Beaches, wineries and Art Deco. The Hawke's Bay has a diverse economy, including business services that support its sectors to be the second largest contributor to regional GDP.
Farming, horticulture, wine and tourism are the main industries in the region, with Port of Napier acting as a major export and transport hub.
Matariki, Hawke’s Bay's regional economic and social inclusion strategy, was released in July 2016. The plan aims to make Hawke’s Bay the most innovative region in New Zealand, the leading exporter of premium primary produce, and a hub for business growth. Its vision is 'Every household and every whānau is actively engaged in, contributing to and benefiting from a thriving Hawke’s Bay economy.'
Iwi came together to form Te Kāhui Ōhanga o Takitimu, a collective of organisations working to develop and act upon the strategy.
- Population estimate: 164,000
- Average household income: $86,700
- GDP per capita: $45,348
Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.
See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.
|Hawke's Bay||Wairoa to Napier Railway||KiwiRail||$ 5,000,000||23 February 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Whakaki Lower Catchment Pilot Project||Hawke's Bay Regional Council||$ 100,000||23 February 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Hawke's Bay Food Innovation Hub||Hastings District Council||$ 200,000||22 June 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Wairoa Capability Support||Wairoa District Council||$ 250,000||31 July 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Whakaki catchment cultural and economic assessments||Hawke's Bay Regional Council||$ 100,000||14 August 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Napier National Aquarium||Napier City Council||$ 350,000||31 August 2018|
|Hawke's Bay||Wairoa Youth Employment Business Case||Wairoa District Council||$ 15,000||7 January 2019|
|Hawke's Bay||Wairoa Skills & Employment||Wairoa District Council||$ 150,000||7 January 2019|