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30 July 2014

Hastings water theme park Splash Planet has been named in the top five in Trip Advisors Traveller’s Choice awards for amusement and water parks in Australasia/South Pacific.

Trip Advisor is the world’s largest travel site and gives travellers the opportunity to write their own reviews of hotels, restaurants and attractions that they have visited. According to the Trip Advisor website they have around 260 million unique monthly visitors and more than 150 million reviews and opinions.

Number one on Trip Advisors 2014 list of amusement and water parks in Australasia/South Pacific is Sea World on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

28 July 2014

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic,

28 July 2014

The former Executive Chairman of Shell Australia, Dr Roland Williams is to speak at two seminars in Hawke’s Bay next month.

Dr Williams is a former Global Head of Shell’s international gas and coal business and spent 36 years in the oil and gas industry. He will speak on modern oil and gas exploration and the future of these products before opening the floor to questions from the audience.

The public is invited to attend the seminars which will be held on:

Tuesday August 5 2014 at 10am: Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chamber, 159 Dalton Street, Napier

Tuesday August 5 at 1pm:  Ellwood Function Centre, Cnr Ellwood and Otene Roads, Hastings.

25 July 2014

Hastings District Council is undertaking further consultation on the new speed limits on some rural roads and the speed limits bylaw.

You can find out more and get a submission form by visiting the MyVoiceMyChoice voicebox this week at the following locations:

25 July 2014

Hastings District Council is undertaking further consultation on the new speed limits on some rural roads and the speed limits bylaw.

Further information is available here.

23 July 2014

Nga Marae o Heretaunga is set to commemorate the first anniversary of the unveiling of 18 Pou in Hastings Civic Square.

The pou were unveiled at dawn on Friday 26th July 2013 during a spectacular ceremony. They had been carved from 1000-year-old tōtara trees, which were recovered from a river in Te Urewera and gifted by the people of Tuhoe. Each Pou depicts an ancestor chosen by the 18 different marae located in the Hastings District.

The commemoration begins at 11am on Saturday 26th July at Civic Square in Hastings.

22 July 2014

A Best Asian Secondary School Student category has been added to the Asians in the Bay awards.

The awards are into their 3rd year, and will again recognise Professional Individuals and Asian businesses that are making a difference in the community. Groups and organisations that have helped promote their own particular culture and contributed significantly to the Hawkes Bay economy will also be acknowledged.

Further information on the Asians in the Bay awards is available here

18 July 2014

In accordance with sections 83 & 86 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Hastings District Council gives notice of, and seeks submissions on, the following proposals which it resolved on 13th May 2014:

18 July 2014

Form 19

Public Notice of Requirement by Hastings District Council for Designation pursuant to Section 168A of the Resource Management Act 1991

14 July 2014

Hastings will welcome 26 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 16th July 2014, from 6 pm in the Hastings District Council Chambers.

A Kaumatua will welcome those present on behalf of tangata whenua.

Hastings District Council Councillors will present each candidate with a kowhai tree to symbolise “putting down roots”.


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