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Flightpath – Hawke’s Bay Airport update
Bay Espresso is set to land at Hawke’s Bay Airport in 2021, much to the excitement of local coffee lovers. The stalwart of the Hawke’s Bay coffee roasting and café scene will form part of the airport’s desire to tell the story of the region, its culture and history. Bay Espresso owners Chris and Jonelle Jarvis have built the brand...
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Hawke’s Bay Business Hub turns 5
In May 2020, in the midst of New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown an important milestone for the Hawke’s Bay business community slipped by, unnoticed. Opened five years earlier, in May 2015, by the then Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce, Hawke’s Bay Business Hub Ahuriri, has spent the past half decade as a unique, highly regarded example of regional collaboration, supporting...
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Event champion on search for new events
ourism and events have been the two sectors that have been hit hardest due to COVID-19. In Hawke’s Bay, the events sector dodged a bit of a bullet in part due to our busy events period running between October and March. However, iconic events such as the Hawke’s Bay Marathon and the Big Easy were cancelled. Although there’s no accurate...
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Flexibility the key to employment – insight into youth development
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected business in different ways, including impacting employment rates across the country. According to a recent report from Statistics New Zealand*, unemployment rates for men actually fell for the June 2020 quarter. However the same could not be said for women. Unemployment rates for women rose in the same period, and the number of women who...
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Whare for all – insight to Youth Development
For a growing number of Hawke’s Bay residents, finding a place to call home is an ongoing struggle. Like many areas around New Zealand, our district is experiencing a chronic housing shortage. Although the construction sector is ramping up to meet demand, the focus is often on building larger up-market properties. This leaves very few affordable housing options for first-home...
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The PurSuit of excellence
Flaxmere-based job seeker service PurSuit is in hot demand. Not only has it seen the number of people it helps triple each year, but other regions are now asking them to start offering the service there. PurSuit provides interview training and clothes for job seekers, and has helped over 800 people since beginning in late 2017. “Even though our focus...
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Trade with China post COVID19
While the Covid 19 pandemic has brought unprecedented uncertainty, it has also demonstrated how we can turn a crisis into an opportunity. The Profit looks into how to grow our export presence with China, despite closed borders. By Campbell McLean China’s leading economic indicators point toward economic growth as consumer confidence rebounds into recovery mode. According to official data, China’s...
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Hawke’s Bay on track to be premier sport facility capital
Hawke’s Bay has the potential to supersede the likes of Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch as the premier sport facility region of New Zealand. In fact Hawke’s Bay can probably already lay claim to the title, but with over $60 million of new sport facilities at the Regional Sports Park (Mitre10 Park), Pettigrew.Green Arena (PGH) and a high performance...
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Name announced for new surgery facility in Hastings
The name for the $70 million Hawke's Bay-owned and operated elective surgery facility currently being built in Hastings has been announced. Westside Healthcare's managing director Dr Colin Hutchison today announced the name, Kaweka Health. “We wanted a name that resonated with the community and the Kaweka ranges are a prominent geographical feature of Hawke’s Bay that envelops and protects the...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport solar farm technical experts confirmed
Leading renewable energy provider Vector Powersmart has been confirmed as the technical partner for the next stage Hawke’s Bay Airport’s ambitious 10MW commercial solar farm project. Hawke’s Bay Airport Limited chief executive Stuart Ainslie today announced the next stage of the project, a feasibility plan, and technical design which would see unused land at the airport becoming New Zealand’s largest...