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Turnover: Shopping in Hastings city centre.
3 February 2016

A big leap in retail spending in Hastings is very positive news for the district, says Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule. In the three months to December spending in Hastings shops and eateries was up almost 20 per cent on the same period the year before, a just-released report says. Nationally retail spending was up just 2.6 per cent.

The Big Easy, 2014
2 February 2016

More than 2000 riders are expected to saddle up for annual Big Easy cycle ride on the Hawke’s Bay Trails this Easter. Now in its fourth year, The Big Easy is a 43km leisure ride on the flat, mainly off-road Hawke’s Bay Trails with riders encouraged to take as long as they can, stopping at the many attractions and hospitality stops along the way. Registered riders will receive a wrist band that gives them access to hot deals on offer from participating outlets.  

2 February 2016

The Waitangi Day, The ‘Big 9’ event, with sports, arts, food and music, is on this Saturday – and it is going to be huge. The event, one of the biggest Waitangi Day celebrations in New Zealand, is hosted by Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi at the Hawke’s Bay Sports Park in Hastings.

Still dry: Recent rain has not dampened the fire risk.
2 February 2016

Despite the rain of the last few days fire restrictions remain in force throughout Hawke’s Bay. While tropical cyclone Victor has provided some short term relief from the El Nino dry spell that the Bay has been experiencing, the risks are still high, says Eastern Regional Rural Fire Committee chairman Trevor Mitchell.

22 January 2016

"Bogus" phone calls that prompted council warning turned out to be genuine. A day after warning residents to be wary of bogus phone calls about water tests, the Hawke's Bay Regional Council has said they were genuine after all. On Wednesday, the council said it was concerned for the security of local homeowners after it received calls from residents in Napier and Hastings.

21 January 2016

Our pets often have a very special place in the family but unlike other family members they can’t simply tell us when they are not well. To help us to know when they need help, internationally acclaimed Holistic Veterinarian and best-selling author Dr Deva Khalsa will share her knowledge in a free talk on holistic health for pets at the Hastings Library on Tuesday 9 February at 6.30pm. 


20 January 2016

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is concerned for the security of local homeowners. The regional council has this week received calls from residents of Napier and Hastings properties questioning whether staff are making appointments for water pressure testing. People have been contacted and asked to commit to a time when they are home, usually out of business hours, for a technician to visit their property to conduct the test.  Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council and Hastings District Councilare not conducting water pressure tests.

19 January 2016

Albert Square in Hastings will reverberate to the sound of laughter this Sunday, as the Aspyre Urban Obstacle race comes to the city.The inaugural event will see participants go under things, over things, jump, balance and carry things, climb over hay bales and they may even have water balloons thrown at them.

19 January 2016

A community BBQ is to be held at the Windsor Park Lions playground in Parkvale this Thursday, where the public will be invited to give their views on how to keep the area safe for all to use.

15 January 2016

Cyclists are being encouraged to attend the annual Go by Bike Breakfast to be held in Hastings Central Mall on Wednesday 10th February.The breakfast is part of Go by Bike Day, a national event, held in February every year, where people switch from cars to bikes for a day.