Hawke's Bay Food & Beverage Sector
Hawke’s Bay may once have been branded as the ‘Fruit Bowl of New Zealand’, with our hot dry summers and fertile soil nurturing a huge and diverse horticulture sector in our region, but these days there’s certainly a lot more to our food and beverage industry than fruit.
We’re proud of that heritage, and the culture of innovation that has attracted great talent and created so many world-leading businesses right here in the Bay.
Our role is to support businesses on their journey from start-up through to scale up and beyond. We work closely with all of the agencies and networks that are here to support business, with a focus on strategic regional projects and business development and growth.
We support industry clients by creating opportunities to network, inform and educate, and we’re here to help your business to grow. We can put you in touch with people who can help with capability building, technology, processing availability, research and development and business advice.
We manage food and beverage projects of benefit to the entire region and encourage strategic collaboration between businesses.
If you would like some support developing your food & beverage business or your new idea, or if you’d like information on whether Hawke's Bay is right base for your business, please click here to email Nicky.