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19 December 2014

Feedback on the speed limits has now closed and a decision has been reached.

Some rural roads in the Hastings District will remain at 80km/h while others will return to 100km/h. The changes will come into effect 1 February 2015. Until then, existing speed limits are in force.

19 December 2014

Hawke’s Bay residents and visitors are urged to take extra care when lighting fires over the holiday period.

Team Leader Emergency Management Trevor Mitchell says “Even though there has been some rain around the region over the past week, fire restrictions remain in place all around the Hastings District. This means that there is a total fire ban on all beaches and public spaces and the restrictions include the discharge of fireworks.”

Trevor Mitchell says “If you are planning on lighting a fire over the holiday period you may be required to obtain a fire permit. You should contact Council as soon as possible to talk over the implications of lighting an outdoor fire, regardless of whether it will be in the rural or urban area of the Hastings district.”

18 December 2014

Hastings has its first purpose built, non-fluoridated drinking fountain/bottle filling station. The facility has been installed at the Eastbourne St bore at the intersection of Warren and Eastbourne Streets.

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “A referendum in October 2013 resulted in 63 per cent of those who took part, voting to keep fluoride in the Hastings District's urban water supply, including Havelock North and Flaxmere. However, a group of residents remained committed to the establishment of a non-fluoridated water supply in Hastings, and at a Council meeting in May 2014, it was agreed that an outlet should be made available in the city.”

Lawrence Yule says “The pipe work is installed in such a way that water for the non-fluoridated supply is drawn from the natural aquifer, rather than the network pressure side, which contains fluoridated water. The supply will comply with the Drinking Water Standards for NZ as the groundwater source is deemed secure and requires no further treatment.”

17 December 2014

The Hawke’s Bay school’s sports calendar has received a major boost with the development of an exciting, new tournament.

The Hastings Sixes is a new event that was launched to schools around New Zealand last month. 42 schools have already shown an interest in attending.

The event is the brainchild of the ex-principal of Frimley School and Hastings District Councillor Malcolm Dixon. He says “The initial interest in the event has been overwhelming. The concept was floated past schools in November and the initial replies indicate over 1000 year six students will take part in the sports tournament next year. ”

16 December 2014

Carol singing will be part of the festive season celebrations at the Hastings night market in the CBD this Thursday (5pm - 9pm).

Inclement weather saw the cancellation of last Sunday’s Christmas in Cornwall Park but the carol singing will now be part of an entertainment package at the night market. The carols will be led by local groups 4s Company and the Flaxmere LDS Gospel Choir.

Hastings City Business Association City Centre Manager Susan McDade says “This is going to be a very special night market. Not only will there be the usual street stalls, there will also be some free, festive season entertainment. Many of the CBD retailers will be making it a late night so the city centre is going to be alive and buzzing with excitement.”

11 December 2014

A bronze sculpture of Hawke’s Bay born WW1 military leader, Major General Sir Andrew Russell is to stand in Hastings Civic Square.

The sculpture has been commissioned following a $60,000 grant from the Lottery Grants Board. A further $9,950 grant from the Lottery Fund will go towards the 2015 Anzac Day Services at Civic Square, which will be enhanced in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the landing of New Zealand forces at Gallipoli. The grants come from the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage fund.

Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell (1868 – 1960) is one of the New Zealand’s most prominent military figures. His gallant leadership of New Zealand forces at Gallipoli led to his appointment as commander of the NZ division in France."

11 December 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,

9 December 2014

Public notice is hereby given that, at its meeting held on 18 November 2014, Hastings District Council resolved that the following areas be designated as specified places where a general prohibition on the possession or consumption of liquor will be in force for the specified period as set out:

9 December 2014

Hastings District Council gives public notice that at its meeting held on 27 November 2014, it made by resolution the Hastings District Council Water Services Bylaw 2014. This Bylaw came into effect on 27 November 2014.

8 December 2014

Hastings will welcome 30 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 10th December 2014, from 6pm 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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