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Keep up to date with all of Hastings District Council's latest news from, what's going on, public notices, tenders, press releases and consultations.

New roundabout on the drawing board

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

19 January 2018

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Te Mata Rd water project back underway

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

17 January 2018

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Four weeks to get Council nominations in

Nominations for the vacant Hastings District Council seat are open for four weeks from today (January 16). To assist people contemplating standing for election, there will be a candidates’ evening held next Tuesday [January 23], at 6.30pm, in the Council chambers.

16 January 2018

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Heads up: Roundabout resurfacing work

The resurfacing of the roads around two of the district’s roundabouts will be carried out over the last two weeks of this month. Work on the Guthrie Rd and Nimon St (Havelock North) roundabout will start this Friday [January 19] and take just over a week, weather permitting.

16 January 2018

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Swim Heretaunga ready to re-open

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

16 January 2018

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Enhancements to Hastings city centre begin

The next phase of ongoing works to further enhance the Hastings city centre is set to kick off today with changes to the Heretaunga Street central mall.

15 January 2018

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Wonderful women support each other

Over the last three years the Heretaunga Women’s Centre has come of age, with more than 150 women now gathering for classes, catch-ups, support, health enhancement and friendship every week.

12 January 2018

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Council helps Women’s Refuge give a hand

The right of women and children to live free of violence is at the heart of the philosophy and practical service offered by Hastings Women’s Refuge. Hastings District Council is again supporting the refuge to run its programmes, granting $25,000 from this financial year’s Contestable Grants Fund.

8 January 2018

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History from the walls of Chapel

A snippet of history was unearthed as the earthquake-prone Hastings Chapel was demolished in November, ahead of the building of a new chapel. Gemco site foreman Wayne Murphy’s eagle eyes spotted a corner of a piece of paper under rubble in the chapel. Carefully removing it, he discovered a 73-year-old pay slip with a message for the future on the back of it.

21 December 2017

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Plaza upgrade about to start

Work on the Opera House will stop for the Christmas break today (December 21), with the crews back on site from January 8. Five months into the project, the work is on time and on budget, said Hastings District Council facilities and programmes manager Alison Banks.

21 December 2017

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NOW Brings Collaboration Innovation to Region’s Councils

Local phone and broadband provider, NOW, today announced an innovative partnership with Hawke’s Bay’s five councils that sees it become the first telecommunications company in New Zealand to introduce a Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that will enable multi-council collaboration. - NOW Phone & Broadband

20 December 2017

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Christmas and New Year 2017/2018 open hours

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

19 December 2017

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By-election dates announced

Nominations for the vacant councillor seat on the Hastings District Council open next month (January 16). The Hastings-Havelock North ward seat become vacant when then-councillor Sandra Hazlehurst was elected as Hastings mayor in November.

19 December 2017

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Hastings District Council reports on progress of its water change programme

Hastings District Council was today advised that significant progress is being made on the delivery of the water change programme, which is focused on ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water and effective and sustainable water services to the community.

18 December 2017

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New mains pipes start arriving

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

18 December 2017

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Tania Kerr is the new deputy mayor

The new Hastings deputy mayor has been announced by Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst this morning. Councillor Tania Kerr will take up the position from today. [December 14, 2017]. The Mohaka ward councillor is also a Council representative on Hastings’ Rural Community Board.

14 December 2017

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Waste consultation plan moves closer to public consultation

Options that could potentially divert large portions of household rubbish from being dumped into the landfill are a step closer to going out for public consultation in February. Hastings District Council adopted the Draft Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for consultation at its December meeting today.

14 December 2017

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Youngsters looking to the future

The 17 young people placed into on-the-job training through The Rangatahi Ma, Kia Eke Youth Project have celebrated their success at a special function with family, friends and employees. The programme is a partnership between Hastings District Council and the Ministry of Social Development which aims to help young people having difficulty finding work to gain work experience.

13 December 2017

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Be safe on our beaches this summer

It is no secret that Hastings beaches will again draw crowds in the thousands from across New Zealand over summer – particularly to Waimarama, Ocean and Waipatiki beaches. To help keep everyone safe Hastings District Council has issued a reminder of some of the rules and guidelines for the beach, particularly around dogs, alcohol and vehicles.

11 December 2017

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

China has named 2019 the Year of Tourism to New Zealand, and Hawke’s Bay will be making every effort to attract as many of those tourists as possible to our region, says Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst. Investigating trade, investment and educational opportunities, innovation and potential partnerships were all on the agenda of the biennial New Zealand China Mayoral Forum, held in Wellington this week. China’s Year of Tourism to New Zealand was announced at the forum.

8 December 2017

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Library revamp done and dusted

The library team has its skates on today – putting the newly upgraded Havelock North library back together in time for its re-opening on Monday (December 11).

7 December 2017

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Garden watering every second day

Level two water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings today (December 6), as the very hot weather dries out the region and encourages high water use. That level of restrictions means hoses and sprinklers can only be used between 6am and 8am and 7pm and 9pm every second day – at odd-numbered homes on odd dates, and even numbered homes on even dates. The restrictions apply to all homes which source water from a public Hastings District Council supply.

6 December 2017

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

Council has today received the stage two report of the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water. Chief Executive Ross McLeod commented: “We will read the report with interest. We note that Hastings District Council has responded to all of the criticisms that were raised in the Stage 1 report. The Council has engaged international experts and is carefully following and implementing the advice.”

6 December 2017

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Take care with dogs by rivers

As rivers warm up and water flows reduce, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reminding dog owners to keep their dogs under control at the region’s braided rivers because of the risk of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria, Phormidium, being present. - HBRC

4 December 2017

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New data improves liquefaction maps

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

The reassessment report, released this week, builds on and updates the 1999 GNS liquefaction study in Hawke’s Bay. The report is based on a range of scientific factors including geology and soil data, ground water data, and around 800 CPT (Cone Penetrometer Test) ground tests. While not as extensive as the 10,000 tests carried out in Christchurch, these still provide useful information.

1 December 2017

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Help your dog become thunder-safe

Thunderstorms can be very scary for dogs and the two storms experienced in Hastings this week have certainly sent some of our canine residents into a spin.

Hastings District Council’s animal control manager Lisa Hudson said Council had helped return seven dogs to their anxious owners after the storms on Tuesday and Thursday. They had also taken phone calls and had visits from owners looking for dogs – and social media was running rife with concerned owners looking for their pets.

1 December 2017

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Buzzing Rezpect all about our kids

There is a real buzz at the Rezpect Dance Academy, as dozens of youngsters warm up and then break out their dance moves. In the seven years that Rezpect has been running, the programme has attracted many hundreds of learner hip-hoppers from as young as five.

1 December 2017

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Opera House: New foundations poured

The next time lapse video of the work to earthquake strengthen the Opera House has been released, showing the last of the foundation preparations before this week’s big concrete pour.

30 November 2017

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Awards celebrate Hastings’ beautiful gardens

Putting love and effort into their gardens has paid off for the 18 keen gardeners awarded prizes in this year’s Tremains Spring Spruce Up competition. Mark and Anne Lukkassen won the Before and After category for the makeover of their Russell Robertson Drive garden, also taking home a $2,000 cash prize. Abby Golden in Riverslea Road won the Open Category, earning herself a $2,000 cash prize.

28 November 2017

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Hastings by-election final results

The final results of the Hastings by–election have been confirmed this afternoon. Those results confirm Sandra Hazlehurst as Mayor and Wendy Schollum as a Hastings-Havelock North councillor.

27 November 2017

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David Trubridge Shade Sail Installed in the Village Green

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

27 November 2017

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Multiple bins among waste options

Ways to capture the 42,000 tonnes of recyclable materials before they are tipped into the landfill has been under scrutiny by a combined Napier and Hastings committee yesterday (November 23). Nearly half of the 84,000 tonnes of rubbish that is dumped by residents and businesses could be recycled or composted – if it was not mixed up with non-recyclable waste.

24 November 2017

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Hastings by-election preliminary results

The preliminary results of the Hastings by-election have been announced this afternoon. The result includes all votes cast up until 5pm on Thursday, November 23.

24 November 2017

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New main water link starts February

Installing a new mains water supply pipe between Hastings and Havelock North is a step closer, with Council this week [November 21] approving a plan for managing the range of contracts required to build it. Work on the new pipe is scheduled to start in February with a target finish date December 2018.

23 November 2017

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Agent Pink in HazMobile haul

There is always some pretty interesting rubbish turning up at the Hastings and Napier transfer stations and recycling centres. However, a recent HazMobile hazardous waste weekend, with drop-off points in both Napier and Hastings, uncovered some particularly obscure items. One of the most startling things to have been unloaded was two boxes of chemical sachets containing Agent Pink.

22 November 2017

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New chapel preparation – demolition underway

The building of a new chapel at Hastings Cemetery has reached a major mile-stone this week, with the demolition of the old earthquake-prone building. A new chapel and crematorium have been in the planning since 2012, when the 70-year-old original was found to be earthquake-prone.

22 November 2017

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Emergency alerts; is your phone ready?

Emergency Mobile Alerts are being launched soon – is your phone ready? Hawke’s Bay people are set to start receiving emergency alerts directly to their mobile phones, warning them when their life, property or health is in serious danger.

21 November 2017

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Bus stop damage a big cost

A drive to replace old wooden bus shelters with new modern glass versions has hit a stumbling block and the community is being asked to help. Vandals are smashing the safety glass panels, leaving Council with much increased maintenance costs.

21 November 2017

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Annual Report 2016/17

Hastings District Council’s Annual Report 2016/17 was adopted at a meeting of the Council on 26 October 2017. Highlights over the past year include significant growth and developer interest in the Irongate and Omahu industrial zones, Havelock North Village developments, construction of Whakatu Arterial Link road route and the start of the earthquake strengthening of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. The last 12 months has also seen a focus on improving our parks, with enhancement across a number of parks and the once-in-a-generation upgrade of the Havelock North Village Green, with its new play space proving hugely popular.

21 November 2017

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Te Mata Rd work cleared for Christmas

The infrastructure work along St Hill Lane and Te Mata Rd will be cleared for the Christmas/New Year holiday period. The new water main will be installed and operational by Christmas in time for the onset of the hottest part of summer.

20 November 2017

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All waters connecting to new subdivision

A start on laying storm water, water and sewer pipes in Lyndhurst Road, between Nottingley Rd and the end of the road, is about to get underway. The work will close that section of the road to all but residents’ and service vehicles from November 20.

17 November 2017

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Award-winning Village Green

The redevelopment of Havelock North Village Green has earned one of 20 national awards, bestowed by NZRA (New Zealand Recreation Association). At an awards ceremony in New Plymouth last week, the project received one of two merit awards in the ‘Outstanding Project’ category.

17 November 2017

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Major storm water pipe to stop flooding

A once-in-a-generation project to upgrade a main storm water pipe in Railway Road is about to get underway. The pipe replaces a more than 60-year-old version. The new one will address historical surface flooding issues in the area.

16 November 2017

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Blooming roses draw hundreds

A love of roses, live entertainment and a fantastic venue drew more than 500 people to Rose Sunday at the weekend [November 12]. The roses turned it on with the more than 5500 bushes blooming for the day. It was the 50th anniversary of the rose gardens and it is intended that the event, which used to be held annually, will once again be held every year, in November.

14 November 2017

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Treasures emerge from Opera House walls

Little treasures have been turning up in the walls and under the floors of the 100-year-old Opera House, as it undergoes earthquake strengthening. So far a boxing bout card number, coming attraction signs, old fuses, a cigarette tin and wooden match box, and an odd light bulb on a stick contraption are among the finds. More are expected to turn up as work continues.

13 November 2017

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Getting the best out of bridges

Work to bring Hastings’ bridges on important routes up to new load-bearing levels is getting under way this month, with Kawera Bridge on Taihape Rd the first on the list. Taihape Road carries an average 1500 vehicles a day; 13 per cent of them heavy trucks which is about double that of other main routes.

10 November 2017

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Youth Resilience Study

Helping to build a resilient community into the future is the driver behind a Youth Resilience Study, carried out this year by Hastings District Council. A survey was carried out using the widely acknowledged Resilience Scale by Gail Wagnild, RN, PhD. Fourteen questions measured the ability of the near 800 respondents to cope with adverse or traumatic events. Just under 70 per cent of the participants were aged between 14 and 16.

9 November 2017

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Free licence programme going gangbusters

HB Matariki Programme: Being an unlicenced driver can be a very expensive exercise. Fines for no warrant, registration or licence soon add up, as Te Atakura Huata-Harawira discovered some years back. With almost $2000 owing, Te Atakura realised she would be far better off investing in becoming a qualified driver than paying back fines, so the Flaxmere mother-of-four made up her mind to get her licence.

3 November 2017

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Traffic lights temporarily out – take care

The traffic lights on the corner of Maraekakaho Rd and Southampton St will be turned off for about two weeks from next week, while the control system is replaced. The system is being upgraded at the same time as road works on Maraekakaho Rd are being carried out. The lights will be off from Monday morning. The intersection will be managed using the ‘give way’ system. Drivers are being asked to take extra care.

3 November 2017

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Find your togs: Pools opening

All Hastings outdoor pools will open this month - with all the fun that they will bring. The teams at all three pools - the Village Pool in Havelock North, Frimley Pool in Hastings, and Splash Planet in Hastings - have spent the winter months doing maintenance, painting and prepping for the busy summer.

2 November 2017

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Focused teens the business people of tomorrow

Some of the most successful business ideas are relatively simple – but to succeed they need to be carried out exceptionally well. That philosophy was employed by the winners of this year’s Hawke’s Bay regional Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) competition. The Havelock North Colour Hawke’s Bay team (Rebecca Jackson, Kendyll Miller, Imke Kitchin and Marleen Slabbekoorn) will take their winning colouring book, featuring Hawke’s Bay businesses, to the national Young Enterprise Scheme final in December.

1 November 2017

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A celebration of strength and character

A special ceremony to celebrate youngsters who display ‘he pito mata’, or strong character against the odds, was held in October. Each year the Youth Potential Awards are held to celebrate Hastings youth aged 12 to 19 who are getting on and achieving despite facing personal challenges or adversity. The award categories are Tane (Male), Wahine (Female) and Ropu (Group).

31 October 2017

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Nuhaka chess wizards

The concentration in the air was palpable as youngsters battled each other over chess boards today. The Hawke’s Bay Schools’ Years 1-6 Chess Tournament was held in the Hastings Sports Centre (October 27), attracting 139 players from 11 Hawke’s Bay Schools. Nuhaka School students, who made the more than two hour road trip down to Hastings for the competition, had a great day, winning three of the four age categories.

27 October 2017

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Beware swooping magpies

It is spring nesting season and magpies in both city and country areas are becoming highly protective of their young; swooping on territorial threats. Auckland Council has put out some tips on how to get through the swooping season.

26 October 2017

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Retail Spending remains on a high in Hastings

Retail spending continues on a high in Hastings, with an increase of near nine per cent compared to the same three months last year. That was on the back of an almost 10 per cent rise in the previous quarter. Havelock North spending increased by just over nine per cent on the same period the previous year.

19 October 2017

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Te Mata Park Construction to Commence

The construction of two sets of toilets, a visitor shelter and a new enlarged car park will get underway in Te Mata Park on Tuesday 24 October 2017. One set of public toilets and the visitor shelter will be built at the main gates car park, which is being doubled in size. A second set of toilets is being built at the Tauroa Rd car park. The work is expected to be completed by the end of February, weather permitting.

19 October 2017

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Little warriors winning in the environment

Little eco-warriors in Flaxmere are taking up the battle on behalf of the environment, and their efforts have been nationally recognised. Morgan Educare won the Sustainable Schools Award at the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards last week.

19 October 2017

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Sections coming on as Hastings grows

Residential sections are coming on line – in both small and large scale developments. More than 50 residential sections are in the process of being developed in small scale subdivisions across the district, with approval given to land owners for another 80. Landowners have further developments expected to yield about 50 lots lodged with Hastings District Council. How quickly those sections come to market will depend on the owners and developers.

18 October 2017

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Rebuilding a road

The reconstruction of Maraekakaho Rd, between Francis Hicks Avenue and Southampton Street West, will start on Monday. As part of the same work, road resurfacing will also be carried out between Southampton Street West and Heretaunga Street and new cabling will be installed at the traffic lights on the corner of Maraekakaho Road and Southampton Street. The reconstruction of the road, kerb and channelling, and footpath, “from boundary to boundary”, is the largest part of the project and will take about 10 weeks.

18 October 2017

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Henare O’Keefe: KNZB hero

“As we look around our undoubtedly beautiful district, we must think about all the spaces our children are growing up in; they need to be proud of the place they are growing up in; the place that nurtures them”, says Hastings District councillor Henare O’Keefe. He has a long history of working to improve the lot of Hastings people, both physically - through encouraging pride and care in the community, and through sharing his love of the people and place. His lifetime of work for his community across a raft of sectors has been recognised many times, and now he has been named Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Local Hero.

14 October 2017

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Havelock North most beautiful suburb

It is official: Havelock North is the nation’s Most Beautiful Suburb. The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards were announced tonight (October 13) It was a huge night for Hastings, with three out of three entries taking the top prize in each of their categories, and the naming of Hastings District councillor Henare O’Keefe as this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful Local Hero. Havelock North was lauded as the vibrant heart of Hawke’s Bay and a ‘must visit’ destination, as the award for Most Beautiful Suburb was announced.

14 October 2017

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Opera house: Foyer foundations next

The second time-lapse video of the earthquake strengthening work inside the Hawke’s Bay Opera House has been released this week. The team working on the foyer has exposed all of the old foundation beams and put in the reinforcing for the pouring of the new concrete beams. They will be tied into the old ones. The foundation work has to be completed before work on sheering up the old unreinforced masonry walls starts. This month the entry steps to the foyer staircase joined the art deco stained glass doors that were last month put in storage to keep them safe. The work is “very much on schedule”, said Hastings District Council facilities and programmes group manager Alison Banks.

13 October 2017

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Anglican Care - Heretaunga Seniors’ Programmes

Keep fit classes, one-on-one digital courses and advice, speakers and entertainers, games days, shared meals and monthly outings are all helping Hastings’ seniors remain living in their own homes while staying connected to their communities.

12 October 2017

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Spiller collection reveals gems

Watching the dress styles, hairdos, car makes and children’s dress-up costumes appear as a new scanner reveals images from mid-1900s film reels triggers nostalgia in those who remember the days; and wonder in those too young to have experienced them. A gathering of Knowledge Bank supporters at the charity’s home in Stoneycroft Homestead, Hastings, on Tuesday saw the first of an estimated one million photos in the Spiller collection appear on screen. The scanner was ordered in the wake of the digital history archiving trust being loaned 22,000 rolls of film for digitising by the Spiller family.

11 October 2017

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Young basketballers going for gold

More than 1400 visitors have arrived in the region this week – ready to do battle on the basketball court. The under-13 Central Regional Basketball Championship are being held in Hastings and Napier this year, attracting 33 teams from the Wellington, Manawatu, Taranaki and Whanganui regions, as well as from across the East Coast. The championship, run by Basketball New Zealand and Basketball Hawke’s Bay supported by Hastings District Council and Napier City Council, gives the youngsters experience of a larger scale event.

11 October 2017

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High on art in Hastings

There might be 50 years between but they have a common passion – art. Hastings Girls High School student Ella Ayto and artist John Eaden are the hosts of the first of four walking tours around public art in Hastings central city, organised by Hastings City Art Gallery. Thirteen pieces have been chosen as the focus of the tours – to be held four time over the year. They traverse a range of styles, from mural painting and carving, to stencil art, metalwork and stained glass.

9 October 2017

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Shady artwork for Village Green

Artful shade will be up in the Havelock North Village Green before the hottest months arrive. Designed by renowned Hastings artist David Trubridge, the shade structure reflects the outline of Te Mata Peak - Te Mata-o-Rongokako. Installation is due to start in the first week of November. Trubridge said the idea of forming a large sculpture had been on his mind for more than 10 years. Several times he had thought he had the right place for it, but was now glad those had come to nought.

8 October 2017

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Dressing the new SH2 roundabout

More than 13,000 plants will be planted along the new Whakatu Link Route, starting with 7000 going onto the new State Highway 2 roundabout, at Mangateretere, and the roads leading into it this month. Most of the remainder will go in during next year’s winter planting season as more sections of the route are completed. The plants are mostly natives including varieties of flax, coprosma, oi oi, griselinia and pittosporum, along with the hardy exotic plant species such as lomandra and Chinese star jasmine, all of which perform well in Hawke’s Bay’s hot dry summer conditions.

5 October 2017

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Building the bridge – it’s all go

Twenty four hollow concrete beams, each one weighing between 38 and 48 tonnes, are being lifted into place to form the new 45 metre bridge on the Whakatu Link Route. The work started today [October 5] and is expected to be finished by tomorrow. Two cranes, one 250 tonne and one 100 tonne, were on site for the tricky lift which required extreme precision by staff from Hastings company Concrete Structures.

5 October 2017

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Little red carts bringing mail

Little red electric vehicles are being used to deliver mail in Hastings Flaxmere and Havelock North after NZ Post gained consent from Hastings District Council to use them on footpaths.

We were keen to help if we could and NZ Post h

3 October 2017

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Massive industrial zone ready to go

Newly zoned industrial land in Hastings is expected to add more than $300 million a year to the economy and provide more than 1200 jobs once fully developed.

Nearly 70 hectares of industrial has just been re-zoned General Industrial in Omahu

28 September 2017

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Rata trees protected by arty guards

The finishing touches to one of Hastings main entrances to the city centre are being completed with Rata street trees and stunning tree guards being installed this week.

The trees for Karamu Rd are a type of Rata closely related to the p

27 September 2017

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A dozen wonderful Icons now up

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

The four new ones are dancer and actress Nyree Dawn Porter musician Bruno Lawrence WWII flying ace Ed

25 September 2017

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Health fund attracts 37 applications

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

The fund was set up by Hastings District Council and Hawke's Bay Regional Council to help people who had suffered financial

25 September 2017

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New LED bulbs a bright idea

White bright cost-saving lights are about to spread across the district as Hastings District Council replaces the old Mercury vapour lights with

22 September 2017

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Air curtain for Tutira

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

22 September 2017

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Bird's eye view of opera house work

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

Over the last six weeks the contractors have removed the exceptional art deco stained glass doors from

20 September 2017

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Get a free bike check

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

With the weather warming it is time to hit the cycle ways. In Hastings the iWay team has partnered with four bike shops across Hastings to provide free ABC bike c

15 September 2017

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Whakatu reaches key milestones

The Whakatu Arterial Link project is about to achieve some major milestones with work on State Highway 2 (SH2) due to be finished in about three weeks and the completion of the Karamu Stream diversion.

The intersection at Pilcher Road/SH2 is

14 September 2017

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Council opposes water conservation order

Hastings District Council has opposed an application for a proposed water conservation order (WCO) on the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers believing it not in the best interests of the district. A special tribunal has been appointed by the Minister for the

12 September 2017

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Testing alert systems in Hastings and Napier

If you hear sirens or stingers

12 September 2017

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Fabulous façades lift city spirits

The faces of more than 180 significant buildings in the centre of Hastings have been sympathetically restyled under the Façade Enhancement Scheme – and the result is a positive for building owners and their tenants, residents and visitors. The scheme has been operating since 1993, put in place to help make the Hastings city centre more attractive and vibrant. In the last two years alone the Landmarks Trust and Hastings District Council has worked with 20 building owners to transform the facades of their mostly art deco building

7 September 2017

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Chlorine-removed taps on move

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

The tap was originally sited to be close to the car parks on Eastbourne St. However the moving o

6 September 2017

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Beautiful new chapel on way

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

As well as addressing building strength issues the new chapel will have room for more people 100 compared to 80 with m

5 September 2017

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Heat turned up a real winner

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

More than 120 keen readers joined the challenge with hundreds of report-ins received over the eight weeks.

4 September 2017

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Drilling for pipes so much better

The bulk of the work to install a new larger water main under Heretaunga St is done with the hi-tech underground drill moved off site last week.

The technology had been fantastic

4 September 2017

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Landmarks: Fantastic projects lauded

The artistic historic and architectural gems that make up the winners in this year's Landmarks Awards were announced on Thursday night (August 31).

The awards held every two years recognise projects that preserve and enhance Hastings'

1 September 2017

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Landmarks: Fantastic projects lauded

The artistic historic and architectural gems that make up the winners in this year's Landmarks Awards were announced on Thursday night (August 31).

The awards held every two years recognise projects that preserve and enhance Hastings'

1 September 2017

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