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Businesses in Hastings, and the wider region, like to connect. Sharing ideas and experiences provide opportunities for us all to grow. You can access a range of organisations which are ready and waiting for coffee and a chat to see how they can help your business flourish.


Mana Whenua partnership relationships

Heretaunga-Hastings is the home of Ngati Kahungunu, which through its myriad of hapu and marae gives us our cultural identity and cultural narratives. Hastings District Council acknowledges all its mana whenua partners that, given the geographical, cultural, and post-Treaty settlement landscape, includes multiple groups:

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotu
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust
Maungaharuru Tangitu Trust
Hineuru Iwi Trust
Mana Ahuriri Trust
Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust

Business associations

Hastings and Havelock North both have active business associations dedicated to encouraging their retail hubs through support networks and enhancement for their members.

Hastings City Business Association
Havelock North Business Association

EIT LogoEastern Institute of Technology

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), one of New Zealand’s leading institutes of technology, is our local tertiary education provider offering 150 qualifications from certificate to postgraduate qualifications.

EIT is equipped to support your workforce (current and future), delivering well-trained workers and creative and critical thinkers to the region. Students gain transferable knowledge and hands-on skills through placements, internships, and other opportunities to learn ‘outside the classroom’ through EIT’s strong partnerships with local industry.

View the EIT website here

Hastings District Council

For more in-depth or specific information on Hastings, please contact our Economic Development team:

06 871 5000

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