From LA to the Bay

From Waimarama Beach to Napier, the Hawke’s Bay region gets a fantastic write up in the LA Times. The writer had organised a family holiday to her mother’s place of birth, in honour of said mother’s 70th birthday. “Hawke’s Bay, once the domain of gentleman farmers, has bloomed into a haven for oenophiles, fishermen and nature lovers … [The] arc of coast and inland plains encompasses swaths of empty beach; gentle, rolling landscape; abundant orchards; and superb trout fishing in broad, meandering rivers.” The family stayed at various “retreats” owned by Kim Thorp and Andy Colthart’s Black Barn enterprise.

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