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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Kennedy Park Resort Napier Visit website

The best selection of accommodation in Hawke's Bay Arrive, take a deep breath and be prepared to relax! There's no need to rush out to . . . 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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Ace High Motor Inn Visit website

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 . . . 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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Te Mata Lodge Visit website

In the Heart of Havelock North Village. Warm, friendly service. We are a 20 suite motel, fully air conditioned for your comfort. . . . 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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Frimley Lodge Motel Visit website

12 clean & comfortable ground-floor units with off street parking and easy drive in access. Qualmark 3 Star PLUS rating. Frimley Lodge has a variety . . . 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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Pania Lodge Motel Visit website

Relax in your spacious self-contained, spotlessly clean unit and are serviced daily. Ground floor units with parking directly outside.All units have cooking facilities, Free WI-FI, . . . More . . . 

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Wine Country Lodge Visit website

New luxury complex, 28 units, spa bath suites, queen-size beds, FREE wireless broadband internet, smokefree rooms, family units, air-conditioned conference facilities. . . . 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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Elmore Lodge Motel Visit website

Opposite Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. Our 15 units are designed to suit every need. The serviced units have large studio lounges sleeping up to 3 . . . 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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Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels Visit website

Quiet beachfront holiday park with beachfront park motels, self-contained units. New (2007) tourist flats with kitchenette and ensuite. RV and motorhome sites with day/night views. . . . 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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