Hastings - Heart of Hawke's Bay

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My Hastings – August 2017

August 3rd, 2017

Spring Spruce up is Back!  A performance not to be missed at Blyth Performing Arts Centre, and Zirka Circus hits town once again… View the August issue ... Read more

Innovative public art project brings new technology to the history of Hastings

September 8th, 2016

A series of street art portraits of famous, infamous, quirky and intriguing characters from Hastings’ history are set to start popping up on walls around town in the coming weeks. Each of... Read more

The world’s largest mainland gannet colony

July 7th, 2016

Not being from New Zealand, having moved here from Kazakhstan, I was so excited about visiting Cape Kidnappers and seeing these much talked-about gannets! Gannet Beach Adventures offer personally... Read more

Fabulous family fun at Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo

May 1st, 2016

Whether you are a visitor or a local, the Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo always always lives up to expectation. Situated on the road to the sea side village of Haumoana, the Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo... Read more

Walks, tracks, hot pools and a bit of kiwi spotting

September 7th, 2011

Recently we were lucky enough to be invited to accompany the Department of Conservation on a trip around some great Hawke’s Bay scenic spots. Our first stop was Balls Clearing – seriously... Read more

Get On Yer Bike for a winery cycling tour

September 7th, 2011

Cycling is liberating! It is relaxing, and you get the freedom to do your own thing – at a pace you enjoy. With summer coming on, I reckon it’s time to go on a On Yer Bike winery cycling... Read more

Experience farming first hand at WoolWorld

September 7th, 2011

Many townies have a particular fascination with farming life but rarely get to experience it first hand. At WoolWorld you will be able to take in the sights and sounds of everyday life on a New... Read more

See the world’s largest gannet colony with Gannet Beach Adventures

September 6th, 2011

Gannet Beach Adventures takes you to an iconic part of Hawke’s Bay to see the world’s largest, most accessible mainland gannet nesting site at Cape Kidnappers. The adventure begins at the Clifton... Read more

Horse trekking – Boutique Horsetreks

August 23rd, 2011

This is what it’s all about. Easy living in The Bay. If you’re not afraid of horses and love getting outside in the fresh air, contact Boutique Horsetreks for 1.5 hour, 3 hour and 4 hour... Read more