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Living the Hawke's Bay lifestyle

We're fortunate enough to be able to offer not just a great career choice, but a fabulous lifestyle to go with it. Hawke's Bay boasts one of the most attractive lifestyle choices in New Zealand. Find out more about living in Hawke's Bay and the incredible lifestyle it offers.

A great work / lifestyle balance

Award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes, along with iconic architecture, reliably sunny climate,  great food and abundant wineries all combine to give Hawke’s Bay an attractive, almost Mediterranean lifestyle.

Getting outdoors in Hawke's Bay - whether it be a walk up Te Mata Peak, an adrenaline-filled rafting trip down the Mohaka River,  cycling some of the 200km of cycling trails, or perhaps a lazy day at the Beach - means you'll never run out of things to do.

Sport and culture are well catered for with facilities including a recently remodelled Opera House, museums, art galleries and sports arenas. The region is also home to some of the country’s leading secondary schools.

Scenic attractions include the world’s largest onshore gannet colony (Cape Kidnappers), there are many excellent golf courses and the region hosts several classic road cycle races.

Notable events attracting many outsiders include the region's annual Art Deco Weekend, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery.


The Hawke's Bay is dry and temperate with long hot summers and cool winters.


Hawkes Bay Map 1Hawke's Bay is located on the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand.

The Regional Council main offices are based in central Napier, with satellite offices in Wairoa and Waipawa.

There is a domestic airport located in Napier which services the whole country with regular flights in and out.




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