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Christmas and New Year 2016/2017 Open Hours

Find out what days and hours our council facilities are open during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections

There is no change to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

If you do go on holiday and miss your kerbside collection, see when our rubbish and recycling facilities are open this holiday period.

Rubbish & recycling:

Blackbridge Refuse Transfer Station
Mondays: 7.30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Henderson Road Refuse Transfer Station
Monday to Saturday: 7.45am to 4.30pm
Sunday and public holidays: 9.45am to 4.30pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Recycling only:
7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Martin Place, Havelock North

  • Waimarama Domain, Waimarama
  • Pukehamoamoa
  • Tutira
  • Poukawa

Waimarama rubbish and recycling collections 

Click here for the Waimarama collection dates for rubbish over Christmas/New Years. 

Hastings District Council Customer Service Centre

  • 23 December: 8am to 3pm
  • 28 and 29 December: 8am to 5pm
  • 30 December: 8am to 3pm
  • 4, 5 and 6 January: 8am to 5pm

Our 24-hour call centre, phone 871 5000, will remain open throughout the holiday period.

Hastings District Libraries

  • 24 December: Closed
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: Closed
  • Open 28-30 December – 9am-6pm
  • 31 December: Closed
  • 1 January: Closed
  • 2 January: Closed
  • 3 January: Closed

There will be no late nights during this time.

Aquatics Hastings pools

  • Clive Pool: closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Frimley Pool: closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Swim Heretaunga: closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Day 
  • Village Pool: closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Splash Planet: closed Christmas Day

Flaxmere Community Centre & Flaxrock Gym 

Flaxmere Community Centre closed from 24 December to 4 January
Flaxrock Gym closed 24 to 27 December. Open 28 to 30 December from 8am–12pm, then closed to 4 January

Camberley Community Centre 

Camberley Community Centre, Kiwi Street - Closed from 24 December to 4 January

Animal Welfare Centre 

Open Friday 23rd December 9-10 am only
Open Saturday 24th December 9-10am only
Closed Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December
Open Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29th December 9-10am and 3.30-4.30pm
Open Friday 30th December 9-10am only
Saturday 31 December 9-10am
Closed Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd January
Open Wednesday 4th January onwards normal hours

Hastings Sports Centre

Closed from 23 December to 4 January 


For public transport queries, visit or phone 835 9200.

Safer Hastings Support Lines

Some Hot Numbers for Support over the Holidays

The Depression Helpline (0800 111 757)
Healthline (0800 611 116)
Lifeline (0800 543 354)
Samaritans (0800 726 666)
Youthline (0800 376 633)
Alcohol Drug Helpline (0800 787 797)
Warmline(0800 200 207)
Peer advocacy (0800 11 11 42)
Crisis Assessment & Treatment Team (800 745 477)

And a link to the MHF website for crisis contacts.

4 October 2017

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