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There is no doubt Hastings is beautiful, from our amazing beaches, natural reserves and our iconic Te Mata Peak, to our parks, villages and city centre, all bathed in our stunning climate. And we have the award to prove it: the Keep NZ Beautiful Supreme Award 2020.

But we all need to work together to keep it that way. And it does take all of us – our Council teams and our whole community.

Our staff teams tend our parks, sweep the streets, plan our beautiful inner-city spaces, manage our rubbish and waste streams, keep our infrastructure up-to-date, and more.

Plus we have amazing volunteer groups (more than 20 of them) who help plant our reserves, parks and stream-sides, heaps of community input into our plans for parks and urban spaces, and very many individuals and groups who take the time to clear up litter.

Together our efforts have helped our community win Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards. While those awards celebrate natural and built spaces, they are especially focused on the efforts councils and communities put in to keeping them beautiful and sustainable.

We thank you all and encourage everyone to take it up a notch, particularly by not dropping litter.  If we don’t drop it, no-one will need to pick it up!

Latest news

Big bellies help fight litter

Big bellies help fight litter

Solar-powered Big Belly Bins have arrived in Hawke’s Bay, ready to compact picnic rubbish in Hastings’ three bu...

16 December 2020

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Hastings a Beautiful winner

Hastings a Beautiful winner

Hastings is not only officially New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Large Town - it is also the Keep New Zealand Beautif...

29 October 2020

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Hastings a finalist in 2020 Keep NZ Beautiful Awards

Hastings a finalist in 2020 Keep NZ Beautiful Awards

Hastings is in the running to be named Most Beautiful Large Town in the 2020 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.

17 August 2020

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Bountiful bins

There are 601 litter bins in streets and parks across Hastings district. If you have litter and you are not near a bin, please take it home.


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