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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Apple picking season Hawkes Bay

Apple picking is a wonderful tourist activity in the Hawkes bay region! Best time to visit for Apple picking is Summer - or the months of December to February!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Magnificent Napier Coast

This view is the Magnificent Napier Coastline - from Gisborne to Napier. These surf waves could be quite rough and the water could be a little cold for most people. However a picnic along the beach is something that everyone can enjoy.

Visit Hawkes Bay Region NZ

Friday, April 8, 2011

Events in Hawkes Bay

When: 09 Apr 2011 10:00 a.m. - 09 Apr 2011 9:00 p.m.
Hawke's Bay Opera House Theatre
An iconic Hastings event where amazing fashion designs created from edible food or food packaging are showcased by designers from the age of 5 to adult.
Culminating with a magical Evening Extravaganza, these awards are an event not to be missed!
Entry to the day show costs $5 per adult or $2.50 per child - tickets purchased on the door.
Tickets for the Evening Extravaganza go on sale in January via Ticketdirect:  or 0800 4 TICKET
Adult: $20
Child: $10 (under 12 years)
Concession: $15 (students and 65+ with ID)
Family: $47 (2 adults and 2 children under 12)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Mohaka Rafting is located at Time Out, bed and breakfast. The address is 3408 State Highway 5, about 50 kilometers or a 35 minute drive north-west of Napier.

Mohaka Rafting gives guests an amazing North island rafting experience. From scenic half-day, grade II raft and duckie (inflatable kayak) trips down the stunning Mohaka river valley to multi-day expedition trips which bring people into the heart of untouched New Zealand backcountry. Headed by local guide Norman Brown, Mohaka Rafting has assembled a collection of international guides in the roster to offer guests years of valuable and varied experience.

Address: Time Out
3408 State Highway 5
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)6 839 1808
Mobile: +64(0)27 825 8539

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Napier City Council Rates

Napier City Council Rates information may be found on this website

It's important to know the rates before buying property. You can enter the property address on the field provided and you will find out the annual rates for the section or property you are trying to purchase. Napier is one of the more expensive property locations in New Zealand's north island. Decent homes are at least $180k NZD and these are in areas about 10 minutes away from the the city centre.

 Napier City Council

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+64 6 835 7579

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+64 6 835 7574            

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Small Businesses Need Help

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

50,000 sheep will be shorn

The grass is certainly greener on the far side of the hills in this view of ewe lambs in this Napier-to-Taihape motorist's view of Ngamatea Station this week.

 About 50,000 sheep will be shorn from the 28,300ha by early March.