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23 January 2015

Local developer, Lowmac Properties Ltd is to begin construction of the new “Village Exchange” complex in Havelock North during February.

23 January 2015

The Hastings District Council’s annual contestable funding round is now open. This fund supports local community organisations to deliver outcomes that will assist Hastings District Council to achieve its current and future strategic goals.

23 January 2015

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23 January 2015

Public Notice is hereby given that a Commissioner Hearing will commence on Monday, 2 February 2015 at 11.00am, reconvene Tuesday, 3 February at 9.00am and continue on Thursday, 5 February at 9.00am in the Council Chamber, Civic Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings to address the fo

23 January 2015

Hastings District Council is urging residents to step up their water conservation efforts.

Councillor Tania Kerr says “If we don’t get rainfall soon, some river flows will fall to critical levels, so it is now extremely important that everyone becomes more active in reducing domestic irrigation. Current daily consumption is still in excess of levels that would demonstrate that people are adhering to the current restrictions.”

Tania Kerr says “If the current dry spell continues and further voluntary reductions are not seen, then we will have to consider banning sprinklers and moving to hand held hosing as a further measure to minimise excessive use.”

22 January 2015

Hastings District Council welcomes applications from community organisations for funding from the Contestable Grants Fund.

The fund aims to establish or develop community services or projects. Council has allocated $297,000 in 2015 to the contestable grants fund and applicants must show that they are able to make a significant contribution to their project or service. The applications are assessed by Councils Community Grants Subcommittee.

Subcommittee Chairman Sandra Hazlehurst says “Each application will be evaluated against Council’s criteria. Applicants should demonstrate that their project has a major ‘community good’ component. There is also a requirement that the balance of the funding for the project can be raised through external sources within 12 months of Council’s funding being confirmed.”

21 January 2015
The public is invited to join Hastings District Council’s 
Keep Hastings Beautiful team in cleaning up the area surrounding Maraetotara Falls this Friday.
Hastings Deputy Mayor Cynthia Bowers says “This is a most amazing part of 
Hawke’s Bay that is visited by thousands of locals and tourists each year. The carpark and surrounding area is in need of a cleanup to ensure that it is presented in pristine condition for our visitors.”
Cynthia Bowers says “We ask that everyone who visits this area removes their rubbish, but there are some who just leave paper, coffee cups and other garbage in the carpark. It blows around through nearby bush and becomes an eyesore. This wonderful part of Hawke’s Bay is for everyone to enjoy and it is disappointing that the behaviour of a few people spoil it for others.”



20 January 2015

Hastings District Council is seeking nominations from young people who would like to become part of the Youth Council.

Mayor Lawrence Yule says “Becoming a Youth Councillor offers young people hands on experience in decision making and the opportunity to learn all about how the Council goes about its daily business.”

Lawrence Yule says “A Youth Councillor is not necessarily a person who has achieved high academic standards or is the captain of a sports team. A good Youth Councillor is someone who is passionate about Hastings, its youth and has a keen interest in local government and decision making. A potential Youth Councillor could be a school leaver who is aged between 16 and 19.”

20 January 2015

Temporary Closure of Russell Street South, Lyndon Road, Karamu Road, Warren Street, Eastbourne Street, Heretaunga Street – 24 – 25 April 2015

19 January 2015

Hastings District Council gives public notice that, at its meeting held on Thursday 18th December 2014, while in public session, the Council made amendments to its Speed Limits Bylaw 2012 in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 and the Land Transport Rule: Setting of


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