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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”.

14 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,

11 July 2014

Hastings District Council has signed an agreement which will see it take a 40% stake in a Gas to Energy project.

The Gas to Energy project which is under construction at the Omarunui Landfill near Hastings is a collaboration between Napier City and Hastings District Councils (landfill owners) and Pioneer Generation Limited.  The project will see the methane gas produced from the waste material, sold to drive a 1Megawatt power generator and is expected to be operational in the last quarter of 2014.

9 July 2014

Window glass has made an unwelcome appearance at the Martin Place Recycling Depot, in Havelock North. 

A large amount of window glass has been dumped in the recycling bin during the past week. Window glass has a different chemical composition and melting temperature than glass bottles and the two products can’t be recycled together. If you melt glass from windows and bottles together you end up with worthless, lumpy glass

7 July 2014

Flaxmere Library will be extending its opening hours on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Monday 21st July.

“Hastings District Council has formally signed off the proposal to extend Flaxmere Library hours until 7.00pm on two evenings a week,” says Henare O’Keefe, Flaxmere Ward Councillor.

For more library hours see www.hastingslibrary.co.nz/sections/library-hours

7 July 2014

The Asset Management Group of Hastings District Council will be undertaking the following road works,
Mill Road - Black Bridge – the walkway is to be closed to pedestrians/cyclists from Monday, 7 July 2014 to and
including Saturday, 26 July 2014.

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