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Best Practice Design Guide

Subdivision and Infrastructure Development in Hastings District Best Practice Design Guide
Best Practice Design Guide (pdf 4.8 MB)

Child Protection Policy

The purpose of this Child Protection Policy is to protect children and meet the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act (2014), which seeks to protect children and help them thrive, achieve and belong, along with providing clear and consistent expectations of staff and volunteer behaviour when working with children, to ensure that, along with children, staff and volunteers are kept safe.
Child Protection Policy (pdf 206 KB)

Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy

Council Delegations to Committees

Hastings District Council, Committees and Rural Community Board Delegations Register 2016
Council Delegations to Committees (pdf 1004 KB)

Council Standing Orders

Council Standing Orders
Council Standing Orders (pdf 643 KB)

Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2016

This policy covers Hastings District Council's approach to dangerous and insanitary buildings. It outlines the approach that Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act 2004.
Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2016 (pdf 567 KB)

Dog Control Policy 2016

This policy is in place for the care and control of dogs throughout Hastings District in order to minimise danger, distress and nuisance to the community.
Dog Control Policy 2016 (pdf 347 KB)

Engineering Code of Practice

Gambling TAB Venue Policy

Hastings District Council Code of Conduct

Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act) requires each local authority in New Zealand to adopt a code of conduct. Once adopted, all elected members are required to comply with the code. This code of conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that are expected from the Mayor and elected members of the Hastings District Council.
Hastings District Council Code of Conduct (pdf 1.1 MB)

Liquor Licensing Policy 2003

This Liquor Licensing Policy updates and replaces an informal policy developed in 1994. The policy provides a framework for consistent decision-making about the sale of liquor within Hastings District and aims to contribute to the reduction of alcohol abuse. The Policy clearly defines the Council’s attitude to, and administration of, its responsibilities under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and represents a combination of community expectations about how alcohol is made available to consumers and the legislative requirements governing generally accepted norms of behaviour.
Liquor Licensing Policy 2003 (pdf 1.9 MB)

Litter Infringements Policy 2009

Local Governance Statement

Hastings District Council’s Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the processes that Council uses to engage with the district’s residents. It outlines how Council makes decisions and shows how residents can influence those processes. It also promotes local democracy by providing the public with information on ways they can influence local democratic processes.
Local Governance Statement (pdf 2.5 MB)

Mana Whenua Development: Future Choice of Maori

Te mahi tahi ki te mana whenua hei taunaki i te whanaketanga o te ao Māori. The development of the mana whenua world.
Mana Whenua Development: Future Choice of Maori (pdf 1.7 MB)

Maori Responsiveness Frame Work 2016

Maori Responsiveness Frame Work - Stepping up Maori Responsiveness
Maori Responsiveness Frame Work 2016 (pdf 1.2 MB)

Maori-Freehold Land-Policy

Policy on Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Freehold Land
Maori-Freehold Land-Policy (pdf 239 KB)

Marae Development Policy

The purpose of this policy is to enhance capacity to fulfil cultural aspirations; and reinforce respect and understanding between Council and Maori
Marae Development Policy (pdf 234 KB)

Papakainga Guide

This Guide clearly defines the process and provides whanau with a resource to support them to realise their papakainga aspirations. The Guide is based on the Māori philosophical approach of whanau, whenua, whare and incorporates appropriate whakatauaki throughout.
Papakainga Guide (pdf 9.2 MB)

Psychoactive Substances Local Approved Policy

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 allows councils to develop Local Approved Products Policies which may restrict the location that psychoactive substances may be sold from within their territorial areas. A local approved products policy is not mandatory, but Hastings District Council has chosen to develop a policy to guide the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority in our decision-making on licence applications for the sale of local approved products.
Psychoactive Substances Local Approved Policy (pdf 516 KB)

Rates Remission and Postponement Policies

The objective of this policy is to facilitate the on-going provision of non-commercial community services and non-commercial recreational opportunities for Hastings District residents.
Rates Remission and Postponement Policies (pdf 195 KB)

Safety Management System

The Safety Management System (SMS) is a policy document from which a safety culture can be developed and focus stakeholders' activities on achieving Council’s stated safety objectives and targets.
Safety Management System (pdf 2.6 MB)

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