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My Hastings – February 2017

February 7th, 2017

Embody the magic and cultural extravaganza of kapa haka and giddy up for Horse of the Year. Keep up with what’s happening in  ‘My Hastings’ this month. View the February issue ... Read more

My Hastings – December/January

December 7th, 2016

Summer has arrived in Hawke’s Bay. Read the latest edition of ‘My Hastings’ here. ... Read more

Fringe in the Stings

October 3rd, 2016

What the Fringe is going on in the Stings?? In support of the hooley happening up the road in Havers we’re having a cheeky little Fringe fest and you’re all invited. Thursday 13 to... Read more

My Hastings – October 2016

September 28th, 2016

The return of the Spiegeltent, Fringe in the ‘Stings and a busy month in the Village…it’s all happening in October! Check it out in the next issue of ‘My Hastings’... 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