Teen is smitten with Napier's Ironmaori after a big win.


Waitohu Ngarewa is an iron woman. The 17 year-old Hawera girl won the gruelling Napier Ironmaori in just over six hours recently.

The event, which attracted more than 2500 entrants is comprised of an individual 2km swim, 90km bike and 21km run. Waitohu entered to challenge herself and gain a bit of event experience, she never expected to win.

"I was only doing it to try it out," she said. Now, she's been bitten by the endurance race bug. "It was really fun, I didn't expect to enjoy it that much."


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Hawkes Bay United secures their third win in a row


A "flat" Canterbury United could live to regret their defeat to Hawke's Bay United after surrendering their three-game unbeaten streak.

Hawke's Bay won a tight encounter 1-0 at Napier's Park Island ground on Saturday to leapfrog Canterbury into third place on the premiership points table.

Biss secured Hawke's Bay's third win five matches to continue their proud record which now stands at just two defeats in their last 13 home games.






Hawke's Bay Wine Trail



Download our Wine Trail Map to help you visit some of the 90 wineries in Hawke's Bay and taste the numerous award winning wines at our cellar doors.


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Hawke's Bay is one of NZ's Leading wine destinations. Take a day or two to sample all there is to offer, with wines from Hawke's Bay river valleys, terraces and hillsides of vineyards.

Travellers are taken off the beaten track, through five of New Zealand’s most interesting and scenic regions, offering wild beaches to rolling farmland.


Every region on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail has its food and wine specialties. Hawke’s Bay will win you over with stylish reds, sexy chardonnays and orchards full of fruit.


Travelling the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail provides the opportunity to taste the breadth of New Zealand wine, accompanied by regional cuisine. With more than 300 eateries in Wellington and 100 cellar doors along the journey, it’s no wonder it’s a renowned gourmet holiday.

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