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Bridge Pa Wine Festival

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sunday Session 1 – The Cellar Door Band

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Who speaks for the fish?

The dizzying statistics of biodiversity loss offer a parable.  Ninety percent of the world’s seabirds (including those in New Zealand) are threatened with extinction – creatures that have existed on […]

Wings and Wildlife – January

January’s Wings and Wildlife community newsletter, prepared by Jessica Maxwell, is now available for download here. This edition features two stunning destinations close to Taradale – Sugar Loaf and Otatara […]

Unpacking the food packaging dilemma

The food packaging industry is under increasing pressure to become more sustainable, but change will come at a substantial cost to businesses and consumers, and poor choices could have unintended […]


To me, the word that describes the quality we as individuals and as New Zealand will most need in 2021 is resilience. According to Oxford: The capacity to recover quickly […]

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Reflections on EAST 2020

The scaffolding is gone, the red multi-gabled roof gleams, the outdoor signage is up and a crowd of 350+ has gathered in the forecourt of the Hastings City Art Gallery […]

Bravo! Italy comes to the big screen

The Studio Italia/Italian Film Festival opens on Wednesday (25 November) at Event Cinemas in Havelock North and runs until Wednesday 9 December. The unofficial theme of this year’s Festival is an […]

EAST 2020 exhibition opens

Hawke’s Bay’s flagship biennial exhibition, EAST 2020, opened to the general public on Friday evening, 20 Nov. This year’s collection includes photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture, created by […]

HB’s 2020 Edible Fashion Awards

The Edible Fashion Award winners were announced last week and presented for the first time on the enlarged stage at Opera House, Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre. Amid […]