Salisbury Road from rapid number 546 to rapid number 1013. The road closure will be between 9:00am until 6:00pm Sunday, 7 April 2013. The purpose of this road closure is to hold a motorsport event.
News & Public Notices
Hastings will welcome 30 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held Wednesday 13th February 2013, from 6 pm.
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”.
February is a great time to leave your car at home and ride your bike to work.
As an extra incentive to put your feet on the pedals, Bike Wise Month includes the Commuter Challenge which runs between February 11th and 15th. The Challenge offers anyone who is prepared to ride their bike to work on any day of the week, a chance to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on the way.
There will be fun and prizes to give away during each breakfast and the major prize is a weekend luxury cycling challenge on the Hawkes Bay Trails, tailored to suit the winner. This will include dinner and accommodation at the award winning Clearview Estate Winery.
At the Go by Bike Day breakfast in Hastings Central Mall on Wednesday 13th February a fantastic Mad Gear Pro BMX bike and a scooter will be given away.
The second stage of the reroofing project at the Hastings War Memorial Library will begin on Monday 11th February.
The roof of the original library building will be replaced as part of the regular maintenance schedule. The section to be replaced runs from the car park entrance to the far wall of the children’s section.
The first stage of the project which included repairs and sealing of the roof of the Hall of Memories was completed in December. Paula says those repairs have ensured the integrity of the irreplaceable Peter McIntyre war mural is maintained.
Hastings residents are urged to consider placing a nomination for the 2013 Civic Honours Awards.
The awards recognise an individual volunteer, group or voluntary organisation which has contributed significantly to the Hastings community. Nominations can be placed in one of six categories; arts and culture, health and welfare, sport and recreation, education and youth, new volunteer and youth volunteer.
Nominations close on 15 February 2013 and forms are available at the Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere libraries or Council’s Service Centre in Lyndon Road. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/community-awards
Notice of Stopped Road - Unformed Legal Road at East Clive
Are you involved in an arts project, festival, performance or workshop?
If so, Hastings District Council along with Creative Communities New Zealand are giving you the opportunity to apply for funding in the arts.
One minute of violent shaking that changed the face of Hawke’s Bay will be remembered in Hastings this Sunday (3rd February).
The 82nd Hawke’s Bay earthquake commemoration service will begin at the Central Mall in Heretaunga Street Hastings at 10.30am with the bell in the clock tower to ring out at 10.46am, the time that the quake struck.
Survivors, families of survivors and all Hastings residents are invited to attend the earthquake commemoration service, which will begin at 10.30am on Sunday February 3rd at the Central Mall near the clock tower.
The continuing long dry spell in Hawke’s Bay is keeping fire services on edge.
The Hastings District went into a restricted fire season on the 3rd of December 2012 and moved to a total fire ban on the 14th December 2012.
Hastings District Council Principal Rural Fire Officer Trevor Mitchell says “The dry conditions haven’t eased significantly, despite a small amount of rain falling over the past two weeks. The undergrowth is still tinder dry and even the smallest spark could ignite a major fire.”
Illegally dumped rubbish in rural areas continues to cost Hastings ratepayers thousands of dollars each year to clean up.
The number of reports of rubbish being dumped on the roadside continues to rise, particularly in rural areas just outside the city boundary
Waste Minimisation Officer Dominic Salmon says “The practice of residents randomly dumping their rubbish on the roadside is becoming greater each year and it’s got to stop.”