Featured region: The Hawkes Bay
We talked to Dr Anoek Dechering-Raes, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Hawkes Bay DHB about living in the Hawkes Bay region. Anoek is originally from the Netherlands and gives her unique insight in to living and working on the other side of the world..
How long have you lived in New Zealand?
I have lived in Hawkes Bay since June 2006 when we arrived in New Zealand. The 'we' is my husband and our two children who at that time were aged 2 and 4.
What are the top 3 things that you love about living in the Hawkes Bay?
I love the laid-back life style, the weather [the Hawkes Bay is known for its temperate weather – not too cold and not too wet]
The overall very friendly people.
It is a great place to raise your kids and to enjoy life. We are close to beaches, mountain bike tracks, wineries – it is a beautiful region.