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2 October 2014

Hastings will welcome 30 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 8 October 2014, from 6 pm in the Hastings District Council Chambers.

The candidates’ nationalities are as follows:

Indian                          4
Australian British         1
British                         12
Cambodian                 1
Samoan                      9
South African              2
Dutch                          1     

A Kaumatua will welcome those present on behalf of tangata whenua

29 September 2014

Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks the first anniversary of the formation of the City Assist team in Hastings CBD.

The ambassadors began walking the streets of the central shopping area in Hastings on Monday 30th September 2013, in response to calls for greater security and public safety in the area.

The initiative was introduced on a six-month trial, with six ambassadors rostered to patrol the CBD,  7 days week. The initial trial only included Heretaunga Street but was later extended to include other streets surrounding the CBD and the Kmart Plaza.


26 September 2014

Hastings District Council has been authorised by the District Court at Hastings to sell an abandoned cross-lease section at 80 Tarbet Street, Flaxmere, Hastings.

The Council is offering the section for sale by tender. Tender documents are available from the Council’s Legal Officer, Peter Woodroffe, phone 8715069.

Tenders will close at 4pm on Tuesday 28th October 2014.

26 September 2014

Fencing is to be erected along two sides of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House this morning (Friday 26th September).

Engineering advice received in March resulted in the closure of the theatre, followed shortly after by the closure of other public spaces in the Municipal Buildings. Building tenant, Hutchinsons Furnishers subsequently moved from their premises in the complex to a site further north on Heretaunga Street. 

Hastings District Council Acting CEO John O’Shaughnessy says “Council has had the initial engineering reports peer reviewed and the latest indication is that there is some concern at the stability of the balconies that surround the Opera House in the event of an earthquake.”

Fire at Cape Sanctuary in Hawke's Bay
25 September 2014

Fire burnt around 1.5 hectares of land at Cape Sanctuary at Ocean Beach this afternoon (Thursday 25th September).

Cape Sanctuary is located on three properties on the Cape Kidnappers Peninsula and is the largest privately owned wildlife restoration project of its kind in New Zealand.

The blaze was located in an area which was difficult to access and was attended by appliances from the Havelock North, Hastings Heretaunga and Waimarama Brigades.

23 September 2014

Please be aware Napier City Council are doing their bi-annual emergency siren testing at 12noon this Friday.

Hastings District Council does not use sirens for civil defence warnings in the district. Instead we have a mobile public alerting system which is not being tested at this time.

22 September 2014

The Napier-Taihape Road is open today (Tuesday 23rd September).

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.


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