Saturday, 6 October 2018

Regions of New Zealand – Hawke's Bay

This month's region is Hawke's Bay.  If you are wanting a good white or red wine you won't go wrong picking one from this famous wine region. Under 200 thousand people live there so it isn't at all crowded.

Location – Hawke's Bay is on the east coast of the North Island immediately below Gisborne Region.

Origin of name – James Cook named it after an English admiral who had nothing to do with New Zealand.  No doubt sucking up.

Main Cities – Hastings & Napier (which is renowned for its big collection of Art Deco buildings – there was a huge earthquake there in 1931 and the buildings were rebuilt as art deco)

Places to visit – there is a hill which has a very long name - Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu – this is near Waipukurau and is not interesting except for its name.  Other than this hill there are many things to see including: Cape Kidnappers (gannet colony, golf & views), Lake Waikaremoana, Te Mata Peak (& winery), Church Road Winery

Famous people from Hawke's Bay – Israel Dagg (All Black)

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