Hawkes Bay – Te Matau-a-Māui
The Hawkes Bay is on the east coast of the North Island. The region’s name derives from Hawke Bay, which was named by Captain James Cook in honour of Admiral Edward Hawke.
The region is renowned for its horticulture, with large orchards and vineyards on the plains. In the hilly parts of the region sheep and cattle farming predominates, with forestry blocks in the roughest areas.