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27 March 2015

Be sure to check which council facilities are open and closed during the Easter break in 2015.

Hastings District Council office

  • Closed

Animal Welfare Centre

  • Good Friday - closed
  • Saturday 4 April - open 11am – 12noon
  • Sunday 5 April - open 11am – 12noon
  • Easter Monday - closed

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27 March 2015

Hastings District Council is unveiling three new places to play in Havelock North in April.

First out of the blocks is Romanes Park, which will be officially opened at 10am on 12 April by Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule.

This three hectare reserve is now home to the Hawke’s Bay BMX Club’s community-funded national competition-standard track and sports a new field for the Havelock North Wanderers Football Club.  The park has been named after former Havelock North Mayor Harry Romanes, whose family have funded a playground and adult fitness circuit for the park.

26 March 2015

The Heretaunga Women’s Centre at the Hastings Women’s Rest building re-opens on Monday after a major renovation. The Centre will once again be a vibrant community hub for local women.

The Hastings District Council, the Heretaunga Women’s Centre and many community organisations have worked successfully together to ensure the historic Women’s Rest has a fresh, light, welcoming and warm interior.

Hastings City Art Gallery new director, Toni MacKinnon
25 March 2015

The new Hastings City Art Gallery Director Toni MacKinnon wants to bring the community into the gallery, and take some of the gallery’s art, artists and staff out into the community.

“Buildings can be quite foreboding places and I’m a great believer in making an art gallery part of the community. I hope to work closely with communities, marae, and local organisations to build on our programmes and find new ways to connect with people.”

20 March 2015

Routine sampling has identified low levels of bacterial contamination in the Whirinaki water supply.  As a precaution the supply is being chlorinated, and residents may notice a chlorine taste or smell in their water over the next few days.

The level of contamination identified was very low, and is not considered a public health risk. However, Council takes a “zero” tolerance approach to bacteria found in the water and chlorine was introduced immediately when the presence of bacteria was confirmed.

18 March 2015

Fire restrictions in the Hastings district remain in place despite the recent rain.

Hastings District Council Principal Rural Fire Office Trevor Mitchell said “We have reassessed the fire risk following the passing of Cyclone Pam. Regional Council rainfall figures show only 25-50mm of rain fell over much the of the district, with 112mm recorded in the coastal hills around Waimarama.

Photo:  Left Angela Atkins and Tania Kerr check out the food thrown out by one household.
12 March 2015

At first glance, it looks like perfectly edible food straight from the supermarket. Instead, it's perfectly edible food straight out of household rubbish bins.

A recent study reveals that every year the average New Zealand family throws away more than $563 worth of edible food. The extent of the waste was discovered when an audit of council rubbish bins and bags was carried out across the country to try and find out exactly what food New Zealanders were throwing away and why. 

12 March 2015

The Shaolin Monks from China performed to a 'sell out' crowd last night at the Hastings Sports Centre

A free, proudly Hastings District event, crowds were wooed by the Shaolin Monks athleticism, jumps, tricks and drama. 

If you attended the event and felt inspired to learn martial arts in the Hawke’s Bay, here are some wushu kung fu, aikido, karate, judo, kendo and jiu jitsu providers who have been working with Sport Hawke’s Bay.

11 March 2015

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,

6 March 2015

Public notice is given that the Heretaunga Women's Centre has been granted a waiver from the Hastings District Council (Liquor Control Bylaw) to enable possession and consumption of alcohol in a defined area outside the Heretaunga Women's Centre, off Russell Street South, Hastings.


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