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Christmas and New Year 2020/21 open hours

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

HDC Customer Service Centre

CLOSED from 3pm, December 24, 2020 to 8am January 5, 2021.
The 24-hour call centre will remain open throughout the holiday period, phone (06) 871 5000.

Rubbish and recycling

Recycling and rubbish collection days will change for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Normal collection day: Friday 25 December. Changed to: Saturday 26 December.

Normal collection day: Friday 1 January. Changed to: Saturday 2 January.

Henderson Rd Refuse Transfer Station

  • CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Mondays to Saturdays: 7.45am to 4.30pm
  • Sundays and public holidays (including December 28 and January 4): 9:45am to 4:30pm

Blackbridge Refuse Transfer Station

  • CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Thursday to Monday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Recycling only

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

  • Waimarama Domain
  • Tutira
  • Poukawa
  • Maraekakaho
  • Waipataki
  • (Blackbridge Transfer Station – same hours that transfer station operates)

Hastings District Libraries (including Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere)

  • December 24:  9am to 3pm
  • CLOSED: Christmas Day - December 28
  • December 29 – December 30: 9am to 5:30pm
  • December 31: 9am to 3:00pm
  • CLOSED: January 1 - January 4, 2021
  • January 5: 9am to 7pm

 Sunday opening will resume on 10 January with the Hasting War Memorial Library open 1-4pm each Sunday.

Splash Planet

  • Open everyday except Christmas Day 10am to 5.30pm

Aquatics Hastings

Frimley and Village pools

  • CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Clive and Flaxmere pools

  • CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day

For normal opening hours please visit the Aquatics Hastings website.

Flaxmere Community Centre and FlaXrock Gym

  • CLOSED from December 24, 2020 to January 5, 2021

Camberley Community Centre

  • CLOSED from 3pm December 24 2020 to 8am January 5, 2021

Hastings Sports Centre

  • CLOSED from 5pm December 23, 2020 to 8:30am January 6, 2021

Hastings City Art Gallery

  • December 24: 10am to 3:00pm
  • CLOSED: December 25-28
  • December 29-31 2020 10am to 4:30pm (early closing at 3pm on New Year’s Eve)
  • CLOSED: January 1-4 2021
  • Normal hours resume January 5, 2021: Tues-Sat 10am to 4:30pm

Cemeteries & Crematorium

  • CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and the day after New Year's Day.

Animal Control Shelter

  • December 24: 9am to 10:00am only
  • CLOSED: December 25-28
  • December 29 - 30: 9am to 10:00am and 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • December 31: 9am to 10:00am only
  • CLOSED: January 1–4, 2021
  • January 5: Normal operating hours resume (9am to 10:00am and 3:00pm to 4:00pm)


For public transport queries see the GoBus website or phone (06) 835 9200.

4 December 2020

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