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21 November 2014

TSB Bank has confirmed their support for two very popular Hastings events; ‘Christmas in Cornwall Park’ and the ‘Fiesta of Lights’ at Waikoko Gardens.

TSB Bank Hastings Branch Manager, Jo Robson says “The TSB Bank Christmas Series was created to link these two iconic events under a common name and to give the people of Hawke’s Bay an opportunity to share the festive spirit at two family friendly community events.”

‘It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Bank’s Hastings and Napier teams to give back to our local communities and contribute to the region’s festive spirit,” Jo Robson says.

21 November 2014

The recent spell of fine weather and strong drying winds has led to a call for Hastings residents to think seriously about conserving water.

The water flow in the Mangateretere Stream has dropped below150 litres/second which is an indication that, without rain or conservation efforts, water restrictions may be close. Water usage in Hastings spiked over 50,000m3 during the weekend and while the forecast is for a few showers in the next few days, the coming week looks likely to bring more fine weather.

Hastings District Councillor Tania Kerr says “The flow in a number of the district’s waterways and streams is on the decline. Recent rain has deferred the need for formal conservation measures at this time however the implementation of restrictions is on the horizon.”

20 November 2014

The Frimley Aquatic Centre will sport a trendy and smart new look when it opens for the summer season on Monday (24th November).

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “The pool complex has been given a $395,000 makeover during the winter and this has produced a facility that I am sure the whole community will be proud of. The refurbished pool will be far more swimmer-friendly and the whole complex has a new, more welcoming feel."

20 November 2014

Hastings District will move to a restricted fire season on Monday 24th November.

Despite some rain in the past two weeks, the undergrowth in parts of the District is very dry, and there have been a number of potentially serious fires.

19 November 2014

Hastings will welcome 33 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 19th November 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”.

18 November 2014

Find out what days and hours our council facilities are open during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

18 November 2014


18 November 2014

Year 7 and 8 students will have the opportunity to discover what employment options await them, when the ‘Futures for Tamariki’ careers day comes to Heretaunga Intermediate.

‘Futures for Tamariki’ is organised by Youth Futures and follows on from the inaugural event that was held in Flaxmere in March this year. It is expected that 300 students from Heretaunga Intermediate, St Matthew’s Primary School, Maraekakaho School and St Joseph’s School will participate in this month’s careers day.

Youth Futures Chairman Hamish Whyte says “Children are often asked “what are you going to do when you grow up?”. ‘Futures for Tamariki’ is a chance for children to begin thinking about the sort of work they would like to do in the future and gather information that will help them make good decisions about the courses they will undertake when they enter secondary school.”

18 November 2014

TripSwitch is back again for summer 2014.

The Hastings District Council, iWay initiative encourages everyone to switch one car trip a day to a walking or cycling trip. 

The first TripSwitch was held in October 2013, the second in February 2014 and the next begins on Monday 24 November 2014.

17 November 2014

Read the Local Government Commission's position paper on the  Hawke's Bay Reorganisation 1.9 MB


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