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Hawkes Bay

Wine Country

A mere 1½ hour drive from Taupo over the ranges that to a Mediterranean climate; Hawkes Bay has long hot summers as well as clear blue skies in the middle of winter. Hawkes Bay is one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand. Sheltered by ranges to the west the Hawkes Bay landscape opens up to reveal rolling hills and fertile plains. The perfect environment for orchards and, of course, internationally acclaimed wineries.

The city of Hastings and the township of Havelock North are nestled among the orchards and vines. The Art Deco City of Napier sits by the glistening waters of the Pacific - paradise!

With an annual average of 2200, sunshine hours are high, while rainfall and humidity are low. In fact, Hawkes Bay has the second highest sunshine hours and the lowest rainfall in the North Island, so whatever time of the year you visit, you're pretty much guaranteed to have sunny, dry weather - perfect for exploring this stunning region.

Craggy Range Bay View Beach Te Mata Estate Winery

Cape Kidnappers marks the southern-most point of the bay. The cape is a short drive out of any of Napier, Hastings or Havelock North, and a walk along the coast under its distinct rugged cliffs, an excursion to see the world's largest mainland Gannet colony, or teeing off at one of the world’s top 50 golf courses makes for a great day trip.

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2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017 Calle Cuba
2017 Hawkes Bay Careers Expo
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawkes Bay
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Hawke’s Bay Better Home & Living Show 2017
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawkes Bay
From Friday 26 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017
Calle Cuba
Napier, Hawkes Bay
From Saturday 27 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017

Hawkes Bay News

 23 May 2017 

New Zealand Herald
Rocket launch delayed for a day
New Zealand Herald
Rocket Lab's has scrubbed its lift-off attempt for the day because of risky weather. Chief executive and founder Peter Beck said while Rocket Lab had been able to roll the rocket out to the launch pad, it was waiting for the high altitude cloud to ...
Rocket Lab and its efforts to launch NZ into space game Qandamp;AScoop.co.nz (press release)
Rocket Lab prepares for kiwi test launchThe Southland Times
NZ's first commercial rocket to be launched in Hawke's BayNewstalk ZB
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