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Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Country: New Zealand
Regional Council
Name: Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Chair: Eileen von Dadelszen
Population: 149,900
June 2006 estimate [1]
Land Area: 14,111km²
Area Code: +64 6 (or 06 within NZ)
Website: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz
Cities and Towns
Cities: Napier, Hastings
Towns: Wairoa, Waipukurau, Takapau, Havelock North, Taradale, Greenmeadows, Eskdale, Clive, Frasertown, Meeanee
Constituent Territorial Authorities
Names: Wairoa District, Hastings District, Napier City, and Central Hawke's Bay District, small part of Taupo District.
Websites: http://www.napier.govt.nz
http://www.hastings.govt.nz
http://www.wairoadc.govt.nz
http://www.chbdc.govt.nz
http://www.taupo.govt.nz

Hawke's Bay (Māori: Heretaunga) is a region of New Zealand. Hawke's Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. The regional council sits in both the cities of Napier and Hastings. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... This article is about the New Zealand town. ... Hastings is a large urban area in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Central Hawkes Bay District is a region of North Island, New Zealand. ... Taupo (Māori pronunciation - IPA: ) is a small urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori,[1] commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) functions as one of the official languages of New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ... This article is about the beverage. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ...

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Geography

The region is situated on the east coast of the North Island. The region bears the former name of what is now Hawke Bay, a large semi-circular bay which extends for 100 kilometres from northeast to southwest from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers. North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... NASA satellite photo of Hawke Bay Location of Hawke Bay Hawke Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... NASA satellite image of the Mahia Peninsula Location of Mahia Peninsula The Mahia Peninsula is located on the east coast of New Zealands North Island, between the cities of Napier and Gisborne. ... Cape Kidnappers is a headland at the southwestern extremity of Hawke Bay on the east coast of New Zealands North Island. ...


The Hawke's Bay region includes the hilly coastal land around the northern and central bay, the floodplains of the Wairoa River in the north, the wide fertile Heretaunga Plains around Hastings in the south, and a hilly interior stretching up into the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges. The Heretaunga Plains are an area of flat land in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kaweka Range (also known as the Kaweka Ranges) of Mountains is located in inland Hawkes Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... The Ruahine Range (often referred to as the Ruahine Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. ...


The region's boundaries vary somewhat from the former provincial boundaries of Hawke's Bay, and some towns in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region to the southwest, such as Dannevirke and Woodville regard themselves as part of Hawke's Bay. Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, around the city of Palmerston North and the central city of Wanganui. ... Dannevirke (Danes work), is a rural service town in the southern Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand. ... Woodville is a small town in the southern North Island of New Zealand. ...


The region consists of Wairoa District, Hastings District, Napier City, and Central Hawke's Bay District, as well as a small parts of Taupo District and the Rangitikei District. This article is about the New Zealand town. ... Hastings is a large urban area in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Central Hawkes Bay District is a region of North Island, New Zealand. ... Taupo (Māori pronunciation - IPA: ) is a small urban area in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


One trivial fact is that the region has a hill with the longest place name in New Zealand, and the second longest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is an unremarkable hill in southern Hawke's Bay, not far from Waipukurau. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu or Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Maori (language) placename on an otherwise unremarkable hill which is 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Waipukurau is the largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


History

Between 1858 and 1876, Hawke's Bay formed the Hawke's Bay Province as a Province of New Zealand, after being separated from the Wellington Province following a meeting in Napier in February 1858. The Hawkes Bay Province was a province of New Zealand that was separated from the Wellington Province following a meeting in Napier in February 1858, until the abolition of provincial government in 1876. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On February 3rd 1931, Napier and Hastings were devastated following New Zealand's worst natural disaster. An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale killed 256 people. Napier began re-building and now the city is world famous for its Art Deco buildings and celebrates its heritage each February with the Art Deco Weekend. The Richter magnitude scale, or more correctly local magnitude ML scale, assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. ...


Population

The region's population at the 2006 census was 147,783. Of these, 55,359 lived in Napier City. The main urban areas are Napier and Hastings. Smaller communities include Wairoa, Havelock North, Tikokino, Waipawa, Waipukurau, and Takapau. The region has a significant Māori population (24% of the total population at the 2006 census). A major local Māori tribe is Ngāti Kahungunu. The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... This article is about the New Zealand town. ... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ... Tikokino is the second largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waipawa is the second-largest town in Central Hawkes Bay in the east of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waipukurau is the largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Takapau is a small rural community in the Central Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... The Ngāti Kahungunu iwi, one of the largest tribes of New Zealand Māori, is based in Wairārapa , Hawkes Bay and Wairoa. ...


Climate and agriculture

A Hawke's Bay vineyard in autumn.
A Hawke's Bay vineyard in autumn.

Hawke's Bay's long, hot summers and cool winters offer the best weather for growing grapes. The climate is dry and temperate. Hawke's Bay is renowned for its horticulture with large orchards and vineyards on the plains. In the hilly parts of the region sheep and cattle farming predominates, with forestry blocks in the roughest areas.


Culture

The region is served by a variety of radio stations with Classic Hits, Bay City Radio, and Newstalk ZB being the most popular stations according to official statistics from the Research International Radio Survey October 2006. Hawke's Bay also has its own TV station, Channel 51, which provides a mix of news and information programmes hosted by local personalities.


Hawke's Bay produces some of New Zealand's finest wines and once a year Harvest Hawke's Bay celebrates the fact by offering a three day wine and food festival. This event attracts many thousands.[citation needed]


Napier is home to the annual Mission Concert held early each year. The event held at the Mission Estate Winery in Greenmeadows has attracted big names over the year's including Kenny Rogers, Shirley Bassey, Rod Stewart, B52's, Belinda Carlisle, Ray Charles, and Eric Clapton. Each concert is attended by around 25,000 people.[citation needed] Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937 in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... The B-52s are a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, an important center of alternative rock. ... Belinda Carlisle (born Belinda Josephine Kurczeski on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California) is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female New Wave band Go-Gos as well as a successful solo artist. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


Medicine

Hawke's Bay has a useful and innovative approach to community-wide care of diabetes mellitus featuring shared records held in a web-based computer system.[citation needed] For the disease characterized by excretion of large amounts of very dilute urine, see diabetes insipidus. ...


External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Hawke's Bay
  • Official Regional website
  • Official Hawke's Bay Tourism Portal
  • Official New Settlers Site - Free Service for New Settlers in Hawke's Bay
  • New to Hawkes Bay - Information for new residents.
  • Napier City Council Website
  • Hawke's Bay Province and Provincial District" An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintoc , Welligton, 1966
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