LIVING Hawke's Bay magazine is an indepedent, locally-owned, community lifestyle magazine. It is produced by a small team of experienced editorial and advertising professionals. From writing and photography, to planning and designing, this magazine is Hawke's Bay made – and proud.



the core team

Valerie Thompson
Managing Editor
Kristin Baylis
Art Director
Mandy Wilson
Sales & Marketing
David Trim
Publisher / Owner
Nick Jaggers
Technical Manager / Owner


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Find all our covers from every edition of the magazine and follow our evolution from the beginning 'til now!




We are proud to have a great, local team of regular contributors to our magazine, from photographers, to enthusiasts, to writers. Below you'll find two of our most recent featured contributors which updates with each edition.

Bruce Jenkins

Napier local and international photographer for more than three decades, Bruce's personal passion is motorsport. He has been chosen as the official photographer to many motor racing circuits, from the NZ Toyota 86 Championship Racing Series to Le Mans. His fascination with all things ‘motors’, combined with photography, has seen him ride intrepid motorbike journeys through India and Kathmandu. Bruce is a multiple winner of the MotorSport New Zealand Photographer of the Year Award. 


He can be seen regularly walking his Dalmatian dog, Hera, around the beautiful suburb of Ahuriri, normally with a camera over his shoulder.

Justine Hannemann

Justine is no stranger to the gym, having competed in seven female bodybuilding shows over the years, most recently taking out second place in the ICN World Championships for Fitness and Sports. She believes there is no limit to what you can achieve, once you put your mind to it. However, she understands that health and fitness can be confusing, which is why she got started in the industry, with the mission to simplify health and end quick fixes. 


What Justine loves the most about coaching is helping women exceed their own expectations in the gym, and ultimately live healthier lives. 

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