YHA Friends of Hawke's Bay was formed in September 2009 and dissolved in June 2019. The decision to dissolve the group was made at a Special General Meeting held on Thursday 6th June 2019, which was called following the news of YHA Napier no longer operating as a YHA New Zealand hostel due to the previous owners having sold it.
The member group was led by Barry Pulford who hosted events throughout the year, including an annual Christmas BBQ in December. Barry put in tremendous work for many years. YHA New Zealand is all the better for his efforts and we have thanked him for his hard work.