skip to main content
Business rates so good, the bank moved here.
Get to your board meetings quicker.

In Hastings it’s easier to do things.

Less time waiting, less time wasted.

It’s easier to get ahead.

Hastings is just like a big city. But better.

Learn about the benefits of living, working and doing business in Hastings.


unite against covid

COVID-19 business advice

Advice and support from the government is available, for all alert levels, including accessing financial support, how to operate safely to keep your workers and others safe, practical resources and more is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website.

A place where things happen

Achieve success in Hastings where opportunities for business, industry and individuals abound. Take away much of what makes city life challenging but keep the rewarding things that just make life tick.

Hastings is a connected district with a range of industry, talent, and lifestyle opportunities where the thinkers and doers thrive. Open space provides head space ensuring opportunities for innovation bloom.

Hastings is a thriving primary sector district, with a new wave of industry and business launching from the solid economic foundations on offer. A base where businesses delivering products and services across the globe prosper.

Starting a new business in Hastings?

Starting a business is busy, exciting and potentially daunting! Talking to the right people early will help you make the right plans as you learn about the consents and regulations that will apply to your specific business venture.

Let us help you out by identifying key things you may need to consider and who you can go to for assistance before you start to get your business off the ground.

Check out our guide to starting a new business in Hastings here.

Architects Render Muncipal Building exterior MediumLooking for the perfect space for your business?

Set to open in early to mid-2022, the Municipal Building in the Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre is looking for ground floor tenants. We want people and businesses who will infuse this remarkable heritage space with creativity and passion. Stage one includes several hospitality-focussed opportunities. Check out the prospectus for more info.

Economic Development
06 871 5000

Sign-up to our e-newsletter



Hastings District Council - Copyright © 2022 Hastings District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 /