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22 September 2014

The Napier -Taihape Road remains closed on the Rangitikei District Council side  (Monday 22nd September) due to heavy, localised snow. The closure affects the road from Taihape to the Kuripapango Bridge.

The Hasting District Council side from Fernhill to the Kuripapango Bridge is open.

A further update will be available around 3pm this afternoon.

22 September 2014

Hastings District Council gives public notice of an extension to the closing date for submissions on changes to a large number of speed limits pursuant to its Speed Limit Bylaw 2012, and changes to the Bylaw.

19 September 2014

The Hastings District Council Customer Service Team has won the 2014 ALGIM Customer Service Local Government Team of the Year award.

The award was presented at the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Customer Service symposium held in Hamilton early this week. 

Mayor Lawrence Yule says “This is a real credit to the whole of the customer service team who have worked hard to ensure that they provide a high quality service to our ratepayers. Six customer service teams from throughout the country entered this category and to come out at the head of a strong field is a fantastic achievement.”

18 September 2014

Carvers have begun the first round of a regular maintenance regime on the 18 Pou which were unveiled in Hastings Civic Square last year.

Repairs have already been completed on the Pou representing Omahu Marae. 5 more Pou will be removed from their bases at Civic Square on Monday 22nd September and should be back in place by Monday 29th September.

The Pou represent Tipuna (ancestors) from the 18 Marae in Ngati Kahungunu, and were unveiled in a moving ceremony on Friday 26th July 2013. They were created by a team of 20 local carvers over a period of 10 months from ancient totara, which was recovered from a river in Te Urewera and gifted by the people of Tuhoe.

18 September 2014

The country’s top surfers will be heading to Hawke’s Bay this Labour Weekend for the Backdoor BayBash surfing event.

The Backdoor BayBash marks the first nationally sanctioned Open Men’s and Women’s event held in the region. The event allows the region’s top surfers the chance to compete against the best in New Zealand, without having to travel, giving them a good competitive advantage.

Surfing action will take place from 8:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014. The event headquarters will be at Waimarama Beach but a call on the days venue will be made each morning, depending on surf conditions.

17 September 2014

Hastings will welcome 20 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 17th September, 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”.

12 September 2014

Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours.

12 September 2014

Notice is given that the Council, at its meeting on Thursday 28 August 2014 resolved that the electoral system to be used in the 2016 Council elections will be First Past the Post (FPP) rather than the alternative system of Single Transferrable Vote (STV).

11 September 2014

Temporary Closure of Heretaunga Street East – 100 and 200 blocks – 1 November 2014 – 30 May 2015

11 September 2014

MasterChef favourite and celebrity chef Cameron Petley will speak and offer tastings at the Flaxmere library on Tuesday 14 October at 6pm.

Petley won New Zealand’s heart during his appearances on MasterChef New Zealand in 2011 and released his first cookbook, Hunter from the Heartland in 2012.

The talk will take place in the recently renovated Flaxmere Library, part of the Flaxmere Community Centre. Tickets for the event cost $10.00 and are available from the Flaxmere, Hastings and Havelock North Libraries or online at Eventfinda.

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