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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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 . . . 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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Marineland Motel & Restaurant

Beachfront location, award winning restaurant on site and a indoor heated swimming pool available all year round. Highly recommended corporate/family accommodation. . . . 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

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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Harvest Lodge

Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmarked motel. Classic comfort with a touch of class. Welcome to Harvest Lodge, Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmark-rated motel. . . . 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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Apple Motor Inn

Apple Motor Inn is ideally located next door to Hastings Sports Centre & Racecourse and within easy walking distance to CBD. . . . More . . . 

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Cherry Grove Motel

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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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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Fairley Motor Lodge

The Ideal location, on the cycle way, by Napier's only safe swimming beach, and a short walk through the Sailing Club to many of Hawkes . . . 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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Valdez Motor Lodge

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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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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