We wish Clearview Estate Winery and Lisa Clarke all the very best at tonight's Hospo Awards. Clearview is a finalist in the new Outstanding Cellar Door line up while Lisa is a finalist in the outstanding supplier/ sales rep category - she's been a winner twice before. Read more about these awards and the HB Tourism Awards where our client is a finalist in the Essence of Hawke's Bay award. And really, what is more quintessential Hawke's Bay than an afternoon kicking back over lunch and wine at Clearview....
Check out the latest on Clearview Estate's Reserve Chardonnay - it's been selected as one of New Zealand's Fine Wines and may well be served to business premier passengers on Air New Zealand from August. Plus it took out a blind tasting win for the 2014 vintage at Expovinis, the most important wine fair held in Brazil, which saw it named the best imported white wine. Fantastic work guys and girls!
Photo - HB Today
Clearview Estate Winery's Black Reef Blush (an all time favourite) is available again - with the 2017 vintage now safely bottled and winging its way to happy wine lovers around New Zealand. Here's a piece from HB Today about this sought-after wine.
Kite recently worked with Logan Stone directors Boyd Gross and Frank Spencer to share some of their perspectives on the past year’s activities and the firm’s view on future property trends. Read Frank's take on how technology adoption is impacting on bricks and mortar real estate and Boyd's concern that Hawke's Bay's primary production powerhouse is under threat.
We recently had the privilege of sharing the inspirational story of Dave Letele aka Brown Buttabean for our new client Russell Roads. Managing Director Robbie Gale and his wife Michelle were motivated to sponsor Dave a few years ago, without having met him; they were moved by his determination to drop almost half his body weight and turn his life into one of helping others fight obesity and adopt healthier living and more positive thinking. You can read the Hawke's Bay Today story here or our fuller release.
Congratulations to Helm Business Information Systems, a Hawke's Bay firm with clients from the Bombay Hills to Kapiti Coast, on taking out the MYOB Advanced Partner of the Year award. Here's HB Today coverage
Susan White has resigned as Chief Executive of Business Hawke’s Bay, the region’s business-led economic development agency.
Mrs White, who took up the position in July 2013, has been instrumental in seeing the agency grow from a team of two to five, and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub in Ahuriri where BHB and 14 other business support services are now co-located.
Her last day will be 7 April and she will join FPG as its global marketing director on 10 April.
Read more coverage here
For Clearview Estate owners and founders Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg the nearby sea gave them plenty to talk about when they hosted a group of nautical visitors on Thursday.
The Te Awanga coastal spread is home to the vines which have sparked a series of awards and accolades for the wines they produce, and it is that unique sea breeze location which Mr Turvey relishes in creating vintages with a point of difference.
So he had plenty of nice things to say about the ocean - as did his guests, who took time out from what they had arrived in the Bay to pursue.
Twenty-six championship-seeking sailors and their families here for the Lexus of Hawke's Bay Flying Fifteen Nationals being hosted by the Napier Sailing Club and their supporters took time out from the sea to ... hear about the sea.
Read the full story here in HB Today.
Kite recently worked with Michelle and Aaron Duncan to share the good news about the two awards that Freenergy Solar Solutions was awarded at the recent SEANZ industry awards. It is definitely a good news story so we were delighted to help.
Here's Hawke's Bay Today's take on it.