Hawkes Bay is well known for its wineries, orchards and Art Deco. The area is foremost a tourist destination and the Hawkes Bay Councils seem to perpetuate this.
For the rest there is hardly the social buzzing of energy that you can find in the larger cities of New Zealand and abroad. The area works with the seasons. In winter the people are in hibernation waiting for the next spring to come along for the whole tourist and fruit season to start over again.
That is why many young and talented people move out of the area.
Do we want to change this?