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25 November 2014

The organisers of International Cultures Day 2015 in Hastings are seeking new community groups and food vendors to participate in this one of kind event.

Cultures Day is an annual event that will be held on Saturday March 7th 2015 at Cornwall Park in Hastings. It offers the community an opportunity to celebrate and experience the cultural diversity of Hawke’s Bay.

International Cultures Day is being organised by the Hawke’s Bay Multicultural Association. President Sook Hua Lee says “Many people are now looking to broaden their cultural horizons and are searching for mouth-watering cuisine from around the world. The event has always attracted a wide range of food stalls, cultural displays and performances but we believe there are many other experiences that would be welcomed by the thousands of people who flock to this event.”

25 November 2014

Options for strengthening the Hawke’s Bay Opera House will be determined during the development of a Structural Design Report on the buildings.

Hastings District Council has contracted Holmes Consulting to prepare a report on the buildings, which were closed earlier this year following concerns over their earthquake strength.

Mayor Lawrence Yule says “Council remains committed to the restoration of the Opera House to its former glory. The work to be completed by Holmes Consulting will provide information on the costs and scale of a number of strengthening options.”

21 November 2014

TSB Bank has confirmed their support for two very popular Hastings events; ‘Christmas in Cornwall Park’ and the ‘Fiesta of Lights’ at Waikoko Gardens.

TSB Bank Hastings Branch Manager, Jo Robson says “The TSB Bank Christmas Series was created to link these two iconic events under a common name and to give the people of Hawke’s Bay an opportunity to share the festive spirit at two family friendly community events.”

‘It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Bank’s Hastings and Napier teams to give back to our local communities and contribute to the region’s festive spirit,” Jo Robson says.

21 November 2014

The recent spell of fine weather and strong drying winds has led to a call for Hastings residents to think seriously about conserving water.

The water flow in the Mangateretere Stream has dropped below150 litres/second which is an indication that, without rain or conservation efforts, water restrictions may be close. Water usage in Hastings spiked over 50,000m3 during the weekend and while the forecast is for a few showers in the next few days, the coming week looks likely to bring more fine weather.

Hastings District Councillor Tania Kerr says “The flow in a number of the district’s waterways and streams is on the decline. Recent rain has deferred the need for formal conservation measures at this time however the implementation of restrictions is on the horizon.”

20 November 2014

The Frimley Aquatic Centre will sport a trendy and smart new look when it opens for the summer season on Monday (24th November).

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “The pool complex has been given a $395,000 makeover during the winter and this has produced a facility that I am sure the whole community will be proud of. The refurbished pool will be far more swimmer-friendly and the whole complex has a new, more welcoming feel."

20 November 2014

Hastings District will move to a restricted fire season on Monday 24th November.

Despite some rain in the past two weeks, the undergrowth in parts of the District is very dry, and there have been a number of potentially serious fires.

19 November 2014

Hastings will welcome 33 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 19th November 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”.

18 November 2014

Find out what days and hours our council facilities are open during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

18 November 2014


18 November 2014

Year 7 and 8 students will have the opportunity to discover what employment options await them, when the ‘Futures for Tamariki’ careers day comes to Heretaunga Intermediate.

‘Futures for Tamariki’ is organised by Youth Futures and follows on from the inaugural event that was held in Flaxmere in March this year. It is expected that 300 students from Heretaunga Intermediate, St Matthew’s Primary School, Maraekakaho School and St Joseph’s School will participate in this month’s careers day.

Youth Futures Chairman Hamish Whyte says “Children are often asked “what are you going to do when you grow up?”. ‘Futures for Tamariki’ is a chance for children to begin thinking about the sort of work they would like to do in the future and gather information that will help them make good decisions about the courses they will undertake when they enter secondary school.”


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