HomeAbout Clive

About Clive

The small town of Clive is located about 10 kilometres south of Napier on State Highway 2 in Hawke's Bay on the North Island of New Zealand.

Historically Clive has played a significant role in the development of the region and long before Hastings was even thought of and Napier was still a hill surrounded by swamp, Clive was a thriving community. Local historian and writer Gary Bains has compiled “A Short History of Clive”…read more

Situated just north of Clive is Hohepa Hawke's Bay which was founded in 1957 by educator Marjorie Allan and local farmer and benefactor Lewis Harris. It was the first Hohepa Home in New Zealand and is an important part of the present day Clive community.

Clive is also home to Hawke's Bay Rowing Club and many of New Zealand's top rowers have trained on the Clive River. It is the home club of Olympic champion Emma Twigg and past Olympic champions Georgina Earl and Caroline Meyer (better known as the Ever-Swindell twins).