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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Elmore Lodge Motel

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 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 . . . 

Mission Estate Winery

Mission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery, with a well-respected reputation as a producer of consistent, high quality wines. The beautiful old seminary building has . . . 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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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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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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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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City Close Motel

Affordable, central-city comfort in the heart of Napier. Five-minute stroll to cafés, restaurants, shopping, Marine Parade, McLean Park, conference venues, the Aquarium, Napier Travel Centre . . . 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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Claremonte Motor Lodge

Located in the heart of Hastings' Central Business District, Claremonte Motor Lodge accommodation is ideally situated for you to enjoy Hastings and the Hawke's Bay region. . . . 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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Spanish Lady Motel

Air conditioned spacious ground floor unit with Spa, swimming pool, free unlimited wifi, calls within NZ and Newspaper on request. 2TVs in every unit with . . . 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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