Talk:Hawke's Bay Region

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Moved and merged[edit]

There were two pages, "Hawke's Bay" and "Hawke's Bay region" - the latter a stub. I combined them and moved them here, to avoid confusion with Hawke Bay (i.e., the bay itself). Grutness 09:31, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

General Wikipedia policy is not to disambiguate in the article title unless and until it is necessary. Since Hawke's Bay and Hawke Bay are different, we don't need the (region) after Hawke's Bay. On the other hand, I can see how it could be confusing so after moving the article back to Hawke's Bay I've put disambiguation messages at the top of both articles. Ben Arnold 06:06, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Spelling of article title[edit]

The article says it's about the local government region and also says that the official spelling is without an apostrophe. In that case, shouldn't the article title be Hawkes Bay with Hawke's Bay redirecting to it, rather than the other way around as now?

Link correction[edit]

Link labled "Hawkes Bay Official Site" is an private citizen's creation of a portal page. I added a link to the Hawke's Bay EDA site that links to all the council websites in the Hawkes Bay region.


I have uploaded a new image for Hawkes Bay (Image:Hawkes Bay NZ.jpg) to wikicommons and categoried the existing ones: see commons:Category:Hawke's Bay. Maybe one of them would be a good image for this page. I have never been there, so I'll leave it upto someone else to decide.--Konstable 13:30, 10 June 2006 (UTC) Bold text

Capitalisation of "region"[edit]

The capitalisation of "region" in the article title seems to be an error. The article states that Hawke's Bay is a region of New Zealand. The word "region" is not a proper noun in this context, and because it is not part of the official name of the region, it's arguably redundant in the title anyway; the article could, without confusion, be named "Hawke's Bay" -- or "Hawke's Bay (region)" -- with the {{about}} disambiguation hatnote referring to the body of water (Hawke Bay) remaining immediately below it. BlackCab (talk) 05:30, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Northland Region which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 22:59, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


The following statements appear in the article:

  1. "Hawke's Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines" (unreferenced)
  2. "Hawke's Bay is renowned for its horticulture with large orchards and vineyards on the plains". (unreferenced)
  3. "Hawke's Bay produces some of New Zealand's finest wines" (unreferenced)
followed by a section headed "Wine" which says
4. "Missionaries in the mid 19th century planted the first vines in Hawke's Bay and it is now becoming an important place for full bodied red wines. As of January 2010, there are an estimated 75 wineries located across Hawke's Bay.".

This needs a rewrite. Moriori (talk) 00:20, 10 July 2014 (UTC)