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Big Bird Limited

Description: Big Bird Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Little Black Bird Cafe.

23 April 2019

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New half basketball court opens

A new half-sized basketball court was officially opened at William Nelson Park in Hastings last week, aimed at...

23 April 2019

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Tukipo River Estate Limited

Description: Tukipo River Estate has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Tukipo River Estate Limited

22 April 2019

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Sewer mains works to begin in Akina/Parkvale

As part of its ongoing investment to improve the district’s infrastructure, Hastings District Council contractor...

18 April 2019

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Potential recognised through work experience programme

A stint working at Hastings City Art Gallery to build up her work skills and experience has turned into something...

18 April 2019

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Blessing held for church garden development

In May 2018, the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church submitted to the Hastings District Council Annual Plan, seeking a...

17 April 2019

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2019 Easter and ANZAC Day Open Hours

Find out what days and hours our council facilities are open during the Easter and ANZAC Day holidays.

15 April 2019

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Bostock New Zealand Limited

Description: Bostock New Zealand Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Bostock Wines The primary busine...

15 April 2019

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Historic items unearthed at Opera House

Historic treasures hearkening back to the opening of the Hastings Municipal Theatre, and a prominent Hasting...

12 April 2019

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Flaxmere pool to remain open for school holidays

The scheduled closure of Swim Heretaunga in Flaxmere to install a new chlorine disinfectant system has been...

12 April 2019

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Giant Brewing Company Limited

Description: Giant Brewing Company Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Giant Brewing Company

12 April 2019

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Rush Cottage Limited

Description: Rush Cottage Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Black Barn Vineyards

12 April 2019

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Diverse projects receive creative communities funding

More than $30,000 has been allocated to 18 projects in the latest Creative Communities Scheme funding round.

10 April 2019

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Zeffer Brewing Limited

Description: Zeffer Brewing Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off and On Licence for Zeffer Cider Taproom...

10 April 2019

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elections

Information session shines light on councillor duties

Ahead of the upcoming local body election on October 12 this year, potential candidates are invited to an...

5 April 2019

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The Food Company 2019 Limited

Description: The Food Company 2019 Limited has applied for an On Licence for The Food Company.

5 April 2019

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Annual Plan 2019

2019/20 Draft Annual Plan

The 2019/20 Draft Annual Plan represents Year Two of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP). The 2019/20 Annual Plan...

5 April 2019

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Face time with visiting China Minister a big boost

Getting to speak with China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang to explain the massive project Hasting...

4 April 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update

Ongoing landslides continue at Clifton Beach, prompting calls to continue to heed warning signs of the beach...

4 April 2019

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Don't dump toxic TVs in landfill

The cost of dropping off an unwanted television at Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay has been dropped to $5 for...

4 April 2019

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Boost for Hastings City Art Gallery education programme

A week into his new role as Hastings City Art Gallery educator Peter Madden is looking forward to introducing the...

3 April 2019

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Join council and support Gumboot Friday this week

The Hastings District Council is getting behind Gumboot Friday with a sausage sizzle from 12 noon to 1pm in the...

3 April 2019

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Hastings district kaitiaki celebrate first birthday

In their first year of operation the Hastings District Council kaitiaki have become a hugely valued, vital part of...

2 April 2019

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Pipi Developments Limited

Description: Pipi Developments Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Pipi Café.

2 April 2019

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Havelock North Squash Club

Description: Havelock North Squash Club has applied for the renewal of a Club Licence for Havelock North Squash...

2 April 2019

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plastic recycling

Plastics change: Bottles 1 and 2 the way to go

A decision to change the types of plastics collected for recycling in Hastings has been made by Council, to ensure...

1 April 2019

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Osmanthus Gardens set to come to light

This Wednesday the switch will be flicked to light up Cornwall Park with the start of the annual Osmanthus Garden...

1 April 2019

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Rangra Bhoj Limited

Description: Rangra Bhoj Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Namaskar India.

1 April 2019

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Greater Maori Representation for Hastings District Council.

In line with its aim to engage more effectively and build relationships with tangata whenua, the Hastings District...

29 March 2019

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Amarveer Enterprises Limited

Description: Amarveer Enterprises Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Eastend Four Square.

29 March 2019

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slip

Date set for Clifton Beach re-opening

Unless a weather event prevents it, the Hastings District Council is aiming to re-open access along Clifton Beach...

28 March 2019

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recycling

Recycling change in the wind

A decision on ‘where to from here’ for plastic recycling in the face of rapidly changing recycling markets will be...

26 March 2019

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Indian Summer Farms Limited

Description: Indian Summer Farms Ltd has applied for an Off Licence for Indian Summer Farms Ltd.

26 March 2019

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building

Council to consider tangata whenua committee appointees

A proposal to bring about more informed, inclusive, effective decision making is being considered by the Hasting...

25 March 2019

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Queens Street West

New Queen St proposal part of city vibrancy initiative

A block of land on Queen St West will be turned into an off-street carpark and covered walkway providing greater...

25 March 2019

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clive pool

Temporary pool closures at Clive and Flaxmere

The Learners Pool at Clive War Memorial Pool will be closed following lessons on Sunday 14 April for repainting.

22 March 2019

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Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited

Description: Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Moana Park...

22 March 2019

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Contestable Grants Fund applications are open

Applications to this year’s Contestable Grants Fund are now open for groups serving the needs of the Hasting...

21 March 2019

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Youth Council 2019

2019 Hastings Youth Council appointed

The newly appointed members of the Hastings District Youth Council met for the first time last week, keen to find...

19 March 2019

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TeMataMushrooms

Proposal to Increase the Intensive Rural Production of Mushrooms at Te Mata Mushrooms

The Hastings District Council has received an application from The Te Mata Mushrooms Company Ltd for a resource...

16 March 2019

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Single and Co Limited

Description: Single and Co Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Double By Single

16 March 2019

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Community patrol ride-along eases young resident’s fears

Flaxmere youngster Emily Keenan used to sometimes feel scared going out, but a recent ride-along with the local...

14 March 2019

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china tourism

Hastings aboard Year of Tourism in a BIG way

A fantastic “first-in-the-world” year-long project has been launched in Hastings – starting with an exchange of...

14 March 2019

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Civic Award

Reminder to get Civic Award nominations in

The nominations are rolling in for this year’s Civic Honours Awards and people are encouraged to keep putting...

13 March 2019

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Hastings Pipes

Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project - March Update

The most significant portion of this project is now in its final stages with some minor works to complete.

12 March 2019

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Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park hearings begin tomorrow

Cornwall Park holds a special place in the hearts of Hastings residents, and many took the opportunity over the...

11 March 2019

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Keirunga Gardens consultation extended with further information

The Hastings District Council has received a peer review of the Keirunga Gardens Draft Tree Management Plan and...

8 March 2019

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plastic recycling

Plastic not fantastic – recycling changes are coming

Plastic recycling is changing the world over, and we must change with it.
Hastings District Council has been...

8 March 2019

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Powermode Trading Limited

Powermode Trading Limited has applied for an On Licence for Magpies Sports Bar.

8 March 2019

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Marist Holdings (Greenmeadows) Limited

Marist Holdings (Greenmeadows) Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Ngatarawa Wines Ltd.

7 March 2019

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Cape Kidnappers slip

Beach road remains closed while risks managed

Beach access from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers will remain closed until risk management measures are put in place.

7 March 2019

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Havelock North pool

Havelock North village pool to re-open

Havelock North Village Pool will re-open this Saturday, March 9, after being closed due to the malfunction of a...

7 March 2019

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slip

Clifton Beach road to re-open

Access to Cape Kidnappers along Clifton Beach will be re-opened while a Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) i...

6 March 2019

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Hastings’ city centre revitalisation underway

The enhancement of Hastings’ city centre is officially underway with the adoption of a public space...

1 March 2019

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Flaxmere Playground design

Work resumes on Flaxmere Park playground upgrade

Work on the Flaxmere Park playground upgrade is set to recommence next week, expected to take about three month...

28 February 2019

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Stortford Lodge Social Club Inc

Stortford Lodge Social Club Inc has applied for the renewal of a Club Licence for Stortford Lodge Social Club. ...

28 February 2019

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Cartel HQ Limited

Description: Cartel HQ Limited has applied for an On Licence for Cartel HQ Limited. The primary business i...

28 February 2019

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Council part of joint effort to tackle harvest worker shortage

Information sessions will be held at Flaxmere and Camberley community centres on Monday next week in an effort to...

27 February 2019

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Saorsa Wines Limited

Description: Saorsa Wines Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Saorsa Wines. The primary...

27 February 2019

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Civic Awards launch

Chance to recognise those who give back to the community

Volunteers provide a vital service in the community every year and over the coming month people will have the...

26 February 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 25 February

An interim geologist’s report into the landslide at Cape Kidnappers will be presented to Hastings district...

25 February 2019

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Community celebration to mark road completion

About 80 people gathered at the Mangateretere Hall on Saturday, February 23, to celebrate the successful...

25 February 2019

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Village Pool

Havelock North Village Pool update

Hastings District Council is undertaking an investigation into yesterday’s Havelock North Village Pool incident...

22 February 2019

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Hastings District Council building

Council maintains high rating for financial management

Despite a significant programme of water infrastructure work planned for the next three years the Hasting...

22 February 2019

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The Loading Ramp Limited

The Loading Ramp Limited has applied for the renewal of an On Licence for The Loading Ramp.

21 February 2019

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Cemetery

More feedback sought for fees and charges

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst has asked for more of the region’s feedback on proposed new fees and charges for...

21 February 2019

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boomerangbags

Council curtains recycled into Boomerang Bags

Reducing waste going to landfill is a growing priority for communities around the country, and recently the...

20 February 2019

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CraggyTrack Banners

Proposed Craggy Range Track Remediation

Hastings District Council has received an application from Hastings District Council for a resource consent to...

15 February 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 13 February

Investigations into the landslide at Cape Kidnappers are continuing this week, taking into account a third slip...

13 February 2019

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Little Koha Limited

Little Koha Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Little Koha.

11 February 2019

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Ella

Call for Hastings youth council candidates

Hastings residents aged between 15 and 21 are being invited to apply for a place on the Hastings District Youth...

7 February 2019

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Cape Kidnappers 1b

Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 7 February

A second significant slip, similar in size to the first recent landslide at Cape Kidnappers, has again increased...

7 February 2019

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Waka

Waitangi Day a chance for reflection

While enjoying this week’s public holiday for Waitangi Day, Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says it’s a good time...

4 February 2019

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cape kidnappers slip

Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 1 February

Access to Cape Kidnappers remains closed to pedestrians and vehicles while further information is gathered about...

1 February 2019

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world croquet

World croquet championship players welcomed

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the co-hosting of the Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship in Hasting...

31 January 2019

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Whakatu

New name for Whakatū Arterial Route

The new Whakatū Arterial route has been officially named with the council approving it being called Te Ara...

31 January 2019

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Initial assessment of Landslide observe further rockfalls

The initial assessments conducted by Geologists today have observed further rockfalls around the recent Cape...

25 January 2019

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clive pool

Normal hours to resume at indoor pools

The Clive War Memorial Pool will be closed for one more week as contractors take the opportunity to complete some...

25 January 2019

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HB Earthquake

Remembering the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake

The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake reshaped Hastings and its impact on the district will once again be remembered at...

25 January 2019

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Apples

Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub closer to reality.

The creation of the Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub has reached another milestone, with Ministry of Busine...

25 January 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 25 January

Access to Cape Kidnappers from Clifton remains closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Safety of the public remain...

25 January 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 25 January

The initial assessments conducted by Geologists today have observed further rockfalls around the recent Cape...

25 January 2019

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Cape Kidnappers landslide update - 24 January

Update to the response from Hastings District Council to the Cape Kidnappers landslide as follows:

24 January 2019

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sustainability

Sustainability workshops promote edible growing

The Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay is hosting a number of workshops over coming months for people interested in...

22 January 2019

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retail spending

Strong retail growth continues in Hastings District

The strong growth trend in retail spending in the Hastings district continues, according to figures released in...

21 January 2019

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Harry Potter Night

Harry Potter Book Night returns to Civic Square

The fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night will be celebrated throughout the world on Thursday, February 7, with a...

14 January 2019

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Splash

Super busy summer season for Splash Planet and community pools

Summer is here and people have been heading to the district’s outdoor pools in droves since just before Christma...

11 January 2019

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glass

Contractors working hard to catch up on kerbside recycling collection

Unprecedented levels of recycling generated over the holidays has led to delays in kerbside collection acro...

7 January 2019

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News in 2018

irongate

Buoyant economy sustains industrial zone interest

A buoyant local and national economy is likely to generate continued strong demand for industrial land in...

20 December 2018

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pakowhai

Pākōwhai Regional Park carpark re-opens

The Pākōwhai Regional Park carpark will re-open this Friday, providing a bigger, better entrance to this very...

20 December 2018

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laneway

New Hastings inner city laneway to open today

Hastings’ CBD has a dynamic new development with the official opening of the Heretaunga St West laneway today.

19 December 2018

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village pool

Safety paramount for council pool users and staff

Hastings District Council is moving quickly to support the safety of the public and its staff members at all it...

19 December 2018

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secure bins

Secure your business for Christmas/New Year

Hastings businesses are being asked to ensure any waste around their premises is emptied or secured, especially...

18 December 2018

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whakaturoad

Entire Whakatū Arterial Link road ready to take traffic

Ahead of schedule, the entire Whakatū Arterial Link road is ready to take traffic from 5am tomorrow.

18 December 2018

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Cliftonwall

Clifton sea wall works will pause for Christmas

The Clifton sea wall construction is nearly complete, but work will be paused over the busy Christmas and New Year...

14 December 2018

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clive school move it

Clive School students rewarded for Moving It

An inter-school competition designed to encourage children to be more active has had a successful first year

14 December 2018

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cornwallpark consultation

High interest in Cornwall Park consultation event

A large number of people took the opportunity to share their views about the future of Cornwall Park at an...

12 December 2018

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Peter Kay

Long-time rural community board chair stands down

Long-time Hastings District Council rural community board member Peter Kay was farewelled by the council last...

11 December 2018

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KeirungaGardens

Keirunga Gardens Draft Tree Management Plan

To address the condition of aging trees in the Arthur's Path area of Keirunga Gardens, Council has produced a...

11 December 2018

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track

Council seeks to remediate remainder of Craggy Range Track

To secure a way forward for the future of the eastern face of Te Mata o te Tipuna, the Hastings District Council...

7 December 2018

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flaxmere feedback boxes

Feedback wanted on Flaxmere facilities

What would you like Flaxmere’s community centre, library and pool complex to look like?

6 December 2018

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my voice my choice

Greenlea Place Parking

Hastings District Council is proposing to install ‘No Parking’ lines in Greenlea Place.

4 December 2018

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Keirunga Gardens Walk & Talk Session

Hastings District Council invites members of the community to join tree specialist Chris Ryan who will talk...

4 December 2018

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rustythedog

Cool dogs not Hot Dogs

Here are some top tips on how to have the ‘coolest’ dog in town this summer.

1 December 2018

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Cornwall Park media

Vision for Cornwall Park ready for feedback

The community is being asked to have its say on the future of Cornwall Park with the release of the draft park...

30 November 2018

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Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park: Draft Management Plan

The draft Cornwall Park management plan outlines council’s intentions for the use, management, development and...

29 November 2018

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pound dogs

Pooches on the loose

The Hastings animal welfare centre is overflowing with dogs at the moment with officers reporting higher number...

28 November 2018

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earthworks

Earthworks begin on plaza rebuild

The diggers are in among other activity underway at the Plaza building as the first stage of its reconstruction...

27 November 2018

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council building

Progress highlighted in Annual Report

The Hastings District Council’s annual report for 2017/18 has been adopted and outlines a period of high activity...

26 November 2018

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EMO building

Incident Management Centre build underway

Work has begun on the construction of the Incident Management Centre on Lyndon Road East to house the regional...

23 November 2018

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my voice my choice

Proposed Variation 6 – Amendments to Heritage Provisions

Hastings District Council advises that Variation 6 ‘Heritage Provisions’ is now notified for public viewing.

21 November 2018

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water tap

Council welcomes Government's three waters review

The Government’s Three Waters review is being welcomed by the Hastings District Council, which is well on its way...

21 November 2018

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Inner city living

Proposed District Plan - Variation 5 ‘Inner City Living’

Hastings District Council advises that Variation 5 ‘Inner City Living’ is now notified for public viewing. Member...

20 November 2018

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wastewater treatment plant

Open Day at wastewater treatment plant

The annual East Clive wastewater treatment plant open day is being held this Saturday – a chance to find out how...

20 November 2018

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ceiling

Fire won’t hamper Opera House development

Although the fire at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House on Sunday night caused some damage that will need cleaning up...

20 November 2018

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Crosses Rd bridge

Final stages of pipe project, temporary bridge closure

The Crosses Rd bridge is to be closed for one day next week as part of the final stages of the Hastings to...

16 November 2018

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Whakatu Map2

Whakatū Arterial Link - Progress Update

Project is 95% complete and the first stage of the new Whakatū Arterial Link road will give access to traffic on...

15 November 2018

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Whakatu graphic

Transition to new Whakatū Arterial Link begins

Work on the Whakatū Arterial Link is now 95 per cent complete, with traffic due to be redirected onto the new...

15 November 2018

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John James Loughlin

Description: John James Loughlin has applied for the renewal of an On Licence for John Askerne. The primary...

15 November 2018

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Holt Place

Holt Place Road Upgrades

Hastings District Council invests every year in improved roading infrastructure across our community. We're...

14 November 2018

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Waikare Hotel

Description: Haley Maharatanga Burton has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence and On Licence for Waikare...

14 November 2018

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police hq

Progress steady on Police headquarters build

Another milestone has been reached on the construction of the Eastern District Police headquarters in Hasting...

13 November 2018

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St Leondars Park

Raureka Parks: Draft Reserve Management Plan

This Draft Management Plan is for the parks and reserves within the Raureka area of Hastings: Ebbett Park, St...

9 November 2018

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WW100

Celebration of Armistice Day in Hastings

This year’s Armistice centenary will be marked in Hastings this Sunday, November 11, with a celebration at the...

9 November 2018

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Havelock North village pool

Hastings’ outdoor pools opening for summer

It’s time to break out the togs – all Hastings’ outdoor pools will be open on Monday.

9 November 2018

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Brandon Blair

Mural a bright backdrop to village playground

Colour is the outstanding feature of artist Brandon Blair’s murals and it’s been used to striking effect in hi...

9 November 2018

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Proposed Conversion of Streetlights to LED

Hastings District Council is proposing to make alterations to character streetlights to convert the lamps to LED...

9 November 2018

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Petal Power

Petal Power gardening winner inspires neighbours

The winner of this year’s Petal Power gardening competition is a keen gardener whose passion for growing plant...

9 November 2018

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Cornwall Cricket Club (Hastings) Inc.

Description: Cornwall Cricket Club (Hastings) Inc. has applied for the renewal of a Club Licence for Cornwall...

9 November 2018

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Sandhu Brothers Limited

Description: Sandhu Brothers Limited has applied for the renewal of an Off Licence for Big Barrel Havelock. The...

7 November 2018

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Youth grants awarded

Grants help Hastings youth achieve their dreams

This year’s annual youth grant funding round has seen 10 young individuals and a basketball team receive financial...

6 November 2018

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Nigel Bickle

New Chief Executive appointed

Hastings District Council is delighted to announce the appointment of To’osavili Nigel Bickle as its new Chief...

6 November 2018

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Rose Sunday

Chance to talk roses and more on Rose Sunday

The Frimley Park rose gardens are abloom, and to celebrate the occasion Rose Sunday will be taking place on...

6 November 2018

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Unwined Cafe Ltd.

Description: Unwined Cafe Ltd has applied for an On Licence renewal for Unison Vineyard. The primary business i...

6 November 2018

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Workshops teach cycle safety on the roads

About 60 students from Flaxmere College got the chance to hop in the bus driver’s seat recently for a first-hand...

5 November 2018

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Chess tournament

Talent shines through at chess competition

The final Hawke’s Bay district’s school students’ chess tournament for the year was held last week, attracting the...

5 November 2018

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Forager Inc Limited

Description: Forager Inc Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Forager Inc Limited. The primary business i...

5 November 2018

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hazardous waste storage

Hazmobile collection planned for next year

The annual Hazmobile collection has been delayed this year and residents are being reminded to store their...

2 November 2018

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A A Corban Assocs Limited

Description: A A Corban Assocs Limited has applied for an Off Licence for AC Wine.The primary business i...

2 November 2018

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Manbal Investments Limited

Description: Manbal Investments Limitedhas applied for an Off Licence renewal for Currizza’s. The primary busine...

2 November 2018

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Teeth brushing

Water conservation campaign begins

With summer approaching a new campaign is being launched to encourage people to take extra care not to waste water...

1 November 2018

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cinzah merkens mural

Murals make their mark on Hastings walls

The magic of Hawke’s Bay’s environment, culture, people and places has been captured in two stunning murals that...

1 November 2018

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Ultra Fast Broadband rollout in Waimarama

Chorus has advised that the Ultra Fast Broadband (UBF2+) rollout commences in Waimarama at the start of the new...

30 October 2018

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shopping

Retail spending still strong in Hastings district

The strong growth trend in retail spending in the Hastings district continues, according to figures released in...

30 October 2018

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flaxmere heroes board

Recognition for Flaxmere’s notable achievers

Flaxmere’s high achievers have been recognised with the reinstatement of the Flaxmere Heroes Board at a...

26 October 2018

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2018 Christmas Work Site Closedown Requirements

This is formal notification to all Service Authorities and Contractors engaged in physical construction work...

25 October 2018

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cragg range track

New report prompts emergency action on unsafe Craggy Range track

A new report from independent safety experts has prompted urgent action from Hastings District Council.

25 October 2018

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Flaxmere Park splash pad

Splash pads open, Flaxmere playground upgrade delayed

It’s nearly summer and with the warmer weather upon us the district’s splash pads are up and running to keep cool...

24 October 2018

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Pipe Project2

Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project - October Update

It's taken time, but this project is nearly there! Thank you for your patience - there are just a few last jobs to...

22 October 2018

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Flaxmere Community web

Public workshop seeks ideas for Flaxmere Community Centre

The Flaxmere Community Centre, library and pool complex sit at the heart of the Hastings suburb, and an upcoming...

18 October 2018

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Inner city laneway

Progress continues on inner-city laneway

A new “laneway” in the central city moved a step closer to completion this week when a large steel frame canopy...

18 October 2018

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napier rd trees

New trees planted on Napier Road

With the roadworks in Napier Road nearly complete, a number of people gathered today to plant 21 new trees along...

17 October 2018

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Parizara Limited

Description: Parizara Limited has applied for an Off Licence for The Bottle-O / Merchant Liquor. The primary...

17 October 2018

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petal power2

Petal Power brings people together

An initiative to get people into their gardens and proud of where they live has had great buy-in with up to 100...

16 October 2018

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Element Vineyards Limited

Description: Element Vineyards Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Element Wines. The primary...

16 October 2018

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HB Show

Labour Weekend Hours

Most Council services and facilities will be open over Labour Weekend although some will have reduced hours.

15 October 2018

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Municipal Buildings

Council approves Municipal Building earthquake strengthening

The Municipal Building is to undergo earthquake strengthening work following a recent council decision to approve...

15 October 2018

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership

Description: Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership has applied for an On Licence and Off...

12 October 2018

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Mayor and Minister

Minister praises council youth employment programme

The ongoing success of the Hastings District Council’s youth employment programme was praised by Social...

11 October 2018

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Clydesdale horses

Ticket prices drop for this year’s Royal A & P Show

Ticket prices to the Royal A & P Show that starts on Wednesday next week have tumbled thanks to a new partnership...

9 October 2018

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Abbey Cellars

Description: Abbey Cellars has applied for an Off Licence and On Licence renewal for Abbey Cellars. .The primary...

9 October 2018

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city assist birthday

City Assist celebrates its fifth birthday

When it began, the Hastings District Council’s City Assist programme was little more than an idea - inspired by a...

8 October 2018

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Pure Restaurant Limited

Description: Pure Restaurant Limited has applied for an On Licence and Off Licence renewal for Oak Estate. The...

8 October 2018

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Te Awanga Estate Limited

Description: Te Awanga Estate Limited has applied for an Off Licence and On Licence renewal for Te Awanga Estate...

8 October 2018

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Elizabeth Beall

A tale of three Elizabeths

Hastings resident Elizabeth Beall is still on cloud nine after a spontaneous letter she penned to Queen Elizabeth...

4 October 2018

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Opera House plaza

Plaza rebuild close to starting

Work on the construction of the new fully enclosed Plaza building is set to start before Christmas with the final...

3 October 2018

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Hugh Little Park

Playground upgrades coming thick and fast

The Hugh Little Park playground in Flaxmere has been upgraded and was officially opened to a large crowd of...

2 October 2018

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Iona College Tainui Reserve

Students dig in at Tainui Reserve planting day

The ongoing beautification of Havelock North’s Tainui Reserve was boosted recently when a group of Iona College...

1 October 2018

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Jamie Samuels

Symposium explores opportunities for youth employment

With an ageing population the future of the district’s workforce lies with its young people and an upcoming...

28 September 2018

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Flaxmere Park

Hastings parks and open spaces to come under new management

The care and management of Hastings district’s parks and other open spaces is to be outsourced to experienced...

28 September 2018

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Flaxmere fitness classes

Classes a chance to exercise and socialise

Since they first started about three weeks ago the strength and balance and badminton programmes run at Flaxmere...

27 September 2018

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EAST 2018 makes debut in Wairoa

For the first time since its inception EAST 2018 is extending to Wairoa, with a free screening of art films by...

26 September 2018

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Whakatu Arterial Link

Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 26 September 2018

Work continues to progress well on the Whakatu Arterial Link route in preparation for its projected opening to...

26 September 2018

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Bareknuckle BBQ

Description: Bareknuckle Limited has applied for an On Licence for Bareknuckle BBQ. The primary business i...

25 September 2018

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Environment Centre

Sustainable Backyards programme coming to Hawke’s Bay

In recognition that more people than ever before are searching for better ways to connect with their communitie...

21 September 2018

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Ebbett Park School students

Children showcase violin and cello skills at free concert

For two and a half years the Orokohanga Music Trust has been offering free musical training to two Hasting...

21 September 2018

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Sunshine Enterprises Limited

Description: Sunshine Enterprises Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Thirsty Liquor Havelock...

21 September 2018

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Craggy Range Vineyard Limited

Description: Craggy Range Vineyard Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for the Craggy Range Restaurant. ...

20 September 2018

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Landfill

Councils adopt plan for future waste minimisation and management

Expect to see some exciting changes in waste management and minimisation in Hawke’s Bay over the next few years.

18 September 2018

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for an On Licence for Piku Limited. The primary business is described as a...

17 September 2018

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Mark von Dadelszen

Village community spirit celebrated

About 230 people attended the 20th birthday celebrations at the Havelock North Function Centre yesterday – a...

17 September 2018

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Hawke's Bay Car Club

Description: Hawke’s Bay Car Club has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Hawke’s Bay Car Club.The primary...

17 September 2018

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Iona residential

More residential land freed up in Havelock North

More than 390 additional homes will be possible in Havelock North following the Environment Minister’s approval of...

13 September 2018

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Mary Doyle Trust Lifecare Complex

Description: Mary Doyle Trust Lifecare Complex has applied for an On Licence for the Riverstones Café. The...

13 September 2018

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Sileni Wines Limited Partnership

Description: Sileni Wines Limited Partnership has applied for an Off Licence for the Sileni Estates Cellar Door. ...

13 September 2018

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Sileni Wines Limited Partnership

Description: Sileni Wines Limited Partnership has applied for an On Licence for the Sileni Estates Cellar Door. ...

13 September 2018

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Variation 4 - Iona Residential Rezoning

Hastings District Council gives notice that the Environment Minister has made a decision on the following change...

12 September 2018

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Hastings City Centre

Focus on Hastings city vibrancy

As part of its commitment to creating a vibrant Hastings CBD, the Hastings District Council is about to seek the...

12 September 2018

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limitedhas applied for a Variation of Conditions of an On Licence for the Common...

12 September 2018

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Apples

Progress continues for Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub

Sapere Research Group has been appointed to carry out a feasibility study and business case for the creation of a...

10 September 2018

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Te Awa o Te Atua

Blessing of harakeke at Te Awa o Te Atua Reserve

A collection of harakeke planted at Te Awa o Te Atua Reserve was this morning blessed to mark the start of Te Wiki...

10 September 2018

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Gravity 101 Limited

Description: Gravity 101 Limited has applied for an On Licence of Gravity 101. The primary business is described...

10 September 2018

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Soerabaja Ang Family Limited

Description: Soerabaja Ang Family Limited has applied for an On Licence of Soerabaja Cuisine of Indonesia. The...

10 September 2018

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NLVPC Limited

Description: Lisa Charlotte Caro NLVPC Limited has applied for an On Licence for Wright and Co. The primary...

10 September 2018

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Slips and floods across the road network

Road crews are on their third day of clean up in Hastings as the rain continues to fall in Hawke's Bay.

7 September 2018

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Flaxmere (2008) Liquor Limited

Description: Flaxmere (2008) Liquor Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Flaxmere Liquor.The primary...

7 September 2018

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Cloud Nine 2010 Limited (Bottle-O Hastings)

Description: Cloud Nine 2010 Limited (Bottle-O Hastings) has applied for an Off Licence renewal of The Bottle-O...

7 September 2018

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John James Loughlin, Company Director of Askerne

Description: John James Loughlin, Company Director has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Askerne. The primary...

6 September 2018

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Te Mata Project Team

Te Mata Project Team on Track

Consultants working as part of the Te Mata Project Team are nearing completion of the first stage of the...

5 September 2018

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Great things growing in Havelock North

A community garden and adjoining recreational space at Anderson Park in Havelock North will soon become more...

4 September 2018

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Council reaching out to connect with communities

Ensuring Hastings is a network of thriving, safe, enjoyable communities is important to everyone who lives in the...

31 August 2018

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Funding supports expansion of Project Prima Volta

Since it started just over five years ago, more than 160 teenagers have benefitted from the Project Prima Volta...

29 August 2018

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Conrad Waitoa

Supporting tamariki to walk tall and proud

A grant from the Hastings District Council’s contestable grants fund is a big boost to Inspire in Education’s aim...

28 August 2018

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Pho Nha Trang Limited

Description: Pho Nha Trang Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Pho Nha Trang. The primary busine...

25 August 2018

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Flaxmere Playground design

Summer holiday fun in store at Flaxmere Park playground

The Flaxmere Park playground upgrade is coming along nicely, with most of the play equipment purchased and...

23 August 2018

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Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club

Description: Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Hawkes Bay and East...

23 August 2018

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Waimarama General Store Limited

Description: Waimarama General Store Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Waimarama General Store...

20 August 2018

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Chess

Top teams battle it out at annual chess tournament

The Hasting Sports Centre was a scene of intense concentration on Friday last week (August 17) when the Hawke’...

20 August 2018

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City Assist Car

New-look car for City Assist

The City Assist programme increased its visibility this month with the launch of new, colourful branding for the...

20 August 2018

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Are the Te Mata Park loos the best in the land?

The finalists for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards 2018 have just been released and the Hastings District...

17 August 2018

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Feedback sought on Municipal Buildings design concept

A major milestone has been reached for the redevelopment of the iconic Municipal Buildings with a concept design...

16 August 2018

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Water testing

Two years on - good progress being made on water strategy

Two years on from the unprecedented Havelock North water contamination event the Hastings District Council ha...

15 August 2018

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The Dome has landed

A unique venue resembling something from a science fiction movie has popped up in the Hastings CBD this week and...

15 August 2018

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Cypress Wines Limited

Description: Cypress Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Cypress Wines. The primary...

14 August 2018

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Council

Support for Mana in Mahi.

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst welcomes the Government’s announcement for the Mana in Mahi – a new initiative to...

13 August 2018

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Clifton Sea Wall

Clifton sea wall will protect precious coastline

A sea wall to protect the Clifton coastline is close to being a reality, aimed at safeguarding public access to...

10 August 2018

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City Centre

Progress being made to bring Hastings city centre alive

The vision to make Hastings’ city centre a vibrant place to live, work and play came a step closer yesterday with...

10 August 2018

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Menzshed

Bikes restored to former glory by Hastings MenzShed

Since they opened their doors two years ago members of the Hastings MenzShed have restored a multitude of broken...

8 August 2018

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Starlake Restaurant Limited

Description: Starlake Restaurant Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Starlake Restaurant. The...

8 August 2018

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Waikare & Districts Sports Club Incorporated

Description: Waikare & Districts Sports Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Waikare ...

7 August 2018

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Sacred Hill Vineyards Limited

Description: Sacred Hill Vineyards Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Sacred Hill Vineyard...

7 August 2018

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Kingsley Trading Company Limited

Description: Kingsley Trading Company Limited has applied for an On-Licence renewal for The Coffee Club ...

7 August 2018

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Councillors at Clifton

Rich history revealed along trail

The area between the Tukituki River mouth and Clifton has a rich history that’s set to come alive through the...

6 August 2018

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Council

Council representation arrangements confirmed for 2019

Aside from some minor boundary adjustments, Hastings District Council’s representation arrangements are unchanged...

3 August 2018

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Te Mata

Simla Ave & Te Mata Peak Rd Strategic Roading Plan

We are developing a long term strategic roading plan and would like to hear your views on aspects such as the road...

2 August 2018

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Roundabout construction July 31

Traffic flowing through new roundabout

Construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Nelson and Eastbourne streets is now mostly complete and...

1 August 2018

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Bay Trolleys Limited

Description: Bay Trolleys Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Flaxmere New World The primary...

1 August 2018

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Council and Iwi welcome GMO decision

Hastings district will remain a GM-Free food producing region despite an appeal through the Environment Court...

1 August 2018

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Fun all summer at Flaxmere pools

Flaxmere’s swimming pools will not close for maintenance over summer which is great news, says Hastings District...

31 July 2018

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Anthony Heeney: Man on a positive mission

Anthony Heeney is living proof that a tough upbringing does not have to define a person’s whole life. Anthony...

31 July 2018

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Speeds change on Wednesday

From Wednesday [August 1] new lower speed limits on some of Hastings roads will be in force. The major change...

27 July 2018

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East 2018: Art at the heart of Hawke’s Bay

Passers-by will be able to take a peek at art installation action while the Hastings City Art Gallery is closed...

26 July 2018

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Big plans for Municipal Buildings

Light and space, with a focus on the performing arts in their broadest form, are at the heart of a proposal for...

26 July 2018

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Havelock North Rugby Football (Incorporated)

Description: Havelock North Rugby Football (Incorporated) has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Havelock...

26 July 2018

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Pho Nha Trang Ltd

Description: Pho Nha Trang Ltd has applied for an On Licence renewal for Pho Nha Trang Ltd. The primary busine...

25 July 2018

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Adding fun and funky in the city

Even functional can be attractive and fun – and there is no reason why it shouldn’t be. As part of the drive to...

25 July 2018

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Piku Limited.The primary business is described...

25 July 2018

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More electric cars in Council fleet

Two more electric vehicles have joined the Hastings District Council vehicle fleet, with more on the horizon. The...

24 July 2018

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Natural burials a choice for families

Oak Meadow natural burial site at Mangaroa Cemetery in Hastings has room for 80 burial plots as well as space for...

24 July 2018

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Libraries gift from Hawke’s Bay man

A very generous bequest has been left to Hastings Libraries by a Hawke’s Bay man.
At last week’s Hasting...

23 July 2018

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The Napier Golf Club Incorporated

Description: The Napier Golf Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for The Napier Golf Club...

21 July 2018

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APPLICATION CONCERNING RESOURCE CONSENT RMA20180258 Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991

The Hastings District Council has received an application from Russell Roads Limited for a resource consent to...

21 July 2018

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The Peak: New loos and more car space

A project to enhance one of Hawke’s Bay most well-known and well-loved icons has been officially opened at a...

20 July 2018

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Superstrike Hastings Limited

Description: Superstrike Hastings Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Superstrike Hastings. The...

20 July 2018

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Kia Toa Bowling Club Incorporated

Description: Kia Toa Bowling Club Incorporated has applied for an Club Licence renewal for Kia Toa Bowling Club...

20 July 2018

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HB canoe polo players make splash in Europe

The canoe polo scene in Europe has given young Hawke’s Bay players a taste of international competition and they...

20 July 2018

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Cinzah and JiL: Magnificent murals

The designs for two prominent public murals in Hastings have been revealed. Cinzah Merkens, a Hawke’s Bay-based...

20 July 2018

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Cornwall: Long term plan for the park

With a major revamp of the Cornwall Park playground scheduled for this year, a decision has been made to review...

19 July 2018

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Focus on forestry slash flooding

Forestry slash is under the spotlight in Hawke’s Bay, as damaging floods increase in both frequency and scale. ...

18 July 2018

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Cornwall Park Reserve Management Plan

The 2018-28 Long Term Plan adopted last month includes funds for improvements to Cornwall Park over the next four...

18 July 2018

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Hastings’ economy rocking

For the first time Hastings retail spending has topped $70 million over three months outside of Christmas shopping...

17 July 2018

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Theatre Hawkes Bay Incorporated

Description: Theatre Hawkes Bay Incorporated has applied for an On Licence renewal for Playhouse Theatre. The...

13 July 2018

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Sacred Hill Vineyard Limited

Description: Sacred Hill Vineyard Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Sacred Hill Vineyard...

13 July 2018

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Basketball court ready to go

A new full-size basketball court, free double barbecue and family-sized picnic tables have pride of place in...

12 July 2018

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Te Pohue Golf Club Incorporated

Description: Te Pohue Golf Club has applied for a Club Licence for Te Pohue Golf Club.The primary business i...

12 July 2018

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Whakatu Link ‘driveable’; ready by December

The new Whakatu Link Route now has a “driveable road surface”, with just the final two layers to go.
The building...

12 July 2018

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Rates for new financial year set

Property rates for the 2018/19 financial year have been officially adopted by Hastings District Council today...

12 July 2018

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Wow water courts in sports park

Four canoe polo courts with ‘wow factor’ will be ready for action in Hastings by next year, with three quarters of...

10 July 2018

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Lime rock links Green to village

The building of a new footpath and lime rock wall along the Napier Rd frontage of the Village Green starts thi...

10 July 2018

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New planting for railway corridor

The removal of overgrown shrubs and weeds along Railway Rd and Russell St South started this week, with new fence...

10 July 2018

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Puketitiri Golf Club Incorporated

Description: Puketitiri Golf Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence for Puketitiri Golf Club...

10 July 2018

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Havelock North Club Inc

Description: Havelock North Club Inc has applied for renewal of a Club Licence for Havelock North Club Inc. The...

9 July 2018

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Havelock North Club Inc

Description: Havelock North Club Inc has applied for renewal of an Off Licence for Havelock North Club Inc. The...

9 July 2018

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Working out in Flaxmere Park

Five more pieces of exercise equipment have gone into Flaxmere Park this week, making walking the circuit under...

9 July 2018

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Plastic pollution; George Nuku exhibitions

France-based artist George Nuku returns home to Hawke’s Bay next week in order to develop two closely linked art...

9 July 2018

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Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club

Description: Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club has applied for a Club Licence for Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero...

9 July 2018

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Fun Factor kicking off

Trips to Ocean Spa, Flipout, Arataki Honey and the movies, as well as sports, crafts and more, are all on the July...

6 July 2018

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Water works more than half-way

With more than half of the new Hastings to Havelock North water main already in the ground, work crews have...

6 July 2018

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Chapel blessed and open

The new Hastings chapel has been blessed and officially opened today [July 6]. A crowd of about 100, including...

6 July 2018

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Youth Potential Awards

Celebrating achievement: Youth Potential Awards

Eleven teens and one group will receive Youth Potential Awards next week. The eighth annual awards will be...

6 July 2018

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Fun Factor kicking off

Trips to Ocean Spa, Flipout, Arataki Honey and the movies, as well as sports, crafts and more, are all on the July...

6 July 2018

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New pocket park for city centre

The best features of an art deco-style building in Heretaunga St are about to be revealed, as work starts on...

5 July 2018

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Vessel lifted off for upgrade

Up and away: The lift of the six metre long top of the Nikau Vessel in the middle of the city this morning [July...

5 July 2018

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Alcohol sellers pass sales check

Checks on Hastings businesses selling alcohol have resulted in a 100 per cent pass rate. Two Controlled Purchase...

5 July 2018

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Lower speeds from August 1

Lower speed limits on selected Hastings roads will become effective on August 1, after Hastings District Council...

4 July 2018

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Building (Earthquake Prone-Buildings Amendment Act 2016

Public notice is hereby given that at a meeting held on 28 June 2018, the Hastings District Council approved the...

2 July 2018

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Track changes in Tainui

The 3.3 kilometres of tracks in popular Tainui Reserve in Havelock North will be upgraded in response to community...

2 July 2018

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Pipe Project

Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project - July Update

Hastings District Council understands the impact and disruption roadworks have on everyone. Full reinstatement of...

1 July 2018

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CHapel

Beautiful chapel ready for opening

The building of a replacement for the 74-year-old chapel at the Hastings Cemetery is complete, with an official...

29 June 2018

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Nikau

Health check-up for Nikau Vessel

One of Hastings’ most prominent artworks is about to get a thorough going-over. The Nikau Vessel, a three metre...

29 June 2018

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Ministry of Health - Plumbosolvency Notice

Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a cup of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before use...

28 June 2018

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Celebrating our Hastings volunteers

A crowd of more than 200 friends and family gathered to celebrate some amazing Hastings volunteers last night...

28 June 2018

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New structure: Portfolios for each councillor

A new approach to serving the community has been launched at Hastings District Council, with each of the...

28 June 2018

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Million dollar plan for Cornwall Park

A massive piece of play equipment that will have Hastings kids climbing high is being considered for Cornwall...

27 June 2018

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Zeroing in on waste: Reduction plan

A massive push to at least halve the amount of rubbish being dumped into the Omaranui Landfill is timed to start...

25 June 2018

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Steven Shane Carey

Description: Steven Shane Carey has applied for On Licence for Level 1. The primary business is described as a...

25 June 2018

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Zeffer Brewing Limited

Description: Zeffer Brewing Limited has applied for On Licence for Zeffer Cider Co. The primary business i...

25 June 2018

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TGH Ventures Limited

TGH Ventures Limited

Status: OPEN

Notification Expiry: 23/07/2018
Description: TGH Ventures Limited ha...

25 June 2018

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HDC

Funds for Food Innovation Hub very welcome

The creation of the Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub is a step closer after a $215,000 grant from central...

22 June 2018

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Hastings Mayor welcomes government funding

A grant of $460,000 from central Government to expand a very successful Hastings District Council youth employment...

22 June 2018

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Rhythm and Rhymes for tots

Rhythm and Rhymes is a new free quality music and movement class for 0-2 year olds starting in Term 3 at Havelock...

21 June 2018

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Report tipped over traffic safety gear

“Report it, don’t ignore it”, is the message to people who see knocked over traffic cones or other damage to...

19 June 2018

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Last Whakatu roundabout on its way

Despite the wet weather, work on the Pakowhai roundabout is proceeding with the whole of the Whakatu Link Route...

19 June 2018

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Waste decisions coming up

The team charged with tackling the reduction of rubbish going to landfill has completed day two of the hearing of...

19 June 2018

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A significant gift for Tonga

A large shipping container filled with essential disaster-relief supplies has arrived in the small Pacific Island...

18 June 2018

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Water team structure in place

Progress on new processes put in place in the wake of the Havelock North water contamination has been reported to...

15 June 2018

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We are biking to the future

A strong and sustained focus on encouraging children and their parents to choose to bike or walk to school ha...

15 June 2018

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Water upgrades large part of new budget

Through careful budgeting Hastings District Council has achieved its aim of putting aside almost $48 million to...

14 June 2018

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Applicant Name: Western Rangers Football Association Incorporated
Premises Name: Western Rangers Football...

13 June 2018

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Roads and parks under water

Hastings District Council will be closing Taihape Road from 5pm tonight due to surface flooding, and reassessing...

12 June 2018

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Hawke’s Bay Golf Club Incorporated

Description: Hawke’s Bay Golf Club Incorporated has applied for Club Licence for Hawke’s Bay Golf Club...

12 June 2018

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Community groups given a helping hand

Surf lifesaving, a food redistribution programme, biking for the blind, holiday food parcels and community media...

1 June 2018

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Queen's Birthday Hours

Find out the hours of Council's services and facilities on Queen's Birthday (Monday 4 June)

1 June 2018

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Rotary offers Napier Road tree help

Havelock North Rotary will be looking to adopt a new community project to plant new trees along Napier Road.

1 June 2018

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Hastings Mayor supports new track agreement

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the agreement announced today is a very positive outcome for Ngāti Kahungunu...

31 May 2018

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Restrictions on Red Bridge to be lifted

Current weight restrictions on Red Bridge will soon be lifted after thorough investigations and testing showed the...

31 May 2018

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Hastings looks at new model for city centre

City centres across the world are constantly changing due to global trends that are altering the way we live, work...

31 May 2018

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Te Mata Track Reference Group endorses approach

A Te Mata Track Reference Group, made up of representatives from various interest groups connected with the...

30 May 2018

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Snobbz NiteClub (Hawkes Bay) Limited (CRU Bar)

Date: 29/05/2018


Status: OPEN

Notification Expiry: 27...

30 May 2018

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Raureka Parks Reserve Management Plan

Hastings District Council is asking the community for input on three parks in Raureka – Ebbett Park, St. Leonard...

25 May 2018

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Hastings Youth Council gets down to business

A full calendar of events and projects has been put together by the Hastings District Youth Council – and these...

23 May 2018

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Hawke’s Bay Opera House manager appointed

A familiar face to the local arts scene has been appointed to the role of Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Art...

23 May 2018

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LTP

Exceptional response to Council's LTP

The response to calls for public input into Council’s Long Term Plan has been excellent, with 125 formal...

22 May 2018

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KDrive

Tree removal for new water main

About 30 trees along Napier Rd will be removed over the next fortnight, in preparation for the laying of the...

22 May 2018

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Kimi Ora Community School keeps on winning.

An innovative exhibition put together with enthusiasm and aroha by Flaxmere school children, a “rock star”...

21 May 2018

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Improvements to Cape Coast Reserves

After comprehensive public consultation over two years, improvements to the 10 Cape Coast reserves can get...

18 May 2018

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Annual chess tournament continues to attract

The Hawke’s Bay District’s Secondary Schools’ Years 7-13 Chess Tournament was held in the Hastings Sports Centre...

18 May 2018

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Craggy Range track

The Hastings District Council is working with stakeholders to review the options presented by Craggy Range Winery...

18 May 2018

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Cyclops swing a huge hit

The new double cyclops snake swing in the Village Green is already proving a massive hit with the kids. The swing...

17 May 2018

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Lyndhurst Road rebuilding starting

The Lyndhurst Rd entry to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park will be back to normal by the middle of next month...

17 May 2018

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Pipe progress and road closures

There are clear signs of progress on the project to install a new water main between Hastings and Havelock North...

16 May 2018

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates LP

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates LP

Date: 16/04/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry...

15 May 2018

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Kaitiaki on board in Flaxmere

Three new kaitiaki are aboard Flaxmere’s community waka, focused on connecting youth with the wider community in...

14 May 2018

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Steel hefted into place

There has been some very heavy lifting at the Opera House over the last few weeks, with the last of the steel roof...

14 May 2018

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Focal Point Cinema Hastings Limited

Focal Point Hastings Limited

Date: 9 May 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 23 May 2018

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11 May 2018

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Ormlie Lodge (2013) Ltd

Ormlie Lodge (2013) Limited

Date: 2 May 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 16 May 2018

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11 May 2018

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The Italian Country Market Limited

The Italian Country Market Limited

Date: 1 May 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 15 May...

11 May 2018

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100kmh

Public call for road speed changes

After safety-focused investigations and significant public input into seven proposed road speed changes, Hasting...

9 May 2018

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#keeponkimiora up for national award

#keeponkimiora, a nationally significant exhibition by photography artist Edith Amituanai and primary school...

9 May 2018

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Dibble officially welcomed

A crowd of 200-plus gathered in the middle of Havelock North on Saturday afternoon to welcome a striking new...

7 May 2018

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Pipe moving along

Installing a very large storm water pipe under Railway Rd is proceeding well, with 250m out of the full 750m of...

4 May 2018

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Visitors lapping up local shopping

Visitors spent up large in Hastings in the three months to March, helping retail statistics continue the growth of...

3 May 2018

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Work plus study plus great employers equals success

A determination to succeed and having the right support have been key factors in Luke Rogers reaching his study...

3 May 2018

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Hot showers very welcome

There will be no more cold showers after sports matches at Anderson Park with the completion of a brand new...

3 May 2018

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Huge interest in speed limits

Interest in the proposed changes to speed limits in Hastings is high, with almost 800 formal submissions received...

2 May 2018

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New roundabout work starts Monday

The construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Nelson and Eastbourne streets will start on Monday

2 May 2018

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Last Whakatu roundabout underway

The entrance to Pakowhai Regional Park – the district’s most popular dog walking area - is temporarily moving to...

1 May 2018

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Villa Maria Estate Limited

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 22 May 2018

Description: Villa Maria Estate Limited has applied for a...

1 May 2018

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Villa Maria Estate Limited

Villa Maria Estate Limited

Date: 12/04/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 27/04/2018

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1 May 2018

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Yates Foodmarket Limited

Yates Foodmarket Limited

Date: 1.5.18

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 27/04/2018

Description: Yate...

1 May 2018

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I.D Wines Limited

I.D Wines Limited

Date: 18/04/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 03/05/2018

Description: I.D Wine...

1 May 2018

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Priority Thoroughfares in Hastings City Centre

Public notice is hereby given that at a meeting held on 26 April 2018, the Hastings District Council approved for...

30 April 2018

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Dibble sculpture will receive royal welcome

A striking Paul Dibble sculpture will be officially welcomed to Havelock North on Saturday by Governor-General...

30 April 2018

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Bike safety; get into gear

It is Be Safe Be Seen time again; the annual campaign to encourage safe cycling, walking and running as the night...

30 April 2018

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Hastings District Council Acting Chief Executive Officer Appointed.

A well-known face around Hawke’s Bay has been appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Hastings District...

27 April 2018

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More play gear for Flaxmere

Putting in more play gear and saving the pond are the priorities for almost all of the people who responded to...

27 April 2018

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History of Mayoral Portraits at HDC

The oil portraits of previous mayors that greet visitors to the Hastings District Council chambers are now joined...

26 April 2018

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Controlling pest animals around your home

HB Regional Council: Each autumn, mice and rats make their presence felt around people’s backyards and homes a...

24 April 2018

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ANZAC Day Hours

Most Council services and facilities will be closed on ANZAC Day although some will be open with reduced hours.

23 April 2018

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Intention to Prepare Reserve Management Plan – Raureka Parks

Members of the public are advised under s.41 Reserves Act 1977 that Council is intending to prepare a Reserve...

21 April 2018

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Pipe progress; traffic management changes

The installation of the critical new water main between Hastings and Havelock North is continuing at a good pace...

20 April 2018

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Massive public input into waste plan

Work on analysing the 6129 submissions to the draft joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan has started...

20 April 2018

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World’s largest Populus deltoides gets life-saving surgery

Carefully, piece by piece, New Zealand’s oldest and largest deciduous tree has had a trim – all in the aid of...

18 April 2018

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Council make-up reflects changing population

New housing developments will be brought into existing urban Council wards if minor changes proposed under a...

16 April 2018

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Flaxmere Park upgrade: Let’s start talking

“Awesome and amazing” ideas are needed for upgrades to Flaxmere Park. Seven years into Flaxmere Park’s $1.2...

16 April 2018

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Trainee arborists give trees a going-over

The majestic trees in Hastings’ parks have been getting a thorough going-over this week, by a keen bunch of...

13 April 2018

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Tree staying but getting a topping

A decision has been made on the future of the district’s tallest tree: the poplar (Populus deltoids) in Frimley...

13 April 2018

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Topiary touch for Queen Street

The classy new buxus topiary along Queen St complement the best of Hastings architecture and are adding a welcome...

13 April 2018

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Final by-election result in

The final result of the by-election for the vacant Hastings District Council Havelock North-Hastings ward seat ha...

13 April 2018

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Planning for our future

Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028

Have your say on the Long Term Plan (LTP). The LTP outlines what the Council intends to do for the community and...

11 April 2018

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Preliminary by-election result in

The preliminary result of the by-election for the vacant Hastings District Council Havelock North-Hastings ward...

11 April 2018

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Lights; music; amazing action

The Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has again been a resounding success – with live music adding to the...

10 April 2018

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Super bins keep recycling clean

New recycling bins installed at the Henderson Rd recycling centre will reduce servicing costs, reduce the risk of...

10 April 2018

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Variation 4 'Iona Residential Rezoning'

Variation 4 ‘Iona Residential Rezoning’ is now notified for public viewing and members of the public are now able...

6 April 2018

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Representation Review

Every six years the Council must review its representation arrangements to ensure that the people you elect...

6 April 2018

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Ruben Brewing Company Limited

Ruben Brewing Company Limited

Date: 23/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 10/04/2018

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3 April 2018

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Ruben Brewing Company Limited

Ruben Brewing Company Limited

Date: 23/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 10/04/2018

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3 April 2018

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Angus Properties (HB) Limited

Angus Properties (HB) Limited
Date: 26/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 11/04/2018

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3 April 2018

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Hastings Golf Club Limited

Hastings Golf Club Limited

Date: 27/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 12/04/2018

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3 April 2018

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Health check for Red Bridge

Final investigations into the amount of strengthening needed to enable Red Bridge to carry heavier loads are being...

3 April 2018

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Rubbish hearings in June

More than 6000 people have sent in their responses to the plan for managing rubbish in Hastings and Napier over...

29 March 2018

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Art on walls; call for designs

Two massive blank walls are about to become the largest public art works in Hastings – with a call going out to...

29 March 2018

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Magical music for Osmanthus lighting

In what is a real coup, three Chinese musicians are flying 10,000km to perform for two nights at this year’...

29 March 2018

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Public Notice of Application Concerning Resource Consent RMA20170280

Hastings District Council seeks resource consent to upgrade an existing 80 metre limestone rock revetment...

27 March 2018

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Sports centre ready for the next decades

A major makeover of the Hastings Sports Centre has been completed. It has reopened and its freshly painted wall...

27 March 2018

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Tons of steel hoisted into the roof

The arrival of an impressively large crane in the past week means the 80 tonnes of steel that needs to be hoisted...

26 March 2018

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Hundreds of metres of pipe already in

More than 200m of the new main water pipe has been laid at two locations since site work on the new Hastings to...

23 March 2018

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Dual Orchard Limited

Dual Orchard Limited

Date: 16/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 12/04/2018

Description: Dual...

22 March 2018

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Wide Open Trading Ltd

Wide Open Trading Limited

Date: 16/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 03/04/2018

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22 March 2018

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Unison Estate Limited

Unison Estate Limited

Date: 20/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 05/04/2018

Description: Unison...

22 March 2018

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Golflands (Hawkes Bay) Limited

Golflands (Hawkes Bay) Limited

Date: 20/03/2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry...

22 March 2018

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Bores on the move

Two of the district’s drinking water bores are being moved but will stay within the reserves they are currently...

21 March 2018

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Omahu going gangbusters

As drinking water and wastewater pipes are threaded through the newly zoned Omahu industrial area, land owner...

21 March 2018

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Get fund application in now

More than $250,000 was shared out to groups doing community work last year, through Council’s Contestable Grant...

20 March 2018

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Waste planning: Have your say

Have you had your say on how you think waste should be managed in Hawke’s Bay over the next six years? ...

19 March 2018

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West Flaxmere vision gets green light

An innovative vision designed to provide 120 high-quality affordable homes in Flaxmere has been agreed to by...

16 March 2018

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Paynters Cider Limited

Date: 14 March 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 6 April 2018

Description...

16 March 2018

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Hawke’s Bay company to build new station

Eastern District Police are thrilled to announce local building company MCL Construction Ltd will build the new...

15 March 2018

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Digging in to keep reserves beautiful

Fully involving the community in the care and planning of reserves has a lot of positive spin-offs. This week i...

14 March 2018

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Schools line up for HOY experience

Pakowhai School was one of 10 to take advantage of an invitation to take their classes along for a guided tour of...

14 March 2018

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Water pop-ups spreading the message

District Council is taking its mayor, councillors and drinking water specialists on the road this week, to get it...

13 March 2018

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Gallery Boosting for hands-on exhibition

A hands-on, get-into-it exhibition coming to Hastings City Art Gallery is getting Boosted. Boosted is an on-line...

13 March 2018

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Keep rubbish feedback coming

Thousands of residents have responded a call for feedback on how to manage the region’s rubbish, with the total...

12 March 2018

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Flooding clean-up

In the wake of localised flooding yesterday, the focus today is on contacting people who have had flood water...

9 March 2018

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Flood update: House visits underway

A fly-over of the worst flood-affected areas late yesterday has given Hastings District Council a better idea of...

9 March 2018

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Home and farm visits completed

Ninety-one homes in the area worst-hit by rains yesterday have been visited to assess welfare needs and damage to...

9 March 2018

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Heavy rain and flooding - 1:00pm update

Very heavy rain in Hawke’s Bay is causing flooding and road closures. The incident and response are being managed...

8 March 2018

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Heavy rain and flooding - 3:30pm update

The situation in Hawke’s Bay has eased. River levels have dropped however 50 to 60mm of rain is expected to...

8 March 2018

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Talking costs: Waste minimisation consultation

The major community conversation underway on the management of rubbish necessarily includes the cost. The Draft...

5 March 2018

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Fencing step towards stream quality

Fencing a section of the Paritua Stream - HBRC

2 March 2018

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Hawke’s Bay mayors and Minister Eugenie Sage “talk rubbish” at Landfill

The Associate Minister of the Environment and Green Party MP Eugenie Sage spent this morning (March 2) at the...

2 March 2018

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Recycling rurally: Site number five

The fifth new-generation rural recycling depot has been rolled out, with three six-metre specially adapted...

1 March 2018

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From aspiring mayor to Council asset

One of the youngest people to step forward for the mayoralty in Hastings is now working for the same organisation...

1 March 2018

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Call goes out for 2018 YAAPers

Eight teens have developed their love of the arts, learned the intricacies of staging programmes and events, and...

1 March 2018

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Ground-breaking for water main next week

The construction of a new Hastings to Havelock North water main gets underway next week, after contractors March...

1 March 2018

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Crematorium and chapel update

Cremations are running as normal at Hastings Cemetery and the rebuilding of the adjacent Chapel is progressing...

28 February 2018

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Where to with waste: Public consultation on draft plan

The major community conversation underway on the management of rubbish necessarily includes the cost. The Draft...

28 February 2018

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A new use for steel a re-purposing plus

The four steel trusses which held up the old canvas roof on the Opera House Plaza have come down and are being...

26 February 2018

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Rose & Shamrock Limited

Friday 23 February 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 16 March 2018

Description: Rose & Shamrock...

23 February 2018

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MP Foods Limited

Date: 23 February 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 16 March 2018

Description: MP Foods Limited ha...

23 February 2018

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The Chook and Filly Limited

23 February 2018

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 8 March 2018

Description: The chook and filly Limited...

23 February 2018

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Celebrating our extraordinary people: Civic Awards 2018

For just over 30 years Hastings has been honouring people in the community who go to extraordinary efforts to help...

23 February 2018

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Railway Rd second stage: traffic detours

Work on installing a major new storm water pipe under Railway Road is underway again this week. The first section...

22 February 2018

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Congratulations on sporting success

Council celebrated the recent successes of Hastings sports people at the formal monthly Hastings District Council...

22 February 2018

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Te Mata Rd pipe work detour

The last of the work to install a new water main under Te Mata Rd is underway. This involves a closure of one lane...

21 February 2018

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Seaweek 2018: Beach clean ups and sandcastles

SeaWeek events organised by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offer a chance for the community to get together on the...

21 February 2018

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Drinking water an LTP priority

Council’s top priority of providing the community with safe drinking water is strongly reflected in this year’...

20 February 2018

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Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 -2024

Hastings District and Napier City Councils’ are revising our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP), which...

19 February 2018

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Preparing for Gita

While the main force of Cyclone Gita is likely to miss Hawke’s Bay, there are severe gale force winds forecast for...

19 February 2018

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Big biking breakfast on Wednesday

Thirty-plus kilos of bacon, 10 kilos of sausages, muesli bars, fruit, coffee and more have all been ordered for...

19 February 2018

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AA rating a top result for Hastings

The AA long-term credit rating awarded to Hastings District Council is confirmation that Council’s financial...

16 February 2018

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We want to ‘talk rubbish’ with you

At least half of what’s going to Omarunui Landfill doesn’t need to be – so what can we can do about it?

16 February 2018

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By-election nominations

Hastings District Council’s electoral officer has received six nominations for the vacant Hastings-Havelock North...

15 February 2018

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Rong Zhang

Status: OPEN

Notification Expiry: 27 February 2018

Description: Rong Zhang has applied for Renewal of their...

15 February 2018

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Maneo Limited

Date: 14 February 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: Maneo Limited has applied for renewal of their On Licence...

14 February 2018

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Pamacasi’s Limited

14 February 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: Pamacasi’s Limited has applied for renewal of their On Licence...

14 February 2018

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Notice of proposed sale of impounded stock

Impounding Act 1955, Section 46(2) and 49

The undermentioned stock, having been seized and impounded at...

13 February 2018

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Tremains Art Deco Festival 2018

2018 is a significant year for the Tremains Art Deco Festival produced by the Art Deco Trust as it celebrates 30...

13 February 2018

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Rebuilding of Windsor Ave section

The rebuilding of a 750-metre section of road on Windsor Ave, between Ada St and Grove Rd, will start on Monday...

9 February 2018

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Golden Springs Restaurant & Takeaway

Date: 7 February 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: Rong Zhang has applied for Renewal of On Licence for Golden...

7 February 2018

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The Chook and Filly Limited

Date: 7 February 2018
Status: OPEN

Description: The Chook and Filly Limited has applied for a renewal of Off...

7 February 2018

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Blackbull Liquor Hasting Limited

Date: 7 February 2018
Status: OPEN

Description: Blackbull Liquor Hasting Limited has applied for a renewal of...

7 February 2018

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Pou

Waitangi Day Hours

Some council services and facilities will not be operating on Waitangi Day and some will have reduced hours.

5 February 2018

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Route for major water main announced

One of the largest projects included in the Hastings District Council’s water strategy is about to get underway...

5 February 2018

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Education and employment; get your questions answered

An hour or so spent at an Education and Employment Awareness Day this month could be life-changing for those who...

2 February 2018

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Wondrous wizardry a worldly celebration

There was just one place in New Zealand to celebrate wizardry alongside millions of Harry Potter fans on Thursday...

2 February 2018

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Plaza transformation underway

Work to transform the Plaza into an all-weather space suitable for all kinds of events started this week, with the...

1 February 2018

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Connecting with Age Concern Havelock North

With nearly 30 years of working with the community under its belt, Age Concern Havelock North continues to come up...

1 February 2018

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Getting rescue helicopter’s stories out

Getting the news out about a crucial Hawke’s Bay emergency service is important, both to keep the public...

31 January 2018

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Road speed changes consultation

With new rules on setting road speed limits set in place, Hastings District Council can now address public...

31 January 2018

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Hastings District Council Reviews Non Notification Process for Craggy Range Track Resource Consent

At the request of the Hastings District Council Mayor and Chief Executive, the process by which council staff...

31 January 2018

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Changes to speed limits

What is it all about?
Hastings District Council has received requests from the community to review the speed...

31 January 2018

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Rural and urban; a royal celebration

Celebrating the strong links between rural and urban life in Hawke’s Bay is a key objective of the Hawke’s Bay A&P...

29 January 2018

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 - Te Aute Road and Te Mata Peak Road

MCL Triple Peak Challenge runs on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and Te Aute Road between Havelock Road and Porter Drive...

26 January 2018

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Sculptors in the public eye

Nine sculpture artists working out in the open at Albert Square are more than halfway through their works, in...

26 January 2018

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R T Racing Incorporated

Date: 26 January 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: R T Racing Partnership has applied for a renewal of their On...

26 January 2018

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Kuku Limited

Date: 26 January 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: Kuku Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence...

26 January 2018

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 26 January 2018

With the SH2 roundabout and the new bridge over the Karamu Stream completed, the focus of the teams working on the...

26 January 2018

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Tools for the teenage years out now

A region-wide resource designed to help parents make it through the sometimes tricky teenage years has been...

25 January 2018

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Hastings retail growth just keeps on rising

Retail spending in both Hastings and Havelock North continues to grow; up 7.6 and 7.7 per cent respectively – more...

24 January 2018

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Road works: Waimarama and Middle roads

The rebuilding of two sections of the district’s roads are being carried out over the next few weeks. In Middle...

22 January 2018

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Nelson Street/Eastbourne Street proposed roundabout

What is it all about?

Council is considering a proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of...

22 January 2018

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New roundabout on the drawing board

The growing crash rate at an intersection in Hastings has prompted Council to consider installing a roundabout.

19 January 2018

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Kaiwaka Road Reserve

Hastings District Council gives public notice of its intention to consider the following proposed resolution to...

17 January 2018

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Te Mata Rd water project back underway

Work to finish laying the new water main along Te Mata Rd has resumed, following the Christmas and New Year...

17 January 2018

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Four weeks to get Council nominations in

Nominations for the vacant Hastings District Council seat are open for four weeks from today (January 16). To...

16 January 2018

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Heads up: Roundabout resurfacing work

The resurfacing of the roads around two of the district’s roundabouts will be carried out over the last two week...

16 January 2018

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Swim Heretaunga ready to re-open

The swimming pools in Flaxmere are about to re-open, after being repainted, having an automatic entry door...

16 January 2018

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Enhancements to Hastings city centre begin

The next phase of ongoing works to further enhance the Hastings city centre is set to kick off today with change...

15 January 2018

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Heretaunga Womens Centre

Wonderful women support each other

Over the last three years the Heretaunga Women’s Centre has come of age, with more than 150 women now gathering...

12 January 2018

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FIKO Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Kantin

Date: 10 January 2018
Status: OPEN

Description: FIKO Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Kantin has applied for a...

10 January 2018

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Newstar (NZ) Limited

Date: 10 January 2018

Status: OPEN

Description: Newstar (NZ) Limited has applied for a renewal of their On...

10 January 2018

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Council helps Women’s Refuge give a hand

The right of women and children to live free of violence is at the heart of the philosophy and practical service...

8 January 2018

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News in 2017

Pakowhai Road – North of Morley to Ruahapia

Monday 8 January 2018 to Monday 26 March 2018
Street(s) Pakowhai Road

22 December 2017

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Art Deco Valley Café Limited

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Art Deco Valley Café Limited has applied for a On Licence for...

22 December 2017

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Liger Trader Limited

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN


Description: Liger Trader Limited has applied for a renewal of their On...

22 December 2017

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Marist Holdings Ltd

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Marist Holdings Ltd has applied for an Off Licence for...

22 December 2017

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Range Golf Ltd

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Range Golf Limited has applied for an On Licence for Hasting...

22 December 2017

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Brave Brewing Company Limited (on licence and off licence)

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Brave Brewing Company Limited are applying to vary there...

22 December 2017

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Giant Brewing Company Limited

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Giant Brewing Company Limited are applying for a off-licence...

22 December 2017

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World’s Best Little Wine Company Limited

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: World’s best little wine company Limited are applying for a...

22 December 2017

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Vits Divine Limited

Date: 22 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Vits Divine Limited are applying for a off-licence – remote...

22 December 2017

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History Discovered in Hastings Chapel

History from the walls of Chapel

A snippet of history was unearthed as the earthquake-prone Hastings Chapel was demolished in November, ahead of...

21 December 2017

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Plaza upgrade about to start

Work on the Opera House will stop for the Christmas break today (December 21), with the crews back on site from...

21 December 2017

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Godsown Brewery Limited

Date: 18 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Godsown Brewery Limited has applied for a renewal of their On...

20 December 2017

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Elephant Hill Holdings Limited

Date: 19 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Elephant Hill Holdings Limited has applied for a variation of...

20 December 2017

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited (On-licence)

Date: 19 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for the renewal and...

20 December 2017

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited (Off-licence)

Date: 30 December 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for the renewal and...

20 December 2017

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NOW Brings Collaboration Innovation to Region’s Councils

Local phone and broadband provider, NOW, today announced an innovative partnership with Hawke’s Bay’s five...

20 December 2017

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Nominations

By-election dates announced

Nominations for the vacant councillor seat on the Hastings District Council open next month (January 16). The...

19 December 2017

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Christmas and New Year 2017/2018 open hours

Council services and facilities will be operating during the Christmas and New Year holidays although some will...

19 December 2017

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Hastings District Council reports on progress of its water change programme

Hastings District Council was today advised that significant progress is being made on the delivery of the water...

18 December 2017

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Pipe Delivery

New mains pipes start arriving

The first load of pipes needed to build the new water main connection between Hastings and Havelock North have...

18 December 2017

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Tania Kerr

Tania Kerr is the new deputy mayor

The new Hastings deputy mayor has been announced by Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst this morning. Councillor Tania Kerr...

14 December 2017

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Rubbish

Waste consultation plan moves closer to public consultation

Options that could potentially divert large portions of household rubbish from being dumped into the landfill are...

14 December 2017

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Youngsters looking to the future

The 17 young people placed into on-the-job training through The Rangatahi Ma, Kia Eke Youth Project have...

13 December 2017

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Be safe on our beaches this summer

It is no secret that Hastings beaches will again draw crowds in the thousands from across New Zealand over summer...

11 December 2017

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Brave Brewing Company Limited (On-Licence)

Date: 11 December 2017

Status: OPEN

Description: Brave Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal of...

11 December 2017

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Brave Brewing Company Limited (Off-Licence)

Date: 11 December 2017

Status: OPEN

Description: Brave Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal of...

11 December 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 8 December 2017

Work on the Whakatu Arterial Link continues to go well; helped by the good weather. Site work will cease for the...

8 December 2017

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Giant Brewing Company Limited

Date: 5 December 2017

Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 18 December 2017

Description: Giant Brewing Company...

8 December 2017

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Liger Trader Limited

Date: 7 December 2017

Status: OPEN

Description: Liger Trader Limited has applied for a renewal of their...

8 December 2017

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Year of Chinese travel to NZ a Hawke’s Bay focus

China has named 2019 the Year of Tourism to New Zealand, and Hawke’s Bay will be making every effort to attract a...

8 December 2017

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Library revamp done and dusted

The library team has its skates on today – putting the newly upgraded Havelock North library back together in time...

7 December 2017

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Garden watering every second day

Level two water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings today (December 6), as the very hot weather...

6 December 2017

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HDC responds to Stage Two of the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water

Council has today received the stage two report of the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water...

6 December 2017

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Salisbury Road Area Wide Rehabilitation

Monday, 4 December 2017 to Tuesday 19 December 2017
Street(s): Salisbury Road

4 December 2017

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Southampton Street Footpath Renewal

Monday, 13 November 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
Street(s): Southampton Street

4 December 2017

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Take care with dogs by rivers

As rivers warm up and water flows reduce, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reminding dog owners to keep their dog...

4 December 2017

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited (Off-Licence)

Date: 30 November 2017

Status: OPEN

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for the renewal and...

1 December 2017

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited (On-Licence)

Date: 30 November 2017

Status: OPEN

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for the renewal and...

1 December 2017

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New data improves liquefaction maps

Liquefaction risk maps for Hawke’s Bay have been updated by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, based on the latest...

1 December 2017

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Help your dog become thunder-safe

Thunderstorms can be very scary for dogs and the two storms experienced in Hastings this week have certainly sent...

1 December 2017

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Buzzing Rezpect all about our kids

There is a real buzz at the Rezpect Dance Academy, as dozens of youngsters warm up and then break out their dance...

1 December 2017

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Irongate Cul-de-sac

Monday, 30 October, 2017 to Friday, 12 January, 2018

1 December 2017

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Opera House: New foundations poured

The next time lapse video of the work to earthquake strengthen the Opera House has been released, showing the last...

30 November 2017

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Indor and Gurnoor Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Indor and Gurnoor Limited has applied for the Off-licence for...

29 November 2017

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Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited

Date: 27/11/2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited has applied for a new...

29 November 2017

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Godsown Brewery Limited

Date: 28 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Godsown Brewery Limited has applied for a renewal of their On...

29 November 2017

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Elephant Hill Holdings Limited

Date: 28 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Elephant Hill Holdings Limited has applied for a variation of...

29 November 2017

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Awards celebrate Hastings’ beautiful gardens

Putting love and effort into their gardens has paid off for the 18 keen gardeners awarded prizes in this year’...

28 November 2017

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Hastings by-election final results

The final results of the Hastings by–election have been confirmed this afternoon. Those results confirm Sandra...

27 November 2017

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David Trubridge Shade Sail Installed in the Village Green

The week-long process to install the David Trubridge-designed shade sail in Havelock North’s Village Green ha...

27 November 2017

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Multiple bins among waste options

Ways to capture the 42,000 tonnes of recyclable materials before they are tipped into the landfill has been under...

24 November 2017

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Hastings by-election preliminary results

The preliminary results of the Hastings by-election have been announced this afternoon. The result includes all...

24 November 2017

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New main water link starts February

Installing a new mains water supply pipe between Hastings and Havelock North is a step closer, with Council thi...

23 November 2017

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Agent Pink in HazMobile haul

There is always some pretty interesting rubbish turning up at the Hastings and Napier transfer stations and...

22 November 2017

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New chapel preparation – demolition underway

The building of a new chapel at Hastings Cemetery has reached a major mile-stone this week, with the demolition of...

22 November 2017

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Emergency alerts; is your phone ready?

Emergency Mobile Alerts are being launched soon – is your phone ready? Hawke’s Bay people are set to start...

21 November 2017

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Down The Road

Date: 20 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Down the Road Limited has applied for the renewal of their...

21 November 2017

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Murdoch Wines Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Mordoch Wines Limited has applied for the renewal of their...

21 November 2017

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Silverleaf Olives Limited

Date: 20 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Silverleaf Olives Limited has applied for a new On-licence...

21 November 2017

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Paritua Vineyards and Winery Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 5 December 2017

Description: Paritua Vineyards and...

21 November 2017

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Cape Kidnappers Station Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN
Notification Expiry: 1 December 2017
Description: Cape Kidnappers Station...

21 November 2017

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Pablo With Chilli Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: Pablo with Chilli Limited has applied for an On-licence for...

21 November 2017

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MJ Uka Foods Limited

Date: 21 November 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: MJ Uka Foods Limited has applied for the renewal of their...

21 November 2017

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Bus stop damage a big cost

A drive to replace old wooden bus shelters with new modern glass versions has hit a stumbling block and the...

21 November 2017

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Annual Report 2016/17

Hastings District Council’s Annual Report 2016/17 was adopted at a meeting of the Council on 26 October 2017. ...

21 November 2017

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Te Mata Rd work cleared for Christmas

The infrastructure work along St Hill Lane and Te Mata Rd will be cleared for the Christmas/New Year holiday...

20 November 2017

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Railway Road

Monday, 20 November 2017 to Wednesday, 30 May, 2018
Street(s): Railway Road

20 November 2017

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All waters connecting to new subdivision

A start on laying storm water, water and sewer pipes in Lyndhurst Road, between Nottingley Rd and the end of the...

17 November 2017

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Award-winning Village Green

The redevelopment of Havelock North Village Green has earned one of 20 national awards, bestowed by NZRA (New...

17 November 2017

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Southampton Street East resealing

Thursday 16 November 2017
Street(s): Southampton Street East (between railway line and Hastings St)

16 November 2017

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Major storm water pipe to stop flooding

A once-in-a-generation project to upgrade a main storm water pipe in Railway Road is about to get underway. The...

16 November 2017

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Pakowhai Road resealing

Wednesday 15 November - Thursday 16 November 2017
Street(s): Pakowhai Road (between St Aubyn St and Evenden Rd)

15 November 2017

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Blooming roses draw hundreds

A love of roses, live entertainment and a fantastic venue drew more than 500 people to Rose Sunday at the weekend...

14 November 2017

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Whakatu Rd/Anderson Rd intersection

Sunday 19 November 2017
Street(s): Whakatu Rd/Anderson Rd intersection

14 November 2017

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Treasures emerge from Opera House walls

Little treasures have been turning up in the walls and under the floors of the 100-year-old Opera House, as it...

13 November 2017

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Lyndhurst Road

Monday, 25 September, 2017 to Friday, 15 December, 2017
Street(s): Lyndhurst Road

13 November 2017

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Getting the best out of bridges

Work to bring Hastings’ bridges on important routes up to new load-bearing levels is getting under way this month...

10 November 2017

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Youth Resilience Study

Helping to build a resilient community into the future is the driver behind a Youth Resilience Study, carried out...

9 November 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 6 November 2017

Work on the new Whakatu Arterial Link route continues to progress well. Almost a year in, it is still expected...

6 November 2017

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Turamoe Road Area Wide Rehabilitation

Monday, 6 November 2017 to Friday, 8 December 2017
Street(s): Turamoe Road

6 November 2017

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Free licence programme going gangbusters

HB Matariki Programme: Being an unlicenced driver can be a very expensive exercise. Fines for no warrant...

3 November 2017

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Where does sewage go? Open day at the wastewater plant

A wallet, a $20 note, fast food outlet toys, a baseball, a tennis ball - you name it and it is likely to have...

3 November 2017

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Road Works

Traffic lights temporarily out – take care

The traffic lights on the corner of Maraekakaho Rd and Southampton St will be turned off for about two weeks from...

3 November 2017

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Find your togs: Pools opening

All Hastings outdoor pools will open this month - with all the fun that they will bring. The teams at all three...

2 November 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Moteo Pa Road – 11 November 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Moteo Pa Road from outside Rapid Number 265 to...

2 November 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Waikoau Road – 12 November 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Waikoau Road from outside Rapid Number 43 to the...

2 November 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Otene Road – 19 November 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Otene Road between Elwood Road and Ruahapia Road...

2 November 2017

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Focused teens the business people of tomorrow

Some of the most successful business ideas are relatively simple – but to succeed they need to be carried out...

1 November 2017

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By-election voting papers in mail

Voting papers for the election of a new Hastings mayor and one new Hastings District councillor are going out thi...

1 November 2017

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Havelock North – Long Reach Vegetation Mowing and Trimming Work

Havelock North – Long Reach Vegetation Mowing and
Trimming Work. From Monday, 30 October 2017 until Friday, 3...

31 October 2017

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A celebration of strength and character

A special ceremony to celebrate youngsters who display ‘he pito mata’, or strong character against the odds, wa...

31 October 2017

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Nuhaka chess wizards

The concentration in the air was palpable as youngsters battled each other over chess boards today. The Hawke’...

27 October 2017

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Beware swooping magpies

It is spring nesting season and magpies in both city and country areas are becoming highly protective of their...

26 October 2017

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John James Loughlin (Askerne Estate Winery)

Date: 26 October 2017
Status: OPEN

Description: John James Loughlin, premises name Askerne Estate Winery, ha...

26 October 2017

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Application for 4 Gaming Machines for the Elbow Room Sports Bar

The Hastings Returned and Services’ Association Incorporated seek to increase the number of their Class 4 Gaming...

20 October 2017

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Application for 9 Gaming Machines for the Loading Ramp

The Lion Foundation (2008) Ltd seek to provide 9 Class 4 Gaming Machines (Pokie Machines) at the Loading Ramp, 8...

20 October 2017

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Requirement for Land Designation for Educational Purposes

A designation for “Educational Purposes – Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu (school year...

20 October 2017

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Retail Spending remains on a high in Hastings

Retail spending continues on a high in Hastings, with an increase of near nine per cent compared to the same three...

19 October 2017

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Little warriors winning in the environment

Little eco-warriors in Flaxmere are taking up the battle on behalf of the environment, and their efforts have been...

19 October 2017

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Te Mata Park Construction to Commence

The construction of two sets of toilets, a visitor shelter and a new enlarged car park will get underway in Te...

19 October 2017

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Sections coming on as Hastings grows

Residential sections are coming on line – in both small and large scale developments. More than 50 residential...

18 October 2017

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Rebuilding a road

The reconstruction of Maraekakaho Rd, between Francis Hicks Avenue and Southampton Street West, will start on...

18 October 2017

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Representation Review: What are your views?

What is it all about?

Council has to review its representation arrangements for the 2019 local government...

16 October 2017

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Henare O’Keefe: KNZB hero

“As we look around our undoubtedly beautiful district, we must think about all the spaces our children are growing...

14 October 2017

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Havelock North most beautiful suburb

It is official: Havelock North is the nation’s Most Beautiful Suburb. The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award...

14 October 2017

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Opera house: Foyer foundations next

The second time-lapse video of the earthquake strengthening work inside the Hawke’s Bay Opera House has been...

13 October 2017

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Anglican Care - Heretaunga Seniors’ Programmes

Keep fit classes, one-on-one digital courses and advice, speakers and entertainers, games days, shared meals and...

12 October 2017

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Spiller collection reveals gems

Watching the dress styles, hairdos, car makes and children’s dress-up costumes appear as a new scanner reveal...

11 October 2017

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Young basketballers going for gold

More than 1400 visitors have arrived in the region this week – ready to do battle on the basketball court. The...

11 October 2017

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High on art in Hastings

There might be 50 years between but they have a common passion – art. Hastings Girls High School student Ella Ayto...

9 October 2017

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Shady artwork for Village Green

Artful shade will be up in the Havelock North Village Green before the hottest months arrive. Designed by renowned...

8 October 2017

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Dressing the new SH2 roundabout

More than 13,000 plants will be planted along the new Whakatu Link Route, starting with 7000 going onto the new...

5 October 2017

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Building the bridge – it’s all go

Twenty four hollow concrete beams, each one weighing between 38 and 48 tonnes, are being lifted into place to form...

5 October 2017

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Little red carts bringing mail

Little red electric vehicles are being used to deliver mail in Hastings Flaxmere and Havelock North after NZ Post...

3 October 2017

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Massive industrial zone ready to go

Newly zoned industrial land in Hastings is expected to add more than $300 million a year to the economy and...

28 September 2017

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Rata trees protected by arty guards

The finishing touches to one of Hastings main entrances to the city centre are being completed with Rata street...

27 September 2017

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A dozen wonderful Icons now up

Four more icons have gone up around Hastings city centre ? celebrating people ideas and industries with strong...

25 September 2017

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Health fund attracts 37 applications

Applications to the Community Health Assistance fund closed on Friday (September 22) with 37 application...

25 September 2017

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Maintenance Work - Karamu Cycle Bridge – Fulton Hogan - 25 September – 13 October 2017

Monday, 25 September, 2017 to Friday, 13 October, 2017
Street(s): Ruahapia Road
Scaffolding will be erected on...

25 September 2017

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New LED bulbs a bright idea

White bright cost-saving lights are about to spread across the district as Hastings District Council replaces the...

22 September 2017

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Air curtain for Tutira

An air curtain is being trialled in Waikōpiro Lake at Tūtira this summer as work continues towards improving the...

22 September 2017

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Bird's eye view of opera house work

The first of monthly time-lapse videos of the Hawke's Bay Opera House strengthening project has been uploaded to...

20 September 2017

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Get a free bike check

Are your tyres pumped brakes up to scratch and chain and crank under control?

With the weather warming it i...

15 September 2017

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Whakatu reaches key milestones

The Whakatu Arterial Link project is about to achieve some major milestones with work on State Highway 2 (SH2) due...

14 September 2017

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Council opposes water conservation order

Hastings District Council has opposed an application for a proposed water conservation order (WCO) on the...

12 September 2017

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Testing alert systems in Hastings and Napier

If you hear sirens or stingers

12 September 2017

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Fabulous façades lift city spirits

The faces of more than 180 significant buildings in the centre of Hastings have been sympathetically restyled...

7 September 2017

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Chlorine-removed taps on move

A shift towards the car parks and the addition of more taps will make the Hastings chlorine-removed water supply...

6 September 2017

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Beautiful new chapel on way

The first steps towards building the new regional chapel and crematorium at Hastings Cemetery have been taken thi...

5 September 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 5 September 2017

Work on Pilcher Rd to improve the access to the new State Highway 2 roundabout is about to start.

5 September 2017

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Heat turned up a real winner

Turn up the Heat the first winter reading challenge for adults run by Hastings District Libraries has been a...

4 September 2017

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Drilling for pipes so much better

The bulk of the work to install a new larger water main under Heretaunga St is done with the hi-tech underground...

4 September 2017

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Landmarks: Fantastic projects lauded

The artistic historic and architectural gems that make up the winners in this year's Landmarks Awards were...

1 September 2017

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Landmarks: Fantastic projects lauded

The artistic historic and architectural gems that make up the winners in this year's Landmarks Awards were...

1 September 2017

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Economy a bumper

The Hawke's Bay economy is 'simmering' and close to 'steaming' jumping four places to sixth in a quarterly report...

31 August 2017

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Hawke's Bay Knowledge Bank - Digital Archiving

A special piece of equipment on its way from the United States which will unlock the secrets of an estimated...

31 August 2017

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Rock Opera for Fringe in The 'Stings

What do you do when you are physically allergic to love? Break out in spandex and sing a rock song of...

30 August 2017

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Dates set for local election

The official resignations of Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule and Hastings-Havelock North ward councillor Adrienne...

28 August 2017

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Enliven Positive Aging Service - Senior Chef Programmes

It can be hard to find the motivation to cook for one especially for people who have few skills in the kitchen but...

25 August 2017

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Cat Trapping Programme

SPCA - Cat Trapping Programme

A cat management programme run by Hastings SPCA has removed more than 300 stray cats from the streets in six...

25 August 2017

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Radio Kidnappers

Radio Kidnappers - Radio Programme

Giving the community the ability to talk to our wider region via radio (and now internet) is the aim of the Acce...

25 August 2017

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Sherlock Holmes' works on historic records

The fine paper the elegant script and the quirky job titles are all fascinating to Luke Maton as he works to get...

24 August 2017

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Flaxmere Assist on for good

Overwhelming support for the Flaxmere Community Assist team has seen it made a permanent fixture.

At thi...

18 August 2017

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Once-in-a-lifetime diffuser job done

The once-in-a-generation job to replace Hastings' wastewater outfall diffuser pipe nearly three

18 August 2017

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Resealing Havelock Road

Road resealing will be carried out along the Havelock North end of Havelock Rd over five days fro

18 August 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of The Central Roundabout, Te Mata Road, Napier Road, Havelock Road, Te Aute Road, Middle Road and Joll Road – 28 October 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic,
1. The central roundabout
2. Te Mata Road from...

16 August 2017

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Have your say on safe drinking

The promotion of a safe drinking culture in both Napier and Hastings is something the cities' councils are keen to...

15 August 2017

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Novices to virtuosos in a year

Fifteen months ago 17 youngsters picked up violins and cellos for the first time. Now there are 95 students at two...

14 August 2017

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Major impacts in wake of aquifer contamination

One year on from the Havelock North water gastro-outbreak Hastings District Council has reiterat

14 August 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 14 August 2017

Traffic is flowing well since the full opening of the new Whakatu Link Road roundabout and the opening of Napier...

14 August 2017

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Guilin colour on stage tomorrow

A visit by Guilin Children's Palace performing arts students to Hastings reaches its crescendo

11 August 2017

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Library facelift starts September

The date has been set for the makeover of the Havelock North L

9 August 2017

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Fund to assist with long-term illness related to campylobacter outbreak

A fund to help people suffering from long-term illness following last year's campylobacter outb

9 August 2017

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Te Mata Water Services

Monday, 29 May, 2017 to Friday, 30 March, 2018
Street(s): Te Mata Road, Te Mata Road; Karanema Drive to Durham...

9 August 2017

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Green a big part of new neighbourhoods

Initial plans to rezone land for new neighbourhoods in Havelock North have been released and they

8 August 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Tangoio Settlement Road

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Tangoio Settlement Road between Waipatiki Road...

8 August 2017

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It's time to paint boxes

It is time for Hastings' artists to get their think

4 August 2017

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Karamu Rd road works

The end is in sight for the underground services footpath and road upgrade along Karamu Road.s

4 August 2017

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Start on Opera House this week

The Hawke's Bay Opera House strengthening project starts this week with successful tenderer Gemco Construction...

1 August 2017

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Traffic island height being reduced

Traffic islands designed to slow traffic in Joll Rd in Havelock North have worked to get speeds d

1 August 2017

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New water strategy on table

Going ahead with a new bore field putting in a second mains water pipe between Hastings and Have

1 August 2017

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Help for fast growing school

31 July 2017

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Major pipe work moving on

With progress on replacing a major water pipe under Heretaunga St going well work on the second

28 July 2017

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New Kiwis loving Hastings lifestyle

The Warehams are all now 'true blue' Kiwis and have a certificate to prove it.

28 July 2017

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New Kiwis loving Hastings lifestyle

The Warehams are all now 'true blue' Kiwis and have a certificate to prove it.

28 July 2017

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Whakatu update: Roundabout opening

The new Whakatu Arterial Link roundabout on State Highway 2 (SH2) will open this afternoon which

28 July 2017

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Speech contest: Growing confident kids

The 2017 HIllmac Electrical Junior and Intermediate School Speech Contestswill once again allow children in year...

27 July 2017

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Data wizards weekend of competition

27 July 2017

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Age Concern Flaxmere

Helping elderly avoid being scammed, either on-line or on their doorstep, is the aim of a new programme being...

27 July 2017

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A&P Society - Bostock Edible Garden Show

The annual Bostock Edible Garden Show touches almost all sectors of our society – from gardeners, foodies and...

26 July 2017

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More gorge slippage - NZTA

24 July 2017

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Emergency wall work complete

Emergency measures to repair erosion caused by recent high

24 July 2017

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Keep dogs off the streets

Complaints about dogs roaming are up by 20 per cent and the number of dogs not kept on their home property need...

21 July 2017

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Ambassador loving the role

Six months into the job Henare O'Keefe is loving his role as Hastings Ambassador.

21 July 2017

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Very happy birthday for GTGH

Business is taking to Great Things Grow Here

20 July 2017

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Retail statistics keep on rising

Retail spending is again up in Hastings with an increase of near 10 per cen

19 July 2017

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Council appoints independent chair to lead water services change programme

Hastings District Council has appointed Napier Port chief executive Garth Cowie as external chairperson to lead...

18 July 2017

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Roads open but icy

The Hastings side of Taihape Rd is open however drivers are being warned to take extra care after a number of car...

17 July 2017

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Business in the Bay brilliant

The drive to make Hawke's Bay the country's most innovative region has not slowed a year on from the kick-off of...

17 July 2017

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Roads update Saturday 10am

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) yesterday afternoon but advised...

15 July 2017

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Roads update Friday 5pm

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) today at 2.30pm.

Local roads in...

14 July 2017

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Weather-affected roads

14 July 2017

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Weather changes - Art Deco Trust

Due to inclement weather conditions the main route to Napier through the Napier/Taupo Road has been closed.

14 July 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Prospect Road – 7 October 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Prospect Road between Royston Hospital and King...

14 July 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 14 July 2017

Winter weather continues to make things tricky for the contractors working on the Whakatu Arterial Link route...

14 July 2017

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Big numbers loving Splash

It has been another great year for Splash Planet with almost 113000 people through the gates over its six month...

13 July 2017

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Car rescues; don't pass closed - HBCDEM

An operation is underway to rescue around a dozen motorists who have got t

13 July 2017

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New city pocket park goes ahead

A new pocket park will pop up in our city before the end of the year. The new green space will also act as a...

12 July 2017

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New city pocket park goes ahead

A new pocket park will pop up in our city before the end of the year. The new green space will also act as a...

12 July 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Elwood Road – 20 October 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Elwood Road between SH2 and Otene Road. The road...

11 July 2017

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Whirinaki Boil Water Notice lifted

Results received over the last five days from tests of the Whirinaki water supply have returned clear of E...

10 July 2017

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Better air in Hastings - HBRC

For the first time since monitoring began Hastings air quality for June was exceedance free.

Hawke's Bay...

10 July 2017

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The big drill starts Monday

Drilling work to install the larger water pipe underneath Heretaunga St in Hastings will start on Monday (July 10...

7 July 2017

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Whirinaki water update

Results received today (July 7) from tests of the Whirinaki water supply have returned clear of E...

7 July 2017

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Highly unstable Gorge stays closed - NZTA

Additional work is underway to improve Saddle Road as significant rockfall risks prevent re-opening of State...

7 July 2017

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Whirinaki water update

Results received today (July 6) from tests of the Whirinaki water supply have returned clear of E...

6 July 2017

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Whirinaki water update

Results received today from a follow-up test taken prior to the introduction of chlorine to the supply yesterday...

5 July 2017

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Boil Water Notice for Whirinaki

The Whirinaki water supply has today been chlorinated and a Boil Water Notice issued after low levels of e-Coli...

4 July 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Hastings Street - 9 – 12 November 2017

Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic, Hastings Street between Eastbourne Street and...

4 July 2017

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Paid parking resumes July 1

Paid parking resumes in Hastings central city this month after the public overwhelmingly asked Hastings District...

30 June 2017

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Sea wall consent about to be lodged

Resource consent applications to build an extended rock sea wall at Clifton will be lodged by mid-July.

As part...

30 June 2017

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More agility fun for Bay dogs

Dogs are going to have more fun and exercise in P

30 June 2017

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Rockit top Hawke's Bay exporter

Rockit Global is Hawke's Bay Exporter of the Year

Specialist apple grower Rockit Global has been named ExportNZ...

30 June 2017

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Sparkling kitchen double plus for Flaxmere

The brand spanking new commercial kitchen in the Flaxmere Community Centre will do double duty ? used for training...

29 June 2017

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More slips in Gorge - NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says further small slips in the Manawatu Gorge have added to the challenges facing work...

29 June 2017

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Our Kimi Ora Kids on gallery walls

Their eyes are sparkling and their grins are wide ? and they are all over the walls of Hastings City Art...

28 June 2017

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Our Kimi Ora Kids on gallery walls

Their eyes are sparkling and their grins are wide ? and they are all over the walls of Hastings City Art...

28 June 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 28 June 2017

The move of the traffic onto the completed part of the new SH2 roundabout went well this week.

28 June 2017

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Bring on Windsor Park ideas

Ideas for the future of Windsor Park in the middle of Hastings are rolling in and there is still more than a week...

27 June 2017

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Teens tackling big business

More than 200 students in 50-plus teams from 12 Hawke's Bay secondary schools are about to tackle the hard end of...

26 June 2017

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Big thank you for rural fire teams

It was a triple celebration on Wednesday night [June 21] for volunteers from the Hastings' 13 rural fire...

23 June 2017

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Hundreds more lights on bikes

A lot of cyclists will be safer on the road at dusk after 279 sets of bike lights were given out during thi...

23 June 2017

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Four options for Plaza roof

The next step on the way to making the Plaza a more usable space was taken today when Hastings councillor...

23 June 2017

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Start on Police Headquarters

Work on the region's new state-of-the-art Police Headquarters in Hastings will start early next year.

Acting...

23 June 2017

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More icons on way - arts inc

A fresh batch of famous faces will be popping up in the Hastings Central City as stage two of the Hastings Icon...

19 June 2017

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Health and sport centre starts October

Work on the buildings that will make up the first stage of the new community health and sports centre will get...

19 June 2017

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Looking after international students

Lifestyle and pastoral care are big draw cards for parents from other countries looking for an international...

15 June 2017

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Gorge remains closed - NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising that the Manawatu Gorge will remain closed for at least three more weeks while...

14 June 2017

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Bigger pipe; more water

The new mains water pipe being laid under Heretaunga St will almost double the amount of water able to be directed...

14 June 2017

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Project papakainga up for award - LGNZ

A new papakainga housing development policy opening the way for utilisation of M

14 June 2017

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Thousands of native plants ready

Farmers and community groups are adding thousands of plants to streams and rivers throughout Hawke's Bay thi...

9 June 2017

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Parking feedback heeded

A comprehensive survey of residents has shown that people prefer to pay for parking as they use it and the call...

8 June 2017

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Government supports Opera House restoration

Hastings District Council has welcomed the announcement today of significant support from the government for the...

8 June 2017

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Cycleways continue to grow

Work is due to start on two cycleway projects next week; one along Pakowhai Rd the other in Haumoana.

Both will...

8 June 2017

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Government cash for Te Mata Park

The building of a visitor shelter and information centre toilet and car park in Te Mata Park can get underway...

8 June 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 8 June 2017

About 75 per cent of the new State Highway 2 roundabout is almost completed with traffic expected to be moved onto...

8 June 2017

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Wall-sized Wattie's history

Checking out the historic Wattie's can labels was an important part of preparing for painting a massive mural on...

6 June 2017

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Temporary Road Closure of Te Mata Peak Road - 20 October 2017, Napier Road and Columba Way Car Park – 22 October 2017

The Hastings District Council will temporarily close to all traffic,
Te Mata Peak Road from the car park inside...

6 June 2017

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Big thank you to volunteers

Big thank you to our volunteersOne group and four individuals were recognised last week [May 31] at a Civic...

4 June 2017

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On ground look at development

Getting a first-hand look at the level of development across Hastings was the focusforHastings councillors on...

4 June 2017

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Young water the focus

Improving our understanding of the Hawke's Bay aquifers - the way they are filled the cap that keeps them safe and...

2 June 2017

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Manawatu Gorge stays closed this week

The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge will remain closed this week as work...

1 June 2017

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Take a selfie with your pooch

Snapping a selfie with your pooch might pay off.

Hastings District Council is running a pet selfie competition...

1 June 2017

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Lifetime awards for awesome firefighters

There has been no shortage of blazes to put out for our volunteer rural fire fighters over the last couple of...

31 May 2017

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Help goes to great projects

Projects that help the elderly spot scams give youth a safe gathering place while they learn hip hop and build a...

30 May 2017

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Irongate steaming ahead

As the work to get water and sewer services to Irongate nears completion interest in the industrial area i...

29 May 2017

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Major water works underway

New water mains are about to be laid under two roads in Hastings with the latest drilling techniques used to keep...

23 May 2017

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Water: Source use and management

Drawing all the strings together

22 May 2017

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FAWC entries getting toastie

With just days to go until entries close two more Hawke's Bay epicureans have registered to serve up their...

12 May 2017

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Grab a disc and get to Flaxmere

Anyone can play disc golf: It is low impact and suitable for all shapes sizes and ages says a man who i...

12 May 2017

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Grab a disc and get to Flaxmere

Anyone can play disc golf: It is low impact and suitable for all shapes sizes and ages says a man who i...

12 May 2017

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Grab a disc and get to Flaxmere

Anyone can play disc golf: It is low impact and suitable for all shapes sizes and ages says a man who i...

12 May 2017

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Businesses spread cycling safety message

Major Hawke's Bay businesses have thrown their support behind the Be Safe Be Seen campaign being run by iWay over...

12 May 2017

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Bay stars of tomorrow stronger; fitter

After just six months a bunch of talented young Hawke's Bay athletes are rapt with how much stronger and fitter...

11 May 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 11 May 2017

Five months in, the work on the Whakatu Arterial Link is progressing as planned.

11 May 2017

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Government Inquiry into water contamination

The Hastings District Council has welcomed the findings of the Government Inquiry into the contamination event...

10 May 2017

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Face Race a huge winner

Huge accolades have been dished out for Hastings' world-first competition The Amazing China Face Race designed to...

9 May 2017

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Getting A into G for family

Steve Tahu is glad his days as a seasonal part-time worker are long behind him.

Steve who recently earned an...

8 May 2017

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Giants reintroduced to reserve

Almost 300 plants including some that will grow into massive native trees have been settled into their new home...

1 May 2017

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Cyclone Cook: Stump grinding and tidying

The last of the clean-up of the roads after Cyclone Cook should be finished within three weeks.

The bulk of the...

1 May 2017

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Lions clean up riverside

Gloves were donned and rubbish sacks filled by members of The Havelock North Village Lions Club supported by...

1 May 2017

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Cyclone clean up half way

Two weeks on from Cyclone Cook the cleaning up of the district is well advanced but there is still a lot of work...

27 April 2017

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Free fire wood piles

Wood piles are being placed in each of the three main centres in Hastings with residents able to help...

26 April 2017

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Result: Farmers' Market's huge recycling

Nearly 100 per cent of the rubbish from the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market is now composted or recycled ? a massive...

21 April 2017

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Esk Boil Water Notice lifted

The Boil Water Notice for residents taking their water supply from the Hastings District Council Esk system ha...

20 April 2017

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ANZAC Day; services across Hastings

Once again our people will gather on ANZAC Day to pay their respects to our service people who have partaken in...

20 April 2017

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More free green waste disposal

The free green waste disposal for Hastings and Napier residents is being offered again this Friday 21st and...

19 April 2017

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Boil water: Esk Ridge and Kanuka Cliffs

Update; A reminder to residents on the Esk Water supply (in Esk Ridge and Kanuka Cliffs) the boil water notice i...

19 April 2017

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Free green waste disposal

A free greenwaste service is being offered to residents in Napier and Hastings as they deal withfallen trees and...

14 April 2017

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Clean-up operation on-going

Work on clearing fallen trees on roads across the district is on-going after the winds from Cyclone Cook caused...

14 April 2017

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Tree damage: Urban roads

Trees are down across the district leaving many roads down to one lane or closed.

Hastings District Council and...

14 April 2017

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Tree damage: Rural roads

Trees are down across the district leaving many roads down to one lane or closed.

Hastings District Council and...

14 April 2017

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Worst of danger passed

The danger period for sea swells seems to have passed and there is now no need for beachfront residents to be...

13 April 2017

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Preparing for Cyclone Cook

Precautionary plans are in place in case sea swells generated by Cyclone Cook threaten beachfront homes.

At...

13 April 2017

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Kids swamp the sports park

The second Super Sixes sports tournament for year 6 students has kicked off today [April 11] with a fly-over by...

11 April 2017

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Another awesome lighting

The annual lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has again been an amazing success

10 April 2017

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Another awesome lighting

The annual lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has again been an amazing success

10 April 2017

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Another awesome lighting

The annual lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has again been an amazing success

10 April 2017

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Minor sewage leak in Karituwhenua Stream

Hastings District Council was advised this morning of a water leak on the corner of Woodlands Drive and Penlington...

7 April 2017

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Tauroa Reserve reopened after tree work

Tauroa Reserve in Havelock North has reopened aftertrees including a large gum fell in the reserve thi...

7 April 2017

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Pilcher Road update

Due to flood damage in Pilcher Road Mangateretere this road is now temporarily closed to all traffic except...

6 April 2017

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Coin-free parking option

A new option for paid parking is operating in off-street car parks owned by Hastings District Council.

Council...

4 April 2017

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Wattie's: History on the wall

One of Hastings' longest serving companies is helping make Hastings more beautiful; and celebrating that it i...

4 April 2017

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Hello students in 28 languages

Hello

3 April 2017

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Park packed for opening

The new Village Green in Havelock North was packed yesterday (April 1) for its official opening after a...

2 April 2017

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Coastal erosion thinking caps on

Members of the community are leading the decision-making on managing risks from beach erosion inundation by...

29 March 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 28 March 2017

Ongoing rain has continued to make life a little tricky however it is not expected to impact on the overall time...

28 March 2017

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Lucky Lucknow kids on Green

Lucky 7 to 9 year olds from Lucknow School got to try out the new play equipment in the Havelock North Village...

24 March 2017

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Very clever lights for park

'Intelligent' is not the first adjective that springs to mind when talking about lighting systems in public park...

24 March 2017

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Section numbers adding up

Enabling more than 200 residential sections to be brought to market in Hastings is on the agenda this week.

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21 March 2017

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Education worth multi-millions to Bay

Educating youngsters from across the world is worth $29 million a year to Hawke's Bay figures released last week...

20 March 2017

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Osmanthus Gardens lighting up

In three weeks' time lantern light will once again cast its beautiful glow across the Osmanthus Gardens with new...

15 March 2017

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Ruru watching over Kohupatiki

A ruru (morepork) beautifully hand-crafted from galvanised steel atop a column of weathering steel now watche...

15 March 2017

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Ruru watching over Kohupatiki

A ruru (morepork) beautifully hand-crafted from galvanised steel atop a column of weathering steel now watche...

15 March 2017

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Havelock North Library getting facelift

The plans for the makeover of the Havelock North Library have been drawn up and work is due to start in...

14 March 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 13 March 2017

Again heavy rain over the weekend has interrupted work, however at this early stage it is not expected to impact...

13 March 2017

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Go slow at Whakatu Link roundabout

State Highway 2 at the site of the Whakatu Arterial Link will get slightly narrower from tomorrow as the...

13 March 2017

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Fire season 'open' but be careful

The fire restriction status in Hastings has been pulled back to 'open' from today.

That status applies acro...

13 March 2017

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HoY: Top tips for newbies

There are still two days to go at Horse of the Year ? and they are the best days.

One of its biggest fans Horse...

10 March 2017

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Water: Restrictions are off

The Level Three water restrictions have been lifted today ? meaning there are now no longer any bans on outdoor...

10 March 2017

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Tackling obesity at grass roots

A man tackling obesity head on

10 March 2017

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Chlorine taps back on

The chlorine-free taps will be back on by 6pm tonight (March 7).

On Friday the taps were temporarily turned off...

7 March 2017

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Brookvale Bore 3 on tomorrow

Brookvale Bore 3 will be turned on tomorrow morning at 9am (March 7).

The water has been fully tested and the...

6 March 2017

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Chlorine-free taps turned off

Hastings' chlorine-free public taps have been turned off temporarily tonight.

The move has been triggered by...

3 March 2017

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It's nearly Big Easy time

This Easter Saturday April 15 hundreds of riders are expected to saddle up for the fifth annual Big Easy cycle...

3 March 2017

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Parks Week: Get into it

Hastings District Council is encouraging residents to make a special effort to get into a park this week.

Park...

3 March 2017

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More than 100 becoming Kiwis

The karanga calling about-to-be-New Zealanders into their citizenship ceremony this Thursday will be hailing the...

1 March 2017

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Special fence for a special tree

A wrought iron fence especially made to protect Havelock North's much loved gum tree has been installed.

It i...

28 February 2017

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New rules for boaties up for consultation

The Hawke's Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw has been reviewed and is nowopen for public consultation until 17 March...

28 February 2017

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Gemco working on opera house

Gemco Construction has been announced today as the successful tenderer for the earthquake strengthening of the...

24 February 2017

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Waimarama Boil Water Notice lifted

The Boil Water Notice in Waimarama has been lifted today.

Consistently clear water tests and the completion of...

24 February 2017

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Massive effort preparing for Te Matatini stage

On Saturday at the end of an electrifying 25 minutes on the kapa haka stage at Te Matatini the Hastings performer...

22 February 2017

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Be prepared for Civil Defence events

Recent fires reinforce the need for residents to be prepared for Civil Defence events

The fires which occurred...

21 February 2017

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Be prepared for Civil Defence events

Recent fires reinforce the need for residents to be prepared for Civil Defence events

The fires which occurred...

21 February 2017

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Waimarama water; test results clear

Test results of the Waimarama water supply received today have come back clear.

Work around inspections of the...

21 February 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 20 February 2017

Heavy rain over the weekend has had a slight impact on the Whakatu Arterial Link project however it is not...

20 February 2017

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Hastings fire status back to restricted

The Total Fire Ban across Hastings district has been stepped back to a Restricted Fire Season from today (February...

20 February 2017

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Waimarama water; latest update

Further results from tests of the Waimarama water supply have come back clear today.

The Boil Water Notice...

20 February 2017

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Results in; Boil water notice continues

Results from some tests of the Waimarama water supply have been received today at 2.40pm.

Those preliminary...

19 February 2017

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Boil water notice continues; update

The Boil Water Notice for the Waimarama town water supply remains in place this morning.

The Boil Water Notice...

19 February 2017

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Chlorination: Commonly asked questions

Council has put together answers to commonly asked questions.Please check here to see if the answer to your...

18 February 2017

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Boil water notice: Waimarama

Residents in Waimarama are being told to boil their water before drinking it after water tests today showed low...

18 February 2017

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Mackersey name for cricket pavilion

The Mackersey family's substantial contribution to the revamped Havelock North Village Green is being recognised...

17 February 2017

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Chlorine-free tap on in Hastings

Chlorine-free water is available from the public tap in front of the Hastings Library from today.

The water ha...

17 February 2017

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Chlorine-free tap on in Hastings

Chlorine-free water is available from the public tap in front of the Hastings Library from today.

The water ha...

17 February 2017

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Queen St getting a new top

A section of Queen St West will be closed for about three weeks from Monday (February 20) while the road surface...

17 February 2017

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Popularity of Bay trails continues to climb

The popularity of Hawke's Bay Trails is continuing to climb with new figures showing a record number of people...

17 February 2017

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Pou a gift from Rarotonga

A very special guest has arrived in Hawke's Bay bearing a gift for the people of Hastings.

Nga Marae Nga Marae...

16 February 2017

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Hot spot watch ongoing

All out-of-region fire crews will be stood down at end of shift tomorrow with local crews taking over the...

16 February 2017

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Civil Defence Emergency status lifted

The Civil Defence Emergency status in Hastings has been lifted.

Hastings District Council made the decision at...

15 February 2017

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Local helicopters remain on standby

Four local helicopters remain on standby to fight fires in Hastings while those from out of the region are being...

15 February 2017

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Hastings fires update; 9.25am

Lighter than forecast winds yesterday were extremely helpful

15 February 2017

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Hastings fires update; 9.25am

Lighter than forecast winds yesterday were extremely helpful

15 February 2017

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Fires contained but stay prepared

Lighter than forecast winds yesterday were extremely helpful

15 February 2017

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Do not light fires

People are continuing to take foolish risks with fire in Hastings despite the complete fire ban ? and despite the...

14 February 2017

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Craggy Range Rd people back home

Residents in Craggy Range Road and Lopez Lane have been allowed back home tonight but the roads are only open for...

14 February 2017

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Hastings District Fire; 12.15pm Update

Crews fighting a large fire in Waimarama Road are making good progress in containing the blaze.

A Civil Defence...

14 February 2017

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Hastings District Fire; 9am Update

A Civil Defence emergency remains in place in the Hastings District this morning as fire crews are out again...

14 February 2017

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Waimarama fire; final update for today

Eight fire crews will continue to monitor the Waimarama Fire overnight concentrating mainly on ensuring building...

13 February 2017

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Waimarama Rd fire; 6.30pm update

Homes in the Craggy Range Rd area have been evacuated as the fire in Waimarama Rd changes direction involving 37...

13 February 2017

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Waimarama Rd fire; Hastings Civil Defence Emergency declared

A State of Emergency was declared in the Hastings district this afternoon in the wake of a number of dangerou...

13 February 2017

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Hastings Civil Defence Emergency

A State of Emergency was declared in the Hastings district this afternoon in the wake of a number of dangerou...

13 February 2017

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Chlorine-free tap next week

Chlorine-free water will be available from a public tap in Hastings next week after specialised carbon filter...

10 February 2017

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Start on opera house build in August

Work on strengthening the Hawke's Bay Opera House will start in August and take about 18 months.

We're very...

10 February 2017

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Arty tables brighten community centres

Visitors to our community centres are the winners from a partnership between Hastings District Council and Hawke'...

9 February 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 7 February 2017

Work on the Whakatu Arterial Link road connecting State Highway 2 (SH2) with Pakowhai Road is going to plan.

7 February 2017

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Ground crews working on fire

As crews work to contain a fire in inland Hawke's Bay covering about 190 hectares the temperature is dropping the...

7 February 2017

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Bikes and breakfasts in February

February is a great month to leave your car at home and ride to work or school as a means of transport ? pick the...

7 February 2017

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The Big Dry; fire safety tips for rural people

Fire reduction;reduce the chances of fire occurring at your rural property by:

Not lighting ANY open-air fire...

7 February 2017

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Get ready: Waitangi Day action is on the way

An historical re-enactment and hikoi waka rides sports competitions stalls food and family entertainment will all...

2 February 2017

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Get ready: Waitangi Day action is on the way

An historical re-enactment and hikoi waka rides sports competitions stalls food and family entertainment will all...

2 February 2017

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A new path between cities

An important link in the region's cycle paths was officially opened on Sunday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony wa...

2 February 2017

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Brookvale bore update: UV in place

All parts for the new Brookvale water treatment station are in Hawke's Bay and the UV treatment system is in...

1 February 2017

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1931 Earthquake: Again the bells will toll

The bells of Hastings clock tower will again ring out this Friday at 10.47am marking the exact moment that 86 year...

31 January 2017

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New bus stops all go

Buses will be stopping at the new central city bus stops in Eastbourne St from Thursday.

Hawke's Bay Regional...

31 January 2017

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Chlorine-free filling stations on the way

Chlorine-free water filling stations will be up and running within three to four weeks in Hastings Flaxmere...

30 January 2017

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More beautiful outdoor art

Another 10 Chorus boxes are either completed or nearly there bringing the total of beautified utility boxes acro...

27 January 2017

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More beautiful outdoor art

Another 10 Chorus boxes are either completed or nearly there bringing the total of beautified utility boxes acro...

27 January 2017

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Bring out your volunteers

Publicly thanking the amazing work that volunteers do across the Hastings district is a very important part of our...

27 January 2017

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Water blasting off graffiti

Cleaning up graffiti in our district is an ongoing process and it does take water to remove it.

Hasting...

24 January 2017

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Fresh teens for youth council wanted

The next bunch of keen teens are needed to take up the seats around the Hastings Youth Council table.

The...

24 January 2017

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Cricket camps: Keeping the wickets safe

Near 1500 children from across New Zealand have spent much of January playing cricket in Hawke's Bay at the annual...

23 January 2017

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Swimming danger: algae blooms confirmed

People are being warned not to swim at popular spots Patangata Horseshoe Bend and Red Bridge in the Tukituki...

23 January 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 16 January 2017

This fortnightly update on the Whakatu Arterial Link route lets the public know how the project is going and what...

16 January 2017

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Parts for Brookvale have arrived

The parts for the new water treatment facility that will enable one of the Brookvale pumps to be turned on again...

14 January 2017

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Biggest project since Expressway starts

The diggers are rolling up to start work on the Whakatu Arterial Link road connecting State Highway 2 (SH2) with...

12 January 2017

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Sprinkler ban to ensure all have water

Making sure all homes have water coming out of their taps is the top priority.

Hastings District Council ha...

12 January 2017

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Watch pets and children around algae mats

With summer sun baking river levels low and warm at this time of year local rivers are fun and generally safe to...

12 January 2017

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Fire risk extreme; complete ban on now

A total fire ban is being imposed across Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.

A decision to move to the ban across the...

11 January 2017

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Keep cool at the pool parties

Keeping cool is a priority for our kids these summer holidays and this Saturday and Monday they have two perfect...

11 January 2017

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Water load threatening supplies to homes

Water restrictions may have to rise to level three in Hastings Flaxmere Bridge Pa and Havelock North unless there...

11 January 2017

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Hectares of olives up in smoke

Nine hectares of olive trees and grazing alongside the Tuki Tuki Road were lost to fire yesterday.

The blaze...

6 January 2017

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City bus shelters going up

The steel framework and the seats for the new state-of-the-art central city bus shelter outside the Hasting...

6 January 2017

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Whakatu Arterial Link Update - 6 January 2017

Work on the Whakatu Arterial Link road, connecting State Highway 2 (SH2) with Pakowhai Rd, is about to start.

6 January 2017

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News in 2016

Awards celebrate Hastings' beautiful gardens

Sue Watson and Kelly Scannell both have a bonus $2000 each to spend on their gardens after they took out the two...

22 December 2016

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Aquatics Hastings gets gold for swim school

Aquatics Hastings has received a gold Quality Swim School award from Swimming New Zealand for their swimming...

22 December 2016

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Frimley Pool very nearly there

Frimley Pool will open on December 27.

Pool staff are looking forward to throwing open the doors to the public...

21 December 2016

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Ramped up water restrictions

A change meaning people can only water their gardens every second day is being brought in to avoid people at the...

20 December 2016

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Camberley kids splashing about

A new neighbourhood splash pad has been opened just in time for Christmas.

A mini version of the large...

20 December 2016

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Fires a real risk: Restrictions in place

A raft of fires over the last few days should be a reminder of the summer fire restrictions.

In Hastings one of...

20 December 2016

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Poppies proliferating on our streets

Hastings is leading the charge nationwide in the drive to help ensure our military history is not forgotten.

At...

16 December 2016

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Poppies proliferating on our streets

Hastings is leading the charge nationwide in the drive to help ensure our military history is not forgotten.

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16 December 2016

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Water update on-line and in letterboxes

An update on the town supply water situation has been published by Hastings District Council and will be delivered...

14 December 2016

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Help for business wrapped up

Businesses receiving emergency financial help after the campylobacter outbreak in August have received an average...

13 December 2016

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Wine and food HB: A definitive guide

This week the brand new Ultimate Hawke's Bay Food and Wine Guide 2017 Guide hits the shelves just in time for...

13 December 2016

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Thank you: Help comes from runners

The Village Green is home to Run Walk Hawke's Bay's Hastings members one of the groups who still used the old...

12 December 2016

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One last shove for Green total

One final push is needed to raise the last of the funds needed for the Havelock North Village Green'...

12 December 2016

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Water restrictions back to level two

Water restrictions are being eased today.

Excellent conservation efforts by residents and damper weather have...

8 December 2016

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There are kittens in Frimley Park

Cute little kittens are rampaging all over Frimley Park just waiting for our technology-savvy children to track...

8 December 2016

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It must be Christmas; Santa is here

The Christmas flags and tinsel are up the big trees have been erected in Hastings Flaxmere and Havelock North...

6 December 2016

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It must be Christmas; Santa is here

The Christmas flags and tinsel are up the big trees have been erected in Hastings Flaxmere and Havelock North...

6 December 2016

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It must be Christmas; Santa is here

The Christmas flags and tinsel are up the big trees have been erected in Hastings Flaxmere and Havelock North...

6 December 2016

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Splash pads open; restrictions continue

The splash pads in Flaxmere Park and Cornwall Park will be back on from this weekend ?7am to 7pm on Saturday and...

1 December 2016

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Christmas and New Year 2016/2017 Open Hours

Find out what days and hours our council facilities are open during the Christmas and New Year...

1 December 2016

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The Eastbourne open for special events

The entertainment space off the Opera House Plaza has a brand new name: The Eastbourne.

The winner of a...

30 November 2016

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Girls High helps fill the pool

Frimley Pool is in the process of being filled with the help of the Hastings Girls High School and kids will be...

29 November 2016

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Council asks for help to conserve water

Record high water use means the pumps drawing water from the aquifer into reservoirs feeding Hastings Havelock...

24 November 2016

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Please take it easy on the water

Record high water use and low rain forecasts mean the community is being asked to make serious efforts

23 November 2016

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No charge for getting rid of car seats

Almost every part of a child's car seat is recyclable ? and in Hastings they can be recycled free of...

22 November 2016

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Earthquake moves Kiwibank staff to Hastings

A warm welcome is being extended to Kiwibank staff who are temporarily relocating to Hastings after access to...

22 November 2016

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HDC confirms prosecution by HBRC

Hastings District Council confirms that the Hawke's Bay Regional Council has today issued a prosecution against it...

18 November 2016

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Waipatiki camp owned by the public

A little piece of paradise will remain forever in public hands after a two hectare section of beachfront land wa...

18 November 2016

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Grab your tot and get to Splash Planet

Little ones will descend on Splash Planet en masse on three Wednesdays again this season with Splash Planet's Tiny...

17 November 2016

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Hard line on vehicles on East Clive beach

A desire by the community to protect the beach and its natural inhabitants at East Clive will see a harder line...

16 November 2016

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*Update - Tsunami threat now removed

As at 11:53 am 14 November 2016- CONFIRMED - The tsunami threat for Hawke's Bay has been removed. Please note: We...

14 November 2016

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Warning still in place: Stay off beaches

Hawke's Bay has come through the large earthquake overnight undamaged.
The 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred about...

14 November 2016

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Waimarama fix before holidays

A solution to a seal issue on a section of Waimarama Rd is almost confirmed and work to fix it is expected to be...

11 November 2016

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Here comes Santa: Carols in Cornwall Park

Carols will again ring out from Cornwall Park in Hastings in the lead up to Christmas for the 131st year in a...

11 November 2016

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Beaut bus stops for the central city

New steel and glass bus shelters being installed in Eastbourne St will be stunning and very practical

8 November 2016

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Beaut bus stops for the central city

New steel and glass bus shelters being installed in Eastbourne St will be stunning and very practical

8 November 2016

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Kids give new play gear the thumbs up

A mad rush onto the new playground equipment in Haumoana Memorial Park spoke volumes on Friday ? the play area i...

4 November 2016

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Te Aute Rd reopening to traffic

Traffic will again flow along Te Aute Rd in the Havelock North town centre when it re-opens on Monday (November...

3 November 2016

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Stay safe this Guy Fawke's

With dry windy conditions forecast the Fire Service is asking people to take the utmost care this Guy...

2 November 2016

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Waitangi Park update: Work going well

A long dry run of weather has helped the Fulton Hogan project team to transform themost visible part of Waitangi...

2 November 2016

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Hohepa residents are Civil Defence stars

Near 100 residents and staff at Hohepa in Clive put their evacuation practices into action when a long and strong

2 November 2016

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East: A feast for the eyes

Pulling together the works that make up East 2016 Hastings City Art Gallery's two-yearly exhibition celebrating...

2 November 2016

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FAWC is here: Get into it

There are 82 out of the box delicious

1 November 2016

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New councillors all signed up

The councillors were sworn in at Hastings District Council today marking their first official occasion since the...

26 October 2016

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Our kids learning about life on the edge

Kiwis of all ages should be aware of natural hazards and a visit to The LAB

25 October 2016

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Time capsule unveils Council-Clapperton links

The Clapperton family's connection with Council goes back more than 80 years and at least three...

20 October 2016

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Time capsule unveils Council-Clapperton links

The Clapperton family's connection with Council goes back more than 80 years and at least three...

20 October 2016

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Notice of Government water inquiry meeting

Notice of Initial Hearing

The Government Inquiry into Havelock North drinking water will hold an initial public...

20 October 2016

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Poppy Place for Haumoana

Another Poppy Place is about to be celebrated in Hastings ? this one is Memorial Park Avenue leading to the...

18 October 2016

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Dreams helped with Youth Council grants

Australasia's fastest sprinter (under 18 years over 100m) used a Hastings Youth Council Grant to help her get to...

17 October 2016

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Best numbers in the world for Hastings' Cube

More than 500 people have plucked up the courage to step inside The Cube since it landed in the Hastings city...

14 October 2016

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Restoring mana to Waitangi Regional Park

A mauri stone has been placed at the centre of the platform being created for the navigation compass at Waitangi...

14 October 2016

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New fun for Haumoana kids

Mega and basket swings a spinning circus

13 October 2016

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Under sea job kicks off: Wastewater plant

Some projects are trickier than others ? and one about to start has a bunch of elements that will make it...

13 October 2016

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The Cube movie: Crazy; freaky; don't miss it

The consensus was crazy freaky trippy and incredible

10 October 2016

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The Cube movie: Crazy; freaky; don't miss it

The consensus was crazy freaky trippy and incredible

10 October 2016

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Updated preliminary election results

Updated preliminary election results have been released byHastings District Council. The members of Council remain...

10 October 2016

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Little bit of history found in pavilion wall

A little treasure has been found tucked away in a wall of the Havelock North Cricket Pavilion dating back to...

9 October 2016

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Little bit of history found in pavilion wall

A little treasure has been found tucked away in a wall of the Havelock North Cricket Pavilion dating back to...

9 October 2016

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Election results finalised

Hastings District Council's election results are in with Lawrence Yule again elected mayor.

The 14councillor...

8 October 2016

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Have your say on Expressway improvements

Recent Government proposals to provide funding for roading improvements to improve the safety and efficiency of...

7 October 2016

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Watch out: Here comes The Cube

Prepare for a heart-stopping experience next week when The Cube lands in the middle of the city.

Solo audience...

5 October 2016

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Shade in the park a work of art

A shade structure in the revamped Havelock North Village Green will be a work of art thanks to artist and designer...

3 October 2016

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Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

While the bee float in the Blossom Parade this month was fun it did come with a serious message.

The little bees

29 September 2016

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Sir James: The fourth icon

Caren Wattie clearly remembers her grandad Sir James Wattie; and is rapt that her forebear's contribution to the...

27 September 2016

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New way for cyclists

Two of the region's newest cyclewaysareopen and a cycling party is planned to celebrate them.

The Tour de iWay...

23 September 2016

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LGNZ is calling October 1 Vote Day

Voting packs have been sent to enrolled voters and to make sure you have your say Local Government New Zealand i...

23 September 2016

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Free and easy: Petanque at Frimley

The district's first public petanque court has been opened; a move that has especially pleased resident Barbara...

22 September 2016

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Amazing Waitangi Estuary work about to start

The contract has been awarded to build key elements of Waitangi Regional Park's estuary enhancement. Work is due...

22 September 2016

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Love declared in the gallery

The fine works of Toss Woollaston were the back drop for a very special ceremony in the Hastings City Art Gallery...

22 September 2016

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Assistance package closing date extended

The closing date for the Hastings District Council assistance package available to businesses adversely affected...

22 September 2016

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Arts festival - the acts are on the way!

With less than three weeks until the second Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival kicks off festival organisers are...

20 September 2016

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Lions keep Havelock North beautiful

Nine members of the Havelock North Village Lions Club took part in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week on...

20 September 2016

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Council critical of Hugh Ritchie statement

Hastings District Council today expressed strong disappointment at the irresponsible and misleading

16 September 2016

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The importance of bees; and counting them

While the bee float in the Blossom Parade on Saturday was fun it did come with a serious message.

The little...

14 September 2016

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Maraetotoara Falls clean-up: Give us a hand?

The annual spring clean of one of Hastings' most beautiful spots is on this Saturday (September...

14 September 2016

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Parade 2016 - what a boomer!

A crowd of 10000-plus turned out for the annual Blossom Parade on Saturday (September 10) and the weather stayed...

14 September 2016

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Three icons up on the walls

The third of Hastings eight 'Icons' went up today ? this time an apple tree.

That came after portraits of...

13 September 2016

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Three icons up on the walls

The third of Hastings eight 'Icons' went up today ? this time an apple tree.

That came after portraits of...

13 September 2016

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Thousands of dollars up for grabs

Entries are now open for the 2016 Tremains Spring Spruce Up Awards with a $2000 cash prize up for grabs.

The...

7 September 2016

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Take care on roads as bad weather comes in

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding motorists to take extra care and plan travel carefully as a return to winter...

7 September 2016

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Boil water notice lifted in Havelock North

Water from the Havelock North town water supply no longer needs to be boiled before drinking.

The third clear...

3 September 2016

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Water results - September 2

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have come back clear today...

2 September 2016

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Flat out cycling in Hastings

The busiest cycle ways of the nine routes measured in Hastings are between Hastings and Havelock North one on each...

2 September 2016

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Gorge bridge work starting; expect delays

From Monday (September 5) motorists travelling on State Highway 3 through theManawatu Gorge may experience short...

2 September 2016

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Water results - September 1

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have come back clear today...

1 September 2016

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Havelock North Water Contamination Business Assistance

This scheme is designed to provide assistance to businesses affected by the recent water contamination event. It...

1 September 2016

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The gum tree is not going anywhere

The much-loved tallest tree in Havelock North believed to be more than 100 years old is about to get some extra...

1 September 2016

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Havelock North Water Public Meeting (video)

A second public meeting on the water contamination in Havelock North was held on Wednesday 31stAugust at the...

1 September 2016

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Water results - August 31

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have come back clear today...

31 August 2016

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Havelock North water update

The boil water notice cannot be lifted this week as Hastings District Council had hoped.

The Ministry of Health...

31 August 2016

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Cricket pavilion settled on new home

The historic building that has stood on the Havelock North Village Green for 80 years has made the move across the...

31 August 2016

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Movers and shakers up on our walls

The first of eight portraits of Hastings' movers and shakers

31 August 2016

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Movers and shakers up on our walls

The first of eight portraits of Hastings' movers and shakers

31 August 2016

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Havelock North Water Public Meeting (video)

A public meeting on the water contamination in Havelock North was held on Tuesday 30thAugust at the Riverbend...

31 August 2016

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Public Meeting - Water Supply

We invite you to attend one of two public meetings which will be held from 5:30 - 7pm on Tuesday 30th of August...

30 August 2016

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Water test results - August 30

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water havecome back clear...

30 August 2016

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Water test results - August 29

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water havecome back clear (29August...

30 August 2016

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Water test results - August 28

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water havecome back clear today...

28 August 2016

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Water test results - August 27

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water havecome back clear today...

27 August 2016

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Hastings District Water Plan Update

Hastings District Council confirmed today that the Brookvale water bores have been closed.

Havelock North water...

26 August 2016

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Hastings Water Results 26 August 2016

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have come back clear today...

26 August 2016

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Work & Income in Havelock North

Work & Income Advisors will be in the Havelock North Function Centre between 10:00-12:00 on Monday 29...

26 August 2016

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Public meetings on Havelock North Water Contamination

Public meetings on the water contamination will be held in Havelock North next week.

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26 August 2016

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Council proposes water rates remission for Havelock North ratepayers

In recognition of the impact of the water contamination incident Hastings District Council intends to provide a...

26 August 2016

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Havelock North Business Recovery Package

Hastings District Council have announced a significant recovery package for Havelock North's business community...

26 August 2016

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Water test results for today

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have again come back clear...

25 August 2016

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Location of Water Tankers in Havelock North

Water is still available fromtankers at various locations around Havelock North.

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25 August 2016

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Information for Private Bore Owners

This information sheet is for people who have a private drinking-water supply are not connected to a council or...

25 August 2016

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Hawke's Bay District Health Board Update

Welcome to Thursday'sHawke's Bay District Health Board Update 25 August 2016

A total of five people are in...

25 August 2016

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Answers to FAQ's on water chlorination

FAQ's regarding the Havelock North Water Supply.

What is the product going in? Is there ammonia in it?

The...

25 August 2016

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council formal investigation

Hastings District Council was today advised that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council will begin a formal investigation...

25 August 2016

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Council closes Tainui Reserve in Havelock North

In response to the water contamination issues in Havelock North Hastings District Council has begun draining the...

25 August 2016

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Public meetings on water contamination

Public meetings on the water contamination will be held in Havelock North next week.

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24 August 2016

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Water test results for today

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have again come back clear...

24 August 2016

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Water test results

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have again come back clear...

23 August 2016

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Chlorination being expanded

To ensure all residents using town water supplies are completely safe the chief executive of Hastings District...

23 August 2016

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Hastings water going into Havelock North

A decision has been made today to supply Havelock North's water from the Hastings' water system for the...

23 August 2016

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Water results from Sunday tests

Test results from the water supply servicing Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water have again come back clear...

22 August 2016

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District Health board latest update

Presentations to Hawke's Bay Hospital's Emergency Department and to General Practice with people who have a gastro...

22 August 2016

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Bulk water for food businesses

All of the food businesses and motels in the Havelock North area have received bulk bottled water...

22 August 2016

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District health board latest update

There was more encouraging news from Hawke's Bay District Health Board this morning as numbers of people seen by...

21 August 2016

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Hastings water tests come back clear

Test results from the Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water supplies have come back clear this afternoon.

The...

21 August 2016

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Water tankers back in HN tomorrow

Water tankers will be parked in Havelock North tomorrow after all of them tested clear over the weekend.

The...

21 August 2016

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Frequently asked water testing questions

Who sets water testing rules?

The rules on the testing of drinking water are set out in the NZ Drinking Water...

21 August 2016

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Gastric illness health board update

Health workers who responded to the gastro outbreak in Havelock North have today been praised by Hawke's Bay...

20 August 2016

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Unexpected Hastings water supply result

Unexpectedly positive test results for the indicator organism e-coli have come back this afternoon from water...

20 August 2016

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Welfare teams on over weekend

The Red Cross' and Civil Defence info hub tent will be on site and manned in Havelock this weekend.

The tent i...

19 August 2016

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Clear water results across district

The most recent tests of the water supply to Hastings and Flaxmere have been returned today and are clear.

The...

19 August 2016

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Water FAQ'S

Updated 19th August 2016 at 2.30pm

Do I need to boil the water to do dishes?

No wash as usual and give them...

19 August 2016

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Water tankers being refilled over weekend

The tankers supplying water to Havelock North are being refilled this weekend.

That will involve them being...

19 August 2016

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Tonkin and Taylor report on-line

For the draft Tonkin and Taylor report into contamination of the number three bore at Brookvale in Havelock North...

18 August 2016

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Hastings supply being chlorinated

An e-coli indicator has been found in one of the nine water tankers used to supply drinking water to Havelock...

18 August 2016

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Gastric illness: Health board answers frequently asked questions

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board public health team is getting questions from people concerned about what to...

17 August 2016

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Older students return to school tomorrow

Based on the advice of Public Health officials the boards and principals of the Havelock North schools have today...

17 August 2016

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Hundreds of homes visited

Door-to-door knocking saw volunteers visit more than 400 homes yesterday checking that people were coping with the...

17 August 2016

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UV water treatment on the way

An ultra violet light filter that will treat the Havelock North water is being loaned to Hastings District Council...

16 August 2016

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Campylobactor the 'likely' cause

Tests results received today confirmed that it was highly likely

16 August 2016

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Welfare line set up for gastric sufferers

A 24-hour welfare line to provide emergency assistance to the community has been set up by Hastings District...

16 August 2016

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Drinking water available in Havelock North

Hastings District Council has placed large tankers containing drinking water around Havelock North.They will be...

15 August 2016

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Havelock North Schools Closed Tomorrow

Following an emergency meeting this morning with Ministry of Education and the Principals and Board Chairs of Te...

15 August 2016

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Gastro Illness in Havelock North Update

Monday 15th August

Presentations to accident and medical centres continue to increase. Yesterday 183 people...

15 August 2016

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Map of Havelock North Water Supply Area

Legend for map below.

Red Line:Boundary of Hastings District Council's water supply to Havelock North

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15 August 2016

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Havelock North Water Contamination

Legend for map.

Red Line:Boundary of Hastings District Council's water supply to Havelock North

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15 August 2016

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Gastro: Please check on your neighbours

Presentations by people suffering from gastro illness to accident and medical centres today have been high with 40...

14 August 2016

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Boil drinking water notice remains in HN

Gastro illness in Havelock North continues to be widespread in the town with accident andmedical Centre...

14 August 2016

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Water confirmed as cause of illness

Water testing has confirmed the source of the gastro outbreak in Havelock North was water borne but the type of...

13 August 2016

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Havelock North area affected by gastro illness

Havelock North residents are being urged to boil water as a vomiting and diarrhoea outbreak affects a number of...

12 August 2016

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Menzshedders a very happy bunch

The sun came out for the chaps belonging to the Hastings Menzshed yesterday (August 10) ? the first time it had...

11 August 2016

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Plaza pretty-fied for events

The naming of the new hire space that was the old Opera Kitchen cafǸ will be decided by competition.

Hasting...

11 August 2016

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NZTA roads update: Watch for graders

The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that the State Highway 5 Napier to Taupo is planned to open at 11.30am...

9 August 2016

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Taihape and Napier-Taupo roads still closed

The community beyond the washout on McVicar Rd in Te Haroto in Hastings now has temporary access and will have...

9 August 2016

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Poetry on the loose this month

Poems will be let loose at the Hastings library in a couple of weeksto celebrate NZ Poetry Day.

A large number...

8 August 2016

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Camberley kids will be splashing about

A splash pad will be in place in Kirkpatrick Park by summer giving local kids the perfect place to cool...

8 August 2016

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Staff heading into the hills tomorrow

Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group is sending staff into the hill countrynorth of Napier...

7 August 2016

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Napier-Taupo Rd closed tonight

Drivers are being reminded totake care and plan travel carefully as winterweather conditions mean many central and...

7 August 2016

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Roads still closed this morning

A burst dam has taken out a section ofroad in Te Haroto overnight.

Council has been advised that McVicar Rdi...

7 August 2016

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Weather closes roads; cuts power

Snow has blanketed areas of Hawke's Bay roads have been closed and the region has been left without power twice...

6 August 2016

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Awards recognise high performing youth

The sixth annual Hastings District Council Youth Potential awards will reward young people from around the...

2 August 2016

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Napier-Taihape Road reopens

The Napier-Taihape Road has reopened to all vehicles.The road was closed at 1pm on Sunday July 31 due to snow...

1 August 2016

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Heretaunga Plains strategy open for review

Businesses and the public have an opportunity during August to comment on a draft reviewed Heretaunga Plains Urban...

1 August 2016

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Massive numbers for Lego exhibition

Nearly 14000 people have been to see and help build the Lego exhibition with still a month to go ? 6000 more than...

29 July 2016

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Download the app and be up on hazards

A free app is putting official disaster alerts and lifesaving information on Hawke's Baysmart phones.

Hazard...

29 July 2016

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Planning for prosperity

A brand new plan to build prosperity in Hawke's Bay has been launched; one that makes the most of the...

28 July 2016

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Planning for prosperity

A brand new plan to build prosperity in Hawke's Bay has been launched; one that makes the most of the...

28 July 2016

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We're welcoming international students

Hawke's Bay is on track to ramp up its international student enrolments as increasing numbers of international...

25 July 2016

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Hastings retail economy hits $60m

Retail growth in Hastings continues to outstrip the national rate up more than eight per cent in the three month...

25 July 2016

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Menzshed a hive of activity

A ramp to be used in activities designed to encourage and give confidence to wheelchair users has been built by...

20 July 2016

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Menzshed a hive of activity

A ramp to be used in activities designed to encourage and give confidence to wheelchair users has been built by...

20 July 2016

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Thousands flooding into libraries

Masses

20 July 2016

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Lyndhurst on way

Tricky issues with the planned second stage of the Lyndhurst subdivision in Frimley have been solved with Council...

20 July 2016

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Strong council backing for HOY

The future of Hastings most lucrative event is secure after Hastings District Council this week (July 19) voted to...

20 July 2016

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Clock work scheduled for tomorrow

As long as the weather plays ball the replacement for the Havelock North village clock will be installed tomorrow...

18 July 2016

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Heavy lifting starts on Village Green

The real work is about to start on the redevelopment of Havelock North's Village Green.

The brand spanking new...

18 July 2016

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Subdivisions: Council rezoning and piping

There appears to be some confusion around just what Council can and cannot do about the supply of residential...

16 July 2016

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Clock will once again tick tock

After three years of getting the 'hiccups' and being tweaked back into life; the Havelock North town clock i...

16 July 2016

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From Iran to Hastings

Hastings is quite a small place so being one of just a dozen or so of people from Iran living here certainly...

13 July 2016

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Hastings: Getting prettier and prettier

Prettying up more Hastings utility boxes is underway with the facelift of a Chorus box in Gascoigne St...

13 July 2016

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Road leveling coming up

Sorting out the best way to fix an uneven stretch of surface on Havelock Rd in Hastings has taken longer than...

12 July 2016

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More international students on way

Hawke's Bay is on track to ramp up its international student enrolments as increasing numbers of international...

11 July 2016

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Massive kapa haka in our neighbourhood

Nearly 4000 students and their supporters will descend on Pettigrew Green Arena over four days this month as the...

8 July 2016

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FAWC fabulous again

Winter F.A.W.C! (Food and Wine Classic) has again been a huge success for the region.

Now in its fourth year...

1 July 2016

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Lake to be revived

A small but very important corner of Hastings is about to undergo rejuvenation after a local trust secured $644000...

1 July 2016

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Bigger better buses

Bigger buses with bike racks and wheelchair access are going to be carryingpassengers on the express route between...

1 July 2016

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Rethinking Howard St zoning

At least140 new sections could be ready for subdivision by the end of next year now that Hastings District Council...

1 July 2016

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It's all on at the libraries

Getting creative with wool dance classes 'zine' workshops costume making and of course book reading are all on the...

29 June 2016

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GTGH site brand spanking new

Great Things Grow Here is an economic development platform for Hawke's Bay. It is a vehicle that businesses and...

24 June 2016

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Frimley officially open

Children have been climbing all over the new play equipment at the Frimley Park playground since its opening last...

24 June 2016

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It's time to count the birds

A call has gone out for help with the annual national bird survey.

Hawke's Bay residents are an important part...

21 June 2016

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Budget looks to the future

Being able to keep the rate increase very low and assist with a wide range of projects across the district though...

16 June 2016

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No coin parking for the rest of the year

Free parking in Hastings will continue for another six months and the cost will not be charged to ratepayers'...

15 June 2016

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Frimley fence coming down

As the fence around the brand new Frimley Playground is about to come down a bunch of playground experts have...

15 June 2016

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Frimley fence coming down

As the fence around the brand new Frimley Playground is about to come down a bunch of playground experts have...

15 June 2016

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Bay cycleways are winners

It's official ? Hawke's Bay is at the top of the cycling tree.

Napier has the named best urban cycle trail in...

10 June 2016

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Trial nearly trebles recycling

A trial of Council-supplied recycling bins has worked wonders nearlytripling the rate of recycling in the trial...

7 June 2016

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Flaming Matariki market coming up

Fire will be a big part of the one-off winter Hastings City Night Market celebrating Matariki next week.

The...

3 June 2016

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Free hi-vis gear at pit stops

Be Safe Be Seen pit stops where free hi-vis gear will be handed out to cyclists walkers and runners will be...

2 June 2016

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New pipe for troubled Te Mata stretch

A temporary water pipe will be laid along Te Mata Rd starting tomorrow replacing part of a 50 year old main that...

1 June 2016

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Mayors' Taskforce celebration

Eighty graduates from across Hawke's Bay were piped into a ceremony recognising the qualifications they have...

31 May 2016

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Mayors' Taskforce celebration

Eighty graduates from across Hawke's Bay were piped into a ceremony recognising the qualifications they have...

31 May 2016

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Waipatu gets its facelift

At the almost halfway point in the Marae Whakaute project big strides have been made

31 May 2016

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Water play pirate ship for Splash

It is comingand it is exciting

31 May 2016

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We're helping fish get upstream

Getting up one of our rivers just got a whole lot easier for fish.

Hastings District Council and Hawke's Bay...

26 May 2016

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Artistic facelift for tired buildings

A building in the middle of Hastings is coming alive at the hands of artist Mauricio Benega.

The blues and...

26 May 2016

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Village Green closing for construction

A last hurrah for the playground in the Village Green in Havelock North this weekend heralds the start of the work...

24 May 2016

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Science is a 'sexy' subject

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged last week as they dissected fish fermented yeast and built...

24 May 2016

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Science is a 'sexy' subject

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged last week as they dissected fish fermented yeast and built...

24 May 2016

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Science is a 'sexy' subject

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged last week as they dissected fish fermented yeast and built...

24 May 2016

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Wattie's helps Keep Hastings Beautiful

Wattie's is on board with helping Hastings become even more beautiful. The rear wall of its premises off...

23 May 2016

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Wattie's helps Keep Hastings Beautiful

Wattie's is on board with helping Hastings become even more beautiful. The rear wall of its premises off...

23 May 2016

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Who says infrastructure has to be dull?

A public toilet and a plant converting gas into electricity in Hastings are undoubtedly top of the line.

Both...

20 May 2016

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Who says infrastructure has to be dull?

A public toilet and a plant converting gas into electricity in Hastings are undoubtedly top of the line.

Both...

20 May 2016

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Cyclists the cycleway heroes

The perseverance of the cycling community has been instrumental in the huge success that is the region's cycleway...

20 May 2016

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The Lego has landed

Lawrence Yule's engineering background stood him in good stead on Monday [May 16] morning as he helped two...

18 May 2016

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Clip-on for Chesterhope

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18 May 2016

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Big blue blocks a big hit

The latest in a long line of initiatives to bring vibrancy to the Hastings City Centre was launched on Saturday to...

16 May 2016

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Next steps for Annual Plan

Getting community input is imperative when putting together the plan for a district for the coming year and thi...

13 May 2016

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Magical music in Camberley

The excitement in the air is obvious as these Camberley School students pick up their violins and cellos for just...

13 May 2016

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Light no fires: Weather too dry

People are being asked not to light any outdoor fires over the coming weekend and into next week as the wind rise...

12 May 2016

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The big blue blocks are here

Little ones will be centre of attention this Saturday (May 14) as they gather in Albert Square to have a first...

12 May 2016

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Smokefree about mutual respect

The new Smokefree policy in Hastings and Napier hasthe backing of some big guns: Hawke's Bay Regional Council and...

11 May 2016

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Seeking sense: Rod Oram

Beijing London and Chicago: Watching these three cities makes sense says international business journalist Rod...

11 May 2016

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Making Magic; plans with a difference

Using the wisdom of all of a community's heads leads to great plans for the future.

Last night (May 9) Making...

10 May 2016

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The 'age wave' is coming; get ready

The age wave

10 May 2016

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Countdown to marathon

The councillors are ready to rumble as the day of the inaugural Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon...

10 May 2016

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Chesterhope clip-on for cyclists

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6 May 2016

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The marathon is almost here

At aged 34 Nicholas Magdalinos weighed 116 kilograms and was on a fast track to significant health issues. He'...

6 May 2016

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It might be green but it can still burn

The tinge of green on the hills and cooler weather have some people becoming complacent about fire risk.

Rural...

5 May 2016

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Road closed for finishing work

The closure of the Karamu Frederick and Grove roads intersection next week will be kept to as few days as possible...

4 May 2016

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Retail growth up again

For the second quarter in a row spending in Hastings is up by 20 per cent.

It's very good news. That gives u...

28 April 2016

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All marathon entries sold out

The inaugural Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon has smashed predictions with all race categorie...

26 April 2016

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It's Lego but not as we know it.

Getting its hands on an internationally-travelled art installation project is a real coup for the Hastings City...

26 April 2016

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Visiting Asia at home

The complex 'personalities' of Asia have been explored in-depth by New Zealand artists and now their works have...

21 April 2016

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Repair for Havelock Rd

Work to correct the uneven surface along a section of Havelock Rd will be completed within four weeks.

The...

18 April 2016

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One week till ANZAC Day

On what is the second year of New Zealand's 100 year commemoration of World War One a full list of commemoration...

15 April 2016

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Super Six success story

A flyover Olympic-style parades and medals and the signing of a fair play charter all added to the excitement of...

13 April 2016

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Te Whaiti boys bolted in

Three happy brothers used their boundless energy (and a lot of help from their mum) to take the top prize in...

12 April 2016

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Black Sticks take Festival of Hockey title

The New Zealand Black Sticks Women's Hockey team has triumphed at the Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey but not...

11 April 2016

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Gas to power plant makes finals

Turning methane gas into electricity makes good environmental sense and could also prove to be a winner for the...

11 April 2016

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The Grand Old Lady will be back in business

A decision has been made ? the Hawke's Bay Opera House will be strengthened and reopened.

At a full Hasting...

7 April 2016

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Help for fundraisers

Knowing how to best use the givUS fundraising database to apply for funds for an organisation is the subject of a...

5 April 2016

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Ready to bully off

The ice truck has been ordered the pitch watered to exacting specifications and the international refs have been...

1 April 2016

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Opera house: Record submissions

More than 3000 submissions on the future of the Hawke's Bay Opera House have been received ? the most Hasting...

30 March 2016

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Building up Havelock North Domain

Work on a $1.5 million upgrade of the Havelock North Domain is due to kick off in just over a month and if all...

30 March 2016

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Fire season open but take care

Wet weather has dampened down the district to the point where the Hastings District Council is able to lift the...

30 March 2016

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Please report damage

Vandalism of parks in Hastings is not acceptable says Hastings District councillor Tania Kerr.

Earlier thi...

30 March 2016

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Neighbourhood Support aglow in new gear

There will be no missing Neighbourhood Support coordinators in their fancy new hi-vis jackets as they call on...

18 March 2016

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What do we do?

Just what is it council's do?

It's a question often asked and Local Government New Zealand is determined to...

15 March 2016

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Get on your bike; pathway opening

A picturesque eight kilometre cycle ride will mark the opening of the Havelock North cycleway this weekend.

The...

14 March 2016

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Frimley - a new park for everyone

A playground with a difference is being built in Frimley ? with sensory play gear and universal access top of the...

8 March 2016

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Frimley - a new park for everyone

A playground with a difference is being built in Frimley ? with sensory play gear and universal access top of the...

8 March 2016

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It's Parks Week - get into it

There are 43 playgrounds in Hastings with 182 pieces of play equipment 177 parks and reserves spread over more...

8 March 2016

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Flaxmere flower power

There is a bit of flack that goes with being a big burly rugby player who spends his days knee deep in flowers but...

8 March 2016

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We're talking to you about parking

The long term car parks in Hastings will revert to paid parking at 50 cents an hour from March 14 while parking in...

7 March 2016

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Resealing done; paint coming

The resealing of the road surface between Havelock North and Hastings has been finished.

However Council i...

7 March 2016

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Delays Expected on Havelock Road

Havelock Road is being be resealed on SundayMarch 6.

Delays are expected and motorists are advised to take an...

4 March 2016

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Lots of great payback from cycling

Almost 11 dozen eggs near 10kg of bacon 10 kg of tomatoes and 10kg of bananas were on the menu for breakfast for...

29 February 2016

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Horsing around in the city

Having one of the country's top free riders performing on her horse in the centre of the city has got to be a...

26 February 2016

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Frimley Pool back in business

The Frimley Pool has been reopened today (February 26) after water tests showed the pool water met New Zealand...

26 February 2016

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A challenge for Flaxmere

It was all fun and games in Flaxmere on Thursday night with more than 200 children and their whanau rocketing...

26 February 2016

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New Kiwis in Hastings

Another 21 new New Zealander's each received a kowhai tree to plant last week (February 17) in recognition of...

26 February 2016

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NZ cycle ride heading for Flaxmere

It is not often you see a team of Maori and Pacific Island cyclists on the road says the organiser of the Uso Bike...

19 February 2016

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More free parking but tweaks

The free parking trial in Hastings will be extended until June but with a few tweaks.

To overcome the problem...

18 February 2016

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Big beautiful surprise lunch

Excitement will be high around alfresco lunch tables in the central city on Friday as bidders compete for hamper...

17 February 2016

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Kids big on into city cycle

It was all hands to the pump this morning as many hundreds of school children biked in all the way from suburb...

12 February 2016

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Park's annual bejewelling

Red yellow and green lights will sparkle through the Osmanthus Gardens in Cornwall Park Hastings for nine day...

12 February 2016

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Facelift for starring art work

It is only to be expected that at nearly 60 years of age a starring piece of art work in our Hastings War Memorial...

12 February 2016

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Get on your bike

February is national Bikewise Month; a great time to leave your car at home and ride to work.

Bike Wise Month...

12 February 2016

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Call out for artists

More Hastings utility boxes are about to get prettier with the call going out for artists who want to help keep...

12 February 2016

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Waitangi Wahine on walls

Two powerful new exhibitions have been installed at the gallery to commemorate the 176th signing of the Treaty of...

12 February 2016

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Fresh air zones

Fresh air zones are about to popup all over Napier and Hastings after the two councils passed a joint Smokefree...

12 February 2016

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Hastings on the up

A big leap in retail spending in Hastings is very positive news for the district says Hastings mayor Lawrence...

3 February 2016

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Here comes The Big Easy

More than 2000 riders are expected to saddle up for annual Big Easy cycle ride on the Hawke's Bay Trails thi...

2 February 2016

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Kapa haka on Waitangi Day

The Waitangi Day The 'Big 9' event with sports arts food and music is on this Saturday ? and it is going to be...

2 February 2016

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Kapa haka on Waitangi Day

The Waitangi Day The 'Big 9' event with sports arts food and music is on this Saturday ? and it is going to be...

2 February 2016

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Fire risk still high

Despite the rain of the last few days fire restrictions remain in force throughout Hawke's Bay.

While tropical...

2 February 2016

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Water calls genuine after all

"Bogus" phone calls that prompted council warning turned out to be genuine.

A day after warning residents to be...

22 January 2016

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Holistic health for your pets

Our pets often have a very special place in the family but unlike other family members they can't simply tell u...

21 January 2016

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Water testers bogus

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is concerned for the security of local homeowners.

The regional councilhas thi...

20 January 2016

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Obstacle race comes to the city

Albert Square in Hastings will reverberate to the sound of laughter this Sunday as the Aspyre Urban Obstacle race...

19 January 2016

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Community invited to discuss future of Lions Community Park

A community BBQ is to be held at the Windsor Park Lions playground in Parkvale this Thursday where the public will...

19 January 2016

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Breakfast for Go by Bikers

Cyclists are being encouraged to attend the annual Go by Bike Breakfast to be held in Hastings Central Mall on...

15 January 2016

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The day the ground shook

One minute of violent shaking that changed the face of Hawke's Bay will be remembered in Hastings next month.

A...

15 January 2016

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News in 2015

Decision time for opera house

The strengthening of the Hawke's Bay Opera House will be the first and vital plank

18 December 2015

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Please flatten and squash

As the summer crowds flood into Hastings particularly the beach areas council is asking people to flatten their...

16 December 2015

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Awesome Cornwall Park carols

The sun came out in time for Christmas in Cornwall Park on Sunday with several thousand turning up for kids' game...

14 December 2015

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Don't pour paint down the drain

With summer holidays approaching homeowners doing a spot of DIY can avoid causing an environmental disaster by not...

11 December 2015

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It's dry; permits for fires

The combination of low rainfall and wind has dried the region out to the point where fire risk has escalated say...

10 December 2015

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Happy tots at Splash

Two down and two to go: And Splash Planet's Lots and Lots for your Tots toddlers' programmes is proving hugely...

3 December 2015

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All dressed up for Christmas

Santa has taken up residence in Hastings in a fantastic festive wonderland

2 December 2015

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Payne permanently managing

The man who has been driving change at the Hastings District Council's Animal Management Centre over the last year...

1 December 2015

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Clive bridge a tv star

The Clive bridge cycleway with its footpath made from 4.2 million recycled plastic bags has made national new...

1 December 2015

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Razor sharp fundraiser

Both hair and cash were flying on Wednesday (Nov 26) as the Hastings City Assist guys had their beards shaved off...

30 November 2015

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Heritage crucial: Lunday

Keeping the opera house is a no-brainer

27 November 2015

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Fresh look for HN Library

It is the Havelock North Library's turn for a revamp with plans being drawn up over the next few months.

How...

26 November 2015

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Posters a work of art

Beautifully drawn posters selling the dream

25 November 2015

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New plan for Clive

The Clive Community Group is inviting Clive residents to a meeting next Monday to discuss where to from here

24 November 2015

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Prepared for emergencies

The Me Noho Takat

23 November 2015

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Vaccinate dogs against parvo

As the weather warms up the risk of dogs contracting the extremely dangerous and highly contagious parvoviru...

19 November 2015

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Cultural heart to be unveiled

Concepts for the future of the Hawke's Bay Opera House the Municipal Buildings and Civic Square will get their...

16 November 2015

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Images of war built on words

Words written in wartime 100 years ago are the seeds that have grown into the exhibition Word and Deed in which...

16 November 2015

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Splash Planet open this Monday!

The pools are full; the annualpainting marathon has been completed; the cafǸ food has beenordered; the gardener...

11 November 2015

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Fireworks safety for pets

Take special care of your pets this week - especially over the coming weekend. It is that time of the year when...

6 November 2015

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Got unwanted hazardous trash?

Storing chemicals is potentially dangerous and an unnecessary risk if you don't need them anymore. To help...

6 November 2015

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River back where it belongs

It has taken 50 years but finally the Waingongoro River once again flows past the Waimarama Marae restoring the...

6 November 2015

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Free parks go down a treat

The free parking trial has started off with a hiss and a roar with by far the vast majority of comments on...

3 November 2015

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Marae upgrade a partnership deal

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3 November 2015

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Bring out your volunteers

The district's volunteering heroes will be recognised in the 2016 Civic Honours Awards.

Nominations for the...

30 October 2015

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Top award for Iona centre

A Havelock North building has scored the top prize in the annual New Zealand Architecture Awards.

The designer...

30 October 2015

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It's all on in the village

A bumper crop of activities in Havelock North this weekend will see the village buzzing.

There will be lots of...

29 October 2015

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Rugby live site in Hastings

On Sunday morning (November 1) the All Blacks take on the Wallabies for the right to be crowned rugby world...

28 October 2015

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A round of applause for these boys

Taini Wright lay on her front steps with a badly broken arm and bruised face and hoped someone would help...

28 October 2015

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Beardies near ready for shearing

It is almost show time. Hastings City Assist chaps are growing their beards just as fast as they can before the...

28 October 2015

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Free city parking on way

Since November 1 parking has beenfree in Hastings city centre. The trial isfor four months ? but there are still...

27 October 2015

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Waimarama all shaken up

The 26 primary school children who make up the entire roll of tiny Waimarama School were among the more than 50000...

16 October 2015

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Have a say on Te Mata Peak plan

A big yellow container is going to be parked on Hastings' beloved Te Mata Peak this weekend ? but don't worry it...

15 October 2015

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No more coins for meters

From November 1 parking will be free in Hastings city centre for four months ? but there will still be time...

14 October 2015

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Headlock on A&P stage

Four teens planning to make music a big part of their careers have got off to a good start.

Headlock - Tom...

13 October 2015

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Headlock on A&P stage

Four teens planning to make music a big part of their careers have got off to a good start.

Headlock - Tom...

13 October 2015

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Illegal tradies face court action

Two Havelock North men have been convicted and fined for carrying out sanitary plumbing and drainlaying work...

13 October 2015

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Ride on recycled plastic bags

Another link in the Hawke's Bay cycle path chain was officially opened on Friday (October 9); this time a...

12 October 2015

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Fire season coming up - be careful

In the drought of 1997/98 fires covering more than 1000 hectares were fought by the East Coast rural fire...

9 October 2015

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Arts Festival: Shows selling fast

Arts' lovers won't want to miss out on tickets for the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival opening onOctober 27...

8 October 2015

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Art for Opera House birthday

Magnificent art celebrating the 100th birthday of the Hawke's Bay Opera House is about to be installed on the...

6 October 2015

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No more chlorine in water

No further chlorine is being added to the Havelock North water supply after tests for contamination came back...

6 October 2015

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New Clive clip-on state-of-the-art

The new Clive cycle and walkway with its ultra-modern eco-friendly plastic footpath and state-of-the-art lighting...

2 October 2015

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Water treated with chlorine

The Havelock North water supply is being temporarily treated with chlorine after traces of contamination were...

2 October 2015

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200-plus tyres cleared off Peak

It might have been pelting down but that did not stop 25 hardy souls taking up the Hastings District Ccouncil'...

23 September 2015

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The Great Local Band Competition

Bands who want their chance in the spotlight - and some cash - need to get a video together and get it up on-line...

21 September 2015

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Te Mata Peak Road closed

Te Mata Peak Road has reopened.

Te Mata Peak Road is temporarily closed (Monday 21st September)until a tree...

21 September 2015

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Nimon & Sons big tourism winner

Last night (Sept 17) close to 200 Hawke's Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at East Pier Hotel...

18 September 2015

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New cremator going in

A new cremator is about to be installed at the Hawke's Bay ChapelandCrematorium. It will enable more cremations to...

18 September 2015

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The Great Peak Pick Up

Fit helpers are being asked to take their muscles enthusiasm warm clothes sturdy shoes and drinking water to Te...

16 September 2015

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Exclusive exhibition for HCAG

Works by some of the most famous names in the New Zealand art world have been brought together for an upcoming...

10 September 2015

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Is a basic income the best medicine?

A basic income should be sufficient to enable everyone to fully participate in their community sayslife member of...

9 September 2015

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Five million see Hastings on TV

A television programme about Hastings was beamed out to more than five million viewers in China last week as the...

7 September 2015

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Money for waste planning

The pending decision on the future of waste disposal for Napier and Hastings has received a welcome boost with the...

4 September 2015

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Report says officer not involved in dog injury

An extensive three day independent investigation shows that a Hastings District Council animal control officer...

3 September 2015

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Jetstar picks the Bay

News Jetstar will be adding Hawke's Bay to its flight path has been welcomed by the region.

David Hall CEO of...

31 August 2015

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Hastings the Most Beautiful

It's official: Hastings is New Zealand's most beautiful city.

The Most Beautiful City award was announced today...

28 August 2015

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Size matters when it comes to rural recycling

Wanting to help more farmers move away from disposing of rubbish on their farms has led to some 'outside the...

21 August 2015

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Vibrancy a must for central city

More people on the streets for longer with money in their pocket to spend in the shops are needed in Hastings city...

17 August 2015

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Hundreds celebrating end of their primary school years

The inaugural Super Sixes will be a big send-off for up to 700 primary school children from across the North...

6 August 2015

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Pottery; but not as you know it

Five ceramics artists have come together in the style of a 1980 ceramics exhibition that was hailed at the time a...

5 August 2015

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Your home's history on-line

Until recently searching property records held by council could only be described as a tad laborious; now you...

5 August 2015

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Construction at the library

A new reception area being installed in the Hastings War Memorial Library this month will mean limited service...

5 August 2015

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Dog registration due now

The first step to responsible dog ownership is registration.

If your dog is not currently wearing a yellow tag...

29 July 2015

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A Poppy Place for a fallen soldier

A Havelock North man who died in his prime from war wounds and who is rumoured to have had a mystery woman in hi...

20 July 2015

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Fence facelift

The opera house corner is about to get a funky do-up with a fence designed to display art being built over the...

20 July 2015

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Splash Planet top of Kiwi fun

Hawke's Bay's water park has been recognised on the international stage.
Splash Planet was voted the sixth best...

17 July 2015

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Snow closed roads

Tuesday update: The roads are openhowever the Taihape Road from the forestry camp to Kuripoponga Bridge has black...

10 July 2015

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First kennels nearly there

The first stage of the kennel redevelopment at Hastings District Council's pound is all but finished.

The final...

9 July 2015

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Earthquakes link Li Sha's home town to Hastings

The woman whose identity has been puzzling hundreds of students over the last few weeks is no shrinking violet ?...

6 July 2015

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China Face Race every year?

The just completed Amazing China Face Race is being lauded as a great teaching tool

6 July 2015

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Opera house timeline

A timeline for decisions on the earthquake-prone Hawke's Bay Opera House has been announced.

Residents are...

4 July 2015

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Art class for bereaved kids

The impetus for artist Deborah Smith putting her efforts into running free art classes for bereaved children wa...

3 July 2015

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John Brown exhibitied

The latest exhibition in the Hastings City Art Gallery No direct access to reality is a double whammy for artist...

3 July 2015

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Butting out in bus stops?

Whether bus shelters parks playgrounds and sports fields should be smoke free is a question being put to Napier...

1 July 2015

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Lightening up the park

The paths in Cornwall Park are about to be lightened up with some judicious thinning of the greenery.

Hasting...

29 June 2015

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More paths for cycling

Hawke's Bay is already regarded as one of the best places in the country to cycle and its star is set to rise...

25 June 2015

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Chapel and Crematorium Open Day

A full range of artist's impressions and plans of the new Hawke's Bay chapel and crematorium will be on display...

24 June 2015

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Li Sha discovered by Nesta Lade

The winner of The Amazing China Face Race has been revealed.

Nesta Lade 14 found and contacted the China Face

22 June 2015

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The bearded men

How low will they grow:Four burly men on the Hastings City Assist team are growing their beards for seven months ?...

19 June 2015

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Local Great: Kate MacKenzie

Kate MacKenzie has been named a Local Great receiving her accolade during Saturday night's Edible Fashion...

14 June 2015

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Celebrating success: Elise Legarth

Sprint kayaker Elise Legarth is determined to achieve her Olympic dreams in her chosen sport.

The problem is ...

6 June 2015

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Water supply continues to improve

The Whirinaki water supply situation continues to improve with Hastings District Council staff advising yetserday...

6 June 2015

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Esk and Whirinaki Water Supply Update

While it is looking increasingly likely that Whirinaki's water supply can go back to its usual bore source in the...

3 June 2015

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Whirinaki residents rely on fresh water reservoir

Residents in Whirinaki [north of Hastings] are relying on a reservoir filled with fresh water after their bore...

2 June 2015

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New home for rural fire fighters?

Rural fire volunteers could be housed in a fit-for-purpose building on Hastings Fire Station land in Maraekakaho...

27 May 2015

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More poppies for street names

As children walk to school and adults rush to work or appointments it is easy to forget that some of the street...

22 May 2015

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Aqua Card: Save cash and stress

The new Aqua Card which gets swimmers into all four of Hastings District Council swimming pools is about making...

15 May 2015

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New trade graduates celebrate success

Developing hands-on experts in fields as diverse as carpentry to gas fitting and hairdressing to security service...

14 May 2015

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A trade can take you everywhere

One cannot help but be impressed as Kay Deakin tells her career story; going from shy 16-year-old taking on a...

14 May 2015

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Hastings glows for Chinese visitors

A visit to Hastings by the mayor of a city in China that is home to seven million people has ended with the...

7 May 2015

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Inspirational Katie

There's very little lycra in sight no wall-to-ceiling mirrors - just ladies working up a sweat with wide...

5 May 2015

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Fighting fit at FlaXrock

About 150 people turned up to check out the Flaxmere Community Centre open day on Saturday ? with the gym proving...

5 May 2015

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Council staff top performers

Top honours

The East Coast branch of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand featuring a predominance...

30 April 2015

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Massive turnout to remember soldiers' sacrifice

An eerie fog blanketed the central city for Hastings' ANZAC Day dawn service on Saturday.

In the inky black of...

28 April 2015

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The man behind the statue

A bronze statue of Major General Sir Andrew Russell one of Hawke's Bay's most decorated sons now officially...

28 April 2015

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Plans for pirate ship replacement

The old pirate ship at Splash Planet destroyed by fire this month could be replaced in time for the 2016 summer...

23 April 2015

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Free have a go at FlaXrock Gym

Explode and seido karate are in the fitness mix in Flaxmere and as the suburb's community centre and gym reach a...

21 April 2015

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ANZAC open hours

Find out what council facilities and services are open over this ANZAC weekend.

Hastings District Council...

21 April 2015

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High achiever gets just reward

A new award celebrating leadership added to the annual Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards this year has been won by...

17 April 2015

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Letters from the war - ANZAC Day 2015

Havelock North performance artist David Guerin has spent much of the last year consumed by the war time...

15 April 2015

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Safer cycling for Clive Bridge SH2

Work has just begun on the State Highway 2 Clive Bridge to make crossings safer for cyclists and...

14 April 2015

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Restricted fire season

The Hastings District has moved to an OPEN FIRE SEASON as of 8am Monday 7th April 2015.

This does not apply to...

8 April 2015

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Easter open hours

Be sure to check which council facilities are open and closed during the Easter break in 2015.

Hasting...

27 March 2015

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Another new park for Havelock North

Hastings District Council is unveiling three new places to play in Havelock North in April.

First out of the...

27 March 2015

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Heretaunga Women's Centre at the Hastings Women's Rest building re-opens on Monday

The Heretaunga Women's Centre at the Hastings Women's Rest building re-opens on Monday after a major renovation...

26 March 2015

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Art for the people to the people and with the people

The new Hastings City Art Gallery Director Toni MacKinnon wants to bring the community into the gallery and take...

25 March 2015

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Chlorine added to Whirinaki water supply

Routine sampling has identified low levels of bacterial contamination in the Whirinaki water supply. As a...

20 March 2015

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Fire restrictions and water restrictions update

Fire restrictions in the Hastings district remain in place despite the recent rain.

Hastings District Council...

18 March 2015

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Household Food Waste - the Invisible Scandal

At first glance it looks like perfectly edible food straight from the supermarket. Instead it's perfectly edible...

12 March 2015

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Shaolin Monks a hit!

The Shaolin Monks from China performed to a 'sell out' crowd last night at the Hastings Sports Centre

A free...

12 March 2015

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Children's Day and cricket at Farmers' Market

Hastings District Council and the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market are teaming up to celebrate Children's Day and...

27 February 2015

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Cricket food and entertainment combine at International Cultures Day

World Cup Cricket and culture will combine in Cornwall Park Hastings on International Cultures Day.

The first...

27 February 2015

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New appliance for Hastings Rural Fire Force

Hastings District Council's Rural Fire Force has taken delivery of a new appliance.

The new appliance will be...

25 February 2015