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Public Notice

HH Public Notice

Designation of areas for emergency management of buildings


Since the weather event in February 2023, affected buildings in Hastings have been managed under sub part 6B of the Building Act 2004. The Act requires that this designation is reviewed every 90 days and consideration be given to (amongst other things):

(2) A person making a designation decision must, to the extent that is practicable in the circumstances, have regard to the following matters:

(a) the scale and degree of the impact of the emergency and of its effects on buildings in the relevant area:

(b) the likelihood of a further emergency or any other relevant event occurring that could cause –

(i) buildings in the relevant area to pose increased or additional risks; or

(ii) land in the relevant area to pose a risk to a building:

(c) the principle that it is preferable that risks be managed, if possible, without the exercise or continued exercise of powers under this subpart.

Through this review, Hastings City Council in its statutory role, has made the decision to terminate the designation for the following statistical areas listed in the left column below.

Designation Status as of 16 February 2024.



Designation terminated Remaining designated areas
Akina Crownthorpe
Bridge Pā Dartmoor
Camberley Esk Valley
Clifton Eskdale
Clive Fernhill
Flaxmere East Glengarry
Flaxmere West Haumoana
Frimley Havelock North East
Hastings CBD Havelock North West
Karamū Kahurānaki
Kaweka Forest Park Maraekākaho
Kererū Ōmāhu
Kurīpāpango Pakowhai
Lake Poukawa Pātoka
Longlands East Pūkahu
Longlands West Pukehāmoamoa
Mahora Puketapu North
Maraetōtara Puketapu South
Mayfair Pūtōrino
Mt Erin Rissington
Ocean Beach Sherenden
Ōmāhu Industrial Tangoio
Ōtamauri Te Pōhue
Pakipaki Tōmoana North
Parkvale Tōmoana South
Puketītiri Tūtira
Raukawa Twyford
Raureka Waiohiki
Roys Hill Whakatū
Te Awanga
Te Haroto
Te Hauke
Te Mata Peak
Te Onepū

Buildings in any area where the designation has been terminated will no longer be subject to management under s.133 of the Building Act and will only be subject to Building Act requirements as per “business as usual”. This means that no placards (stickers) will be placed, updated or otherwise on buildings in these areas. There are currently no buildings in these areas that have a placard attached.

Buildings in any area where the designation remains, (for the purposes of life safety related to the February 2023 weather event) will be subject to placards (stickers) placed and or updated on buildings where needed. These areas contain the remaining placarded buildings and will be reviewed at the next 90-day review of the designation.  

20 February 2024

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