Kaiti Hill, Titirangi Domain. NZ Golf Magazine | July 2019 | 31 commercial rockets into space from its base at Onenui Station at the tip of Māhia Peninsula. It is the first privately-owned launch pad in the world to put commercial satellites into space and heralds a new era for the region. A frequently asked question is why choose Māhia Peninsula as a site to launch rockets? Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says this remote part of New Zealand has some of the clearest, least-crowded airspace on the planet and its extreme easterly location offers the greatest number of launch angles in the world. Beck inspected many locations before deciding on Māhia which he calls ‘the most beautiful launch site on earth’. THE GOLF There are not a lot of clubs in the region but we have selected one. It is highly regarded and worthy of playing a round at. THE OPEN ROAD AWAITS AV I S . C O . N Z AVIS RENTAL CAR If you’re visiting from out of town, pick-up an Avis rental car from any of the following convenient locations, and earn Air New Zealand Airpoints rewards with every booking. Plus, join Avis Preferred today to eliminate the paperwork and save time when picking up and dropping off your vehicle. ∙ Gisborne Airport Terminal Building, Aerodrome Road, Gisborne. Ph: (06) 868-9084 The Poverty Bay Golf Club at Awapuni Links was instituted in April of 1893 and was the 5th golf club to be established in New Zealand and the second in the North Island. This 125-year- old links course is one of New Zealand's golfing treasures. Nationally ranked, the course is often host to championship events. The narrow, undulating fairways and large, well bunkered greens are praised by the country's top golfers. The greens are considered by its members as being up with the best in New Zealand. The course has a comfortable club house with bar facilities operating on club days or by arrangement. Club days are Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, when the bar is open from 2.30 pm. Sundays the bar opens at 10.30 am. During the summer months the bar is open from 5 pm for Twilight. Men’s and women’s changing rooms are open every day. POVERTY BAY GC (Awapuni Links) Cnr Lytton & Awapuni Roads, Gisborne, New Zealand, Ph:06 867 4402 Email: [email protected] www.gisbornegolf.co.nz