60th Anniversary

Hawke's Bay Airport is celebrating 60 years

Hawke’s Bay Airport turns 60 in 2024, and we're going all out to celebrate. Join us for a year full of exciting events, including a brand-new kids’ play area, the ever popular 'Run the Runway' event, and a photo competition with some fantastic local prizes. It’s going to be a year to remember!

The airport, located on land elevated from Te Whanganui a Orotū after the 1931 earthquake, was developed by Napier Aero Club members who cleared and levelled it for aviation. Initially, East Coast air connections started in 1935 from Napier to Gisborne, moving to this site (Beacons Aerodrome) later. Commercial airlines have operated here since the 1930s. A 1310m sealed runway was built, with the first Fokker Friendship landing in December 1963. Officially opened on 15 February 1964, the airport has since introduced two terminals, the latest offering a contemporary space with potential for expansion.

Find out about our new Airport features celebrating our 60th Anniversary

It's competition time!

Let's make this year extra special as we celebrate 60 amazing years. A super-sized ‘60’ sign representing the flora and fauna of Hawke’s Bay has been installed in the terminal foyer and we would love you to snap a photo in front of the 'Big floral 60', sharing the joy with us. We have some amazing local prizes to give away throughout the year, and we will be drawing a different prize each month from the those who have commented on the Facebook post with their photo. 

How to enter: 
kiwiesque2This month's prize - April 2024:

A 2-night staycation for up to 6 people at the beautiful Kiwiesque Luxury Vineyard Villa accommodation  (valued up to $1800). 

Terms and conditions of prize:

Adults over the age of 25 only. ID maybe requested. Non-transferable. Staycation must be booked and used by 30 Sept 2024.

Find out more at: Luxury Group Accommodation Hawke’s Bay | Kiwiesque

Terms & conditions of competition:
  • For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, "The Promoter" refers to Hawke's Bay Airport.

  • By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • The Promoter’s competition with entry via Facebook is open only to residents of New Zealand, over 18 years old.

  • No purchase necessary. Winners will not be required to pay to enter the competition.

  • Employees of the Promoter are not eligible to enter.

  • Facebook/Meta are not in any way affiliated or involved in the competition.

  • Each entrant shall enter the competition the Hawke's Bay Airport Facebook page by adding a photo to the competition post. Private messages will not be accepted as an entry.

  • The Prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner, using a random number generator. The Promoter will not be held liable if the named prize becomes unavailable or cannot be fulfilled. The winner will be posted to our Facebook page within 3 days of the competition closing date.

  • If the prize winner cannot be contacted within 3 days of the closing date, at promoter’s option the winner may be taken to have forfeited the prize and a substitute winner may be selected.

  • The Promoter will not be held liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any entries that are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.

  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, The Promoter shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the competition or any Prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

  • Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a Prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a different prize which may not be of equal value. 

  • The name, address and phone number of the winner must be provided to the Promoter if requested and will be shared with the donator of the prize to enable fulfilment of the Prize.

  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.

  • The Promoter's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

  • The winner’s name and social media username may be posted on the social media profiles of the Promotor after the winner has been selected.