Hawke’s Bay


Hawke’s Bay is a region of New Zealand, located on the east coast of the country’s North Island. 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.

The Hawke’s Bay region accounts for approximately 7% of national primary industries GDP, with the largest contributions being fruit growing, grape growing and forestry/logging. The region accounts for 7% of national processing GDP, with the largest shares being for fruit and vegetable processing, wine-making, meat processing and textile processing.

The region accounts for approximately 2% of national manufacturing sector GDP and about 3% of the country’s service sector GDP.

Economic growth in Hawke’s Bay is strongly influenced by international economic conditions directly and indirectly impacting its significant primary industries and processing sectors.

Tom Skerman
Economic Development Manager
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
P: 06 833 5649
M: 021 769 960
E: tom@hbrc.govt.nz

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