The councillors were sworn in at Hastings District Council today, marking their first official occasion since the election on October 8. Each of the new and returning councillors took their oath and signed their declaration of office in front of a gathering of family, friends and Council staff. While it was all about the councillors there were moments when little ones definitely stole the show.
Kiwis of all ages should be aware of natural hazards and a visit to “The LAB” is a great way to raise that awareness, says Te Pohue School teacher Tim Orbell. Last Tuesday (18 October) Mr Orbell and his multi-level senior class (Year 6 to 8) from the rural Hastings school had the distinction of becoming the first school group to use the “Life at the Boundary” education programme for the recently opened LAB at the National Aquarium of New Zealand on Marine Parade, Napier.
The Clapperton family’s connection with Council goes back more than 80 years and at least three generations. The shared history came to light after a tiny time capsule was found earlier this month, inside the newly moved Havelock North Cricket Pavilion.
Notice of Initial Hearing: The Government Inquiry into Havelock North drinking water will hold an initial public hearing at 1oam on October 27, 2016. The hearing will be held at Hastings District Court, 106 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings. Any member of the community is welcome to attend. Please note there will be limited space for media in the Court.
Another Poppy Place is about to be celebrated in Hastings – this one is Memorial Park Avenue, leading to the Memorial Arch in Haumoana’s Memorial Park. The unveiling of the Poppy Place sign will be at 11am on October 28, just after the opening of the newly revamped playground that is on the Haumoana Memorial Park.
Australasia’s fastest sprinter (under 18 years, over 100m) used a Hastings Youth Council Grant to help her get to the competition at which she scored the win. Georgia Hulls was one of 18 who received a grant of between $250 and $1000 last year. The fund is administered by Hastings Youth Council. Nominations have been called for again this year, with a closing date of November 4. Giving their peers a helping hand to achieve their goals is one of the parts of being on the Youth Council that the members enjoy most, says Hastings District Council youth co-ordinator Paddy Steffert.