TELL ME AND I FORGET.
TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER.
INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.
THAT AWAIT YOU.
RICH IN CULTURE
Welcome to Hawke’s Bay.
You’re in the right place.
Get ready for an exciting lifestyle!
The incredible natural setting of Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful location, with an abundance of activities available both indoors and out to ensure an exciting lifestyle for overseas students.
Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s most environmentally pristine regions and the largest district within it, Hastings, has been declared GM-free.
The region offers all the experiences and variety of the big cities without the stress and rush, allowing you to live life to the fullest while you learn.
When you choose to study in Hawke’s Bay, you’re choosing to learn in a place like no other.
Whether you’re exploring by car, on foot, or perhaps making your way around ‘The Bay’ on one of the over 200km off-road pathways on bike, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see. Barbeques and exploring one of our beautiful beaches, learning about indigenous Maori culture, or attending any of the different shows and festivals are options on any given day – all enjoyed in a safe, friendly and beautiful environment. Visitors travel from all around the world to attend the International Horse of the Year show and Napier’s famous Art Deco Weekend. There’s never a dull moment and you can be part of the excitement!
Hawke’s Bay offers quality world class education institutions, personal safety, a wide variety of extension activities, many opportunities for personal growth and a warm climate. Whatever the key things are that you’re looking for, we’re confident you’ll find Hawke’s Bay can offer it all.
The region of Hawke’s Bay is a fantastic choice for a student wishing to come and experience life in New Zealand.
Our schools and educational institutions have well-established heritages and offer great study choices and outstanding extracurricular activities.
Hawke’s Bay is clean and safe and has an abundance of natural resources. Hastings District within Hawke’s Bay has been declared GM-free and offers a broad range of fresh, local produce and world-renowned vineyards. There are a large number of events held every year that attract international visitors including Horse of the Year, music concerts and cultural celebrations.
Hastings District Council is committed to ensuring our students receive a warm welcome throughout their stay and we look forward to seeing you here in Hawke’s Bay soon.
Mayor of Hastings
Hawke’s Bay is home to many unique characteristics. Napier City is the Art Deco Capital and our buildings have many distinguishing features. We offer a broad range of easily-accessible outdoor activities combined with a mild climate, cafes, wineries, diverse shopping options and a seafront location.
As a student you will find a range of schools and institutions that are amongst the very best in our country. You can look forward to receiving a safe, high quality education while also enjoying living among friendly people. This is all within a very short distance from the major ports of Wellington and Auckland.
Mayor of Napier
One of the safest places in the world to live.
New Zealand has been voted the third most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index. It’s also the least corrupt nation, according to the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. The cities of Napier and Hastings have International Safe City Accreditation (ISC).
With low crime rates, you can focus on your studies and relax while enjoying everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer.
Quality education is the backbone of New Zealand society and Hawke’s Bay schools provide a broad range of academic subjects along with the opportunity to take part in sport and the arts.
High sunshine hours and favourable winter and summer temperatures help make Hawke’s Bay the largest producer of pip and stone fruit in New Zealand and the second largest producer of wine making grapes. Much of this produce is available direct from the grower, either on-site or at our widely applauded ‘farmers markets’.