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Splash Planets pirate ship
23 April 2015

The old pirate ship at Splash Planet destroyed by fire this month could be replaced in time for the 2016 summer season.

Powerhouse: FlaXrock gym trainer Letitaia Sanerivi puts a punter through his paces
21 April 2015

Explode and seido karate are in the fitness mix in Flaxmere and, as the suburb’s community centre and gym reach a year old, more classes are about to be added.

Community centre-run self defence and hip hop classes will start mid-May and hip hop classes are timed for June/July.

An open on May 2 will give residents who haven’t yet had a go the chance to try classes for free.

21 April 2015

Find out what council facilities and services are open over this ANZAC weekend. 

This includes the council administration building, rubbish and recycling collections, the rubbish dump, our pools plus much more. 

Mayor Lawrence Yule with Justine Kidd
17 April 2015

A new award celebrating leadership, added to the annual Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards this year, has been won by Justine Kidd.

Sponsored by Hastings District Council, the new Primary Industry Leader of the Year award celebrated “innovation and leadership at the highest level”, said Hastings District councillor and one of the judges of the award Tania Kerr.

The awards were presented at a function attended by a record 400 people on March 31.

David Guerin
15 April 2015

Havelock North performance artist David Guerin has spent much of the last year consumed by the war time experiences of Alfred Owen Wilkinson who fought at Gallipoli, Passchendaele and the Battle of Somme.

The results of part of this work will be seen for the first time at the Hastings City Art Gallery on ANZAC Day.

14 April 2015

Work has just begun on the State Highway 2 Clive Bridge to make crossings safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Hastings District Council Transportation Manager, Jag Pannu, says the current narrow uneven concrete path with its high kerb, is being replaced with a wider, smoother and fenced off path.

8 April 2015

The Hastings District has moved to an OPEN FIRE SEASON as of 8am Monday 7th April 2015.

This does not apply to Hawke’s Bay beaches and those fire areas administered by the Department of Conservation or Bay Forests Rural Fire District. Permits are required in these areas.

27 March 2015

Be sure to check which council facilities are open and closed during the Easter break in 2015.

Hastings District Council office

  • Closed

Animal Welfare Centre

  • Good Friday - closed
  • Saturday 4 April - open 11am – 12noon
  • Sunday 5 April - closed
  • Easter Monday - closed

Find out more

27 March 2015

Hastings District Council is unveiling three new places to play in Havelock North in April.

First out of the blocks is Romanes Park, which will be officially opened at 10am on 12 April by Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule.

This three hectare reserve is now home to the Hawke’s Bay BMX Club’s community-funded national competition-standard track and sports a new field for the Havelock North Wanderers Football Club.  The park has been named after former Havelock North Mayor Harry Romanes, whose family have funded a playground and adult fitness circuit for the park.

26 March 2015

The Heretaunga Women’s Centre at the Hastings Women’s Rest building re-opens on Monday after a major renovation. The Centre will once again be a vibrant community hub for local women.

The Hastings District Council, the Heretaunga Women’s Centre and many community organisations have worked successfully together to ensure the historic Women’s Rest has a fresh, light, welcoming and warm interior.


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