The Hawke's Bay Cup

Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park

Affiliates Tournament

Napier Park Island

Furnware Cup

Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park/Napier Park Island

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Congrats to the Black Sticks, the 2016 winner of the Festival of Hockey!

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About Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay is situated on the East Coast of the Central North Island and is proud to bring the Festival of Hockey to it's shores for the second time running.

Discover Hawke's Bay
  • Bay backing the Black Sticks


    Hawke’s Bay is backing the Black Sticks Women’s and Men’s hockey teams during their “quest to be the best” as they prepare for the Rio Olympic games.

    The sponsorship deal is being led by locals Rod Miller and Bruce Mactaggart of the Hawke’s Bay Sports Events and Education Consortium, which is formed by a group of business and community leaders who are committed to strengthening the region’s principal partnership with the Black Sticks.

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    Hawke’s Bay – Where the world comes to play!

    The 2016 Festival of Hockey was a success, with the Black Sticks taking the overall win.

    6 out of the 8 International teams at this years tournament have qualified for the Rio Olympics! We were thrilled with our newest additions Ireland and Canada who had a successful tournament and embraced the community while staying in Hawke’s Bay.

    It was a great six days off Hockey and we hope to see everyone again next year.


  • Black Sticks WIN HAWKE’S BAY CUP!

    New Zealand Black Sticks WIN HAWKE’S BAY CUP FOR 2016!

    In a thrilling final against Japan the Black Sticks won 3-2. The Black Sticks were leading 3-0 until Japan scored two late goals.

    It was a fantastic game to finish a very successful tournament where some great hockey was played.

    Australia went on to win the silver with a win over China.


  • Michelsen wins Robyn Mactaggart medal for 2016!

    Black Sticks Captain Stacy Michelsen has been named the winner of the Robyn Mactaggart Medal at the 2016 Hawke’s Bay Cup.

    Michelsen was thrilled too receive the medal and was happy with the Black Sticks win over Japan in the finals.

    This special medal designed by Monique Therese award recognises the player who is judged the best and fairest over the 24 match tournament in honour of Robyn Mactaggart. Robyn was a passionate player, coach, parent and supporter who gave so much to the sport.



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    Canada visits Te Mata Primary School

    The Canadian women visited Te Mata primary school and exchanged jokes, songs and national anthems. This was a great opportunity for the students to interact with the players and learn more about another country. The Canadian women also learned a some fun facts about New Zealand and Hawke’s Bay and were even able to see a Haka preformed by the students.

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    Officials enjoy local Hawke’s Bay Wine

    No tournament would be possible without Officials. 16 Officials from all around the world came out to Hawke’s Bay to help make the Festival of Hockey a success!

    All the officials were treated to a behind the scenes tour and wine tasting with owner, founder and winemaker Tim Turvey at Clearview Estate.

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    HBSEEC’s Festival of Hockey won the Westpac Innovation in Sport and Recreation award at the annual Hawke’s Bay Sports awards held on Saturday night! An award that wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic support from all of the HBSEEC members and wider Hawke’s Bay community.



    Iona wins the Furnware Cup!

    Iona College have won the Furnware Cup for the first time with a 6-1 win over Hamilton College.

    The final of the Furnware Cup was streamed through the Festival of Hockey website.

    Captain Hannah Mason said “she was proud of the girls and all their hard work paid off.”

    The Furnware Cup girls also get the chance to rub shoulders with their heroes as they are ball attendants for the International games.



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Hawke's Bay principal sponsor of the Black Stick teams!

Posted on August 26, 2016

Hawke's Bay help Black sticks stay top of game! Hawke’s Bay is delighted to be the Principal Partner of the Black Sticks Men and Women and to...


Bay backs the Black Sticks!!

Posted on June 27, 2016

  Photo credit: Planet Hockey   BAY BACKING THE BLACK STICKS! Hawke's Bay is backing the Black Sticks Women's and Men's hockey...


Black Sticks Official Draw has been released!

Posted on April 29, 2016

The official match schedule for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been released!


2016 Festival of Hockey is Completed

Posted on April 14, 2016

The 2016 Festival of Hockey is finished, a huge thank you to all of our volunteers, ball attendants, team liaisons and everyone who supported the...


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