Clive is a small town that is located ten kilometres south of Napier in the Hawke's Bay region. Clive is close to the mouth of the Clive River.
The town is part of the Hastings district. It was named (like many of the towns in the vicinity) after a prominent person from imperial India, in this case Robert Clive, better known as "Clive of India".
The town of Clive is mainly rural, yet with the increasing number of people moving into Hawkes Bay, and Clive being at the meeting point of Hastings and Napier. new subdivisions are being built to accommodate the growing population.
The Hawkes Bay regatta is held each year on New Year’s Day, started in 1895 and is the oldest regatta in New Zealand.