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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Havelock House Bed & Breakfast

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

Affordable, central-city comfort in the heart of Napier. Five-minute stroll to cafés, restaurants, shopping, Marine Parade, McLean Park, conference ve . . . More . . . 

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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. Read the story . . . 

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BK's Fountain Court Motor Inn

Welcome to BK's Fountain Court Motor Inn. Luxury accommodation in the centre of Napier City. Superior and executive studio rooms, 1 and 2-bedroom suit . . . 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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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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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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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  . . . 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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Albatross Motel

The Albatross Motel scored 9.5/10 in Target TV's hidden camera trial . Offering 35 units,studios, deluxe studio units and 1 and 2-bedroom family units . . . 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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Cherry Grove Motel

Come and enjoy the lovely spacious garden setting at Cherry Grove Motel. Set in a quiet location, just 500 metres from the town centre. We have plenty . . . 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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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 Coun . . . More . . . 

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