The closure of the Karamu, Frederick and Grove roads intersection next week will be kept to as few days as possible, says Hastings District Council. The closure of the busy intersection, from Monday May 9 to Wednesday May 11, will allow the intersection to be re-sealed, following the improvement work carried out over the last eight weeks.
For the second quarter in a row spending in Hastings is up by 20 per cent. “It’s very good news. That gives us six months of steady increases which is a sign of confidence in our district, both by businesses and residents,” said Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule.
The inaugural Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon has smashed predictions with all race categories sold out. That means almost 5000 competitors have signed up to be a part of what already looks set to become an iconic event on the running and social calendar; one that is as much about where the athletes are running as it is about how far.
Getting its hands on an internationally-travelled art installation project is a real coup for the Hastings City Art Gallery. Gallery director Toni MacKinnon announced this week that The cubic structural evolution project will arrive next month and open in June. Made up of 50,000 pieces of white Lego, it relies on the viewing public to build an “outlandish and titanic” city.
The complex ‘personalities’ of Asia have been explored in-depth by New Zealand artists, and now their works have been brought together in an amazingly vibrant exhibition, Visiting Asia. Gallery director Toni MacKinnon says the works run the gamut, from “emotionally affecting” to “gently having fun with cultural misunderstandings”, and across media, from video works to a fantastic sculptural pieces and installation.
Work to correct the uneven surface along a section of Havelock Rd will be completed within four weeks. The problem affects about 600 metres between Havelock Bridge and St Andrews Rd, along the seam where the old road joins the new widened stretch. There are another couple of very small patches of road that appear to be suffering from the same problem, and a decision on whether to fix those at the same time is being made.