This is another great boost for our region that is already on the path to great things post Covid 19 lockdown and recovery this year!
I go on about Hawke’s Bay lots, but it’s because I believe in it & it believes in me!
It has given me an income, a home, and security in uncertain financial times, and wonderful friends!
It has a gorgeous climate, central location AND ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND!
A new news website boss recently said nothing newsworthy happens in regional NZ.
Then his newsroom won an award for a story they did on the Oranga Tamariki child uplifts here in Hastings!
Our horticultural sector is world-leading, our wines, beers and coffees, restaurants and cafes national award winning.
The quality of our produce is only matched by the quality of the people we produce, hence one of our regional taglines: “Great Things Grow Here!”
We work well with others:
We launch rockets into space in conjunction with Auckland-based Rocket Lab, which still amazes me 15 launches later:
We provide Tech hub support bases for Kiwibank, Xero and the home of Hawke’s Bay’s own award winning ISP: Now!
Which is why I think the Magpies are such a great allegory for the region:
We punch way above our weight.
We are in the game for the full 80+ minutes.
If others drop the ball you’d better believe we’ll be there to pick it up and be over the try line before they’ve even noticed!
So please come to Hawke’s Bay!
After the Covid lockdown, even Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s first domestic holiday destination was a #Baycation!
You’ll be amazed at just how diverse & wonderful we are!
With international travel currently off limits I know many social media friends who have only just visited Hawke’s Bay for the first time recently and loved it!
We may even let you have your photo taken with the Ranfurly Shield! 😉