skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Rubbish & Recycling Rubbish & Recycling

Facilities

Hastings Heroes celebrated at special event

Hastings Heroes group photo 002

About 150 family and friends gathered at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre last night to celebrate 30 Hastings Heroes who went above and beyond to support their community during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Hastings District Council launched the campaign during the lockdown, keen to acknowledge those who made life during that challenging time easier for others.

People were asked to nominate candidates to be recognised, and a wide array of nominations were received from musicians to artists, school principals, teachers, rest home workers, pastors, drivers, shoppers, essential service workers, shop owners, mums, dads and grandparents.

These humble heroes did everything from delivering medicines, food and groceries to those who couldn’t go out to checking on the security of unoccupied homes, mowing lawns, working tirelessly to help get our homeless off the streets and into accommodation, supporting farmers struggling with the drought and COVID-19 and sewing face masks for essential workers.

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst said it was wonderful to celebrate these efforts, at the first community event back in the Hawke’s Bay Opera House at Toitoi since the country went into Alert Level 4.

“We have won the battle against COVID-19 thanks to the enormous effort put in by the whole community during the lockdown.  We should be really proud of what we have achieved over the short period of time.

“We made it through this very challenging time by simple acts of caring and kindness, in different ways, and it was uplifting to get together with some of the many people who went the extra mile for others.”

See the full list of nominated Hastings Heroes at https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/our-council/covid-19/hastings-heroes

24 June 2020

Back to News

Loading...

Hastings District Council - Copyright © 2020 Hastings District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 / customerservice@hdc.govt.nz