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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Camberley Court Motel

A friendly welcome awaits you at Camberley Court Motel. 13 ground-floor units, including a 3-bedroom unit with full kitchen and separate lounge. . . . More . . . 

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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. Read the story . . . 

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Ballina Motel

One of Hawke's Bay's newest luxury (Qualmark 4-star Plus) motels. 16 self-contained, air-conditioned, spacious, luxury suites in a quiet residential location. . . . More . . . 

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Dunedin: a cradle made of sea

The clatter and clang of the container terminal, red and green lights forming a path to the sea through the harbour, shags drying their wings on the transoms of fishing boats, glistening surf beaches and the lingering feel of the hundreds of years of history. Bill Morris loves Dunedin's West Harbour.  Read the story . . . 

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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

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 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. Read the story . . . 

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Tuki Tuki Motel

Central Location. 14 Self contained spacious units FREE parking, FREE Wifi Outdoor swimming pool on site Air conditioned units Motel . . . 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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Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels

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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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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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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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

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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Anvil Court Motor Lodge

Located within 2 minutes of the city centre in 2.5 acres of lawns and landscaped gardens. 34 fully serviced suites, including studio, 1 and 2-bedroom . . . 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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