious garden setting at Cherry Grove Motel. . . . More . . . 

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Te Mata Peak: Hawke's Bay icon

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. Read the story . . . 

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Edgewater Motor Lodge Visit website

Edgewater Motor Lodge offers superb waterfront accommodation with all units having spectacular sea views of Hawke's Bay and Cape Kidnappers. We are close to the . . . More . . . 

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

What have you got on the boil, friend? How about an epic roadie straight down the guts of the North Island of New Zealand to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Beach Front Motel Visit website

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

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Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail . . . Read the story . . . 

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At The Rocks Motor Lodge Visit website

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

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Johanna Bennett takes the road less travelled from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga.  Read the story . . . 

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Palm City Motor Inn Visit website

For business or pleasure, experience the comfort and charm Palm City Motor Inn has to offer. Your choice of 30 4-star Qualmark-rated units all with . . . More . . . 

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Valdez Motor Lodge Visit website

Centrally located for access to the many natural assets of Hawke's Bay. 1.5km to Hastings city centre, 18km to Napier city centre, 5km to Havelock . . . More . . . 

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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.  Read the story . . . 

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The Magpie-Hawke's Bay Motel Visit website

Affordable accommodation in Hawkes Bay. Pet Friendly. The Perfect Spot at the Heart of Hawke's Bay Our long hot summers and mild winters make this . . . More . . . 

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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. Read the story . . . 

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Village Motel Visit website

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

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Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

Dyed-in-the-wool surfer Paul Hersey knows that surfing the heartbeat of the ocean’s surface is to merge with nature in all of her creative spectacular . . . and he wants you to join in. Read the story . . . 

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