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From fruitbowl to foodbowl
Hastings was once branded as the Fruitbowl of New Zealand but a proposed $18 million Food Innovation Hub is set to position Hastings and Hawke’s Bay as the nation's food capital. Hastings District Council has been the champion of an idea first put forward by local businessman Trevor Taylor in 2013 to develop a one-stop shop that will be used...
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Major Award for Airport Gateway
The Watchman Road Intersection Upgrade Project (The Kuaka Gateway), has scooped the award for Infrastructure Project of the Year at the NZ Airport Association’s annual awards held in Auckland. Sponsored by Beca Airports, the awards were presented at a black-tie event held at The Auckland Museum Events Centre on Thursday October 24th before an audience of representatives from throughout New...
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The war for talent – Hawke’s Bay’s Talent Attraction Strategy
Hawke’s Bay is buzzing. Our local economy is one of the best performing in regional New Zealand. Consumer confidence is high, unemployment is at a 10 year low. The labour market is tight and that means that competition for workers (not only in Hawke’s Bay, but around New Zealand) is expected to remain strong. Our businesses are doing well, but...
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Fingermark & Luke Irving – Making a mark on the global fast food scene
Luke Irving has big aspirations to leave an indelible mark on the global technology scene from Havelock North, as well as creating a Silicon Valley styled technology scene nurturing Hawke’s Bay talent. Luke, the founder of a global tech company Fingermark which is leading the development of applied computer vision and deep learning computer machine technology, uplifted his team of...
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Mark Matthews – Making his Mark on the animal health scene
Mark Matthews retired as a veterinarian earlier this year after 44 years of travelling on dirt roads to the back blocks of Hawke’s Bay and other parts of the Central North Island. Mark grew up on a farm in Poverty Bay but rather than becoming a farmer, he set his sights on being a vet – and a pretty good...
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Powering up Arataki
Thanks to an abundance of Hawke’s Bay sunlight, Arataki will halve its annual power bill through a new solar power installation at its production plant in Havelock North. Managers Pam and Rhys Flack say the move to solar energy is another important step in Arataki’s commitment towards improving its environmental footprint. “We’re also making processing changes to favour daytime power...
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FIngermark – Making a mark on the global fast food scene
Luke Irving has big aspirations to leave an indelible mark on the global technology scene from Havelock North, as well as creating a Silicon Valley styled technology scene nurturing Hawke’s Bay talent. Luke, the founder of a global tech company Fingermark which is leading the development of applied computer vision and deep learning computer machine technology, uplifted his team of...
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Hastings HIVE has businesses buzzing with excitement over a new co-working space!
A new-age approach to renting office space that provides corporate-level facilities for small companies has got the business community buzzing in Hawke’s Bay. From high-end offices, super-fast Internet connectivity, hi-tech meeting and board rooms, a café with great coffee, a chilled water station with still and sparkling water and relaxing lounge area, to luxury bathrooms with showers and changing lockers,...
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Colin Shanley packs away the tripod after 63 years
In 2020 Colin will pack away his theodolite for the last time, drawing an end to a career that has spanned 63 years as a land surveyor. Over this time, he’s seen the emergence of Flaxmere as Hastings’ new suburb, the huge population growth of Havelock North, and the subdivision of lifestyle blocks and rural properties into more smaller parcels...
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Fastway Couriers takes on international name – Aramex
Fastway Couriers, New Zealand’s oldest courier business is adopting the brand name of its international parent company Aramex. The change gives New Zealand businesses a seamless delivery network across the world as well as increasing delivery channels into New Zealand for global e-commerce retailers. Established in Hawke’s Bay in 1983 by Bill McGowan, Fastway Couriers New Zealand has 18 regional...