In Appreciation Of Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to the following entities and businesses who are willing sponsors of Radio Kidnappers and its community programmes. Their support is actively helping put our local community on air! You can find out more about most of these sponsors by clicking on their logo, which will take you to their website where possible. And, if they are a business near you, please try them out - or just call in and say hello!


NZ ON AIR is our principal sponsor. Their funding allows us to be The Voice Of Hawke's Bay and give minority groups a way to be heard.

NZOA provides funding to all 12 Access Stations and without their support Radio Kidnappers would not be the station  you know and love.

To learn more about all the great things NZOA does for visual and audio media in NZ click on their logo.

DAVE JONES MOTORS has been a sponsor of the daily/hourly Weather bulletins on Radio Kidnappers for over a decade.

We know from personal experience that they really are "the friendly fellows" who are always approachable and willing to discuss any vehicle problem. As a result, their workshop and forecourt is always one of the busiest around. But regardless of how busy they get, they always get the job done - on time and when promised! And at a competitive price!

You'll find them on Davis Street, which is just off Heretaunga Street West in Hastings.

Try them out for your next car problem or repair! Click the logo to find out more ...

BAY PANEL & PAINT in Onekawa is your one-stop shop for panel-beating and painting.

Guy Walker and his team have been serving Hawke's Bay since 1979 - that's coming up to 40 years' experience! - and no matter what the damage - big or small - they can transform your vehicle back to showroom condition.

They do all insurance work, and rust repairs are another specialty, as is restoring classic cars to their former glory. And there's a host of other repainting they can do which will put life back into furniture and other items.

Bay Panel & Paint are just a phone-call away on 06-843-2789, or you can visit them at 60 Wakefield Street, Onekawa. Or click their logo to find out more, on their FaceBook page.

BAY PLAZA PHARMACY in Hastings specialises in excellent service with NO extra fees for dispensing at weekends or late nights - and they offer free Medico Paks too!

Open every day and located at 221 Russell Street North next to KMART in the Bay Plaza. Phone them on 222-6100 or email

Click on the logo to visit their website and find out more ...

BIRDWOODS is set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North village and offers a gallery, sculpture garden, cafe and old-fashioned sweet shop.

Opened in 2005 by Bruce and Louise Stobart, the Gallery's home is the original church hall from St Peter's in Waipawa built in 1894. The old hall has since had a beautiful conservatory added and the extensive grounds include an outdoor terrace and large sculpture garden. Birdwoods Sweet Shop is housed in a charming one-room colonial cottage made from reclaimed materials. Visitors enjoy Birdwoods' famous cafe treats all year round in one of the Bay's loveliest settings.

Birdwoods Gallery is located at 298 Middle Road just outside Havelock North. Phone 06-877-1395.

Click on the logo to find out more ...

CHANTAL SHOP in Napier are proud sponsors of Food For Life with Heather Barrow.

The Chantal Shop brings delicious healthy food from farmers, artisans and foodies, to our community. At the same time, providing you with choices – the best mix of grocery classics and natural wholefoods, along with local organic favourites, from bread to spreads and cheese to chocolates. Their commitment to good food goes beyond their four walls; they support sustainability, local growers, NZ made products, organically grown produce, the local community and your wellbeing.

The Chantal Shop is your go-to natural and wholefoods shop. Whether local or from afar, you will find what you are looking for. They offer a huge range of grocery items, from your pantry staples to the unique ingredients your recipe calls for.

Click their logo for more information.

At CLIVE AUTOS, they pride themselves on always going the extra mile in all that they do!

They are professionally-equipped to provide all mechanical, auto-electrical and air-conditioning repairs on any make or model of vehicle, using the latest electronic diagnostics to quickly pinpoint and resolve the problem.

You can trust the friendly team at Clive Autos to get you and your wheels back on the road. They're easy to find at 170 Main Road, Clive, or you can phone them on 06-870-0695.

Click on the Logo to jump to their FaceBook page (don't forget to 'Like' them!) ...

Eastern & Central Community Trust gives grants and support to community organisations operating in the Gisborne Tairawhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wairarapa districts. Our aim is to support community initiatives that can help build stronger, more sustainable communities. We look for applications that align with our priority outcomes, and, if possible, work with our strategic focus areas.

Contact them to find out more:
Free phone 0800 878 720
Street Address
207 Nelson Street South
Hastings 4122

ESK VALLEY ESTATE WINERY is located at 745 Main Road, Bay View - just 12kms from Napier on State Highway 2.

Open 7 days, 10am–4pm, for tastings and sales. Visit our spectacular site overlooking the Pacific Ocean and taste the wines made by Gordon Russell, our winemaker for 30 years.

You can phone us on 06-872-7430, or you can email us at

(click on the logo to visit our website and find out more) …

FIRSTLIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION in 2018 have very generously made funding available to support the continuation of the "Samoana 104.7FM" Samoan programme which runs for 3 hours, twice each week (Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm-11pm).

This programme helps to connect our local Samoan community with their homeland in the Pacific, by incorporating in each programme an extensive range of island music and topical news of interest, presented in a mixed language (Samoan and English) format.

Grateful thanks to FirstLight for their support. To find out more about FirstLight Community Foundation, please click the logo ...

The Flax is Flaxmere community's local pub and function room with both full and self service TAB, Sky TV, gaming, frequent live music as well as catering for functions and events in their fabulous function room.

Located on Swansea Road right next to the Flaxmere Shopping Centre. Call Raewyn on (06) 873-9027 to book your next function at The Flax.

To check out The Flax website click the logo

FOCUS HEALTH was established in 1996 to provide a comprehensive highly-skilled team approach to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. We treat both accidental injuries and age-related physical issues with a focus on recovery and ongoing prevention.

We cover the Bay with three convenient locations and easy parking: Te Mata Clinic (Havelock North), Royston Centre (Hastings) and Onekawa Clinic (Napier).

To contact our experienced team, phone 06-877-6897 or visit our website.

Choose Focus Health to be your Physiotherapy Providers in Hawkes Bay!

Click on the logo to visit our website and find out more ...

HAWKE'S BAY ENGRAVERS offers a custom laser engraving & cutting service as well as awards, trophies and giftware. Use their laser engraving and cutting services for your commercial needs or to add that extra professional touch to custom promotional products, personalised gifts for corporate events or other special occasions!

Located at 64A Wakefield Street, Onekawa, Napier, phone Lance on 06-835-6968.

Click the logo to find out more ...

For all your hydraulics needs, contact HYDRAULICS HAWKE'S BAY 2017 LTD.

They're handily located in Napier at 50-52 Corunna Bay, and you can phone them on 06-834-0888 or email

INFINITY FOUNDATION in 2014 very generously funded the purchase of new transmitting/receiving equipment between our Hastings studios and our FM transmitter site at Mt Threave (south of Hastings).

The previous equipment had to be replaced because it was incompatible with new frequency-bands introduced as a result of a reorganisation of the spectrum, and without the new gear (costing a significant 4-figure sum) we would have been unable to continue broadcasting on 104.7FM.

Purchase of this up-to-date technology has taken care of this situation for many years to come, so we are extremely grateful to the Infinity Foundation for that. They have also helped numerous other community and charitable entities around NZ. Click the logo to find out more ...

JOHN'S BAKERY is the award-winning bakery and café on the corner of Nelson and Heretaunga Streets in the heart of Hastings.

Grab a superb coffee and enjoy free wifi too! Serving up delicious breakfasts, lunches, pies, cakes and more, and open daily from 7am. They even do catering.

Ring John's Bakery on 06-878-8594, or visit their website, or just call in!

Click on the logo to find out more ...

LIONS CLUB OF NAPIER HOST is a service organisation for men and women of all ages; people who pride themselves on taking a "hands-on" approach to fundraising for worthwhile causes.

Napier Host Lions meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the RSA in Napier at 5:30pm. Come along and enjoy fellowship and fun with like-minded people, while giving back to the local community.

Call Wendy on 06-836-5331 if you'd like to join this friendly local service organisation. Click the logo to find out more ...

LYN JOHNSON - Property Brokers Residential Sales Consultant - works with YOU for great results.

Her point of difference is having an eye for detail and being community-orientated. It's all about what's important to YOU.

Lyn will find your perfect residential-property match - give her your wish-list! From empty-nesters wishing to downsize, to families needing more room, from no-lawns-to-mow to a gardener's paradise. Maybe inner-city and close to family, or away-from-it-all, out in the leafy suburbs. Your next rental property, an income-generator, or simply an ideal place to call HOME.

With Lyn, it's all about the quality of service, professionalism, knowledge and negotiation skills - she always takes the time to listen and she goes the extra mile.

Give Lyn a call on 06-873-8391, mobile 027-253-8412 or via email at

Lyn Johnson - Property Brokers - for your next move. Click the logo to find out more about Property Brokers ...

MOTORDROME TYRE & AUTO SERVICES: the best value in tyres, servicing and mechanical repairs from the people you can trust - serving the people of Hawke's Bay for well over 40 years.

Visit them at either 268 Hastings Street in Napier (phone 06-834-4043) or at the corner of Miller and St. Aubyn Streets in Hastings (phone 06-878-8029), for all your automotive needs, including WOFs, wheel-alignment and batteries, with all work MTA assured.

Click on the logo to find out more ...

NAPIER GLASS prides itself on providing quality glazing, an attention to detail and the most competitive prices for glass in the Napier-Hastings area.

Napier Glass offers flat glass glazing, retrofitting, double glazing, splash-backs, showers, glass balustrades and full windscreen repairs and replacements.

Ring them on 0800-555-334 for your glass needs or, if you have an emergency, you can call them 24/7 on 06-843-6481 or 021-461-312.

Click on the logo to find out more ...

RASOI, Napier's newest Indian restaurant, has been rated "Excellent" on TripAdvisor!

Rasoi specialises in pan-Indian cuisine with emphasis on signature dishes and unique product offerings. The secret behind their tempting food is original recipes treated with pure and genuine Indian spices sourced and produced in-house in India. A well-trained and professional team of chefs create real magic in all their offerings, giving you an excellent dining experience every time you visit.

Located at 125 Marine Parade, Napier, phone 06-835-4494.

For orders, email:

For table bookings, email:

Daily Opening Hours:
Lunch : 11am to 2pm
Tapas : 2pm to 5pm
Dinner : 5pm to Late

To find out more about Rasoi Indian Restaurant, please click the logo ...

SPECSAVERS OPTOMETRIST is trusted for glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.

Visit Specsavers at 247 Heretaunga Street West in Hastings, and check out their extensive range of designer frames, lenses and eye care services, or phone them on (06) 878-8686.

Click on the logo to find out more about Specsavers in general, or go direct to Hastings Specsavers ...

STAR OF INDIA serves authentic Indian food at 1012 Karamu Road North in Hastings and 242A Gloucester St, Napier.

Star of India Hastings are proud sponsors of Indian Mums On Air and Star of India Taradale are proud sponsors of Youth Today.

Look for them on Facebook and TripAdvisor and of course their website (click on the logo to visit and find out more) …

John Egan has been in the dental industry for 38 years.

At TOTAL DENTURES, we offer many services for all your denture needs. These include:

  • Upper and Lower Dentures
  • Immediate Dentures
  • Partial Dentures
  • Single Denture
  • Implant Overdentures
  • Relining and Rebasing

TOTAL DENTURES has two convenient locations:

  • 10 Porter Drive, Havelock North Village (beside New World)
  • 27A Gloucester Street, Greenmeadows (by appointment only)

Contact us:

by phone at 06-834-4329
by email at:

To visit the website click the logo

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