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Leela May Katene Ranginui of Hastings Central School

More Hastings students to walk, cycle and scooter to school

A Hastings District Council programme to encourage healthier, low emissions transport to school has received a...

4 December 2022

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Public Notice

Public Notice

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TE MATA PEAK ROAD on Saturday, 25 February 2023

3 December 2022

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Christmas and New Year 2022/23 operating hours

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

1 December 2022

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Santas grotto toitoi

Santa’s Grotto open for visitors at Toitoi

Santa’s coming to town, and starting from today is looking forward to meeting children and families at his special...

1 December 2022

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A A Corban Assocs Limited

Description: A A Corban Assocs Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for AC Wines. The primary busine...

1 December 2022

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Christmas Cheer Appeal 2022 news

Christmas Cheer Appeal 2022

Council is proudly supporting the Hastings Christmas Cheer Appeal this year. We want all of our Hastings whānau...

30 November 2022

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Lawrie Cooke Playground Opening

New Lawrie Cooke Reserve and playground pays homage to local orcharding history

Several generations of the Cooke family along with industry friends and neighbours gathered last weekend for the...

29 November 2022

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Bombing competition “frees the manu”

They came, they bombed, they cheered, they played … it was all go at the Havelock North Village Green and pool...

28 November 2022

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Public Notice

Public Notice

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Elwood Rd, Kenilworth Rd, Harlech St, Conway St, Caroline Pl, Woodstock Ave, Warwick Pl...

26 November 2022

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P

Description: Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off...

25 November 2022

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heretaunga cellos

Free concert to showcase students' violin and cello skills

Students of the Orokohanga Music Trust will be putting on a public concert this week to showcase the violin and...

22 November 2022

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Hastings district rating revaluations delayed

Hastings district’s rating revaluations have been delayed due to a number of factors, to help ensure greater...

22 November 2022

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Star of India Bay Limited

Description: Star of India Bay Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Star of India Restaurant and...

18 November 2022

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Power of music infuses dance workshop at Toitoi

The power of music and dance to help people with disabilities connect to their creativity was on show recently at...

17 November 2022

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Gengy's Hastings Limited

Description: Gengy's Hastings Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Gengy's Hastings Mongolian BBQ...

16 November 2022

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Mai Manu bombing competition to find Hastings’ Manu Master

The call is out for the Hastings Manu Bomb Master, with an upcoming competition a chance for someone to take out...

15 November 2022

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Waiwhare Community Centre Incorporated

Description: Waiwhare Community Centre Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Waiwhare Community...

15 November 2022

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Pure Catering Limited

Description: Pure Catering Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Havelock North Function Centre. The...

14 November 2022

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Dolce Vista Limited

Description: Dolce Vista Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for Dolce Vista. ...

12 November 2022

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Godsown Brewery Limited

Description: Godsown Brewery Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Godsown Brewery. The primary...

11 November 2022

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Keep cool in the pools this summer

Nothing says summer in Hawke’s Bay more than Splash Planet, and on Monday the popular attraction will re-open and...

10 November 2022

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City centre update - November 2022

Preparations are underway to install Christmas decorations around the city centre streets and open a Santa’...

10 November 2022

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Wastewater treatment plant open day

The annual East Clive wastewater treatment plant open day is coming up – a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour...

9 November 2022

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Terrata Estate Limited

Description: Terrata Estate Limited has applied for a renewal of their On and Off Licence for De la Terre Winery...

9 November 2022

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Tatou Mokopuna Limited

Description: Tatou Mokopuna Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Gannets Bar and Grill.. The primary...

9 November 2022

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Planners call for feedback on District Plan change

Hastings District Council planners are encouraging Hastings residents to take some time to understand an upcoming...

8 November 2022

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Book now to drop off your hazardous waste at the HazMobile

The HazMobile will be back on November 20 for Hastings and Napier residents to safely dispose of their hazardou...

7 November 2022

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Black Betty BBQ Limited

Description: Black Betty BBQ Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Black Betty BBQ. The primary...

4 November 2022

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Friends and whānau join Hastings councillors at inaugural meeting for new term

The Hastings district councillors and Rural Community Board members for the next triennium were officially...

3 November 2022

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Taste Hastings street party

Wine, food, live music and fun are all on the menu for the F.A.W.C! Taste Hastings event taking place in East...

3 November 2022

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Mazowe Investments Limited

Description: Mazowe Investments Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Birdwoods Gallery. The primary...

3 November 2022

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HDC Public Notice

Public Notice

Here are the Council meetings taking place in November 2022.

2 November 2022

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HDC Public Notice

Public Notice

Public Notice of Plan Change 5 to the Hastings District Plan - Right Homes, Right Place

2 November 2022

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Proposed plan change will allow more houses to be built in smaller areas

Changes to the way Hastings’ urban areas are developed are being proposed, and people have until November 25 to...

2 November 2022

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three waters reform

Mayors hope Prime Minister’s comments signal Government will now consider the Hawke’s Bay solution for Three Waters Service Delivery

Hawke’s Bay’s Mayors say they are encouraged by the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday indicating Government i...

2 November 2022

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Message from the mayor

It’s our time in Hastings – Spring – a time of new beginnings and new opportunities.

1 November 2022

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Public art – uplifting and connecting

Vibrant and thriving cities often have art at their centre, and in Hastings several public art projects over the...

1 November 2022

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Rose Sunday

It’s that time of the year again – to kick back and smell the roses at Rose Sunday in Frimley Park on November 6.

1 November 2022

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Village Pool

Manu bombing competition

Are you the Hastings Manu Master? This is your chance to show off your Manu bomb skills! #hastingsmanumaster

1 November 2022

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Get ready for Splash

Splash Planet will open for the 2022/2023 summer season on Monday November 14!

1 November 2022

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Rib Demo

Meat, fire and all things BBQ

Hawke’s Bay’s very own Urban BBQ Festival hits the Tōmoana Showgrounds on Saturday, November 19. Starting from...

1 November 2022

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Hi-tech drinking water facility for Waipātiki

Waipātiki residents got a close look at the community’s brand new water treatment facility last month, the sixth...

1 November 2022

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Village Pool

Summer expansion of the Super Swim Initiative

Reduced entry prices for senior swimmers to the Aquatics Hastings Pools in Clive and Flaxmere has been so...

1 November 2022

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Waste Water Treatment Plant

Wastewater treatment plant open day

The annual East Clive wastewater treatment plant open day is coming up – a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour...

1 November 2022

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Piku Limited. The primary business i...

1 November 2022

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Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited

Description: Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Zeelandt Brewery. The...

1 November 2022

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Cone and Flower Limited

Description: Cone and Flower Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Cone and Flower Garden Bar. The...

1 November 2022

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Pick the Bay expo showcases harvest job opportunities

The Tōmoana Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay is the venue for another Pick the Bay job expo being held this Thursday to...

31 October 2022

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The Big Apple Project reaches fruitful conclusion with successful auction

The Big Apple Project came to a spectacular conclusion last night, with an auction for the artworks netting just...

27 October 2022

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MJ UKA Foods Limited

Description: MJ UKA Foods Limited applied for a Variation to their Off Licence for Te Mata Four Square. The...

26 October 2022

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Waste Minimisation Fund applications open

Attention waste minimisation advocates. It’s time to get your application into Hastings District Council’s Waste...

25 October 2022

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice of Plan Change 4 to the Hastings district plan - Te Mate prohibited building area

22 October 2022

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Askerne Estate Winery Limited

Description: Askerne Estate Winery Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence and Off Licence for Askerne. ...

19 October 2022

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Atrium at Tribune Limited

Description: Atrium at Tribune Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Atrium at Tribune. The primary...

19 October 2022

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waipatiki

Hi-tech drinking water facility for Waipātiki

Waipātiki residents got a close look at the community’s brand new water treatment facility on Saturday, October 15.

19 October 2022

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Government infrastructure funding boost to enable 4000 new homes in Hastings

A new tranche of government infrastructure housing is set to enable around 4000 new homes across multiple...

14 October 2022

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Kartsport Hawkes Bay Incorporated

Description: Kartsport Hawkes Bay Incorporated applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for Kartsport Hawke...

14 October 2022

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NLVPC Limited

Description: NLVPC Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Wright & Co. The primary busine...

13 October 2022

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice of temporary alcohol ban in relation to the Spring Racing Carnival

12 October 2022

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summerfield

Council roadshow provides info on more homes

Changes to the way we develop Hastings urban areas are being proposed, and to help the community get information...

12 October 2022

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Hamish and Peran at Splash Planet

Council staff member a valued addition to the Splash Planet team

October is World Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to recognise the benefits of inclusion and having a...

12 October 2022

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates

Description: Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates has applied for a renewal On Licence and Off Licence for ...

12 October 2022

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Aubyn Live Theatre Incorporated

Description: Aubyn Live Theatre Incorporated has applied for a new On Licence for Aubyn Live Theatre. The...

11 October 2022

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New life for old buildings on Queen and Heretaunga Sts West proposed

There are exciting plans afoot for the western end of Hastings city, where a proposed new development will add to...

11 October 2022

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2022 Hawke's Bay Anniversary & Labour Weekend Hours

Here are the long weekend hours for Council services and facilities.

11 October 2022

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AJ Holdings HB Limited

Description: AJ Holdings HB Limited applied for a renewal of their On Licence for The Horse and Hound. The...

10 October 2022

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Bruce William Jans on behalf of Taheke Trust

Description: Bruce William Jans on behalf of Taheke Trust applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Linden...

10 October 2022

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Sai Restaurants Limited

Description: Sai Restaurants Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Sai Eatery. The primary business i...

8 October 2022

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice of application concerning resource consent RMA20220352
Section 95A of the Resource Management Act...

7 October 2022

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Mary Doyle Trust Lifecare Complex

Description: Mary Doyle Trust Lifecare Complex applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Riverstones Cafe. ...

7 October 2022

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Brother Coffee Limited

Description: Brother Coffee Limited has applied for a New On Licence for Brother. The primary business i...

7 October 2022

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S & S Trading Co Limited

Description: S & S Trading Co Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Four Square Mahora. ...

6 October 2022

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Elephant Hill Holdings Limited

Description: Elephant Hill Holdings Limited applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Elephant Hill Winery. ...

5 October 2022

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Elephant Hill Holdings Limited

Description: Elephant Hill Holdings Limited applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Elephant Hill Winery. ...

5 October 2022

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Toitoi twinning

Digital twinning of Toitoi takes IPWEA award

Taking state-of-the-art technology used almost exclusively to design and construct new builds until now and...

5 October 2022

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Departing Hastings councillors farewelled at final meeting for triennium

At its last full council meeting ahead of the close of the voting period for this year’s local government...

4 October 2022

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Council adopts proposed plan change for eastern face of Te Matā Peak

A proposed plan change to prohibit new buildings on the eastern face of Te Matā Peak, from Waimārama Rd to the...

4 October 2022

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Hawkes Bay Classic Motorcycle Club Incorporated

Description: Hawkes Bay Classic Motorcycle Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for...

3 October 2022

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MyHastings October HBAF2

Welcome to the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Ahurei Toi o Te Matau a Maui

We are very excited to see the return of a full programme...

1 October 2022

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MyHastings October Laurie Cooke Reserve

Playgrounds update

Across the district we’re installing new, or upgrading existing playgrounds – it’s a big programme of work and...

1 October 2022

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MyHastings October WaterUpdate

Drinking water update

The upgrade of our reticulated drinking water systems is nearing the finish line. By July next year, the whole...

1 October 2022

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MyHastings October BlossomFest

A fabulous Blossom Fest

Thousands of happy punters took part in this year’s Blossom Fest spectacular to enjoy all that was on offer over a...

1 October 2022

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Thirty new citizens welcomed at special ceremony

Thirty Hastings residents celebrated a huge milestone last night, formally becoming citizens of Aotearoa New...

30 September 2022

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Booster Wine Group Limited Partnership

Description: Booster Wine Group Limited Partnershiphas applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Sileni...

30 September 2022

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Booster Wine Group Limited Partnership

Description: Booster Wine Group Limited Partnershiphas applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Sileni...

28 September 2022

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Cape Coast

Coastal study for building assessment underway

A new coastal inundation study that will be used by the Napier and Hastings councils to set residential building...

23 September 2022

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HGPD Limited

Description: HGPD Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for New World Flaxmere. The primary business i...

22 September 2022

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HDC Queen Image Edited

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Hours - Monday 26 Sept

Here are the opening hours for Hastings District Council facilities and services on the Queen Elizabeth 11...

21 September 2022

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Hastings Civic Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II

A Civic Memorial Service is to be held in Hastings to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday...

20 September 2022

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Sunshine Enterprises Limited

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

20 September 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - October 2022

Here are the council meetings for October 2022

17 September 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Heretaunga St, Queen St, Eastbourne St, Lyndon Rd, King St, Market St, Railway Rd, Russell...

17 September 2022

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New appointment to Te Mata Park Trust board

A new appointment has been made to the Te Mata Park Trust board to fill a vacancy that was left with the departure...

16 September 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Heretaunga St & Warren St – 4 November 2022

16 September 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Caroline Rd, Conway St, Harlech St, Woodstock Ave, Kenilworth Rd, Elwood Rd, Otene Rd...

16 September 2022

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Hastings Youth Strategy adopted

Supporting and investing in the young people of Hastings district is the aim of a new Youth Strategy that sets out...

16 September 2022

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Azzurri Hospitality Limited

Description: Azzurri Hospitality Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Alessandro’s Pizzeria. ...

16 September 2022

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frimley water storage and treatment

Loan funding approved to complete drinking water projects

As Hastings’ major drinking water network upgrade nears completion mid-next year, Covid-related contractual delay...

15 September 2022

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Silverleaf Olives Limited

Description: Silverleaf Olives Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Hawkes Ridge Wine...

14 September 2022

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tradie breakfast

New waste-focused breakfast event series a hit with industry

Reducing waste from demolition and construction activities is a key focus of Hastings District Council’s Waste...

13 September 2022

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Housing demand and Government legislation prompts Plan Change

Hastings district is growing – more people are coming to live and work here and more houses are needed to meet...

13 September 2022

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Jemma Russell

Emerging leader giving back to community

Jemma Russell is the first Napier recipient of the Annie Aranui Scholarship, aimed at enabling and supporting...

13 September 2022

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Mayfair School planter boxes

Safer, Healthier School Journeys for Hastings Students

More Hastings students will soon be walking, cycling, or scooting to school, with Hastings District Council...

8 September 2022

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The Premium Liquor Company Limited

Description: The Premium Liquor Company Limited has applied for a New On Licence and Off Licence for Shed Five...

7 September 2022

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Landmarks Daffodil planting

Landmarks members plant over 600 daffodil bulbs

A small band of Landmarks members planted over 600 daffodil bulbs at the beginning of April 2022 under the...

6 September 2022

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James Foy Sumatran Tiger

Fotofest photography event hits Hastings

What happens when a group of friends that share the love of photography start to plan an
event that bring...

5 September 2022

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Rush Munro’s moving to Albert Square

Iconic Hastings business Rush Munro’s is moving into the heart of Hastings city, after 90 years at its present...

2 September 2022

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MyHastings September muni opening

Thousands attend Municipal Building celebrations

Over 4,000 people came out to celebrate the reopening the Municipal Building last month, and what a celebration it...

1 September 2022

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SKU Limited

Description: SKU Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for SKU Limited. The primary business is described...

1 September 2022

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Karawhiua te reo Māori challenge at Hastings District Libraries

Hastings District Libraries’ annual Karawhiua challenge to encourage the use of te reo Māori starts today...

1 September 2022

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Hawke’s Bay Racing Incorporated

Description: Hawke’s Bay Racing Incorporated has applied for a Renewal with variation for their On Licence for...

1 September 2022

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Fotofest

Fotofest 2022

Hastings city centre windows, retail and vacant spaces will be coming live this month with print and on-screen...

31 August 2022

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Transport to Delight the 2022 Hastings Blossom Parade

Spring has sprung early in Hawke’s Bay with trees laden with blossom already appearing, heralding the start of the...

31 August 2022

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Fairy tale inspires float

The Indonesian Community in Hawke’s Bay is delighted to be part of Blossom Parade 2022 after last year’...

31 August 2022

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Te Wiki o Te Reo 2022

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

For most of the 20th century the New Zealand government discouraged, banned and made it socially unacceptable to...

31 August 2022

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General Distributors Limited

Description: General Distributors Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Countdown Hastings. ...

29 August 2022

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New $21m Flaxmere New World step closer

The construction of a brand-new New World in Flaxmere is now one step closer, with Foodstuffs North Island...

26 August 2022

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Flaxmere Assist celebrates sixth birthday

Flaxmere Assist has turned six-years-old and to mark the occasion a small celebration was held at Hasting...

25 August 2022

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AG Mangapapa Investment Limited

Description: AG Mangapapa Investment Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Mangapapa Hotel...

25 August 2022

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AG Mangapapa Investment Limited

Description: AG Mangapapa Investment Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Mangapapa Hotel. ...

25 August 2022

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Clink Drink Limited

Description: Clink Drink Limited has applied for a renewal of a Remote seller Off Licence for Clink Drink. The...

24 August 2022

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Havelock North Wanderers Association Football Club

Description: Havelock North Wanderers Association Football Club has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence...

23 August 2022

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Village Green Japonica tree to be replaced

The large Japonica tree that is a major landmark on the Havelock North Village Green has reached the end of it...

23 August 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Ellwood Road – 21 October 2022

22 August 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE FOLLOWING: Gimblett Road – 25 September 2022,
Te Onepu Road – 12 November 2022, Otene...

22 August 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Prospect Road – 15 October 2022

22 August 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - September 2022

Here are the council meetings for September 2022

22 August 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Karamu Rd & Heretaunga St – 25 September 2022

18 August 2022

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skate plaza groundworks

Flaxmere Skate Plaza design elements to reflect local culture and environment

Four months in, construction of the new Flaxmere skate plaza is well underway, with the facility set to have...

18 August 2022

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Hawkes Bay Farmers Co Op Mural

New inner city mural hearkens to district’s rural past

A building with a strong link to rural Hawke’s Bay and Hastings city has had its history brought to life with a...

12 August 2022

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Hastings District Council election nominations

Nominations closed for candidates for the 2022 Hastings District Council local government elections at midday...

12 August 2022

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kauri place

Celebration for completion of 40 new houses in Hastings

The completion of 40 new houses in Kauri Place, Hastings, by Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities was celebrated...

11 August 2022

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Civic Honours 2022

Civic Honours Awards recognise tireless community volunteers

A special event was held last night to recognise 20 individuals who have selflessly given back to the community...

10 August 2022

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Replenish and Co Limited

Description: Replenish and Co Limited has applied for a new Remote Off Licence for Pompom Florals. The primary...

10 August 2022

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Hawkes Bay BBQ Limited

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

10 August 2022

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Sandhu Brothers Limited

Description: Sandhu Brothers Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Big Barrel Karamu. The...

9 August 2022

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New Te Pōhue Community Plan sets out vision for Hastings’ northernmost settlement

The vision to create a connected, flourishing community with country values has been captured in a new community...

9 August 2022

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heritage

Entries open for inaugural Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards

Today heralds the launch of the Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards – a significant new programme designed to recognise...

9 August 2022

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Public Notice

Extraordinary Meeting of the Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori Standing Committee

Public Notice of Extraordinary Meeting of the Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori Standing Committee - 10 August 2022

6 August 2022

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Bay Trolleys Limited

Description: Bay Trolleys Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for New World Flaxmere. The...

5 August 2022

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Te Mata Park

Te Mata Trust Board - Vacancies

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to become a trustee on the Te Mata Park Trust Board...

5 August 2022

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Bringing Hastings Alive! How far we've come ...

For more than 10 years now, our inner city streets have been undergoing upgrades, and while a big focus in the...

4 August 2022

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Brandon Blair Toitoi HCAG mural

Mural design depicts community kaupapa and facility logos

Another artwork has popped up in Hastings, this time on the fencing around an empty site opposite Toitoi – Hawke'...

3 August 2022

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Edible Fashion Awards inspire youngsters to create

The Edible Fashion Awards have evolved into one of the most unique offerings on the Hawke’s Bay event calendar...

1 August 2022

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Big weekend of Municipal Building re-opening celebrations

It’s here. After eight years, the last piece of the Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre puzzle is in place...

1 August 2022

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Fiafia Day 2022

Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and...

1 August 2022

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HDC Election Digiral Assets V1

Nominations for Hastings District Council local body elections now open

Nominations for the local body elections opened on Friday, 15 July.

1 August 2022

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Brandon Blair The Big Apple Project

The Big Apple Project

A collaboration between Arts Inc Heretaunga and Studio Benega, with core funding support from Hastings District...

1 August 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Heretaunga St, Karamu Rd, Warren St on Saturday, 24 September 2022

29 July 2022

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Havelock North Wanderers Association Football Club

Description: Havelock North Wanderers Association Football Club has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence...

29 July 2022

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pavers

New Heretaunga St paver etchings mimic river flow

The connections between our local waterways and the people who live in Hastings, Heretaunga, have been brought to...

27 July 2022

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Te Mata Peak Rd

Speed cushions to improve safety on Te Mata Peak Rd

New speed cushions to help improve safety on the upper part of Te Mata Peak Rd will start being installed from...

26 July 2022

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lgnz awards 2022

Social wellbeing initiative in Flaxmere earns Hastings national recognition

Hastings District Council’s revitalisation programme – Pāharakeke, kua tae te wa! It's Flaxmere's Time! – has been...

25 July 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - August 2022

Here are the council meetings scheduled for August 2022

23 July 2022

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The Retro Kitchen Limited

Description: The Retro Kitchen Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Maina Cafe & Eatery. The...

21 July 2022

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Vineyard

Showcasing Hawke’s Bay to global change makers

Hawke’s Bay has a new tool to attract local and global entrepreneurs and investors to our region – a relationship...

18 July 2022

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Hastings Darts Association Incorporated

Description: Hastings Darts Association Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for Hasting...

18 July 2022

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assembly ballroom

Share memories to win chance to dance at Municipal Building Assembly Hall

Municipal Building memories are set to come alive with Last Dance, First Dance, a nationwide search to find people...

15 July 2022

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coastline

Report gives insights into planned coastal retreat in Hawke's Bay

A new report giving deeper insights into what moving infrastructure and homes away from the coast in the face of...

14 July 2022

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Nominations for local body elections open Friday

Nominations for the local body elections open on Friday, 15 July.

The nomination period closes at 12 noon...

14 July 2022

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Supernatural Wine Co. Limited

Description: Supernatural Wine Co. Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Supernatural Wine...

13 July 2022

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Hancock & Son Limited

Description: Hancock & Son Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Hancock & Sons. The primary busine...

13 July 2022

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67 Te Aute Limited

Description: 67 Te Aute Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for 495 Wine Select. The primary...

13 July 2022

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Medium density housing in the spotlight as housing demand grows

Meeting the current and future demand for housing in Hastings is a priority for Hastings District Council, which...

11 July 2022

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More fun coming to Havelock North’s premier playground

A new double seesaw and outdoor musical instruments are being added to the Havelock North Village Green...

8 July 2022

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Cape Kidnappers Station Limited

Description: Cape Kidnappers Station Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for The Farm at Cape...

8 July 2022

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Trinity Hill Wines Limited

Description: Trinity Hill Wines Limitedhas applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Trinity Hill. The...

8 July 2022

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Groundworks advancing at pace for new Flaxmere housing

New houses in Flaxmere are getting closer with road and pipe work well underway, a decision on what development...

8 July 2022

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Trinity Hill Wines Limited

Description: Trinity Hill Wines Limitedhas applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Trinity Hill. The...

8 July 2022

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Zeffer Brewing Limited

Description: Zeffer Brewing Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for Zeffer...

6 July 2022

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Relocated Hastings i-SITE open for business

The Hastings i-SITE has reopened in its new premises, offering a unique and innovative way for locals and visitor...

6 July 2022

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Parks and reserves draft plans out for consultation

Three Draft Reserve Management Plans have been released for public consultation by Hastings District Council...

2 July 2022

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Message from the mayor

It was wonderful to celebrate our first Matariki public holiday with a very special Festival of events from June...

1 July 2022

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Draft Reserve Management Plans ready for feedback

Hastings District Council has adopted three Draft Reserve Management Plans for public consultation, and people are...

1 July 2022

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Three waters - have your say

It is now time for the people of Hawke’s Bay to have their say directly to Government on how they think drinking...

1 July 2022

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Toitoi Municipal Building official opening

The Toitoi Municipal Building will be officially opened the first weekend of August with plenty for the community...

1 July 2022

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Symposium explores how to best protect soils of Heretaunga Plains

How the valuable soils of the Heretaunga Plains can best be protected while still enabling the region to grow i...

1 July 2022

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Get ready to Laugh Your Mask Off this month

It’s been a long year. A long few years, actually, come to think of it. We don’t know about you, but we all feel...

1 July 2022

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Hawke’s Bay A&P Society members ratify the Tomoana Showgrounds sale to Hastings District Council

The A&P Society and Hastings District Council have this afternoon confirmed the sale of 40ha of the Tomoana...

28 June 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE - 6 August 2022

Temporary closure of Heretaunga Street - 6 August 2022

27 June 2022

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Legacy of Tama Huata lives on in new arts and performance space

The legacy of Tama Huata, a leading figure in Māori performing arts and cultural development, has been celebrated...

27 June 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

Temporary closure of Hastings Street – 20 August 2022

25 June 2022

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Westend Foodbarn (Hastings) Limited

Description: Westend Foodbarn (Hastings) Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Pak n Save...

25 June 2022

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Robane Limited

Description: Robane Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Off the Track Restaurant and...

24 June 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - July 2022

Here are the council meetings scheduled for July 2022

23 June 2022

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Council approves Tōmoana Showgrounds purchase

Following extensive public feedback in support, Hastings district councillors today approved the purchase of...

23 June 2022

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Whakatū wastewater overflow

A power outage interrupted a routine wastewater flushing operation on Thursday [June 23], disabling the automatic...

23 June 2022

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Trust House Limited

Description: Trust House Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for The Flaxmere...

23 June 2022

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Waiaroha water storage and treatment facility taking shape

On the corner of Southampton St and Hastings St in central Hastings, the Waiaroha water storage and treatment...

22 June 2022

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Frimley build continues at pace

As we head into winter, work at the Frimley water storage and treatment facility continues at pace.

22 June 2022

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Hastings hosts three days of Matariki celebrations

Music, dance, kai, a lantern parade, digital light show and more are on offer in Hastings and Flaxmere this week...

21 June 2022

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AJ International Limited

Description: AJ International Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Zabeels Sports Bar ...

21 June 2022

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City Centre update - June 2022

For the first time this year we are celebrating the new public holiday for Matariki, and in addition to other...

20 June 2022

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Halite Wines Limited

Description: Halite Wines Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Halite Wines Limited. The primary...

17 June 2022

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Redmetal Vineyards Limited

Description: Redmetal Vineyards Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Redmetal Vineyards. ...

17 June 2022

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Warm Hastings welcome for Samoan Prime Minister

The warmth and endurance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s relationship with Samoa was acknowledged on Thursday this week...

17 June 2022

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Matariki Holiday Hours - Friday 24 June

Here are the opening hours for Hastings District Council facilities and services on the Matariki Holiday.

16 June 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - June & July 2022

Here are the council meetings scheduled for June & July 2022

15 June 2022

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Council agrees on Annual Plan budget to be adopted at the end of this month

Keeping a projected rates increase as close to that which was consulted on was a key consideration for Hasting...

15 June 2022

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HB Pub Company No2 Limited

Description: HB Pub Company No2 Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Rosie O' Grady's Irish...

14 June 2022

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Yates Foodmarket Limited

Description: Yates Foodmarket Limitedhas applied for a renewal of their On Licence for New World Hastings. The...

14 June 2022

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Range of community organisations receive community funding

Thirty-five groups have received grants totalling $245,000 in this year’s funding round to support initiative...

10 June 2022

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HB councils encourage community to have their say on three waters reforms

Councils from across the region have joined forces to launch an unprecedented public information campaign...

10 June 2022

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Record breaking event for My Walk In Wardrobe

Hawke’s Bay shoppers keen to update their wardrobes turned out in droves to the My Walk In Wardrobe event held in...

9 June 2022

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Black Gate Brokerage Limited

Description: Black Gate Brokerage Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Number 7 Wines. The primary...

8 June 2022

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Wide Open Trading Limited

Description: Wide Open Trading Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Clive Four Square. The...

8 June 2022

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Public Notice

Dog Registration Fees

Dog Registration fees for the year 31st July 2022 to 30th June 2023

7 June 2022

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Do you want to make a difference?

This year’s local government elections are approaching and if you’ve ever thought of standing as a candidate...

7 June 2022

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Homes for our people

At the end of 2019, the Hastings Place Based Housing plan was launched to address the growing number of people...

7 June 2022

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Public Notice

Public Notice of Extraordinary Civic and Administration Subcommittee Meeting

Public Notice of Extraordinary Civic and Administration Subcommittee Meeting – Thursday, 16 June 2022

7 June 2022

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National Service Club Incorporated

Description: National Service Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for National...

4 June 2022

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Napier Burger Company Limited

Description: Napier Burger Company Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Best Burgers. The...

4 June 2022

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Message from the Mayor

This month we are going to be celebrating our new Matariki public holiday for the first time, and I'm really...

3 June 2022

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Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk provides safe access to Te Mata Park

The Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk is officially open – the first stage of the works to ultimately give walkers and...

3 June 2022

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Celebrating Matariki

For the first time this year we are celebrating the new public holiday for Matariki, and in addition to other...

3 June 2022

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Queen's Birthday Hours - Monday 6 June

Click here for the Queen's Birthday operating hours for Hastings District Council facilities and services.

1 June 2022

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Municipal Building blessed ahead of re-opening

The redevelopment of the Municipal Building reached a significant milestone this morning with it being blessed...

1 June 2022

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Council helps celebrate Samoa Independence Day

The council chambers rang out with song yesterday morning as the community celebrated Samoa Independence Day.

1 June 2022

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Rating Information Database
Public notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 28(4) of the Local...

31 May 2022

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Two wahine selected for mayoral mentoring programme

A mayoral mentoring programme to support and unleash the potential of rangatahi Māori has formally begun with...

31 May 2022

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Final Hoops in Parks project nears completion in Flaxmere

The final touches are underway to upgrade the basketball court at Len Harlen Park, the final action in the Hoop...

30 May 2022

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Names for new Flaxmere streets recognise community heroes

The streets being created in three new housing developments in Flaxmere are to have a distinctly Flaxmere...

27 May 2022

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Its flaxmeres time

Hi-tech and Flaxmere focus – two big wins for Hastings

A hi-tech project that will see every Hastings District Council-owned building ‘digitally twinned’ and the...

26 May 2022

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Mobile trailer takes play to the people

Hastings District Council has partnered with Sport Hawke’s Bay to launch Te Waka Tākaro, a free community resource...

24 May 2022

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Johns Bakery Limited

Description: Johns Bakery Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Johns Bakery and Cafe. The primary...

24 May 2022

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Be Safe Be Seen

Bright at night equals safe and seen

Reflective clothing and bright lights are back in fashion – for cyclists, that is.

24 May 2022

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Tauroa Reserve boardwalk blessing

Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk provides safe access to Te Mata Park

The Tauroa Reserve Boardwalk is officially open – the first stage of the works to ultimately give walkers and...

23 May 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - June 2022

Here are the council meetings for June 2022

21 May 2022

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City centre update – May 2022

Work is advancing well on the major street upgrades outside the Municipal Buildings ahead of its opening in...

20 May 2022

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HB Funders forum

New website a one-stop-shop for funding information

Community groups seeking financial assistance now have a new one-stop-shop resource to find and access potential...

18 May 2022

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Cellar 495 Limited

Description: Cellar 495 Limited has applied for a New On Licence and Off Licence for Cellar 495. The primary...

13 May 2022

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Tukipo River Estate Limited

Description: Tukipo River Estate Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Tukipo River Estate...

12 May 2022

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A Taste of Hastings

Action Plan boosts activity in Hastings city; free parking for month of July

A ‘COVID Recovery Action Plan’ comprising new and enhanced existing events and activations is set to bring a buzz...

12 May 2022

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Cornwall Park installation opens up new world of discovery within native garden

A new world of discovery has opened up at Cornwall Park’s native garden area with the completion of an...

11 May 2022

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Hastings Golf Club Limited

Description: Hastings Golf Club Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Hastings Golf Club. The...

10 May 2022

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Dual Orchard Limited

Description: Dual Orchard Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Hygge at Clifton Bay. The...

9 May 2022

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Fun activities planned for Youth Week, May 9-13

It’s Youth Week next week and to celebrate a number of fun events have been lined up at Flaxmere and Camberley...

6 May 2022

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Coalition distributes COVID care packs to help senior housing residents

More than 200 residents of Hastings District Council’s senior housing units have been stocked up with essential...

4 May 2022

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Developers embrace Hastings residential intensification design guide

A year on from its launch, Hastings District’s Council’s residential intensification design guide has become a...

3 May 2022

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Message from the Mayor

Last month’s move to the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework was a really positive signal that we...

1 May 2022

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Exciting new tenants announced

The Municipal Building is set to re-open mid-way through this year, and when it does it will be home to some...

1 May 2022

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Stunning light projection for fallen soldiers

As part of this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations, in the week prior, the names of Hastings residents who lost their...

1 May 2022

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MyWay Hastings coming in June

There’s a great new way to get around Hastings coming in June.

1 May 2022

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Virtual Reality exhibition an other-worldly experience

Have you always wanted to try virtual reality but never had the chance? Or are you a lover of 1970s and 80s sci-fi...

1 May 2022

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Communities urged to get ready to have their say on Government’s Three Waters Reforms

Government has today announced further details of its proposed three waters reforms, which would see...

29 April 2022

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Katipo Holding Company Limited

Description: Katipo Holding Company Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Katipo Distilling Company. The...

29 April 2022

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Korowai home blessing

From plan to reality: Homes for our people

A grandad raising six grandchildren, a solo mum with two kiddies, a mum and dad with four children who also care...

28 April 2022

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Craft and Social Limited

Description: Craft and Social Limited has applied for an On Licence for Craft and Social. The primary busine...

27 April 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE - 19 June

Temporary closure of Gimblett Road – 19 June 2022

23 April 2022

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Rush Cottage Limited

Description: Rush Cottage Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence and for Black Barn Vineyards. ...

23 April 2022

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Anzac Day Hours 2022

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

21 April 2022

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Poppy wall ‘moving and beautifully fitting’

Emotions welled as a tribute to Hastings’ fallen soldiers was blessed and played for the first time for Returned...

21 April 2022

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Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS - May 2022

Here are the council meetings for May 2022.

20 April 2022

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2022 Community Family Fun Day

Community Family Fun Day set to raise spirits

A family event is being held at the end of April to bring people together and take a break from the everyday...

20 April 2022

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Stunning light projection for fallen soldiers

Each year on ANZAC Day we commemorate the New Zealanders who have served and died in war, acknowledging their...

19 April 2022

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Civic Award nominations deadline nears

With nominations for this year’s Hastings Civic Honours Awards closing on April 26, people are encouraged to get...

13 April 2022

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Exciting new tenants ready for Municipal Building re-opening

Hastings city centre is set to become an even bigger ‘hot spot’ with Hastings District Council announcing an...

13 April 2022

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Easter Weekend opening hours

Find out the operating hours of Council's services and facilities during the Easter long weekend.

12 April 2022

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Hop into Hastings this Easter

There’s even more to enjoy in the Hastings City Centre this Easter weekend, which will abound with fun family...

12 April 2022

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New Flaxmere Skate Plaza site blessed ahead of build

Work is underway on the new skate plaza in Flaxmere, with the site blessed and perimeter fencing installed...

12 April 2022

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Twig and Willow Limited

Description: Twig and Willow Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Twig and Willow. The primary business i...

9 April 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

Temporary road closure of Mangaroa Road - Sunday, 10 April 2022

8 April 2022

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City centre update - April 2022

From an exciting interactive, virtual reality exhibition at Hastings City Art Gallery to a special Anzac Day light...

7 April 2022

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Flaxmere tradies hui showcases local opportunities

A hui held last weekend to share information with Flaxmere-based tradespeople about the upcoming construction of...

7 April 2022

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Corner of Ōtene and Ruahāpia Roads to be closed today

A section of road at the corner of Ōtene and Ruahāpia Roads is being blocked as of this afternoon in a bid to...

6 April 2022

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Local Government Commission confirms Hastings’ representation arrangements

The Local Government Commission has today confirmed Hastings’ representation arrangements for this year’s local...

6 April 2022

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Havelock North Squash Rackets Club Incorporated

Description: Havelock North Squash Rackets Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for...

5 April 2022

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Public Notice

Public Consultation - Draft Annual Plan 2022/23

Hastings District Council is submitting its Draft Annual Plan 2022/23 for public consultation from 2 April 2022 to...

2 April 2022

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Description: Hastings District Council has applied for a variation of their On Licence for Toitoi Hawke's Bay Art...

2 April 2022

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Message from the Mayor

There is so much happening to make Hastings district an even greater place and we are proud to soon be presenting...

1 April 2022

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Mahi for Youth – providing pathways to employment

This year marks five years since Council started its Mahi for Youth programme – designed to help our district’...

1 April 2022

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Lots happening in our parks

Our parks are one of our district’s most treasured assets and there’s lots happening to enhance them over the...

1 April 2022

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Recycling resumes

Councils to resume full kerbside recycling collection services

Hasting District and Napier City Councils are pleased to announce that kerbside recycling services will return to...

1 April 2022

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Lives changed through horses and Polo

Polo’s known as the Sport of Kings, but a grassroots programme in Hastings is making the game accessible to more...

1 April 2022

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Hastings gearing up to welcome international visitors

With the recent Government announcement confirming New Zealand will open its borders in May, the Hastings i-SITE...

1 April 2022

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3Sixty2 Limited

Description: 3Sixty2 Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for 3Sixty2 Limited. The primary...

1 April 2022

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Council to consider Tōmoana Showgrounds purchase proposal

A proposal to purchase the Tōmoana Showgrounds will be considered by Hastings District councillors tomorrow, a...

30 March 2022

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Big Thinkers Limited

Description: Big Thinkers Limited has applied for an On Licence for Cranky Chicken. The primary business i...

30 March 2022

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New Wesley Church community centre foundation stone blessed ahead of build

A special celebration has marked the start of the construction of Wesley Methodist Church’s new community centre...

29 March 2022

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Hastings Youth Council for 2022 appointed

Sixteen young people have been selected to represent Hastings’ younger residents on this year’s Hastings Youth...

25 March 2022

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James McMenamin

Hastings gearing up to welcome international visitors

With last week’s Government announcement confirming New Zealand will open its borders in May, the Hastings i-SITE...

24 March 2022

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Rangra BHOJ Limited

Description: Rangra BHOJ Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Namaskar India. The primary...

24 March 2022

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Public Notice

Council Meetings - April 2022

Here are the Council meetings for April 2022

23 March 2022

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Vaccine pass requirements to be removed for council facilities

Hastings District Council will be removing vaccine pass requirements for all its facilities and administration...

23 March 2022

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Large work programme required to manage Hastings district’s future growth

Hastings District Council is tackling a massive work programme to help manage the rapid and significant growth...

22 March 2022

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Hastings mayor welcomes the long-awaited return of international students

From mid-April, international students will start returning to New Zealand, bringing with them a boost to the...

21 March 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE - 14 May 2022

Temporary closure of Brookfields Road - Saturday 14 May 2022

19 March 2022

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New playground opens next to St Aubyn Reserve

A new playground backing onto St Aubyn Reserve is complete, featuring a range of fun equipment particularly...

18 March 2022

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Pipi Developments Limited

Description: Pipi Developments Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Pipi Café. The primary...

18 March 2022

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Scholarship recognises recipient’s commitment to Māori development

Hastings local Chanay Peri has become the first recipient of the Annie Aranui Scholarship, aimed at enabling and...

17 March 2022

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Spaceship. The primary...

16 March 2022

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March 2022 update

While much attention has been focused on managing our way through the COVID outbreak, Council has also been...

14 March 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE - 28 & 29 May

Temporary closure of Napier Road, Taihape Road, Ōhiti Road, Matapiro Road, Crownthorpe Settlement Road, Hedgeley...

12 March 2022

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Council reaches conditional agreement with A&P Society to purchase Tomoana Showgrounds

Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Hastings District Council have today announced a conditional agreement for the Council...

11 March 2022

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Stortford Lodge Social Club Incorporated

Description: Stortford Lodge Social Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for...

11 March 2022

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Proposed changes to Three Waters reforms don’t go far enough - Hawke’s Bay Mayors

Hawke’s Bay’s Mayors have read the changes a government-appointed working group has recommended to draft...

10 March 2022

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Councils to push pause on some kerbside recycling collections

Hastings District Council and Napier City Council’s kerbside recycling will only be for paper and cardboard from...

10 March 2022

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Jatinder Pal Limited

Description: Jatinder Pal Limited has applied for an On Licence for Currizzas - Indian Tandoori & Pizza. The...

10 March 2022

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Covid 19 services update

Council monitoring and planning for COVID impacts

As COVID-19 cases rapidly increase in Hawke’s Bay, Hastings District Council is contingency planning to ensure...

9 March 2022

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Reasons for optimism for Hastings in economic report card

While the impact of Covid restrictions is being felt in Hastings, the latest Infometrics quarterly economic report...

8 March 2022

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Craggy Range Vineyards Limited

Description: Craggy Range Vineyards Limited has applied for a renewal and variation of their On Licence and for...

7 March 2022

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Public Notice

COMMITTEE MEETING

Strategy & Policy Committee Meeting - 22 March 2022

5 March 2022

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Hort hub

Pop-up info sessions to help connect people to fruit harvest jobs

Information sessions are popping up around Hastings as the community pulls together to assist in finding worker...

4 March 2022

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Councils hope Working Group has listened on Three Waters Reforms

Hawke’s Bay’s councils are eagerly awaiting next week’s recommendations from a government-appointed working group...

4 March 2022

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Council considers building prohibition options for eastern face of Te Mata Peak

Balancing the need to protect the cultural significance of the natural landscape of the eastern face of Te Mata...

2 March 2022

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Dolly the War Horse

Kei wareware tātau - Lest we forget


A local trust is fundraising to install a special sculpture in Civic...

1 March 2022

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Hastings is the Most Beautiful Small City

Community and Council, working together, have done it again!

1 March 2022

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MyHastings March Landmarks Awards

Beautiful projects up in lights

The 2021 Landmarks Trust Awards have been announced, recognising public art works, fine architecture, landscape...

1 March 2022

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My Hastings March No. 5 Plastics

Number 5 plastic recycling is here

From March 1, 2022 Hastings residents will be able to include number 5 plastics in their kerbside recycling...

1 March 2022

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Message from the Mayor

Hastings is beautiful, and what a thrill it was to have our amazing community recognised at the Keep New Zealand...

1 March 2022

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Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

Temporary closure of Salisbury Road – 1 May 2022 and
Temporary closure of Tangoio Settlement Road – 12 June 2022

26 February 2022

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ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TE MATA PEAK ROAD – 26 FEBRUARY 2022

25 February 2022

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Council seeks to keep coming year’s rate rise in line with Long Term Plan

The annual budget for Hastings District Council will be reviewed before it goes out for public consultation in...

25 February 2022

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The very best of our newest landmarks

Arts Inc. Heretaunga has taken out the Supreme Award in the Landmarks Trust Awards 2021, announced last week.

25 February 2022

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Groundworks well underway for new housing in Flaxmere

In the past month, a vacant patch of land at 244 Flaxmere Ave has been transformed as groundworks continue at pace...

25 February 2022

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Easy Tiger Trading Limited

Description: Easy Tiger Trading Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Easy Tiger. The...

23 February 2022

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Public Notice

Road closure - 10 April 2022

Temporary road closure of Mangaroa Road – 10 April 2022

19 February 2022

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Public Notice

Council meetings - March 2022

Here are the Council meetings for March 2022

19 February 2022

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Amarveer Enterprises Limited

Description: Amarveer Enterprises Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Eastend Four...

19 February 2022

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Saorsa Wines Limited

Description: Saorsa Wines Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Saorsa Wines. The primary...

19 February 2022

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Hastings takes out Most Beautiful Small City award

Hastings has been named New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small City – acknowledging the passion of the Hasting...

18 February 2022

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Flamingos pay flying visit to Hastings city centre

A flock of giant flamingos has landed in the city centre fountain – set to brighten up the mall for the next month.

18 February 2022

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No. 5 plastic recycling coming soon for Hastings residents

From March 1, Hastings residents will be able to include clean number 5 plastics in their kerbside recycling...

18 February 2022

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Waka Kotahi process lacking analysis and strategy

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the response to an Official Information Act request on Waka Kotahi’...

17 February 2022

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New mural reflects Hastings’ cultural diversity

A new mural celebrating Hastings’ local cultures and communities has been completed, bringing life to a wall...

17 February 2022

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Range Golf Limited

Description: Range Golf Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Hastings Golf Centre. The...

16 February 2022

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Womens Restrooms

Hastings set to show off its Deco heritage for the annual Art Deco Festival

Hastings is ready to shine and show off its heritage with art, culture, high tea and happy hour all a part of thi...

16 February 2022

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HDC Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

Temporary closure of Eastbourne Street East, Russell Street, Middle Road, Te Aute Road, Havelock Road, Napier...

15 February 2022

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Sustainable is Attainable in Hawke’s Bay

An initiative to support and promote better utilisation of waste in the primary production sector is gaining...

15 February 2022

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Hastings’ outdoor pools close this Sunday

The outdoor pools at Havelock North and Frimley will close for the season this Sunday, February 13.

10 February 2022

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One more week to get Creative Communities grant applications in

Over the years many creative projects in Hastings have been supported with funding from the Creative Communitie...

10 February 2022

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Cape Coast Community Patrol

Council helps fund new car for community patrol

The Cape Coast Community Patrol has new wheels for its travels around the coastal communities being the eyes and...

4 February 2022

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2022 Waitangi Day hours

Find out what hours our council facilities are open over the Waitangi Day weekend.

3 February 2022

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Mayor and Survivors

Memories and reflection at Hastings’ Hawke’s Bay earthquake commemoration

The 91st anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake was commemorated with a small ceremony at St Matthew’s Church...

3 February 2022

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Paritua Vineyards and Winery Limited

Description: Paritua Vineyards and Winery Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Paritua. The...

2 February 2022

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Milestone reached for Waiaroha water storage and treatment facility

A milestone has been reached in the construction of the Waiaroha water storage and treatment facility this week...

2 February 2022

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Mayors message

I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas and New Year break, recharging the batteries for what i...

1 February 2022

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There’s still lots to do at Red

After enjoying a year of relative normality, it was a bit of a shock to move into the Red traffic light setting...

1 February 2022

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My Hastings Feb Tuaroa

Tauroa boardwalk progress

The Tauroa Reserve boardwalk located between the Chambers carpark on Tauroa Rd at the base of Te Mata Park and...

1 February 2022

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New Te Awanga public toilets - Updated

UPDATE: This project has been put on hold, and will be revisited as part of a more comprehensive Community...

1 February 2022

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MyHastings Feb 2022

HDC proud to join Welcoming Communities programme

Hastings District Council has joined Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Welcoming Communities programme that help...

1 February 2022

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Get on your bike for workplace riding challenge

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back and Hastings individuals and businesses are encouraged to join this fun, free...

1 February 2022

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Extended vaccine pass requirements for council facilities/services

With increasing numbers of COVID cases in the community, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant, with...

1 February 2022

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PK Gisborne Limited

Description: PK Gisborne Limited has applied for an On Licence for Bollywood Hastings. The primary business i...

1 February 2022

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Linden Estate Winery Limited

Description: Linden Estate Winery Limited has applied for an On Licence for Linden Estate Winery. The primary...

31 January 2022

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Mt Erin Road

Roadworks update: New roundabout and road renewals

This week work has started on a road renewal project for Mt Erin Rd and next week work will begin on constructing...

28 January 2022

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Felled gumtrees to be made available to Flaxmere community as firewood

This week the gum trees at Caernarvon Drive in Flaxmere started being felled in preparation for the groundworks to...

27 January 2022

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Flaxmere Basketball

Backboard at Flaxmere Park basketball court to be replaced after damage

News that one of the backboards on the new basketball court at Flaxmere Park has been badly damaged is really...

26 January 2022

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HDC proud to join Welcoming Communities programme

Hastings District Council has joined Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Welcoming Communities programme that help...

25 January 2022

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Inder and Gurnoor Limited

Description: Inder And Gurnoor Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Frimley Four Square. ...

20 January 2022

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Vaccine passes required at Hastings libraries and gallery

In the interests of safety and wellbeing Hastings District Council has amended its COVID-19 vaccine pa...

19 January 2022

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Osawa NZ Limited

Description: Osawa NZ Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Osawa Wines. The primary...

19 January 2022

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Prestigious Green Flag awards for Havelock North, Cornwall and Flaxmere parks

For the third year running, Hastings’ three premier parks have kept their international Green Flags.

18 January 2022

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Weston Sports Limited

Description: Weston Sports Limitedhas applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Weston Sports Limited. The...

17 January 2022

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Frimley Park Maintenance Shed

Demolition begins on Frimley Park maintenance sheds

The removal of the maintenance area on Frimley Park is underway, with the services provided from the site moving...

14 January 2022

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Wavehill Return Limited

Description: Wavehill Return Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for The...

12 January 2022

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News in 2021

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Restrictions introduced to help conserve water

Level 2 water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings and Napier to help conserve water for the summer...

21 December 2021

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Special Christmas delivery to Family Works

A special delivery of festive cheer was made to Family Works in Hastings this week to help brighten Christmas Day...

21 December 2021

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Pump track all go for summer

Youngsters on wheels were keen to get in on the action on Friday morning [Dec 17], after the construction fence...

17 December 2021

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December update - what's new and coming up in the Hastings city centre

Christmas is nearly here, and there’s a festive feel across the city centre. Read below some updates on our inner...

14 December 2021

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Budget allocation approved for residential planning work

Preparatory work can begin on planning for potential locations for new housing in Hastings, with funding approved...

10 December 2021

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Carols in Cornwall changes to carols in the city centre

Carols in Cornwall, Hastings District Council’s signature Christmas celebration, has been cancelled this year due...

10 December 2021

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New home for museum collection

Napier and Hastings are working together to build a new home for the regional museum collection they share a...

10 December 2021

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City pipe work halted for holiday season

The installation of pipes that will link the new Waiaroha water treatment and storage facility has stopped for the...

10 December 2021

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New regional development agency gets the green light

The region’s five councils have unanimously agreed to support the establishment of a new regional development...

10 December 2021

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Hawke’s Bay three waters model gets national attention

News that the Government is delaying its three waters legislation by four months is being welcomed by Hawke’...

10 December 2021

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Beautiful purple basketball court open for everybody

The fences are down and the action is on at Hastings’ brand new premier public basketball court on Flaxmere...

8 December 2021

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Eat AD Limited

Description: Eat AD Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Asian Diner. The primary busine...

8 December 2021

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Ashworth Family Wines Limited

Description: Ashworth Family Wines Limited has applied for a new On and Off Licence for Ash Ridge Wines. The...

7 December 2021

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Council facilities and services at Orange COVID-19 traffic light level

With the region moving to the Orange Level of the Government’s COVID-19 traffic light system on Friday, December...

3 December 2021

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HDC Public Notice

Raureka Parks Reserve Management Plan Amendment

Hastings District Council is proposing a minor amendment to the Raureka Parks Reserve Management Plan, which...

3 December 2021

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Christmas gets lit in Hastings city centre

Christmas is getting lit in Hastings city centre this month, with special festive lighting and pop-up...

3 December 2021

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Christmas and New Year 2021/22 operating hours

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

2 December 2021

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Training gives mobility scooter riders more confidence to ride

The batteries were charged, tyres pumped, flags fluttering and it was time to hit the road last week when...

2 December 2021

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Sandra My Hastings

Message from the Mayor

.It’s been an unsettling and challenging time with the emergence of the COVID delta virus, and as we head into the...

1 December 2021

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City centre lit for Christmas

Santa’s giant reindeer, Stinger, Nickolas, Jingles and Apollo, have once again strayed from the North Pole to...

1 December 2021

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Sharing the good news

Rangatahi have come together over recent months for an exciting new creative project alongside local creative...

1 December 2021

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New format for Edible Arts Awards

Following its postponement earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Edible Fashion Awards is back...

1 December 2021

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Time to get pumped up for summer

Youngsters are going to love the new pump track that will be on Flaxmere Park for three months from mid-December...

1 December 2021

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Clive/Waipureku heritage trail reveals its rich history

If you’re after an outdoor activity with something for everyone this summer, why not take a ramble on the new...

1 December 2021

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Hawkes Bay Clay Target Club Incorporated

Description: Hawkes Bay Clay Target Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for Hawke...

1 December 2021

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Work starts to enable 150 new houses to be built in Flaxmere

An event held at the Flaxmere Town Centre today officially marked the start of the infrastructure build for three...

30 November 2021

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Tatou Mokopuna Limited

Description: Tatou Mokopuna Limited has applied for an On Licence for Gannets Bar and Grill. The primary busine...

29 November 2021

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Cornwall Cricket Club Hastings Incorporated

Description: Cornwall Cricket Club Hastings Incorporated has applied for a renewal of their Club Licence for...

29 November 2021

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HDC Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ELWOOD ROAD – 7 – 13 MARCH 2022

27 November 2021

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B F Hastings Limited

Description: B F Hastings Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Burgerfuel Hastings. The...

26 November 2021

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EVANZ Award photo 2021

Toitoi wins national venue award

Earlier this week, Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre won a national event industry venue award, in...

26 November 2021

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HDC Public Notice

COUNCIL MEETINGS

November - December 2021

24 November 2021

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Giant Brewing Company Limited

Description: Giant Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal of their On and Off Licence for Giant...

24 November 2021

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Wastewater Treatment Plant

Open Day a chance to find out more about wastewater treatment process

The annual East Clive wastewater treatment plant open day is coming up – a chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour...

23 November 2021

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Peace Pole installation aims to bring people together

For the next three months, Civic Square will be home to a unique collection of Peace Poles/Pou as part of the...

22 November 2021

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HDC Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TE MATA PEAK ROAD – 26 FEBRUARY 2022

22 November 2021

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Major concerns about Government Three Waters Reform

Following the Government’s announcement that it will force councils to adopt its three waters delivery model, I...

22 November 2021

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Hastings District Council

Description: Hastings District Council has applied for an Off Licence for Hastings City Art Gallery. The primary...

20 November 2021

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Morton John Osborne

Description: Morton John Osborne has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Akarangi Wines. The primary...

20 November 2021

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Alpha Domus Limited

Description: Alpha Domus Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Alpha Domus Limited. The...

19 November 2021

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Lawrie Cooke Reserve

New Lyndhurst playground pays homage to Hastings nurseryman Lawrie Cooke

A new playground in Lyndhurst has been named after a man whose surname is synonymous with growing fruit trees in...

19 November 2021

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Silver Leaf Olives Limited

Description: Silver Leaf Olives Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Hawkes Ridge Wine...

16 November 2021

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Stonecroft Wines Limited

Description: Stonecroft Wines Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Stonecroft. The primary...

16 November 2021

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Mary's Restaurant Limited

Description: Mary's Restaurant Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Mary’s. The primary...

16 November 2021

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Detour

Ignoring road works signs risking lives

Drivers ignoring a detour around a works site in Hastings city are putting themselves, workers on the site and...

15 November 2021

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Special ceremony held in honour of Hastings Guidon

A special and unique Armistice Day commemoration was held at Hastings District Council today, with the transfer of...

11 November 2021

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Sandhu Brothers Limited

Description: Sandhu Brothers Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Big Barrel. The primary...

10 November 2021

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HDC Public Notice

Temporary closure of Percival Road - 23 February 2022

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that the Hastings District...

9 November 2021

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The Partnership of Warren Richard Haworth and Janice Mary Haworth

Description: The Partnership of Warren Richard Haworth and Janice Mary Haworth has applied for a renewal of their...

6 November 2021

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Vitis Divine Limited

Description: Vitis Divine Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Decibel Wines. The primary business i...

3 November 2021

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Irongate School working group

Ideas sought for Ron Giorgi III park playground

A group of Irongate School children are helping Hastings District Council’s parks planning team come up with idea...

2 November 2021

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Copper Knox Limited

Description: Copper Knox Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Copper Knox. The primary...

2 November 2021

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Kokako Farms Limited

Description: Kokako Farms Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Kokako Farms Limited. The...

2 November 2021

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Hastings homelessness study gives direction for future solutions

Homelessness is a serious and growing reality in Hastings, and the focus of a new study commissioned by Hasting...

2 November 2021

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Careful planning needed to address district’s housing needs in years ahead

A recent assessment of housing capacity in the Hastings district has shown that while Hastings District Council’...

2 November 2021

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Sandra My Hastings

Message from the mayor

Finding the best way to represent our community has been a key focus for our council over the last few months, and...

1 November 2021

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foodstuffs

New generation New World supermarket coming to Flaxmere

A new supermarket for Flaxmere has been on the community’s wish list for years, and now the time has come.

1 November 2021

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New skate plaza design revealed

The design of Flaxmere’s new skate plaza has been unveiled – and the artist’s impressions look fantastic!

1 November 2021

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Take a ramble in the roses

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

1 November 2021

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The HazMobile is back

It’s spring-cleaning time! Dig out used oil, chemicals, car batteries and fuels, cleaning products, paints and...

1 November 2021

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Should we extend parking time limits in our city centre?

During our Long-Term Plan consultation, some of you asked for longer parking time limits in our city centre.

1 November 2021

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Small fee increases at Aquatics Hastings pools

Aquatics Hastings will be introducing small price increases ranging from 50c to $1 at all four Hastings pools to...

1 November 2021

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Element Vineyards Limited

Description: Element Vineyards Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Element Wines. The...

1 November 2021

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Heretaunga Warren streets Roundabout

Pipe work moves into the city

Work to install pipes that will connect Waiaroha, Hastings’ new drinking water treatment and storage facility...

29 October 2021

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Book now to drop off your hazardous waste at the HazMobile

The HazMobile will be back on November 21 for Hastings and Napier residents to safely dispose of their hazardou...

29 October 2021

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Heretaunga House to be pulled down, future opportunities identified

Heretaunga House on the corner of Lyndon Rd and Warren Street is to be pulled down, with the potential for a...

29 October 2021

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Councils shocked Government is pushing through Three Waters Reforms

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils are shocked and disappointed Government intends pressing ahead with legislation to remove...

28 October 2021

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Public health risks too great to open Splash Planet this summer

After careful consideration, Hastings district councillors today decided the risks to public health were too great...

28 October 2021

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Frimley Reservoir

Annual Report reflects a challenging but successful year

This year’s Annual Report marks the conclusion of the first three year cycle of Hastings District Council’s Long...

28 October 2021

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Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited

Description: Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited has applied for a Variation of an Off Licence for Zeelandt Brewery...

27 October 2021

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Parking Meters

Feedback wanted on Hastings city centre parking time limits

Hastings District Council is seeking the community’s views on extending the parking time limits in central...

27 October 2021

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Next Hoops in Parks basketball court on way

The installation of a new full-size basketball court in Flaxmere Park is underway. It will feature top-of-the-line...

27 October 2021

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Fabulous Flaxmere skate plaza unveiled

3D drawings and a fly-through video of the new Flaxmere skate plaza have been released today, and it look...

26 October 2021

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Brave Brewing Company Limited

Description: Brave Brewing Company Limited has applied for a Renewal On Licence and Off Licence for Brave Taproom...

26 October 2021

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Amoise Wines Limited

Description: Amoise Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Amoise Wines Limited. The primary busine...

22 October 2021

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foodstuffs

New generation New World supermarket coming to Flaxmere

A new supermarket for Flaxmere has been on the community’s wish list for years, and now the time has come.

21 October 2021

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Historic dump site being remediated

Work to remove rubbish from a historic dump site near the banks of the Karituwhenua Stream in Palmbrook Reserve...

21 October 2021

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Come and explore the Cactus Garden

Two years ago we had the giant inflatable “Shrooms”, and this year visitors to Civic Square in Hastings will be...

20 October 2021

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Piku Limited. The primary business is described...

19 October 2021

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Askerne Estate Winery Limited

Description: Askerne Estate Winery Limited has applied for a new On and Off Licence for Askerne.

19 October 2021

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New neighbourhood playground in for summer

The installation of a new playground in St Leonards will start in about three weeks, on the Hinau St leg of St...

15 October 2021

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2021 Labour Weekend Hours

Here are the long weekend hours for Council services and facilities.

14 October 2021

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Council Meeting

Proposal for HDC representation arrangements confirmed

After considering submissions, Hastings district councillors today confirmed a proposal for council’...

14 October 2021

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Frimley Pool

Small fee increases at Aquatics Hastings pools

Aquatics Hastings will be introducing small price increases ranging from 50c to $1 at all four Hastings pools to...

12 October 2021

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Hawkes Bay Car Club Incorporated

Description: Hawkes Bay Car Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal On Licence for Hawkes Bay Car Club. The...

11 October 2021

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Hastings Blossom Parade announcement

Due to the impact of the ongoing Covid alert level restrictions Arts Inc Heretaunga, the organisers of the...

8 October 2021

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Te Ara Kahikatea blessing group

Cultural narratives captured in Te Ara Kahikatea pou

Te Ara Kahikatea is now home to three striking eight-metre high sculptures, depicting the ancestral stories of the...

8 October 2021

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Clive’s water supply improvements completed

Clive’s new drinking water facility is supplying water to the town’s residents; the fourth of eight Hastings small...

7 October 2021

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Gallery programme gives Kōwhai Specialist School students confidence and skills

A pilot education programme at Hastings City Art Gallery – Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga has given senior Kōwhai...

7 October 2021

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Dionysus Investments Limited

Description: Dionysus Investments Limited has applied for a renewal and variation of their On Licence for Moana...

7 October 2021

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Dionysus Investments Limited

Description: Dionysus Investments Limited has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Moana Park Estate. ...

7 October 2021

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Cape View Corner rockwall a community/council collaboration

Now complete, the limestone rockwall installed at Cape View Corner was blessed recently, and is set to protect the...

6 October 2021

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for a Variation of conditions to an On Licence for Spaceship. ...

4 October 2021

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Sandra

Mayor’s message - Oct 2021

Summer is coming, one of our busiest times in Hastings with events and the warmer days to take advantage of all of...

1 October 2021

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Here, there and everysphere

The next two months will see some new installations to surprise and delight around our city centre.

1 October 2021

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Take yourself on a tour of the Arts Trail

On Labour Weekend art admirers can get out in the Spring sunshine and enjoy the second Hawke’s Bay Art Trail, a...

1 October 2021

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SAVE THE DATE

Summer F.A.W.C! 2021 & Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction

1 October 2021

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Henderson Road Transfer station is changing

Did you know that last year Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station sent almost 11,000 tonnes of waste to the...

1 October 2021

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Take the survey

More than 800 responses have been submitted to the Hastings District Council’s community survey on the...

1 October 2021

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Bridge closure

From October 4, Rissington Bridge is to be closed at times during the day for about six weeks while strength and...

1 October 2021

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Rubbish and recycling at Alert Level 2

All the information you need about rubbish and recycling under Alert Level 2 restrictions.

1 October 2021

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Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

The theme and aspiration for the Festival this year is “Be Open”, to encourage our community to be open to idea...

1 October 2021

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Community invited to share ideas on waste minimisation at transfer station

In a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, Hastings District Council plans to turn the Henderson Rd...

1 October 2021

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three waters reform

Council ratifies submission to Government on three waters reform

After considering community feedback and closely analysing the Government’s initial proposal for three water...

30 September 2021

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The Sphere install

The Sphere lands in Albert Square

The Sphere has landed.
Visitors to Hastings city have a new installation to enjoy, with the arrival of Kōtahu ...

30 September 2021

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Pure Restaurant Limited

Description: Pure Restaurant Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for Oak...

29 September 2021

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Clink Drink Limited

Description: Clink Drink Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Clink Drink. The primary business i...

27 September 2021

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Petane Station Limited

Description: Petane Station Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Petane Wines. The primary busine...

24 September 2021

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Foto Iwi youth flash up city litter bins

There is an extra great reason to get your litter in the bin in Hastings city centre over the next couple of...

22 September 2021

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Rissington bridge

Rissington Bridge strength and heightening work starts in October

From October 4, Rissington Bridge is to be closed at times during the day for about six weeks while strength and...

21 September 2021

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three waters

Three waters survey remains open for feedback

More than 800 responses have been submitted to the Hastings District Council’s community survey on the...

20 September 2021

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Water

Still time to give feedback on Government’s three waters reform

Council’s community survey on the Government’s initial proposal to move the management of waste water, drinking...

17 September 2021

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Mayfair school

Phase two of pilot programme set to begin at Hastings District schools

Student safety on the roads around four Hastings District primary schools is being improved through a pilot...

17 September 2021

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Flaxmere skate working group

Flaxmere skate plaza taking shape

More than 200 skateboarders, scooterers, school students, parents and Flaxmere residents are having their say on...

15 September 2021

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Te Awanga Estate Limited

Description: Te Awanga Estate Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for Te Awanga...

15 September 2021

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downtown hastings

Latest data indicates Hastings economy is doing well

Latest Infometrics data on the health of the Hastings economy indicates the district has performed well in the...

13 September 2021

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caernarvon

Steady progress on developments for housing in Flaxmere

Preparing council-owned land for additional housing in Flaxmere has taken another step with potential developer...

10 September 2021

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Hastings keen to have say on Govt 3-waters proposal

Public interest in the Government’s proposal to move the management of waste water, drinking water and storm water...

10 September 2021

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Super 10 Properties Limited

Description: Super 10 Properties Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Bom Dia Cafe. The primary busine...

10 September 2021

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Black Betty BBQ Limited

Description: Black Betty BBQ Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Black Betty BBQ. The primary busine...

9 September 2021

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Cone and Flower Limited

Description: Cone and Flower Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Cone and Flower. The primary busine...

8 September 2021

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Message from the mayor

The move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 this week is a great sign, and a chance for family and friends to come together...

8 September 2021

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Superstrike Hastings Limited

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

7 September 2021

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Have your say on Three Waters Reforms

The Government is proposing moving the management of drinking water, waste water and storm water (Three Water...

7 September 2021

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Representation review

On August 26 Hastings District Council approved an initial Hastings proposal for the ongoing representation of the...

7 September 2021

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (September 13 to 19) is a great opportunity to speak, hear and experience the Māori...

7 September 2021

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Hastings Blossom Parade postponed

The Hastings Blossom Parade scheduled to take place on September 11 has now been postponed until October 9 with...

2 September 2021

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Taste Hastings postponed

Originally planned for September 10, this event has been postponed to October 8, with the hope COVID-19 Alert...

2 September 2021

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Askerne Estate Winery Limited

Description: Askerne Estate Winery Limited has applied for a renewal of an Off Licence for – Askerne. The...

1 September 2021

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Flaxmere (2008) Liquor Limited

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

31 August 2021

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Waimarama General Store Limited

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

31 August 2021

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Public encouraged to have say on Hastings District Council’s representation proposal

Hastings district councillors today approved an initial proposal for the ongoing representation of the Hasting...

26 August 2021

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Municipal Building from Heretaunga St

Funding for final stages of Municipal Building renovation and streetscape upgrades

With the earthquake strengthening of the Municipal Building complete and other construction work underway...

26 August 2021

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Councils not convinced Government’s three waters reform proposal is right for Hawke’s Bay

Local Government leaders and iwi representatives are not convinced Government’s proposal for three waters service...

20 August 2021

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Council essential services are operating; people urged to follow Government guidelines

Hastings District Council’s essential services are still operating during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, but other...

18 August 2021

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Hastings does it again: KNZB Awards 2021

Hastings has done it again, making the finals in the 2021 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards: Most Beautiful Small...

17 August 2021

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Sphere

August update – Taste Hastings, Façade Enhancement, city centre activations and more…

Our city centre is set to come alive with an exciting range of events over the next couple of months as we emerge...

17 August 2021

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Three waters: Local or national management?

There has been a great deal of discussion over the last few weeks, nationally and locally, about how three water...

14 August 2021

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Harono Hokianga

Awards recognise young people achieving against the odds

The Youth Potential Awards are coming up, a chance to nominate young people who would not normally be acknowledged...

10 August 2021

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Artist wanted to create Keep NZ Beautiful mural

Calling all artists – Hastings District Council needs your help to create and paint a mural at the Henderson Rd...

9 August 2021

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Description: CWNZ 2020 Limited has applied for a renewal of an On Licence for – Starlake Thai Restaurant ...

6 August 2021

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Representation review information shared at community meeting

About 40 people attended a community meeting at Hastings District Council on August 2 to hear more detailed...

6 August 2021

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Councils continue to collaborate on evaluation of Government’s three waters reform proposal

Hawke's Bay councils have decided to work together to review the analysis and modelling behind Government’...

5 August 2021

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My Hastings Multicultural Launch Aug2021

Multicultural Strategy launched

There was face painting, food, entertainment and more when more than 200 people gathered at Functions on Hasting...

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Edible Fashion Aug2021

Another showstopper Edible Fashion Awards coming up

Hawke’s Bay’s Edible Fashion Awards will hit the stage at Toitoi on September 3, but the finalist designs featured...

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Taste Hastings Aug2021

Get ready for “Taste Hastings”

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 10 because Hastings is throwing a party and its free entry for all.

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Matilda Library Aug2021

What’s been happening...

t’s been a busy few weeks with milestones reached, initiatives launched and changes introduced.

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Waste Aug2021

What’s up with waste

Soft plastics recycling has arrived in Hawke’s Bay

1 August 2021

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My Hastings City Centre Aug2021

City centre update

There's a lot happening in the city centre over the coming months as the street upgrades continue.

1 August 2021

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My Hastings tree guard Aug2021

Motifs tell a story of our place

Have you seen the stunning black powder-coated steel tree guards that have been placed around the rata trees in...

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Toitoi Aug2021

Diverse acts take to Toitoi stage

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre has something for everyone this August – from kapa haka to contemporary...

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Foodeast Aug2021

Homes for our people in Flaxmere

By this time next year, more quality homes will be under construction in Flaxmere.

1 August 2021

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My Hastings Flaxmere housing Aug2021

Foodeast build to start in September

With Resource Consent granted, the land purchased and funding confirmed, a start will be made on building Hawke’...

1 August 2021

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Kingsley Trading Company Limited

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

31 July 2021

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Civic Honours Awardees 2021

Volunteer efforts recognised at 2021 Civic Honours Awards

Eleven groups and individuals have been honoured for their contribution to the community at the 2021 Civic Honour...

28 July 2021

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Community gathers to launch Multicultural Strategy

There was face painting, food, entertainment and more when more than 200 people gathered at Functions on Hasting...

26 July 2021

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Azzurri Hospitality Limited

Description: Azzurri Hospitality Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Alessandro's Pizzeria. The primary...

23 July 2021

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Triple honours for Hastings District Council in LGNZ awards

Hastings District Council has scored triple honours in this year’s Local Government New Zealand Excellence Award...

17 July 2021

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Jacinda water update

Community conversation on three waters reform

The announcement that Government is offering significant financial packages to councils joining its three water...

16 July 2021

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Foodeast build starts in September

With Resource Consent granted, the land purchased and funding confirmed, a start will be made on building Hawke’...

16 July 2021

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Waikare & District Sports Club Incorporated

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

16 July 2021

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The Napier Golf Club Incorporated

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

15 July 2021

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Heretaunga St West

July update - what's new and happening in the city centre in coming weeks

There's a lot happening in the city centre over the coming months as the street upgrades continue, and the busy...

14 July 2021

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Flaxmere housing impressions

Council’s next steps to deliver homes for our people

With planning well advanced on three blocks of council-owned land in Flaxmere, Hastings District Council is now...

14 July 2021

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Havelock North Rugby Football Club Incorporated

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

14 July 2021

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Adoption of rates seeks to balance critical investment with affordability

Property rates for the 2021/22 financial year have been officially adopted by Hastings District Council today.

13 July 2021

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Sacred Hill Vineyards Limited (In Receivership)

Description: Sacred Hill Vineyards Limited (In Receivership) has applied for a renewal of an Off Licence for...

10 July 2021

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ML & Sons Limited

Description: ML & Sons Limited has applied for a renewal of an On Licence for - Bareknuckle BBQ . The primary...

10 July 2021

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Kia Toa Bowling Club Incorporated

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

9 July 2021

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Lauren Swift

Description: Lauren Swift has applied for a renewal of a remote sale Off Licence for Swift Wines Limited. The...

9 July 2021

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Te Pohue Golf Club Incorporated

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

8 July 2021

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New cemetery database

New cemetery database makes it easier to find plots

A new database has been launched this month, making it easier to locate people and plots across all four Hasting...

8 July 2021

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No more overdue fees on kids’ library cards

It’s winter, but things are heating up at Hastings District Libraries with lots of activities planned over the...

7 July 2021

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Multi-year community fund grant for Flaxmere Boxing Academy

The Flaxmere Boxing Academy is more like a home than a sports facility, for the past nine years providing...

7 July 2021

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Puketitiri Golf Club Incorporated

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

7 July 2021

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The Rubbish Trip

Plastic Free July events in Hastings this month

Plastic Free July is upon us and Hastings District Council is hosting a number of events throughout the month to...

2 July 2021

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Theatre Hawkes Bay Incorporated

Description: Theatre Hawkes Bay Incorporated has applied for a renewal with Variation of a Club Licence for...

2 July 2021

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Mayor’s message

Investing in critical assets is the focus of the Hastings District Council’s Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031, which wa...

1 July 2021

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MY Hastings June Waimarama Road Cycle Trail

Waimarama Rd cycle trail

Last month the Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail was officially opened, completing the Tukituki loop section of...

1 July 2021

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Again Again My Hastings July 2021

Get on board with Plastic Free July

This month, check out some free events and workshops being hosted by Hastings District Council’s waste team a...

1 July 2021

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The Look of Love My Hastings July 2021

Award winners hit the boards at Toitoi

This July, Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre brings you two shows with extremely talented women at their...

1 July 2021

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Caravan Blessing caravan My Hastings July 2021

Mahi for Youth Caravan launched

Council’s successful Mahi for Youth programme is going mobile, with a new caravan now ready to hit the road...

1 July 2021

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Basketball court opened

Special guest Tom Abercrombie pictured here with LaDanian Ah Kiong, left, and TayShaarn Ah Kiong, was a hit with...

1 July 2021

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Museum storage building

Funding boost for new museum storage facility in Heretaunga

The new home for Hawke’s Bay’s regional taonga and artefact collection in the Hastings CBD is a step closer to...

30 June 2021

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Snobbz Niteclub (Hawkes Bay) Limited

Description: Snobbz Niteclub (Hawkes Bay) Limited has applied for a renewal and Variation of hours of an On...

30 June 2021

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Jobs for Heretaunga scheme celebrated at Waipatu marae event

About 150 people gathered at Waipatu marae at the weekend to celebrate the completion of a number of roading...

29 June 2021

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Big Belly Bins 2

Big Belly bin family doubling in size

The Big Belly rubbish bins already in Hastings parks are staying and three more are on their way.

28 June 2021

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Havelock North Club Incorporated

Description: Havelock North Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Havelock North Club...

25 June 2021

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Havelock North Club Incorporated

Description: Havelock North Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Havelock North Club...

25 June 2021

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Trinity Hill Wines Limited

Description: Trinity Hill Wines Limited has applied for an On Licence and Off Licence for Trinity Hill Wine...

25 June 2021

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Hawkes Bay Golf Club Incorporated

Description: Hawkes Bay Golf Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Hawkes Bay Golf Club...

25 June 2021

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Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club

Description: Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Hawke’s Bay and East...

24 June 2021

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Havelock North Bowling Club Incorporated

Description: Havelock North Bowling Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Havelock North...

24 June 2021

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Caravan Blessing caravan

Mahi for Youth caravan ready to hit the road

Hastings District Council’s successful Mahi for Youth programme is going mobile, with a new caravan now ready to...

23 June 2021

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Nourished for Nil Camberley

Wide range of community groups and organisations receive funding

More than $800,000 in community grants has been allocated recently, the largest contribution of any grant round...

22 June 2021

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Steven Shane Carey

Description: Steven Shane Carey has applied for a Renewal On Licence for Level 1. The primary business i...

22 June 2021

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Cloud Nine 2010 Limited

Description: Cloud Nine 2010 Limited has applied for a Renewal Off Licence for The Bottle-O Hastings. The primary...

18 June 2021

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Flaxmere Skate Park kids

Feedback wanted on Flaxmere skate park

A new skate park for Flaxmere is on the way and Hastings District Council is seeking feedback from the community...

18 June 2021

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Mayfair school

Trial traffic calming measures on Willowpark Road North

In order to address community safety concerns, work has commenced on the installation of trial traffic calming...

18 June 2021

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Regional Council seeks new councillor for Hastings seat

Following the resignation of councillor Rex Graham, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is holding a by-election to fill...

17 June 2021

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New basketball court a huge drawcard

The opening of Hastings’ newest basketball court in Flaxmere on Sunday, June 13, was a huge success, with hundred...

15 June 2021

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Waimarama Cycle Trail ribbon cutting

New off-road cycle trail takes in some of the Bay’s most scenic countryside

The Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail was officially opened today, completing the Tukituki loop section of the...

15 June 2021

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Napier Burger Company Limited

Description: Napier Burger Company Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Best Burgers. The primary...

14 June 2021

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Adarshini Limited

Description: Adarshini Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for The Great Chilli Restaurant. The primary...

11 June 2021

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Landmarks Square night

Investment in critical assets a focus of Long Term Plan 2021-2031

After considering more than 700 community responses, including 165 formal submissions, Hastings District...

10 June 2021

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Recognition for council programmes with LGNZ awards finalist announcement

Having all three Hastings entries in the annual Local Government Awards make the finals is incredibly exciting...

10 June 2021

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Viet Thai Restaurant Limited

Description: Viet Thai Restaurant Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Viet Thai Cuisine - Two Bamboo...

9 June 2021

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Brad Olsen

Post-COVID challenges and opportunities to be aired at business breakfast

He’s one of New Zealand’s youngest and more prominent economic commentators, and this month Brad Olsen is heading...

4 June 2021

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Collaboration Wines Limited

Description: Collaboration Wines Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Collaboration Wines Limited. ...

4 June 2021

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Contractors at Waipatu Marae

Buying beyond price and quality a key focus

Hawke’s Bay’s five councils have a big effect on the region’s economy through their purchasing decisions and a new...

3 June 2021

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Call to get Hastings reusing coffee cups … again and again

A new environmentally friendly takeaway coffee cup alternative has come to Hastings district, and growing number...

3 June 2021

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Stunning showcase of Māori art at upcoming exhibition

On the back of last year’s successful Tika Tonu exhibition, Hastings City Art Gallery Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga i...

2 June 2021

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Maori wards My Hastings June 2021

Maori wards to be introduced from 2022

Hastings District Council will be undertaking a representation review as a result of having resolved to establish...

1 June 2021

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Waipatu works My Hastings June 2021

Waipatu road safety works

Come and join Council at a community celebration to mark the completion of this significant project being held at...

1 June 2021

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Cape View Corner Coastal Protection

Started in the middle of May, building of the new revetment wall at Cape View Corner in Haumoana is progressing...

1 June 2021

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Waimarama Cycle trail My Hastings June 2021

Waimārama Road Cycle Trail

This new section of off-road cycle trail between Te Mata Rd and Craggy Range winery that will complete the...

1 June 2021

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Water Projects update My Hastings June 2021

Water Progress Update

Huge milestones have been reached over the last four years and we are targeting completion of all projects by the...

1 June 2021

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From the mayor

We are well-advanced with all of the projects that make up our Hastings Drinking Water Strategy – a comprehensive...

1 June 2021

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Tom Abercrombie

Tall Black Abercrombie at Hoops in Parks opening

In a real coup, internationally renowned Tall Black Tom Abercrombie will be at the opening of New Zealand’s first...

31 May 2021

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67 Te Aute Limited

Description: 67 Te Aute Limited has applied for an Off Licence for 67 Te Aute Limited. The primary business i...

31 May 2021

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Halcyon Wines Limited

Description: Halcyon Wines Limited has applied for a Renewal Off Licence for Halcyon Wines. The primary busine...

28 May 2021

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Western Rangers Football Association Incorporated

Description: Western Rangers Football Association Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for Western...

28 May 2021

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Lightboxes Civic Square

Hastings District Council launches lightbox photo competition

Hastings’ city centre will soon come alive with large-scale photos taken by local residents, thanks to a...

28 May 2021

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Queen's Birthday hours

Find out the opening hours for Council services and facilities on Queen's Birthday (Monday 7 June)

27 May 2021

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HB Pub Company No2 Limited

Description: HB Pub Company No2 Limited has applied for a new On Licence for Rosie O' Grady's Irish Pub. The...

25 May 2021

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Village Vineyards Limited

Description: Village Vineyards Limited has applied for a Renewal Off Licence for Village Vineyards Limited. The...

19 May 2021

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New technology installation requires temporary library closures

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere libraries will be closed for one day each in the week starting May 24, to...

18 May 2021

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Kuripapango Bridge strengthening work complete

After being closed for two and a half months for strengthening work, Kuripapango Bridge will reopen to all traffic...

18 May 2021

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Maori wards decision

Hastings District Council decides to establish Māori Wards

Hastings District Council will now start the process of undertaking a representation review, having today resolved...

18 May 2021

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DN & LR Wilson Limited

Description: DN & LR Wilson Limited has applied for a Renewal Off Licence for Milton Villa Wines. The primary...

15 May 2021

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HB Marathon

Road closures for Hawke's Bay Marathon

On Saturday, 15 May 2021 the following road closures for Hawke's Bay Maraton will be in place.

11 May 2021

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Tarbet St

Partnership approach recognised with national award

Hastings District Council’s ground-breaking collaborative approach to addressing the district’s critical housing...

7 May 2021

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Innovating streets

Innovating Streets work aims to create sanctuary in inner Hastings

The transformation of Heretaunga St East is about to enter a new phase, with work starting on more enhancements to...

5 May 2021

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Community gathers to launch Camberley Community Plan

Building a connected community that has pride in itself, and is supported to thrive is the underlying vision for a...

5 May 2021

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Havelock North pedestrian crossing

New pedestrian crossings in Havelock North will improve safety

Pedestrian safety and access is set to improve near the Havelock North Village Green where two new raised...

4 May 2021

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My Hastings May 2021 waiaroha

Work on Waiaroha starts now

Waiaroha, a key project in Hastings Drinking Water Strategy, has received Resource Consent and construction work...

3 May 2021

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Start-of-the-art drinking water facility for Waimārama

A new drinking water treatment and storage facility in Waimārama was blessed on Wednesday, before water flowed...

3 May 2021

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Two class acts lined up for Toitoi in May

Toitoi has the best way to treat your mum for Mother’s Day this year.
The incredibly talented Lady Larisa and...

1 May 2021

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My Hastings May 2021 marathon

Hawke’s Bay Marathon

The fifth edition of the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Hawke’s Bay Marathon is taking place on...

1 May 2021

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My Hastings May 2021 FAWC

Save the date

Winter F.A.W.C! - June 4-27

1 May 2021

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HDC BeSafeBeSeen HDC webslider 2021

Be Safe Be Seen this winter

Reflective clothing and bright lights are the best way to ensure others see you if you’re out and about on a bike...

1 May 2021

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My Hastings May 2020 flaxmere housing

More homes on their way in Flaxmere

First-home buyers are taking up the opportunity to get on the property ladder, quickly buying sections at the new...

1 May 2021

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Plans for our parks: second stage starting

The second stage of three Reserve Management Plan processes for Hastings parks is underway.

30 April 2021

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Cheques not accepted from 31 May 2021

Hastings District Council will not be accepting cheques as payment from 31 May 2021.

29 April 2021

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New rock wall will protect vulnerable Haumoana coastline

The building of a rock revetment wall to protect Cape View Corner, Haumoana, from erosion can now get underway...

28 April 2021

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Te Pohue

Community calls for more investment on State Highway 5

While agreeing to slower speed limits on some parts of State Highway 5, at a passionate community meeting last...

27 April 2021

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Golflands (Hawkes Bay) Limited

Description: Golflands (Hawkes Bay) Limited has applied for a renewal for their On Licence for No.5 Café and...

27 April 2021

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Ruben Brewing Company Limited

Description: Ruben Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal for both their Off and On Licence for...

23 April 2021

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Maori Standing Committee meeting

Consultation on Māori wards in Hastings district begins tomorrow

Hastings District Council has today agreed to start community engagement on the establishment of Māori wards in...

22 April 2021

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Māori standing committee recommends Māori wards for 2022 local elections

Hastings District Council’s Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori standing committee has today recommended that Council...

21 April 2021

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Zaria Wines Limited

Description: Zaria Wines Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Zaria Wines Limited. The primary...

21 April 2021

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Southampton Street Aerial View

Work on Waiaroha starts now

Waiaroha, a key project in Hastings Drinking Water Strategy, has received Resource Consent and construction work...

20 April 2021

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Flaxmere Housing 010

Tarbet Street delivers

First-home buyers are taking up the opportunity to get on the property ladder, quickly buying sections at the new...

20 April 2021

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Lighting Osmanthus

Huge year for ‘iconic’ Chinese lantern festival

This year’s Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has been a roaring success, with an estimated 15,000 taking in the...

19 April 2021

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Māori standing committee to make recommendation to Council on Māori wards

This week, Hastings District Council’s Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori standing committee will make a recommendation...

19 April 2021

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Focal Point Hastings Limited

Description: Focal Point Hastings Limited has applied for a renewal for their On Licence for Focal Point Cinema...

16 April 2021

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Annie Gong

From Beijing and New York - to Hastings!

International artist Annie Gong – a one woman orchestra – is due to arrive in Hastings tomorrow, to play at the...

15 April 2021

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Gardens dressed for lantern festival

Hundreds of stunning lanterns are being strung up across the Osmanthus Gardens in Cornwall Park, Hastings, ready...

12 April 2021

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Funding agreed for last safe drinking water projects

Hastings District Council has agreed to raise the funds needed to complete the final stages of the Hasting...

9 April 2021

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Big City economic development campaign launched at business breakfast

About 230 people attended the inaugural Focus on Business held at Functions on Hastings at the end of last month...

9 April 2021

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Little Koha Limited

Description: Little Koha Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Little Koha Limited. The primary...

8 April 2021

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Water facilities build decisions this week

Hastings District Council will decide on a lead contractor and budget for the district’s two largest and most...

7 April 2021

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Join Hawke’s Bay’s newest retail and hospo precinct

Hastings is humming with activity and nowhere is that more evident than at the CBD’s heritage Municipal Building...

1 April 2021

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Council launches residential intensification design guide

Generating more housing to meet the escalating need at the same time as protecting the district’s productive...

1 April 2021

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Osmanthus

Lantern Festival bigger and better than ever

The beautiful annual Osmanthus Gardens Lantern Festival will be bigger and better than ever this month as we...

1 April 2021

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kuripapango bridge works

Temporary bridge closures in April, but Kuripapango open for Easter

Dartmoor, Waipunga and Vicarage Rd Bridges in the Hastings district will be closed for inspections next week for a...

1 April 2021

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Keirunga Gardens management plan endorsed

After 10 months of community engagement and consultation with key stakeholders, the Keirunga Gardens Reserve...

1 April 2021

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Long Term Plan 2021-2031 consultation begins

Maintaining our essential assets, managing growth, addressing housing needs and continued investment in our...

1 April 2021

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Citizenship ceremony

Newly minted citizens recognised at ceremony

An extra special Citizenship Ceremony was held at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre last night to...

31 March 2021

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HDC Hoops in Parks Walking Map

Hoops in Parks coming to a Flaxmere park near you!

A pilot programme to give people more places to shoot hoops in Flaxmere is on a roll, with a new court about to be...

31 March 2021

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Te Pohue

Water technology fascinates kids

There is at least one budding drinking water engineer in the making at Te Pōhue School, after the school’s 28...

30 March 2021

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Civic Honours Awards nominations now open

Nominations are now open for Hastings District Council’s 2021 Civic Honours Awards.

30 March 2021

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2021 Youth Council

Youth Council of 2021 keen to make their mark

This year’s Hastings Youth Council is up and running and keen to have their voice heard on anything from the...

26 March 2021

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Villa Maria Estate Limited

Description: Villa Maria Estate Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Villa Maria Gimblett Gravels. ...

25 March 2021

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Villa Maria Estate Limited

Description: Villa Maria Estate Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Villa Maria Gimblett Gravels. ...

25 March 2021

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Jill Miller

Single year community grant applications open

Hastings District Council’s single year community grants applications opened this week, a chance for local...

24 March 2021

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3sixty2 Limited

Description: 3sixty2 Limited has applied for an Off Licence for 3sixty2. The primary business is described a...

23 March 2021

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Cornwall Park aviary enclosures to be enhanced

The enclosures at Cornwall Park’s aviary are to be improved with funding approved to enhance the facility for the...

23 March 2021

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HB Business Hub

Hastings Business Hub opens, events proving popular

A new pilot Business Hawke’s Bay Hastings Business Hub officially opened last week, aimed at helping Hasting...

22 March 2021

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Flaxmere housing progress – it’s Flaxmere’s time

Hastings District Council has fast-tracked much-needed housing on council land in Flaxmere, and this week...

19 March 2021

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Public Notice

Consular Services for Republic of Koreans in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas

Consular Services for Republic of Koreans in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas will be provided on the...

19 March 2021

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Special opening event for revamped Landmarks Square

Close to 50 people gathered at Landmarks Square last Friday night to celebrate the recently completed upgrade of...

17 March 2021

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General Distributors Limited

Description: General Distributors Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Countdown Hastings. The...

17 March 2021

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Guilin gardens visit

Guilin visitor's perfect timing

A visit to the Osmanthus Gardens in Hastings turned out to be perfectly timed for Wellington woman Qian Lihong...

11 March 2021

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octopoda

Albert Square installation celebrates Park and Sea weeks

More colour, sound and light is coming to Hastings city centre this week with the arrival of Octopoda – a dramatic...

11 March 2021

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Wil and Margot

Jazz duo playing at Landmarks Square re-opening

Wil Sargisson and Margot Pierard, the woman with a “velvet voice as smooth as latte”, will be the first to grace...

10 March 2021

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Message from the Mayor

We are proud of how our community and our council continue to respond to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.

8 March 2021

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Keirunga Cottage

Keirunga Gardens draft RMP hearings this week

More than 30 submissions to the draft Keirunga Gardens Reserve Management Plan (RMP) will be heard this week...

8 March 2021

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Join Hawke’s Bay’s newest retail and hospo precinct

Hastings is humming with activity and nowhere is that more evident than at the CBD’s heritage Municipal Building...

5 March 2021

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A Eskdale

A big year for parks: Have your say on plans

Three Hastings parks are under the microscope this year, and Hastings District Council wants to ensure it gets a...

5 March 2021

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Guilin Hastings Mayor signing

Sister-Cities – 40 years and counting

The 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship has been formally marked, with the mayors of...

4 March 2021

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Thornhill

Pick the Bay expo leads to career opportunity

The two Pick the Bay employment expos held over the past six months attracted hundreds of job seekers, one of whom...

3 March 2021

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Teresa Kay Horn Director - Unison Estate Limited

Description: Teresa Kay Horn Director - Unison Estate Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Unison...

3 March 2021

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My Hastings Mach HDC Jump

Something for all at Land Rover Horse of the Year - CANCELLED

Organisers are again delighted to be hosting another Land Rover Horse of the Year in Hastings, not only New...

1 March 2021

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Eliza McCartney

World-class athletics coming to the Bay - POSTPONED TO MARCH 26-27

Hawke’s Bay residents will get the chance to see world-class athletes in action in their own backyard in March...

1 March 2021

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My Hastings March Womens Rest

Women’s Rest celebrates 100

years
The Hastings Municipal Women’s Rest building will be turning 100 this year,
and celebration organisers are...

1 March 2021

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Two Ladies intrigues and captivates - CANCELLED

Standfirst: Auckland Theatre Company, together with Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, is bringing it...

1 March 2021

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My Hastngs March Guilin

Sisters for 40 years

Our community is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship this year – 40...

1 March 2021

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My Hastings March Re Source

Re-Source - Giving back to our community

Ten years ago Re-Source Hawke’s Bay founder Nadine Gaunt wanted to pass on her daughter’s outgrown but still good...

1 March 2021

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Ash Ridge Wines. The primary...

26 February 2021

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Nominations wanted for Hastings district heritage register

Our district has a rich and diverse history and Hastings District Council is asking the community for its help to...

26 February 2021

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Maneo Limited

Description: Maneo Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Black Barn Bistro. The primary business i...

26 February 2021

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Futures Workshop Crowd

Setting the course for Hastings in 2050

What will Hastings look like in 2050? That’s the question that was asked at a special two-day workshop held by the...

25 February 2021

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Carma Bars Limited

Description: Carma Bars Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Loading Ramp. The primary business i...

25 February 2021

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Speed 80

New speed limit signs being installed

New speed limits on about 70 roads around the district will come into effect on March 1, following changes made a...

23 February 2021

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Sister cities for 40 years: events postponed

The community celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship have been...

22 February 2021

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New regional Māori cultural app Te Kupenga launched today

A new Māori cultural app launched today called Te Kupenga is being described as an exciting step forward for...

22 February 2021

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Council launches residential intensification design guide

Generating more housing to meet the escalating need at the same time as protecting the district’s productive...

18 February 2021

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Rose & Shamrock Limited

Description: Rose & Shamrock Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Rose & Shamrock Village Inn. The...

18 February 2021

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Ellwood Function Centre Limited

Description: Ellwood Function Centre Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Ellwood Function Centre...

18 February 2021

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Good progress on Council’s housing developments in Flaxmere

A Hastings District Council housing development in Tarbet Street, Flaxmere, is nearly complete with more than half...

17 February 2021

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Building purchased to house regional artefact and taonga collection

Hawke’s Bay’s treasured regional taonga and artefact collection is to be relocated to a new location in the...

16 February 2021

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Womens Rest

Relatives sought for Women’s Rest building’s 100-year celebration

The Hastings Municipal Women’s Rest building will be turning 100 this year, and celebration organisers are keen to...

16 February 2021

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Golden Spring Restaurant & Takeaway

Description: Golden Spring Restaurant & Takeaway has applied for a renewal On Licence for Golden Spring Restaurant...

16 February 2021

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Jordan Barnes

Hastings City Art Gallery to resume longer opening hours

Hastings City Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be returning to seven days a week opening hours for...

15 February 2021

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Hastings District Council

Description: Hastings District Council has applied for a renewal On Licence for Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts & Event...

13 February 2021

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Go by Bike

Go By Bike offers free breakfasts

Next week the Hastings iWay team will be out each weekday morning handing out healthy breakfasts to anyone cycling...

12 February 2021

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Appleborn Limited

Description: Appleborn Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Three Wise Birds Garden Bar. The primary...

12 February 2021

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Waiohiki trust

Get your applications in for Creative Communities funding

Applications for the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding rounds are now open.

11 February 2021

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AD Festival Htgs

Fedoras and feathers flying in Albert Park Hastings for Art Deco Festival 2021

The annual Art Deco Festival launches next week, and this year some exciting new events at a new venue have been...

11 February 2021

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Long Term Plan proposals focus on a sustainable future

Hastings District Council today signed off on a working draft of the 2021-2031 draft Long Term Plan that will be...

11 February 2021

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New Hastings library mural celebrates Pasifika community

About 80 people gathered at the Hastings War Memorial Library today to unveil and bless a new mural that has been...

10 February 2021

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Kuripapango Bridge

Kuripapango Bridge to be closed for strengthening work

Kuripapango Bridge on the Hastings/Taihape Rd is to be closed to daytime traffic on weekdays for three months for...

10 February 2021

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New strategy strives for sustainable solutions to Hastings’ housing shortage

With one of the highest rates of housing deprivation in New Zealand, the current housing shortage in Hastings i...

9 February 2021

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Pick the Bay is back

The highly successful Pick the Bay employment expo is returning to Hastings.

9 February 2021

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Calye Limited

Description: Calye Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Village Green Cafe. The primary business i...

6 February 2021

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boardwalk

New Tauroa Reserve boardwalk to improve safety

Hastings District Council is proposing to build a boardwalk adjacent to Tauroa Reserve to improve safety for...

5 February 2021

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frimley bore flush

Bore flushing the next step at Frimley

It will be a little wet underfoot in the southeast corner of Frimley Park next week, as the next stage of work to...

5 February 2021

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Mike Pretty

Business breakfast series a chance to learn and network

A new Focus on Business breakfast series begins in Hastings this month, providing an opportunity for busine...

4 February 2021

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Dog Adoption Packs

Student gifts adoption packs for pound pooches

People who adopt a dog or puppy from the Hastings District Council Animal Control Centre can now also take home a...

3 February 2021

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Blackbull Liquor Hastings Limited

Description: Blackbull Liquor Hastings Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Blackbull Liquor. The...

3 February 2021

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2021 Waitangi Day hours

Find out what hours our council facilities are open on Waitangi Day.

2 February 2021

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Pick the bay crowd

Pick the Bay is back

The highly successful Pick the Bay employment expo is returning to Hastings.

2 February 2021

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Councillor SandraHazlehurst

Tena Koutou Katoa ma ta tau hou: Greetings to you all for the New Year.

What an amazing launching pad for 2021! At this time we see many countries around the world back in some form of...

1 February 2021

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Art deco 2021

How will you Deco in Hastings?

The annual Art Deco Festival is nearly here, with some exciting new events added to the calendar in Hasting...

1 February 2021

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Something for everyone at Toitoi

After a turbulent first year back in operation, the Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre team is gearing up...

1 February 2021

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aotearoa bike challange

Workplace cycle challenge – ride and win

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back and Hastings workplaces are encouraged to join this fun, free competition to...

1 February 2021

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frimley

Cross-park pipe installation next week

The laying of pipes between the new Frimley water treatment and storage facility and the network pipes running...

29 January 2021

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osborne

Big win at Flaxmere Night Market

Six-year-old Tūmatauenga Osborne looked a little bit nervous as he climbed into the prize booth at the Flaxmere...

29 January 2021

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Earthquake

Focus on survivors at 90th anniversary of Hawke’s Bay earthquake in Hastings

Hastings district’s annual commemoration of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake takes on extra significance this year...

28 January 2021

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Splash

Bumper season for Splash Planet

More than 100,000 people have poured into Splash Planet since it opened on November 16, making this one of it...

28 January 2021

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New Star NZ Limited

Description: New Star NZ Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori...

27 January 2021

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Sister cities for 40 years: Guilin and Hastings celebrate

In just over five weeks Hastings and Guilin, two sister cities almost exactly 10,000 kilometres apart [9975km...

25 January 2021

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The Partnership of Robert Raymond van Rijk and Thomas Jeffery van Rijk

Description: The Partnership of Robert Raymond van Rijk and Thomas Jeffery van Rijk RT Racing Partnership ha...

25 January 2021

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HDC Public Notice

Public notice of Application concerning alteration of designation RMA20190573

Hastings District Council has received a notice of requirement from the Hastings District Council for an...

23 January 2021

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Omahu roundabout

Roading projects in full swing across the district

After the Christmas/New Year break roadworks activity is back in full swing maintaining, upgrading and building...

22 January 2021

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Paynter's Cider Limited

Description: Paynter's Cider Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Paynter's Cider. The primary...

22 January 2021

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HDC Public Notice

Temporary alcohol ban in relation to the SIX60 concert

Public notice is hereby given that, at a meeting held on 8 December 2020, Hastings District Council, in accordance...

19 January 2021

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HDC Public Notice

Temporary road closures in relation to the SIX60 concert

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that the Hastings District...

19 January 2021

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Ulku Altinkaya

Description: Ulku Altinkaya has applied for a Renewal On Licence for Fiko Aegean & Eastern Mediterranean Kantin. ...

15 January 2021

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Devine Cafe and Restaurant Limited

Description: Devine Cafe and Restaurant Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Devine Cafe and...

15 January 2021

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Massa 2019 Limited

Description: Massa 2019 Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Sazio. The primary business is described...

15 January 2021

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The Chook And Filly Limited

Description: The Chook And Filly Limited has applied for a Renewal Off Licence for The Chook And Filly. The...

15 January 2021

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for a Renewal On Licence with a Variation to extend the licenced...

15 January 2021

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Pask Winery Limited

Description: Pask Winery Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Pask Winery Limited. The primary...

15 January 2021

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Liger Trader Limited

Description: Liger Trader Limited has applied for a Renewal On Licence for Er Dee Wa Restaurant. The primary...

15 January 2021

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Waimara Road

Work to start on off-road Waimārama Rd cycle trail

A new section of off-road cycle trail is to be built on Waimārama Road between Te Mata Road and Craggy Range...

14 January 2021

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News in 2020

Weston Sports Limited

Description: Weston Sports Limited has applied for an On Licence for Western Sports . The primary business i...

23 December 2020

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Topline Certificates

Full-time job offers arise from Jobs for Heretaunga initiative

Ten people who got jobs with Topline Contracting earlier this year, supported by the Government’s shovel-ready...

23 December 2020

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Level 2 restrictions

Level 2 water restrictions introduced

Level 2 water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings to help conserve water for the summer month...

22 December 2020

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Quest 2

Site works begin on Quest Hastings city hotel build

Work has begun this month on the new Quest Apartment Hotel being built in Hastings, the culmination of a...

22 December 2020

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Lexi Limited

Description: Lexi Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Chans Chop House. The primary business i...

21 December 2020

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Christmas and New Year rubbish and recycling changes

Rubbish and recycling collections will not be taking place on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day this year...

21 December 2020

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Youth grants help recipients reach their goals

Ten young people have received a helping hand to reach their goals this month with the awarding of Hasting...

18 December 2020

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Eat AD Limited

Description: Eat AD Limited has applied for an On Licence for Asian Diner. The primary business is described as a...

17 December 2020

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big belly rubbish bins

Big bellies help fight litter

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

16 December 2020

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Raureka

One year on Hastings Place Based housing plan is delivering results

This month marks a year since the Hastings Place Based Plan pilot to tackle the housing challenges in the district...

14 December 2020

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keirunga gates

Last week to have say on Draft Keirunga Gardens Management Plan

People have until the end of this week to make a submission on the Draft Keirunga Gardens Reserve Management Plan...

14 December 2020

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Godsown Brewery Limited

Description: Godsown Brewery Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Godsown Brewery. The primary...

11 December 2020

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Hastings Distillers Limited

Description: Hastings Distillers Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence and Off Licence for Hasting...

11 December 2020

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Community planning for Eskdale Park coming up

A long-term plan for Eskdale Park will be developed over the next year, giving park users, neighbours and the...

10 December 2020

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Supernatural Wine Co. Limited

Description: Supernatural Wine Co. Limited has applied for a new Off Licence for Supernatural Wine Co. Limited. ...

10 December 2020

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for an On Licence for Spaceship. The primary business i...

9 December 2020

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HDC Bi CMYK

Historical landfill investigations painstaking work

The first stage of the painstaking work to locate historical landfills in Hastings has been completed, with six...

9 December 2020

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Flaxmere Community Centre

Indoor sports facility fees waived

Users of Hastings District Council’s indoor sports facilities are to have their fees waived for six months in...

8 December 2020

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aviary plan

Concept plans underway for Cornwall Park aviary upgrade

The upgrade of the Cornwall Park aviary is making progress with a draft concept plan created for bigger, enhanced...

8 December 2020

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public art

Free Hastings public art tours to be held weekly over summer

Public art is a prominent feature of Hastings’ city centre and public art walking tours are the perfect way to...

7 December 2020

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Village Vineyards Limited

Description: Village Vineyards Limited has applied for an On Licence for Village Vineyards Limited. The primary...

7 December 2020

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gaming machines

Sinking lid gambling policy aims to reduce problem gambling harm

A Hastings District Council hearings committee position to change to a sinking lid gambling policy for Hasting...

4 December 2020

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Christmas and New Year 2020/21 open hours

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

4 December 2020

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Event Cinemas Limited

Description: Event Cinemas Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Event Cinemas Havelock North. The...

3 December 2020

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MJ UKA Foods Limited

Description: MJ UKA Foods Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Te Mata Four Square. The primary...

2 December 2020

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Carols in Cornwall Park

T’is the season to be jolly and what better way to get into the festive spirit than an evening of song and...

1 December 2020

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Hollie for Hawke’s Bay Christmas

One of New Zealand’s most successful soul singers, Hollie Smith, will be the headline act at this year’s Property...

1 December 2020

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Fiesta of Lights - watts of fun for all

It’s nearly that time of year again, when Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay Tomoana lights up for the Christmas/New Year...

1 December 2020

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Spreading the Christmas cheer at Toitoi

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre is celebrating its first Christmas since reopening, so the team ha...

1 December 2020

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Hastings is absolutely beautiful

Hastings was crowned the Supreme winner of this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards, something the community...

1 December 2020

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Keep cool in our pools

Summer is here and that means Splash Planet and the Aquatics Hastings outdoor pools at Frimley and Havelock North...

1 December 2020

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EAST 2020

EAST 2020 has opened at Hastings City Art Gallery – Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga –
a chance to see some of the...

1 December 2020

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Enjoy the iWays and Hawke’s Bay Trails this Summer

It’s officially summer and that means it’s time to dust off the bike or dig out the
walking shoes and set out on...

1 December 2020

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Progress continues to deliver safe drinking water

The construction of the Frimley water treatment and storage facility is well underway, with contractors on-site...

1 December 2020

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Waikare & District Sports Club Incorporated

Description: Waikare & District Sports Club Incorporated has applied for a Variation to Club Licence hours for...

1 December 2020

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Ash Ridge Wines Limited

Description: Ash Ridge Wines Limited has applied for a Renewal with Variation Off Licence for Ash Ridge Wines. ...

30 November 2020

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Havelock North Village Green

Green flagged: Our parks at the top of their game

The news that Hastings’ three premier parks have again been awarded international Green Flags is “fantastic”, say...

30 November 2020

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Under the Stars Limited

Description: Under the Stars Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Peak House. The primary business i...

30 November 2020

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International Cultures Day

Multicultural strategy celebrates Hastings’ diverse community

It’s been two and a half years in the making and now the Hastings District Council Multicultural Strategy is a...

27 November 2020

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Brendan and Megan

Toitoi manager wins national leadership award

Toitoi - Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre kaiwhakahaere/manager Megan Peacock-Coyle has won a national event...

26 November 2020

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Plan delivered for Hawke’s Bay’s seasonal labour shortage

A comprehensive plan has been handed to the government to address the critical seasonal labour challenges being...

25 November 2020

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landfill tour

Free tour gives insight into Omarunui Landfill

Where does your waste go when you throw it away?
Next week, Hastings District Council’s waste minimisation...

24 November 2020

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Vitis Divine Limited

Description: Vitis Divine Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Decibel Wines. The primary busine...

23 November 2020

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speed consult

Public feedback balanced with technical advice in setting speed limits

The review into the speed limits of about 77 roads across Hastings district has concluded, with Hastings District...

18 November 2020

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Stonecroft Wines Limited

Description: Stonecroft Wines Limited has applied for an On Licence for Stonecroft. The primary business i...

17 November 2020

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EAST 2020 a snapshot of Hawke's Bay artists' creativity

It’s been months in preparation, and this Friday Hawke’s Bay’s flagship biennial exhibition, EAST 2020, opens to...

17 November 2020

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PUBLIC NOTICE

2020 Christmas Work Site Closedown Requirements

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

17 November 2020

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Cheeky Chucker web news

Let’s Keep Hastings Beautiful: put litter in a bin

“We need to beat litter; not by expecting people to pick up after us but by not dropping it in the first place,”...

16 November 2020

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Puketitiri Litter

Litterers: Throwing rubbish on the road is not cool!

More than a quarter of a tonne of litter has been cleared from the sides of Apley and Puketitiri roads by...

16 November 2020

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Collaborative approach to make roads safer for Hastings children

Student safety on the roads around four Hastings primary schools is set to be improved through an upcoming pilot...

16 November 2020

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Murdoch Wines Limited

Description: Murdoch Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Murdoch Wines. The primary business i...

14 November 2020

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LDEAB Limited

Description: LDEAB Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Bellatinos Food Lovers Market. The primary...

13 November 2020

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Planting Warren Street

Council and community working hard in parks and reserves

Bursts of colour are starting to explode across Hastings’ parks, reserves and roundabouts, with the planting of...

12 November 2020

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Pick the bay crowd

Hundreds attend Pick the Bay employment expo

About 500 people poured through the doors of Functions on Hastings at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre...

11 November 2020

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speed limit review

Four days set down for Hastings speed limits review hearings

Just over 2400 submissions were received in response to Hastings District Council’s consultation on proposed speed...

11 November 2020

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Eskdale 2

Eskdale Park planning will be strong on community input

Any proposal by Hawke’s Bay Mountain Bike Club to use part of Eskdale Park will definitely go out for public...

11 November 2020

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opera house

Top architecture award for Hawke’s Bay Opera House

The Hawke’s Bay Opera House is the heart of Toitoi - Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre in Hastings and it...

5 November 2020

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william nelson court

National “Hoops in Parks” pilot to be trialled in Hastings district

In a first for New Zealand, Hastings District Council has teamed up with Basketball New Zealand, Basketball...

4 November 2020

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Treatment Plant

Open Day at wastewater treatment plant

The annual East Clive wastewater treatment plant open day is a popular event, so popular that a booking system i...

4 November 2020

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Rooster group

Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market celebrates 20th birthday

Another weekend of Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market 20th birthday celebrations took place last weekend, this time...

3 November 2020

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for an On Licence for Spaceship. The primary business i...

2 November 2020

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Seed Hawkes Bay Limited

Description: Seed Hawkes Bay Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Seed Hawkes Bay. The primary business i...

2 November 2020

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Cake Stuff

Edible Fashion excitment builds

Hawke’s Bay’s Edible Fashion Awards return to Toitoi on November 13, and one of its biggest supporters could not...

1 November 2020

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St Georges

Summer F.A.W.C! events to devour

Running from November 6-15, F.A.W.C! Summer Series will see foodies from all over the country come together in...

1 November 2020

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band

Deco Bay Brass honour our fallen this November

This Armistice Day, Deco Bay Brass will give the Hastings community an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the...

1 November 2020

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wine auction

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction

Celebrating 29 years in 2020, this event is a flagship fundraiser for Cranford Hospice, with attendees able to bid...

1 November 2020

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2020 RoseSunday Digi Slider

Come and relax at Rose Sunday

Rose Sunday is nearly here, and what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than to take your family and...

1 November 2020

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Pick the bay

Growers Employment Expo

Are you looking for more flexible work hours? Want part-time work just on the weekends? Or how about somewhere...

1 November 2020

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Hazmobile 2020 Webslider

The word on waste

In the first three months of our new kerbside services, we’ve lifted a lot of bins and emptied even more crates.

1 November 2020

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frimly poplar

Action on notable poplar tree aims to preserve and make safe

At more than 150 years old, the Populus Deltoids poplar tree in Frimley Park is showing signs of its age, making...

30 October 2020

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Big buzz at Flaxmere Night Market

The buzz was amazing at Thursday night’s very first Flaxmere Night Market [Oct 29], with hundreds of happy people...

30 October 2020

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Garden watering

Time to start thinking about conserving water

With summer approaching, Hastings and Napier residents are being urged to use less water to help reduce the...

29 October 2020

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Flaxmere market

Hastings a Beautiful winner

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

29 October 2020

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SUNA VONGSAKUL Limited

Description: Suna Vongsakul Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Thai Orchid Restaurant. The primary...

28 October 2020

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Tickner Limited

Description: Tickner Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for 13th Stag. The primary business i...

28 October 2020

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Dogs curtains

Look after your animals over Guy Fawkes

Special care needs to be taken of animals on and around Guy Fawkes Night.

27 October 2020

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Apple sorting

Growers Employment Expo in Hawke’s Bay

A growers employment expo and information session is being held to showcase summer work and career opportunitie...

27 October 2020

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Porters Boutique Hotel Limited

Description: Porters Boutique Hotel Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Porters Boutique Hotel. The...

27 October 2020

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Unwined Cafe Limited

Description: Unwined Cafe Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for The Gravel’s Eatery. The primary...

23 October 2020

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Ebbett Park playground

Opening celebrations for Ebbett Park playground

Ebbett Park has a new playground, and to celebrate a public opening day will be held on Wednesday, October 28.

22 October 2020

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Tarbet St digger

Tarbet sections well underway

The water infrastructure is in place and work on the new street in the Tarbet St housing development in Flaxmere...

21 October 2020

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Roadsafe HB

Roadsafe Hawke's Bay - Fatigue

If you're planning on a road-trip over the long weekend be sure to read this important information on fatigue from...

20 October 2020

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Haumoana water open

Haumoana first of eight community water supplies completed

The first of Hastings District’s eight small community drinking water supply upgrades has been completed. The new...

19 October 2020

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hazmobile

Register now for HazMobile collection

After being cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in March this year, the annual HazMobile event is back on again...

19 October 2020

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HB Show

2020 Labour Weekend Hours

Here are the long weekend hours for Council services and facilities.

19 October 2020

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OLG Limited

Description: OLG Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Four Square Mahora. The primary business i...

17 October 2020

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Keirunga Gardens

Feedback wanted on Keirunga Gardens management plan

A proposed plan to enhance Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North will soon go out to public consultation, outlining...

16 October 2020

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Camberley kids with mural

Camberley mural a community effort

A new mural on the Camberley changing rooms building at Kirkpatrick Park is bringing the birds of some of the...

15 October 2020

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kiosk

Wider community uses for Cornwall Park’s former tea kiosk planned

The former tea kiosk building in Cornwall Park is one of the city’s signature historic buildings, and could be...

15 October 2020

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kiosk

Wider community uses for Cornwall Park’s former tea kiosk planned

The former tea kiosk building in Cornwall Park is one of the city’s signature historic buildings, and could be...

15 October 2020

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Amoise Wines Limited

Description: Amoise Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Amoise Wines Limited. The primary busine...

13 October 2020

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Cape Kidnappers Station Limited

Description: Cape Kidnappers Station Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for The Farm at Cape Kidnapper...

12 October 2020

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TNT Restaurant Holdings Limited

Description: TNT Restaurant Holdings Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Mamacita. The primary...

9 October 2020

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Copper Knox Limited

Description: Copper Knox Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Copper Knox Limited. The primary business i...

9 October 2020

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Pearl Jury 1

Top woman: Pearl Jury first female with Civil Trade Certificate

The list of projects that Pearl Jury has worked on across Hawke’s Bay and beyond is impressive – she and her...

8 October 2020

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Flaxmere Town Centre

Feedback and ideas wanted for Flaxmere Town Centre plan

The untapped potential of the Flaxmere Town Centre is being explored by Hastings District Council, and the...

7 October 2020

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Alcohol ban

Temporary alcohol ban in relation to Spring Racing Carnival

Public notice is hereby given that, at a meeting held on 17 September 2020, Hastings District Council, in...

7 October 2020

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phoenix

Albert Square home to “Nesting Phoenix” during October

Albert Square has a new resident – a towering, mythical creature that’s been created by a collective of local...

7 October 2020

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cape kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers access on track for Labour Weekend

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Hastings District Council (HDC) say visitor risk management work at Cape...

2 October 2020

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Easy Tiger Trading Limited

Description: Easy Tiger Trading Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Easy Tiger Trading. The primary...

2 October 2020

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Awards recognise youth potential

Ten young people have been recognised for their diligence and resilience in the face of adversity at this year’...

1 October 2020

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frimley pipe

Water infrastructure rolled out in Frimley

Everything about the water infrastructure being installed in Frimley is large-scale – from the large diameter...

1 October 2020

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The Bay’s best scare this Halloween

If you’re scratching around for something to do this Halloween, look no further than Toitoi’s newest show – Stage...

1 October 2020

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Hastings Library

Library hours update

It’s been a challenge returning to normal operations in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdowns, but Hasting...

1 October 2020

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Forestry

Monitoring aims to better manage forestry slash damage

A monitoring project that started last year to manage issues relating to forestry slash has been welcomed by the...

1 October 2020

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Arts Festivak

2020 Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

The Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival celebrates its sixth year with a homegrown line-up featuring some of...

1 October 2020

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Tarbet St

Homes for our people – progress update

From social housing to conventional housing, there is a big need for more places to live in the Hastings that are...

1 October 2020

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Haumoana Water

Drinking water safety

Council’s number one priority

1 October 2020

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Paritua Vineyard and Winery Limited

Description: Paritua Vineyard and Winery Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Paritua. The primary...

29 September 2020

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Taiga Group Limited

Description: Taiga Group Limited has applied for an On Licence and an Off Licence for Moana Park Winery. The...

29 September 2020

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Parizara Limited

Description: Parizara Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Merchants Liquor Hastings. The primary...

29 September 2020

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superswim

Hastings pools lower entry prices for seniors

An initiative that reduced the entry prices for senior swimmers to the Napier Aquatic Centre has been hugely...

29 September 2020

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Ann at the Toilet

New loos, tables and plants: Haumoana ready for summer

Just in time for summer flash new loos have been opened in Haumoana Domain, ensuring the public has clean...

29 September 2020

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Te Pohue

Land gift for Te Pōhue water supply

A very generous gift of land from Rayonier Matariki Forests will ensure residents getting their drinking water...

28 September 2020

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Sheep in the city

Blossom Festival about to hit city streets

The countdown is on for this year’s Blossom Festival and Parade, which as always promises a fun-filled day out in...

28 September 2020

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Queen Street Illustration

Work to start on Queen St East upgrades in Hastings

The next stage of the Hastings Alive! Streetscape upgrade is set to start at the end of this month, with Queen St...

25 September 2020

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Mayor Sandra gives blood

Hastings blood donations gratefully received

The New Zealand Blood Service has given a big shout-out to everyone who donated blood in Hastings this week, their...

25 September 2020

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eskdale park

Lots of ideas shared at Eskdale Park community meeting

A public meeting to discuss the future of Eskdale Park last night provided a lot of feedback that will be included...

25 September 2020

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Kokako Farms Limited

Description: Kokako Farms Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Kokako Farms Limited. The primary busine...

25 September 2020

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Malo 2019 Limited

Description: Malo 2019 Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Malo. The primary business is described...

25 September 2020

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Kimi Kids 2

New playground at Kimi Ora Community School

The incredibly special new playground at Kimi Ora Community School in Flaxmere is just buzzing with kids; playing...

24 September 2020

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Frimley Water Start

Work on Frimley water treatment and storage facility starts

Construction of the new water treatment and storage facility in Frimley has started today [Monday, September 21].

21 September 2020

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Mary's Restaurant Limited

Description: Mary's Restaurant Limited has applied for an On Licence and an Off Licence for Mary's. The primary...

21 September 2020

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Te Mata

Te Mata te Tipuna

Te Mata Peak reflects a modern abbreviated name for what is known by different groups as Te Matā, Te Mata o...

18 September 2020

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Lindisfarne Proprietors Trust Board

Description: Lindisfarne Proprietors Trust Board has applied for a renewal On Licence for Lindisfarne College...

18 September 2020

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Te Hapuku Ika-nui-o-te-moana

Many of our place names and landmarks are well-known to us but sometimes we don’t know the rich history behind...

17 September 2020

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waiaroha impression

Waiaroha fly-through launched at open day

A “fly-through” artist’s impression of Waiaroha shown at a community information day on the project on Saturday...

17 September 2020

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tree root damage

Programme confirmed to better manage trees causing damage

In response to growing public requests, Hastings District Council has amended its tree management programme to set...

17 September 2020

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Petane Station Limited

Description: Petane Station Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Petane Wines. The primary business i...

17 September 2020

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Brave Brewing Company Limited

Description: Brave Brewing Company Limited has applied for an On Licence and an Off Licence for Brave Taproom ...

17 September 2020

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Te Ara K

Te Ara Kahikatea

Te Ara Kahikatea is the name of the stretch of road that links Pakowhai Road and State Highway 51 (the old State...

16 September 2020

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Monowai Estate Limited

Description: Monowai Estate Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Monowai Estate Limited. The primary...

16 September 2020

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Beach House Wines Limited

Description: Beach House Wines Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Beach House Winery. The primary...

16 September 2020

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Henare Tomoana

Henare Tomoana

Many of our place names and landmarks are well-known to us but sometimes we don’t know the rich history behind...

15 September 2020

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frimley park

Reserve status for Frimley Park

An agreement has been reached between Hastings District Council, Frimley resident Frances Shotter and the Friend...

15 September 2020

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Caution advised near Frimley Park tree

The public is being advised to be cautious near the large Populus Deltoides in Frimley Park, with high wind...

15 September 2020

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Splash Planet train

Splash Planet planned to open for summer season

Planning is continuing to open Splash Planet for this coming summer season, with an opening date of November 16.

15 September 2020

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Burco Enterprises Limited

Description: Burco Enterprises Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Breakers Hastings. The primary...

15 September 2020

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Ebbett

Ebbett collection of Whakairo Māori

Now located in the Hastings District Council building on Lyndon Rd, this collection of 26 carvings or whakairo...

14 September 2020

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celestial compass Russell Taylor

Te Reo Māori Action Plan sets course for the future

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori takes on a special significance for Hastings District Council this year with the recent...

14 September 2020

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Solutions sought for looming seasonal worker shortage

Hawke’s Bay growers facing a serious labour shortage are working hard to entice more New Zealand workers for thi...

11 September 2020

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Council considers next stage of Municipal Building development

The redevelopment of the Municipal Building in Hastings is progressing with earthquake strengthening work set to...

11 September 2020

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Wellesley Binding 3 Studies for The Island Red Poles 2020

EAST 2020 artists announced

Hawke’s Bay’s biennial flagship exhibition EAST 2020 will this year be presenting some of the region’s most...

9 September 2020

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Drinkingwater

Hawke’s Bay councils receive independent Three Waters Review report

Region well-positioned for discussions with Government on national reform of drinking waste and storm water...

7 September 2020

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Alessandro's Limited

Description: Alessandro's Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Alessandro's. The primary business i...

5 September 2020

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Speed consultation

More drop-in sessions for speed limits review

Since consultation opened on Hastings District Council’s speed limits review on August 3, more than 1500...

4 September 2020

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Stairs Frimley Rd

Road route changes as water pipe project steps up

Work on installing new water pipes through Frimley continues next week.
From Monday, the Nottingley Rd and...

4 September 2020

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Sandhu Brothers Limited

Description: Sandhu Brothers Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Big Barrel Stortford Lodge. The...

4 September 2020

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Lightboxes add life to city centre

For the next month people will be able to walk through a virtual blossom tree grove in Civic Square thanks to a...

3 September 2020

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Revised gambling policy to go out for public consultation

A proposed policy to reduce the number of gaming machines and restrict the number of TAB venues in Hasting...

3 September 2020

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Planning underway to improve Cornwall Park aviary

The much-loved birds of the Cornwall Park aviary are to have their environment expanded and enriched in response...

2 September 2020

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landfill

Waste minimisation fund about to open for applications

Applications for this year’s contestable Waste Minimisation Fund open on September 7, aimed at supporting local...

2 September 2020

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Blossom Parade 4

Blossom into Spring - Hastings Blossom Festival

The tiny blooms of spring have already started to appear on the trees around Hawke’s
Bay and that means that the...

1 September 2020

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Shop Windows

Shop windows come alive for Parade

Ahead of the Blossom Festival people can get into the spirit of the event by
taking part in a fun competition to...

1 September 2020

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Sheep

Fabulous flock will be dressed to impress

Our central city flock of sheep have just had a fresh coat of paint, and will look even more eye-catching in some...

1 September 2020

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The Opal flowers

The Opal ‘flowers’

In the lead-up to the blossom festival a striking new public artwork has been installed in Albert Square until...

1 September 2020

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Waiaroha: Love water, our most precious resource

Concepts for Waiaroha, a water treatment and storage facility set amid water-related landscaping, are being...

1 September 2020

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filament

Filament installation will light up Albert Square

The next Hastings City Centre lighting installation will go live in Albert Square this week – a striking artwork...

31 August 2020

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ACC accreditation for Sit-Fit classes

Sit-Fit exercise is a great way for people to improve balance and limb strength, and recently classes at Camberley...

31 August 2020

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Organised Chaos Aotearoa Limited

Description: Organised Chaos Aotearoa Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Organised Chaos Aotearoa...

31 August 2020

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Civic Honours

Civic Honours Awards recipients announced

The annual Civic Honours Awards ceremony was held at Functions on Hastings last night, recognising those who have...

28 August 2020

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Giant Brewing Company Limited

Description: Giant Brewing Company Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence and renewal On Licence for Giant...

28 August 2020

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Waiaroha Image

Waiaroha concepts released for community feedback

Concepts for Hastings’ Waiaroha water treatment and storage facility have been released for public feedback today...

28 August 2020

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Hawke’s Bay’s four local councils join Government three waters reform process to access $50m stimulus funding

Wairoa District Council, Napier City Council, Hastings District Council and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council...

27 August 2020

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New water main being built on Te Aute Rd

Work has begun on installing a new water main on Te Aute Rd this week, part of Hastings District Council’s ongoing...

27 August 2020

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Council welcomes funding for youth employment programmes

Hastings District Council’s successful youth employment approach has been recognised by Minister of Employment...

26 August 2020

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Frimley water treatment and storage consent granted

A Resource Consent to construct and operate a water treatment and storage facility on Frimley Park has been...

25 August 2020

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New infrastructure funding will support more housing for Hastings

Hastings District Council welcomes today’s announcement from Housing Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister...

20 August 2020

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Blossom Festival postponed until October 3

Hastings’ annual celebration of Spring, the Blossom Festival and Parade, is a much-anticipated event that bring...

19 August 2020

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Bostock New Zealand Limited

Description: Bostock New Zealand Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal with Variation for Bostock Wines. ...

18 August 2020

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Cornwall Park

Hastings a finalist in 2020 Keep NZ Beautiful Awards

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

17 August 2020

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rugby

Relief funding for sports codes due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had an impact on many sectors of the community, including sports codes facing funding challenges with...

14 August 2020

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Southampton Street View

Council prepares to share new water facility concepts

The new design for a water treatment and reservoir storage facility on Council-owned land on the corner of...

14 August 2020

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Martin Place recycling centre to remain closed

The Martin Place recycling centre in Havelock North is not likely to re-open after Hastings District Council...

12 August 2020

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Havelock North Supermarket Limited

Description: Havelock North Supermarket Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Havelock North New...

11 August 2020

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General Distributors Limited

Description: General Distributors Limited has applied for an Off Licence Renewal for Countdown Hastings. The...

11 August 2020

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Corey Harbrow

Cabinet art is spreading in Hastings

Chorus is again working with Hastings District Council to extend its cabinet art programme in the district and i...

10 August 2020

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Youth Potental Steven Adams

Call for nominations for Youth Potential Awards

Do you know a young person or group that has achieved success in the face of adversity who you think deserves to...

10 August 2020

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PGF Fund announcement

Injection of Positivity and Funding for Rural Communities

Hastings District Council welcomes the Provincial Growth Fund investment announced today for seven of it...

7 August 2020

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Hastings transport safety projects funding generates jobs

With the aid of Government support for shovel-ready projects in Hastings, work is about to get underway on a...

7 August 2020

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Full Spectrum Installation 13

Let there be light in Civic Square

Another lighting installation is coming to brighten up Civic Square, sure to inspire and delight visitors to...

7 August 2020

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Easthope Winegrowers Limited

Description: Easthope Winegrowers Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Easthope Winegrowers Limited...

7 August 2020

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Water supply pipework to begin on Omahu Rd, includes roadworks

As part of Hastings District Council’s drinking water upgrades, work on water supply pipeworks at Omahu Rd will be...

6 August 2020

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Drinkingwater

Mayors welcome further information on Government support for three waters

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome yesterday’s announcement from Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local...

5 August 2020

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Flaxmere Whanau Day

Flaxmere Whānau Fun Day

Earlier this year, Flaxmere Park was named New Zealand’s Active Park of the Year Award in the 2020 New Zealand...

1 August 2020

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Tarbet St

More housing for Flaxmere

Providing more affordable housing in Flaxmere is a key focus for Hastings District Council and it was exciting...

1 August 2020

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FCC

Flaxmere Community Centre and FlaxRock Gym

After the disruption of the Covid-19 lockdown, things are returning to normal for the community centre and gym...

1 August 2020

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Blossom Parade

SAVE THE DATE - Blossom Festival and Parade

Be part of this year’s Blossom Festival and Parade! Arts Inc. Heretaunga is looking for people who want to be part...

1 August 2020

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wine auction

SAVE THE DATE - Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction

This auction is celebrating 29 years in 2020 with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of...

1 August 2020

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Waipatu2

Our COVID recovery

Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan is well underway, with a wide range of support for the community undertaken or...

1 August 2020

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Toitoi2

High quality line-up of shows at Toitoi

While it was devastating for Toitoi to close for lockdown, the team is now thrilled to bring a range of...

1 August 2020

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Wifi

Free public wifi

Hastings District Council is providing free public WiFi (wireless internet connection) at a growing number of...

1 August 2020

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Warren Street Carpark

Outdoor dining areas on track for summer socialising

This summer, the east side of Hastings is set to become a popular outdoor socialising space as work to develop the...

31 July 2020

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Changes to Speed Limits Have your say on the proposed changes

Formal consultation starts next week on speed limits review

A six-week long formal consultation process will start on Monday August 3 with Hastings district residents, asking...

31 July 2020

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foodeast

Conditional land deal for Foodeast signed

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and...

31 July 2020

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Carr's Kitchen Limited

Description: Carr's Kitchen Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Carr's Kitchen. The primary...

30 July 2020

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Gravity 101 Limited

Description: Gravity 101 Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Bar 2013. The primary business i...

30 July 2020

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Stonecroft Wines Limited

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

28 July 2020

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The Liquor Outlet Limited

Description: The Liquor Outlet Limited has applied for an Off Licence for The Liquor Outlet Limited. The primary...

25 July 2020

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Jorja Fryer

Top Art comes to Hastings City Art Gallery

The best of the best of secondary school students’ artwork from around New Zealand will be showcased at Hasting...

23 July 2020

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gallery roof

Plastic wrap removed from gallery roof

Work to remove the plastic wrap covering the Hastings City Art Gallery roof began today, another step in the...

21 July 2020

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tarbet

New housing development gets underway in Flaxmere

A vacant section of unused Hastings District Council land that has been sitting idle in Flaxmere is about to...

20 July 2020

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CWNZ 2020 Limited

Description: CWNZ 2020 Limited has applied for an On Licence for Starlake Thai Restaurant & Takeaway. The primary...

20 July 2020

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Advintage Limited

Description: Advintage Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Advintage. The primary business is described a...

20 July 2020

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Lightboxes

Hastings District Council adopts Arts, Culture and Events Recovery Plan

Arts and culture open days, free performances, lighting installations, art tours and more are on the Hasting...

17 July 2020

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The Chook & Filly Limited

Description: The Chook & Filly Limited has applied for a renewal of the On Licence for The Chook & Filly Limited...

17 July 2020

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rink

Hastings economy continues to bounce back from COVID-19

The Hastings economy continues to bounce back from COVID-19 with retail spending surpassing the same month last...

16 July 2020

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Handycats Limited

Description: Handycats Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Gannets Bar and Grill. The primary...

16 July 2020

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Cape Kidnappers slip

Cape Kidnappers trip undertaken at own risk

After receiving a risk analysis of the cliffs at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui, the Department of Conservation...

15 July 2020

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Speed consultation

Speed limit change proposals to go out to consultation

A number of proposals to review the speed limits for about 70 Hastings roads are to go out to public consultation...

14 July 2020

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Parkers Beverage Company Limited

Description: Parkers Beverage Company Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Parkers Beverage Company NZ. ...

11 July 2020

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International Cultures Day

Seeking feedback on draft Multicultural Strategy

In recognition of Hastings’ increasingly diverse community the Hastings District Council has instigated a draft...

10 July 2020

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Group Photo PM Mayors Chair

Councils welcome Government’s support for collaboration on three waters

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay today welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement on three waters reform and...

8 July 2020

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Piku Limited. The primary business i...

7 July 2020

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Council mindful of COVID-19 impact when adopting Annual Plan

Hastings District Council has adopted the 2020/2021 annual plan, maintaining its commitment to a rates revenue...

7 July 2020

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Heat Map of Serious and Fatal crashes SH5

Hastings mayor demands answers on State Highway 5

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst is demanding answers over the safety of State Highway 5 as the number of fatal...

7 July 2020

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Blossom Parade 2019

Planning underway for September’s Blossom Festival

It’s that time of year again when planning begins for the annual Blossom Festival and Parade, Hastings’ signature...

7 July 2020

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Allsomm Ltd

Description: Allsomm Ltd has applied for an Off Licence for Allsomm Ltd. The primary business is described a...

7 July 2020

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Flax Speed

Burnouts or street racing? Call police

Engineering options and police action are on the table, as Flaxmere residents look for ways to stop “a small...

6 July 2020

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NZ Venue Co Limited

Description: NZ Venue Co Limited has applied for a renewal of an On Licence for Turks Bar. The primary busine...

3 July 2020

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The Partnership of Neal Robert Cave & Suzanne Michelle Taylor

Description: The Partnership of Neal Robert Cave & Suzanne Michelle Taylor has applied for a renewal Off Licence ...

3 July 2020

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waipatu

Progress on community safety improvements for Waipatu

After years in the planning, roading and footpath changes that will improve safety and connectivity for the...

2 July 2020

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Adarshini Limited

Description: Adarshini Limited has applied for an On Licence for The Great Chilli Restaurant. The primary...

30 June 2020

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ML & Sons Enterprises Limited

Description: ML & Sons Enterprises Limited has applied for an On Licence for - Bareknuckle Bbq. The primary...

29 June 2020

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Ron Wilkins Wheelie bin

New Hastings kerbside waste collection service about to start

New kerbside waste collection services start in Hastings from Wednesday this week, aimed at encouraging better...

29 June 2020

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heretaunga house

Earthquake risk report prompts council to vacate Heretaunga House

Following a recent seismic assessment, Hastings District Council has taken the precaution to vacate one of it...

27 June 2020

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Dish Foods (NZ) Limited

Description: Dish Foods (NZ) Limited has applied for a renewal of the On Licence for Dish Catering. The primary...

26 June 2020

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Hastings Heroes celebrated at special event

About 150 family and friends gathered at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Event...

24 June 2020

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Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Incorporated

Description: Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Incorporated has applied for an Off Licence for Hawke’s Bay Wine...

24 June 2020

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Lauren Swift

Description: Lauren Swift has applied for an Off Licence for Swift Wines Limited. The primary business i...

23 June 2020

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Update 200 Block

Funding for Hastings inner city street development

Hastings’ Eastside Eat Street project has received a funding boost that will further enhance one of the city’...

22 June 2020

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Flaxmere Parkrun 2019 16 Small

Flaxmere Park named NZ’s Active Park of the Year

Hastings locals know what a gem Flaxmere Park is, and now it’s been recognised nationally as well – this week...

19 June 2020

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Goodview 2012 Limited

Description: Goodview 2012 Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Cape View Four Square. The primary...

18 June 2020

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Councillor Kev

International art exhibition calls for submissions

Artists are being invited to submit works to an international art exhibition with the theme 2020

15 June 2020

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Padda Enterprises Limited

Description: Padda Enterprises Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for Big Barrel Clive. The primary...

15 June 2020

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womensrest

Welcomed funding boost for community groups

Thirty community groups have received a funding boost with the allocation of $245,000 in community grants funding...

12 June 2020

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Parking Meter Medium

Paid parking to resume in city centre

Hastings District Council is turning its metered parking back from Monday 15 June.

12 June 2020

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Lady lockdown Oil on Canvas 2020

Gallery returns to life with Local Lockdown exhibition

The public will get an insight into other people’s lockdown experience with the Local Lockdown exhibition opening...

11 June 2020

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CBD Out About 33

Retail spending in Hastings district halves during COVID-19 lockdown

A spike in retail spending before and after the COVID-19 lockdown has been identified in the latest Marketview...

11 June 2020

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Havelock North Village

Funding support for Hastings' urban centres

A new urban centre recovery fund is to be established to help boost activity in the district’s urban centres of...

10 June 2020

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Kool Place Limited

Description: Kool Place Limited has applied for a renewal On licence for Taj Spice Indian Restaurant & Takeaway...

10 June 2020

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Godinho Brothers Limited

Description: Godinho Brothers Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for St Georges Restaurant

10 June 2020

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drought

Hawke’s Bay drought relief fund now open for applications

The Hawke’s Bay’s drought relief fund, which was set up by local government leaders to help farmers through one of...

9 June 2020

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Lowes Pit

Council agrees on remediation plan for Lowes Pit

Most of Lowes Pit will be filled in and about a quarter of the area converted into a wetland as part of a...

9 June 2020

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China

Masks a gift from Hastings’ friends in China

Nearly 10,000 surgical face masks arrived in Hastings during COVID-19 lockdown, gifted from cities, businesses and...

8 June 2020

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Kelsey Hankins

Schools welcome gallery’s online art learning packs

Despite the requirements of the COVID-19 lockdown, Hastings City Art Gallery has continued to create and share art...

5 June 2020

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Keirunga aerial 2

Council calls for community input on Keirunga Gardens

Keirunga Gardens is a treasured park in Havelock North that’s been enjoyed by Hastings residents and visitors to...

5 June 2020

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Common or Garden Limited

Description: Common or Garden Limited has applied for a Renewal of an On Licence with a Variation to extend the...

5 June 2020

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council building

Investigation report on confidentiality breach released

An investigation into whether confidential information about Hastings District Council’s Water Central proposal...

3 June 2020

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Youldes Mahora Limited

Description: Youldes Mahora Limited has applied for a Renewal On Licence for The Elbow Room Sports Bar. The...

3 June 2020

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IMG 2600

Samoan Independence Day celebrated

In a first for Hastings, Samoan Independence Day was celebrated at Hastings District Council on Monday, June 1.

2 June 2020

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Clayton Gibson curator

New curator for Hastings City Art Gallery

New Hastings City Art Gallery curator Clayton Gibson counts himself as lucky to be part of an enthusiastic and...

28 May 2020

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Virtual book club meetings provide chance to connect

A regular catch-up held by Hastings District Libraries and the Blind Low Vision NZ book club has been sorely...

28 May 2020

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Queen 4

Queen's Birthday Hours

Find out the hours of Council's services and facilities on Queen's Birthday (Monday 1 June)

26 May 2020

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picking

Council congratulates industry for successful harvest

Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 the horticultural sector in Hawke’s Bay and the worker...

22 May 2020

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Maison Noire Limited

Description: Maison Noire Limited has applied for a renewal of the Off Licence for Maison Noire Limited. The...

21 May 2020

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2019 Civic Honours Awards

Civic Honours Awards Launched

Nominations are now open for Hastings District Council’s 2020 Civic Honours Awards.

21 May 2020

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aerial

Hastings council confirms contribution to drought relief fund

Keen to support the district’s rural community who are battling the drought, Hastings District Council agreed...

21 May 2020

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Recycling Station

Rubbish and recycling update - May 20 2020

We understand it’s been frustrating not having full recycling services over the COVID-19 lockdown period, and we...

20 May 2020

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bin

Hastings recycling services resuming in stages

Hastings’ kerbside collection of plastic and cans for recycling will resume on July 1, after being placed on hold...

20 May 2020

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Public Notice of Extraordinary Hastings District Rural Community Board and an Extraordinary Council meeting

Pursuant to clauses 22(2) and 22(4) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, I hereby requisition an...

15 May 2020

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Clearview Estate Winery Limited

Description: Clearview Estate Winery Limited has applied for a renewal of their On Licence and Off Licence for ...

14 May 2020

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Rapid Response Fund applications open until Friday

More than $50,000 to date has been allocated from the newly established Rapid Response Fund, and with the funding...

12 May 2020

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Collaboration Wines Limited

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

12 May 2020

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Viewers flock to online Mīharo concert

Thousands across Hawke’s Bay gathered in their bubbles yesterday afternoon to connect and be inspired by the best...

11 May 2020

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Community Grants application deadline extended

The deadline for this year’s Community Grants application round has been extended to give groups seeking funding...

8 May 2020

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New policy aims to deliver added public value to council spend

Each year, Hastings District Council invests more than $100m in infrastructure, facilities, goods and service...

7 May 2020

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Star-studded online event to celebrate Heretaunga

COVID-19 may be keeping us all in our bubbles at home, but that hasn’t stopped local arts organisations partnering...

4 May 2020

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Halcyon Wines Limited

Description: Halcyon Wines Limited applied for an Off Licence for Halcyon Wines. The primary business i...

4 May 2020

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Council signals a lower than forecast rates increase

In recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19 on the community, Hastings District Council has signalled a...

1 May 2020

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Unique welcome for International Students in Hawke’s Bay

Hundreds of international students who chose to stay in Hawke’s Bay during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown will...

1 May 2020

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Clifton Beach closed due to slip

The Clifton Beach access to Cape Kidnappers has been closed today after another large slip was reported along the...

1 May 2020

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Hastings transfer stations to re-open next Wednesday

Council transfer stations in Napier and Hastings will re-open next week, with measures now in place to operate...

1 May 2020

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Hastings Youth Council plans exciting year ahead

Although they have been in lockdown over the last month, and face uncertain times ahead, the Hastings Youth...

29 April 2020

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Construction restart great news for Hastings

The sound of hammers is ringing out across Hastings this week, as the construction industry gets back to work...

29 April 2020

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Viet Thai Restaurant Limited

Description: Viet Thai Restaurant Limited has applied for an On Licence for Viet Thai Cuisine – Two Bamboo...

27 April 2020

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Deliciosa Limited

Description: Deliciosa Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Deliciosa Restaurant. The primary...

24 April 2020

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ANZAC Day 2020

While our communities can’t physically gather to attend ANZAC Day services this year, there are ways we can...

24 April 2020

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Council fund opens for those providing COVID-19 support

Hastings District Council has set up a one-off rapid response fund to allocate grants to groups and organisation...

24 April 2020

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More Hastings Heroes discovered

There are so many kind and caring Hastings Heroes out there, performing all sorts of good deeds to help keep u...

24 April 2020

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Hastings kerbside recycling collection for some items to resume at Level 3

With the move to Level 3, kerbside recycling collection in Hastings will resume this Tuesday, April 28, for gla...

23 April 2020

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More wow factor for the city

A call has gone out to Hawke’s Bay artists as Hastings District Council starts planning more large-scale...

21 April 2020

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Village Vineyards Limited

Description: Village Vineyards Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Red Barrel. The primary business i...

17 April 2020

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Zaria Wines Limited

Description: Zaria Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Zaria Wines. The primary business i...

17 April 2020

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Hastings Heroes revealed

There has been a huge response to Hastings District Council’s call to nominate outstanding Hastings Heroes.

17 April 2020

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Council preparing for possible easing of lockdown restrictions

Hastings District Council is urging the community to continue to be strict and adhere to the government’s rule...

16 April 2020

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Flaxmere strong in the face of COVID-19

Despite the announcement of a case of COVID-19 in the community, Hastings Ambassador and Flaxmere ward councillor...

16 April 2020

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Essential food teams need more staff

Keeping food on the table is trickier under COVID-19 physical distancing conditions, but Hawke’s Bay’s food...

15 April 2020

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Hawke’s Bay mayors target $314m in government funding

Hawke’s Bay councils have this week submitted a joint bid for $314m of government investment funds for ‘3 waters’...

15 April 2020

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Needs run the gamut; from new mum to about-to-be home schoolers

A young Vanuatu woman, 29-weeks pregnant, was expecting to be back in her home country by now, after a season...

14 April 2020

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Powermode Trading Limited

Description: Powermode Trading Limited has applied for an On Licence Renewal for Magpies Jam Bar. The primary...

13 April 2020

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Council Meeting

Public Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Council is to be held on Thursday 23 April 2020 commencing at...

9 April 2020

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Praise for resilient Hawke's Bay community

The region’s leaders are praising the resilience of Hawke’s Bay’s communities during the COVID-19 lockdown, and...

9 April 2020

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Hastings water restrictions eased

Declining water use and cooler weather has led to water restrictions being eased across most of the Hasting...

9 April 2020

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Calling all Hastings Heroes

Hastings District councillors are on the look out for awesome people in our community who are going above and...

9 April 2020

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Cape Coast reserves closed to overnight stays

In the last week increasing numbers of people have been travelling to Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton and taking...

9 April 2020

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Please do not flush wet wipes

Hastings District Council is asking the community to stop flushing wet wipes after excessive amounts going through...

3 April 2020

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HDC Essential Services

The change to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 allows some council functions to resume, but it won’t look much different for...

31 March 2020

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Hawke’s Bay phone line set up for those most in need

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s new regional telephone number 0800 HBAYCD (0800 422 923) i...

31 March 2020

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Kerbside recycling collection suspended

A big focus for Hastings District Council this week is putting systems in place to ensure our essential service...

25 March 2020

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Single and Co Limited

Description: Single and Co Limited has applied for an Off licence renewal for Double By Single. The primary...

25 March 2020

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Chapel closed in response to COVID-19 alert level changes

In preparing and planning to comply with the Government’s directives to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the...

24 March 2020

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HDC implements Government Level 3 requirements

Hastings District Council has today closed all of its facilities, including the administration building, to the...

23 March 2020

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Public Notice of Extraordinary Council meeting

Pursuant to clauses 22(2) and 22(4) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, I hereby requisition an...

23 March 2020

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Hastings District Council closes more facilities in response to Level 2 COVID-19 Alert

Hastings District Council has closed two facilities and is making changes across the remainder following the Prime...

22 March 2020

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Indian Summer Farms Limited

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

20 March 2020

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HDC facility programmes suspended, chapel numbers limited

Hastings District Council is stepping up its response to COVID-19 in line with Ministry of Health recommendation...

20 March 2020

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Fond farewells after three decades of service to the Hastings community

Two stalwart community leaders are to be farewelled at Hastings District Council this week in recognition of more...

19 March 2020

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Message to suppliers

19 March 2020

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Parks Week competition winners

A bunch of dedicated families know heaps more about Hastings’ playgrounds after racing round trying to visit them...

19 March 2020

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Council closes Splash Planet

With the uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19, Splash Planet will close today for the season.

19 March 2020

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Toitoi shows cancelled, facility closed temporarily

Hastings District Council has today cancelled several upcoming shows at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre...

19 March 2020

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Response to COVID-19

Hastings District Council is committed to supporting the health and safety of all of our facilities users and...

18 March 2020

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Hawke’s Bay Councils unite as they plan for COVID-19 regionwide response

Hawke’s Bay’s five Councils are working together to ensure an integrated approach to their response to the...

18 March 2020

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Council cancels upcoming events in response to latest Government announcement

Hastings District Council has been closely following the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and is responding to the...

17 March 2020

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DN & L R Wilson Limited

Description: DN & LR Wilson Limited has applied for an Off licence for Milton Villa Wines. The primary busine...

13 March 2020

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New recycling crate roll-out starts Monday

New kerbside recycling crates will start being delivered to Hastings residents from Monday, March 16 ahead of the...

13 March 2020

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Old lollipop parking meters for sale

They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and this seems to be the case with the recently...

12 March 2020

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Feedback sought on Hastings district transportation

A public information session is being held to gather feedback on the Hastings district’s transportation issues and...

11 March 2020

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Clive Rugby & Sports Club Incorporated

Description: Clive Rugby & Sports Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Clive Rugby ...

9 March 2020

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Register now for HazMobile collection

The combined Hastings/Napier HazMobile collection will be taking place on Sunday, March 29 this year.

9 March 2020

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2020 Hastings Youth Council appointed

From wanting the youth voice to be central to decision making to tackling climate change, the 2020 Hasting...

9 March 2020

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Little Koha Limited

Description: Little Koha Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Little Koha. The primary business i...

6 March 2020

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Visit playgrounds for Parks Week, and be in to win prizes

This year, Hastings District Council is bringing back a competition that encourages families to visit as many...

6 March 2020

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Opera Kitchen Limited

Description: Opera Kitchen Limitedhas applied for an On Licence Renewal for Opera Kitchen. The primary busine...

28 February 2020

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CS and JME Dobson Partnership

Description: CS and JME Dobson Partnership has applied for an Off Licence for Winetrust The primary business i...

25 February 2020

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Clive Hotel Limited

Description: Clive Hotel Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Clive Hotel. The primary business i...

25 February 2020

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Rush Cottage Limited

Description: Rush Cottage Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Black Barn Vineyards. The primary...

25 February 2020

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RecyclingBins

New changes to Hastings kerbside recycling and waste services on their way

Changes are on their way to Hastings district kerbside waste and recycling services, designed to promote more...

25 February 2020

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Clubs Hastings Incorporated

Description: Clubs Hastings Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Clubs Hastings. The primary...

24 February 2020

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City centre revitalisation continues with Karamū Road North upgrade

The enhancement of Hastings’ city centre continues next week with work scheduled to begin on the Karamū Road North...

21 February 2020

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Change of hours at outdoor pools

With seasonal staff at our outdoor aquatic facilities returning to school and university, the opening hours are...

20 February 2020

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Prime Minister stops by for sneak preview of Toitoi

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was a special guest at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre today, enjoying...

20 February 2020

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Last installations for summer will light up city centre

To see out the last of summer, Hastings District Council has two more exciting, large-scale lighting and sound...

20 February 2020

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Drinking water upgrade programme progressing well

The Hastings District Council’s extensive drinking water upgrade programme continues to progress well, with work...

19 February 2020

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KMP MAP

Plan to unlock productivity growth on Eastern side of Hastings

The Eastern side of Hastings is the focus of a new collaborative strategic planning study that will help guide...

17 February 2020

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Haha Wine Company Limited

Description: Haha Wine Company Limited has applied for an Off Licence Renewal for Haha Wine Company Limited. The...

14 February 2020

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A Winning Influence (NZ) Limited

Description: A Winning Influence (NZ) Limited has applied for an Off Licence Renewal for Lusostore. The primary...

14 February 2020

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The Partnership of Alan Grant Keats and Kaye Elizabeth Keats

Description: The Partnership of Alan Grant Keats and Kaye Elizabeth Keats has applied for an Off Licence renewal...

13 February 2020

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Cape Kidnappers update - new signage

New signage has been installed at the entrance to Clifton Beach to help reduce confusion as to when and where...

12 February 2020

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Final week for Hastings youth councillor applications

Time is running out for potential candidates to step up and represent the youth voice for Hastings District...

11 February 2020

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New giant lighting installation coming to Hastings city centre

Another spectacular lighting installation is coming to Hastings this week, but wait there’s more…this display ha...

11 February 2020

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Travel by bike and a free breakfast may be yours

Next week Napier and Hastings iWay teams will be out each weekday morning
handing out healthy breakfasts to...

7 February 2020

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Flaxmere Rugby and Sports Club Incorporated

Description: Flaxmere Rugby and Sports Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Flaxmere...

6 February 2020

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Timeline set for small communities drinking water upgrades

The Hastings district’s small communities’ drinking water upgrades reached a milestone recently with the awarding...

3 February 2020

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Feed Catering Limited

Description: Feed Catering Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Valley d Vine Restaurant. The...

3 February 2020

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China competition delayed due to coronavirus

A decision has been made this week to delay the Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism competition, given the...

3 February 2020

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Make it an extra-long weekend at Splash Planet

With many people, visitors and locals alike, taking the opportunity to enjoy an extra-long Waitangi Day weekend –...

3 February 2020

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2020 Waitangi Day Hours

Find out what hours our council facilities are open on Waitangi Day.

3 February 2020

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Sprinkler ban imposed for Hastings

Level 3 water use restrictions are being introduced in Hastings today, meaning a sprinkler ban is now in force...

31 January 2020

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Remembering the Hawke's Bay earthquake

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

31 January 2020

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Free concert series a showcase of diverse musical talent

Hot off a scorching success last weekend, Hastings’ free summer concert series is already sizzling with a further...

30 January 2020

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High water use prompts urgent call to conserve

Hastings residents are being strongly urged to conserve water in an effort to avoid having to impose Level 3 water...

29 January 2020

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New parking meters on their way to Hastings CBD

New “pay by plate” parking technology is being installed in inner city Hastings from this week, due to be in...

29 January 2020

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Hawke's Bay councils welome government support for 3 waters review

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome the announcement of Government funding to progress the region-wide review...

28 January 2020

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Creative Communities funding round opens

Applications for the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding rounds opens on February 3.

28 January 2020

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Cape Kidnappers rockfall hazards update

The 1.5 km DOC-managed track, which forms part of the 9 km Cape Kidnappers walking track, will remain closed while...

23 January 2020

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Ellwood Function Centre Limited

Description: Ellwood Function Centre Ltd has applied for an On Licence for Ellwood Function Centre Ltd. The...

21 January 2020

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Harry Potter Book Night returns to Civic Square

The annual Harry Potter Book Night, celebrated internationally each February, will take place in Civic Square...

20 January 2020

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Devine Cafe and Restaurant Limited

Description: Devine Cafe and Restaurant Limited has applied for an On Licence for Devine Cafe and Restaurant. The...

18 January 2020

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Elephant Hill Holdings Limited

Description: Elephant Hill Holdings Limited has applied for an On Licence for Elephant Hill Lodge. The primary...

17 January 2020

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Hastings City Art Gallery to get new roof

Work to replace the roof of the Hastings City Art Gallery will start next week, expected to be completed by the...

16 January 2020

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Social Wines Limited

Description: Social Wines Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Social Wines. The primary business i...

16 January 2020

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Carma Bars LImited

Description: Carma Bars Limited has applied for an On Licence for Loading Ramp. The primary business is described...

16 January 2020

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Te Mata Estate Winery Ltd

Description: Te Mata Estate Winery Ltd has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Te Mata Estate Winery.
The...

13 January 2020

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Salvation Army feeding the fire teams

Hamburgers, sausages, pies, bread rolls and chicken pasta are all on the menu for firefighters working on getting...

8 January 2020

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Waimarama water irrigation ban

A full irrigation ban (no sprinkler or hand irrigation is allowed) is now in place in Waimarama to ensure adequate...

30 December 2019

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Let's work together for a safe summer

As we head into the summer holiday period, Hastings District Council wishes everyone a safe Christmas and New Year...

20 December 2019

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Defibrillator donated to Hastings library

The Hastings library took possession of a new defibrillator this week, a much appreciated donation from the...

20 December 2019

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New app introduced for freedom camping payments

Freedom camping is a popular activity in summer, and in the Hastings district a new app is being introduced to...

20 December 2019

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Appleborn Limited

Description: Appleborn Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Three Wise Birds Garden Bar. The primary...

20 December 2019

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National Athletics Championships Returns to the Bay in 2021

Athletics New Zealand has announced the 2021 and 2022 New Zealand Track & Field Championships will be hosted in...

18 December 2019

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Canoe polo facility set for February 2020 opening

With help from volunteers, the aquatic facility being built at Mitre 10 Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park is on...

18 December 2019

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Garden watering every second day from Friday

Level two water use restrictions will be introduced in Hastings this Friday, December 20, to try and help conserve...

18 December 2019

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Sir James Wattie Place to re-open to vehicles

Clean-up work will continue overnight and Sir James Wattie Place is expected to be able to be re-opened to...

18 December 2019

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Description: Hastings District Council has applied for an On Licence for Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre. ...

17 December 2019

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The Samoan Cowboy rolls into town

Sam Ah Chookoon, aka The Samoan Cowboy, is flying into Hawke’s Bay to headline a massive fundraiser being put on...

17 December 2019

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Busy year for Hastings District Youth Council

From creating a calendar jam-packed with events for Youth Week to lobbying the Prime Minister to address mental...

17 December 2019

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Further support signalled for Food Innovation Hub

In a show of support for the proposed Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub, Hastings District Council has agreed to...

17 December 2019

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AJ Holdings HB Limited

Description: AJ Holdings HB Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for The Horse and Hound. The primary...

16 December 2019

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All welcome to Cornwall Park playground

The finishing touches are being applied and preparations are afoot to celebrate the opening of the revamped...

13 December 2019

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Hawke's Bay councils appoint regional procurement director

A new Hawke’s Bay regional strategic procurement director has been appointed by the region’s five councils, the...

13 December 2019

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Bridge strengthening programme supports local economy

The Hastings District Council’s bridge strengthening programme is ahead of schedule, and this week the council...

12 December 2019

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Housing Announcement for Hastings Welcomed

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst welcomes today’s announcement for the first stage of the government’s investment...

12 December 2019

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Appleborn Limited

Description: Appleborn Limited, has applied for a renewal of their On Licence for Three Wise Birds Garden Bar. ...

11 December 2019

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Sir James Wattie Place remains closed

Due to the ongoing potential asbestos exposure risk, Sir James Wattie Place will remain closed to the public until...

10 December 2019

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Gavin Yortt

Description: Gavin Yortt has applied for an Off licence for Squawking Magpie Wines. The primary business i...

9 December 2019

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OLG Limited

Description: OLG Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Four Square Mahora. The primary business is described...

6 December 2019

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Changes to stormwater management mooted

The Hastings District Council and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are working together to improve the management and...

5 December 2019

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Future investment in Splash Planet to be considered

With Splash Planet’s peak season nearly upon us, thoughts are turning to the ongoing sustainability of thi...

4 December 2019

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Hastings Tennis & Squash Club Incorporated

Description: Hastings Tennis & Squash Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal for Hastings Tenni...

4 December 2019

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Christmas and New Year 2019/2020 open hours

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

4 December 2019

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Art straddles boundary between painting and sculpture

Hawke’s Bay-based artist Leanne Morrison says she’s really excited to showcase her new exhibition Off the Edge to...

3 December 2019

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Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited

Description: Zeelandt Brewing Company Limited, has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for Zeelandt...

3 December 2019

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Piku Limited

Description: Piku Limited has applied for a Variation of an On Licence to (Add S38 caterers endorsement, increase...

29 November 2019

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Temporary Havelock North water restriction

Havelock North residents are being asked to conserve water next week while work is carried out on one of the...

29 November 2019

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First China competition gifts arrive

The first of the gifts that are the heart of the Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism secondary school...

29 November 2019

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Audit says no major safety concerns at reserves

Extra signage on mountain bike tracks and further separation of biking and walking tracks in Tainui and Hikanui...

29 November 2019

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Remediation of Craggy Range Track completed

A special blessing took place at the site of the former Craggy Range track this morning to signal the end of...

29 November 2019

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Pho Nha Trang Limited

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

28 November 2019

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Dolce Vista Limited

Description: Dolce Vista Limited has applied for an On Licence and Off Licence renewal for Dolce Vista. The...

28 November 2019

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LDEAB Limited

Description: LDEAB Limited has applied for an Off Licence for Bellantino’s Food Lovers Market. The primary...

28 November 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICE HDC

Council Meetings

All meetings are held in the Council Civic Administration Building, 207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings. Members of...

27 November 2019

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Hastings Alive November 2019 Update

There is a lot happening in the Hastings City centre. Read all about in our latest newsletter update.

27 November 2019

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International Disabilities Day

International Day of People with Disability to be celebrated

A host of fun activities will be taking place in the Hastings City mall next week to celebrate this year’...

27 November 2019

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Report highlights Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga’s whānau support role

Hastings District Council chief executive Nigel Bickle has congratulated Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (TToH) for the...

26 November 2019

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MASSA2019 LIMITED

Description: Massa2019 Limited has applied for an On Licence for Sazio The primary business is described as a...

25 November 2019

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Under The Stars Limited

Description: Under The Stars Limited has applied for an On Licence for Peak House The primary business i...

25 November 2019

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Thirsty Bull Limited, private company of Hamilton

Description: Thirsty Bull Limited, private company of Hamilton has applied for a renewal of their Off Licence for...

25 November 2019

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P

Description: Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P has applied for an On and Off Licence Renewal for Smith...

22 November 2019

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Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P

Description: Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates L.P has applied for an On and Off Licence Renewal for Smith...

22 November 2019

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Investigation drilling to start

Investigation drilling is to start next week at one of two sites that have been proposed as locations for future...

22 November 2019

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Large light sculptures to pop up in Hastings city

Hastings City centre will light up in the lead up to Christmas this year, with two temporary, spectacular...

22 November 2019

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Huge fanfare in China at Hastings gift opening

The first of the treasure chests sent to cities and regions in China for the Amazing China-Hastings Year of...

21 November 2019

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Havelock North courtesy crossing safety highlighted

Pedestrians and motorists are being urged to look out for each other after some close calls reported on courtesy...

20 November 2019

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Harvest photographic exhibition highlights seasonal workers

Each year hundreds of seasonal workers come to Hawke’s Bay to harvest the horticulture and viticulture crops the...

20 November 2019

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Waste water

Open day an insight into innovative wastewater treatment

The annual tour of the Hastings wastewater treatment plant at Clive is on again on November 23, one that...

19 November 2019

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Tania Kerr appointed as Hastings deputy mayor

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst has today reappointed long-term councillor Tania Kerr as deputy mayor for the...

19 November 2019

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Manbal Investments Limited

Description: Manbal Investments Limited has applied for the renewal of an On Licence for Currizza's. The primary...

19 November 2019

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Time to start thinking about conserving water

Although Hawke’s Bay received a good dollop of rain recently, Hastings and Napier residents are encouraged to...

18 November 2019

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Hawke's Bay councils breaking new ground

Hawke’s Bay’s five councils have broken new ground with all elected representatives coming together in one room to...

14 November 2019

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Gardening a communal activity for Petal Power winner

He’s already legendary among Parkhaven residents for his culinary prowess, and now Peter Johnson’s skills in the...

12 November 2019

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Cape Kidnappers Station Limited

Description: Cape Kidnappers Station Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal The Clubhouse at Cape...

12 November 2019

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Bruce William Jans – as Trustee of the Taheke Trust

Description: Bruce William Jans – as Trustee of the Taheke Trust has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Linden...

12 November 2019

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Terrata Estate Limited

Description: Terrata Estate Limited has applied for an On and Off Licence renewal for de la terre winery. The...

12 November 2019

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Lexi Limited

Description: Lexi Limited has applied for an On Licence for Chans Chop House. The primary business is described...

8 November 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICE HDC

Intention to declare and classify reserves in Raureka, Hastings.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Intention to declare and classify reserves in Raureka, Hastings.
Pursuant to Section 14(1) of...

8 November 2019

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Another win for HB Councils’ shared website work

Hawke’s Bay’s five councils have done it again – won a national award for team work on eight of the region’s local...

8 November 2019

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Clothes swaps and landfill bus tours for Sustainable Backyards

In its second year of being held in Hawke’s Bay, this month’s Sustainable Backyards programme features a wide...

7 November 2019

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Star of India Bay Limited

Description: Star of India Bay Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Star of India Restaurant and...

6 November 2019

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Spirit of service 2019

Celebrating the Spirit of Service

Public service workers, from councils to emergency services, government agencies and departments, education, and...

5 November 2019

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Gengy's Hastings Limited

Description: Gengy's Hastings Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Mongolian BBQ Restaurant.

5 November 2019

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Mazowe Investments Limited

Description: Mazowe Investments Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for Birdwoods Gallery. The primary...

5 November 2019

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Waiwhare Community Centre Inc

Description: Waiwhare Community Centre Inc has applied for a renewal Club licence for Waiwhare Community Centre. ...

5 November 2019

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Memories of councils’ merger shared at commemoration event

Memories of some of the most turbulent years in Hastings’ political history were shared on Sunday, at an event to...

4 November 2019

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Hawkes Bay Kart Club Incorporated

Description: Hawkes Bay Kart Club Incorporated has applied for a Club Licence renewal with Variation of hours for...

4 November 2019

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Forager Inc Limited

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

2 November 2019

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3 Parks

Top international award for three Hastings parks

Fantastic new flags will be flying over three Hastings parks after an announcement this week that Flaxmere Park...

1 November 2019

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Retail spending growth continues across Hastings district

Continued economic growth in the Hastings district is reflected in the most recent figures on retail spending for...

1 November 2019

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Godsown Brewery Limited

Description: Godsown Brewery Limited has applied for an Off Licence renewal for Godsown Brewery. The primary...

1 November 2019

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NLVPC Limited

Description: NLVPC Limited has applied for an On Licence renewal for Wright and Co. The primary business i...

31 October 2019

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A A Corban Assocs Limited

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

30 October 2019

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Blessing

Treasure chests blessed and off to China

The gifts being sent far and wide across China for The Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism 2019 have been...

29 October 2019

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Rates revaluation notices issued this week

The 2019 rates revaluation notices were posted out to Hastings ratepayers this week, giving an updated rating...

24 October 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICE HDC

Meeting of the Inaugural Hastings District Rural Community Board Meeting,

Public Notice is hereby given that the first Meeting of the Hastings District Rural Community Board following the...

22 October 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICE HDC

Meeting of the Inaugural Council Meeting

Public Notice is hereby given that the first Meeting of the Council following the 2019 triennial elections is to...

22 October 2019

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Long weekend hours at gallery and libraries

This long weekend, Hastings District Libraries and Hastings City Art Gallery will be closed on Hawke’s Bay...

22 October 2019

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Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited

Description: Worlds Best Little Wine Company Limited has applied for renewal of their On Licence for Moana Park...

18 October 2019

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Pure Catering Limited

Description: Pure Catering Limited has applied for an On-Site Catering Licence at the Havelock North Function...

18 October 2019

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Hand-turned timber the heart of China gifts

The first of the treasure chests holding hand-made gifts by talented Hastings craftsmen are about to be sent to...

17 October 2019

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Frimley Water

Community information session at Frimley Park

A community information session is being held this Saturday to discuss the proposed water treatment and storage...

17 October 2019

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Hastings Library Survey 2019

Planning for the future of our libraries

How much do you use your library, and what is your idea of the perfect library?
In preparing the 2020-2025...

16 October 2019

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Cordon remains, road closure extends to two lanes

Hastings District Council is continuing to monitor the building at 603 Heretaunga St East that was cordoned off...

16 October 2019

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Hastings District Council to commemorate 30 years

On November 3, a free community event will be held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hastings District Council.

15 October 2019

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Sunshine Enterprises Limited

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