Hastings Leader - 2021-07-21


Happening in Havelock North


Havelock North is the vibrant heart of Hawke’s Bay and a ‘must visit’ destination for anyone travelling to the region and for locals, especially those who haven’t ventured there recently. The air of prosperity continues with even more options for shopping, dining, living and doing business. Havelock North village is a one-stop location for beautiful products and exceptional services all set in a picturesque centre dotted with trees, art works and a fountain. It’s a great spot to rest a while and watch the world go by or meet with friends and enjoy a coffee and a bite from one of the nearby eateries. There’s an eclectic mix of boutique stores ranging from an excellent selection of high-end fashion labels to bespoke New Zealand brands. Havelock North village provides an intimate shopping experience for the discerning buyer. Allow plenty of time to enjoy all the variety that’s on offer such as art galleries, book shops, gift and homeware shops and interior design establishments. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to hair and beauty options with stylists, spas and several therapies available. Indulge yourself, or that someone special in your life, with some bespoke jewellery or a bouquet of fresh flowers. Food lovers can indulge in a speciality food market and an old style butcher. Whatever your preference for dining you’re sure not to be disappointed whether seeking pub food, fish and chips or pizza. Then there’s plenty of choice when it comes to ethnic dining including Indian, Turkish, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Japanese and authentic Mediterranean. Not too far from the centre of the village are several fine dining establishments. Wine and beer lovers will not be disappointed as there are several pub and bistro venues, a specialist wine outlet and a cellar door and wine lounge to enjoy. Havelock North is also well served by skilled professionals. Here you’ll find numerous small businesses handling mortgages, insurance, HR and finance. Trades are well represented so pretty much everything you need is on your doorstep: experts in electrical work, tyre specialists, funeral directors, plumbers, car grooming, excavators and kitchen designers, With great schools, numerous community groups and plenty of health professionals Havelock North truly is a most pleasant place to live work, play and shop.


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