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Hawke’s Bay Airport’s new arrivals hall open for business
The new arrivals hall at the Hawke’s Bay Airport has been well received by passengers as it opened. After a 36 hour flight from Sweden Araminta Wilson was the first passenger to collect her bags from the new automated baggage system. Araminta  from Otane, Central Hawke’s Bay, initially thought someone famous was on the flight due to the ‘paparazzi’ snapping...
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Hawke’s Bay Breeding Brilliant Youth in Business
A team from Woodford House has won this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme for their product – an environmentally friendly fruit label. Sarah Wixon, Rylie Bensemann, Zoe Rookes and Maggie Peacock featured in the previous issue of The Profit and took out the top award for their water soluable sticker that aims to reduce waste and encourage consumers to wash their...
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Hawke’s Bay Airport sets date for stage 1 opening
The first stage of the $20.2 million Hawke’s Bay Airport expansion will be ready to welcome passengers to the region on January 15. Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive Stuart Ainslie said the finishing touches are being made to the new arrivals hall which will include the airport’s first automated baggage system that will have the capacity of 2.5 million bags/annum....
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Record turnover and passenger growth brings forward Airport Masterplan review
Passenger growth at Hawke’s Bay Airport continues to exceed expectations and has led to the company posting a record turnover of $6.6 million. Year-on-year passenger growth is up 8 percent with 715,000 annual passengers for the rolling year through to October 2018. Net profit after tax of $1.4m, was slightly down on last year ($270,000) but was due to increased...
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Strong tenant interest in large commercial development in Havelock North
Construction is underway on one of the largest commercial development in Havelock North in a decade with key tenants already confirmed for stage one, signalling strong confidence in the fast-growing CBD. Murrayfield Properties Limited, owned by Jonathan and Cristina McHardy’s family trust, has a vision to create a modern vibrant retail, commercial and hospitality precinct. A representative for the McHardys,...
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PickMee! in Full Blossom
PickMee! summerfruit trees are in full blossom, with almost perfect conditions producing good strong flowering for pollination, to grow crops of nectarines, plums and peaches in time for Christmas. “Blossom is right on time, with plenty of flowers for the bees to do their work,” says John Altham, whose family business is a major New Zealand producer under the PickMee!...
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A great result – BSA upholds complaint
Today the Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld complaints by Damon Harvey and Anna Lorck against Mediaworks regarding two news items by Newshub in January this year.  These items were in relation to the delayed rocket launch from the Māhia Peninsula. The Harvey Lorcks said: “We are pleased that an independent tribunal has agreed with our concerns regarding Newshub’s unfair and...
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Strong passenger growth spurs Hawke’s Bay Airport Expansion upgrade
The Hawke’s Bay Airport terminal expansion has been given an upgrade, boosted by the latest passenger growth figures and the target of one million passengers by 2025. Last September the airport announced a redevelopment of the airport terminal increasing its size from 2500m2 to 3800m2 to accommodate the growth in passenger movements and visitors to the airport. Recently appointed Hawke’s...
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ORIGINAIR to fly from Napier to New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Nelson
Nelson based airline Originair will introduce services from Napier commencing September 28th, direct to New Plymouth and Palmerston North and via these cities onto Nelson. The airlines Managing Director, Robert Inglis, said that “the airline has been operating from Nelson to Palmerston North for the past three years and to New Plymouth for a year and adding services to Hawke’s...
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Mana Ahuriri announces $100m of New Developments for Napier
Mana Ahuriri Trust has set out a bold vision to become one of Hawke’s Bay’s largest commercial property and asset owners announcing new developments worth over $100 million, as part of the first phase of a growth strategy following its Treaty Settlement. Kerry Avery (left), director of Avery Team Architects discusses plans for the development of the “gravel pit” site...