Media Releases

Here you'll find all the latest media releases from Hawke's Bay Tourism.

If you have any questions regarding these releases please contact Jessica Wiggins, Public Relations and Media Manager.

Op-ed by Hamish Saxton, Chief Executive at Hawke’s Bay Tourism

6 October 2021

The emergence of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in New Zealand has landed a brutal blow on the events sector. ...

Summer F.A.W.C! postponed until January 2022

6 October 2021

Hawke’s Bay Tourism is disappointed to announce that due to the ongoing uncertainty and risks associated with the Delta variant of Covid-19, Summer F.A.W.C! will be postponed until January 28 – February 6, 2022....

F.A.W.C!’s 10th anniversary one for the record books

14 September 2021

November’s Food and Wine Classic (F.A.W.C!) is already breaking records, with 17 events selling out today, the most ever recorded during a Summer Series pre-sales release...

F.A.W.C! to turn 10 with star-studded line-up

31 August 2021

Hawke’s Bay’s Food and Wine Classic (F.A.W.C!) will achieve a huge milestone this summer, celebrating 10 years of the region’s signature culinary festival...

Hawke’s Bay records highest annual visitor card spend

5 August 2021

Hawke’s Bay has recorded its highest ever annual tourism electronic card transaction (TECT) spend despite an absence of international tourism for most of the 2020-2021 financial year...

Central Hawke’s Bay blooms with spectacular Spring Fling line up

29 July 2021

Capturing the true essence of this enchanting part of Hawke’s Bay, Spring Fling showcases the very best food, wine, adventure, culture and history that Central Hawke’s Bay has to offer...

Daring Deco is back!

5 July 2021

Grab your coats, hats and fur wraps and get cosy with the sophisticated and stylish, as the Winter Deco Festival takes centre stage this July in Hawke’s Bay...

New Zealand Cider Festival coming to Hawke's Bay

16 June 2021

First event announced for 10th anniversary of Summer F.A.W.C! - New Zealand Cider Festival coming to Hawke’s Bay...

Winter F.A.W.C!'s Foodie Feeding Frenzy

20 April 2021

F.A.W.C! 2021 Winter Series is already breaking records with 17 events sold out by 3pm on the day of the highly anticipated ticket presale...

The Search for Hawke's Bay's Food and Wine Legends Begins

19 April 2021

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has teamed up with Cuisine Magazine to honour the legends of Hawke’s Bay’s food and beverage industries...

Winter F.A.W.C! Ready to be Devoured

14 April 2021

Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is back for an eighth year and foodies can now devour its deliciously hot programme of more than 40 events...

Food and Wine Country Awaits

23 February 2021

Foodies assemble. Your pilgrimage to Food & Wine Country is now easier than ever thanks to the release of a comprehensive online guide to Hawke’s Bay’s unmissable eats...

Associated Art Deco events still on in Hawke's Bay

18 February 2021

Range of Art Deco-inspired events going ahead this weekend despite festival cancellation...