Introducing Hawkes Bay
Hawke Bay, the name given to the body of water that stretches from the sunburnt Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers, looks like it’s been bitten out of the North Island’s eastern flank. Add an ‘s’ and you’ve got a region that stretches south and inland to include fertile farmland, surf beaches, mountainous ranges and wild forests.
The southern edge of the bay is a cable TV lifestyle channel come to life – food, wine and architecture are the shared obsessions. It’s smugly comfortable but thoroughly appealing, and is best viewed through a rosé-tinted wine glass. If the weather’s putting a dampener on your beach holiday plans, it’s a great place to head.
Last updated: Sep 22, 2008
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