Basil Diack, the trailblazing former proprietor of the iconic Victoria Hotel in Napier and a founding director of Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery, has been inducted into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame.

The Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame is made up of individuals who have made significant contributions to the Hospitality industry, who are admired and respected by their peers and exemplify excellence and dedication to the Industry.

With a career spanning 61 years, Diack is still a leading figure in the Hawke's Bay Hospitality scene.

"I am delighted to accept this honour," Diack said.

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