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New Curator For Hastings City Art Gallery

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:57 am | Hastings District Council

New Hastings City Art Gallery curator Clayton Gibson counts himself as lucky to be part of an enthusiastic and highly skilled exhibitions team, who he can now see in person with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. “It was quite strange beginnings,” ... More >>

Council Congratulates Industry For Successful Harvest

Friday, 22 May 2020, 3:17 pm | Hastings District Council

Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 the horticultural sector in Hawke’s Bay and the workers, including RSE workers, who support it have successfully wrapped up this year’s harvest. Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst said the sector, including ... More >>

Hastings Council Confirms Contribution To Drought Relief Fund

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:20 pm | Hastings District Council

Keen to support the district’s rural community who are battling the drought, Hastings District Council agreed today to contribute $200,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund. While farmers in Hawke’s Bay are well accustomed to dealing with drought, ... More >>

Civic Honours Awards Launched

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:51 am | Hastings District Council

Nominations are now open for Hastings District Council’s 2020 Civic Honours Awards. The annual awards are held to recognise an individual, group or organisation that has contributed significantly to Hastings District in the following categories: arts ... More >>

Rapid Response Fund Applications Open Until Friday

Monday, 11 May 2020, 4:38 pm | Hastings District Council

More than $50,000 to date has been allocated from the newly established Rapid Response Fund, and with the funding round closing this Friday, groups and organisations that are helping the Hastings District Council during the COVID-19 response are encouraged ... More >>

New Policy Aims To Deliver Added Public Value To Council Spend

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 3:48 pm | Hastings District Council

Each year, Hastings District Council invests more than $100m in infrastructure, facilities, goods and services, and this week will vote on adopting a new policy aimed at ensuring that not only is a good price obtained, but that there are additional ... More >>

Star-studded Online Event To Celebrate Heretaunga

Monday, 4 May 2020, 3:45 pm | Hastings District Council

COVID-19 may be keeping us all in our bubbles at home, but that hasn’t stopped local arts organisations partnering with Hastings District Council to create a star-studded online event this coming Sunday, May 10. Called ‘Mīharo’, which means amazing ... More >>

Napier And Hastings Transfer Stations To Re-open Next Week

Friday, 1 May 2020, 4:46 pm | Hastings District Council

Council transfer stations in Napier and Hastings will re-open next week, with measures now in place to operate them safely. Both Hastings district and Napier city council recognise it’s been a long wait to have this service reactivated safely in compliance ... More >>

Clifton Beach Closed Due To Slip

Friday, 1 May 2020, 4:09 pm | Hastings District Council

The Clifton Beach access to Cape Kidnappers has been closed today after another large slip was reported along the beach. As per the Hastings District Council’s interim operations plan the beach will be closed for at least seven days, and will ... More >>

Unique Welcome For International Students In Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:45 am | Hastings District Council

Hundreds of international students who chose to stay in Hawke’s Bay during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown will celebrate the beginning of their studies a little differently this year. Normally the mayors of Hastings and Napier would welcome the ... More >>

Council Signals A Lower Than Forecast Rates Increase

Friday, 1 May 2020, 9:16 am | Hastings District Council

In recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19 on the community, Hastings District Council has signalled a lower than forecast increase in budgeted rates revenue for the coming year. At a meeting on Thursday next week the council will vote to adopt ... More >>

Hastings Youth Council Plans Exciting Year Ahead

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 11:27 am | Hastings District Council

Although they have been in lockdown over the last month, and face uncertain times ahead, the Hastings Youth Council is still busy planning for the upcoming year. Council chairperson Sophie Jones and deputy chairperson Ondre Hapuku-Lambert both say it’s ... More >>

More Hastings Heroes Discovered

Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:22 pm | Hastings District Council

There are so many kind and caring Hastings Heroes out there, performing all sorts of good deeds to help keep us safe, connected and entertained during COVID-19 Level 4. The Hastings Heroes campaign celebrates community members going the extra mile ... More >>

Council Fund Opens For Those Providing COVID-19 Support

Friday, 24 April 2020, 2:41 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council has set up a one-off rapid response fund to allocate grants to groups and organisations that are supporting the Hastings community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 response council has been actively working ... More >>

Hastings Heroes Revealed

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:46 pm | Hastings District Council

There has been a huge response to Hastings District Council’s call to nominate outstanding Hastings Heroes. The campaign was launched last Thursday to celebrate community members going the extra mile to help their family, friends, neighbours ... More >>

Council Preparing For Possible Easing Of Lockdown Restrictions

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5:10 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council is urging the community to continue to be strict and adhere to the government’s rules for COVID-19. The Prime Minister has outlined the detail relating to Alert Level 3 and the announcement on lifting from Level 4 will be made ... More >>

Flaxmere Strong In The Face Of COVID-19

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 4:10 pm | Hastings District Council

Despite the announcement of a case of COVID-19 in the community, Hastings Ambassador and Flaxmere ward councillor Henare O’Keefe says community spirit is well and truly intact in Flaxmere. “We have seen so many examples of people really making the ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Mayors Target $314m In Government Funding

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:12 pm | Hastings District Council

Hawke’s Bay councils have this week submitted a joint bid for $314m of government investment funds for ‘3 waters’ infrastructure projects relating to stormwater, wastewater and drinking water. To reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ... More >>

Essential Food Teams Need More Staff

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 1:16 pm | Hastings District Council

Keeping food on the table is trickier under COVID-19 physical distancing conditions, but Hawke’s Bay’s food producers are focused on the task. Hastings’ primary industry starred in national media this week, with a call for more workers. The need ... More >>

Needs Run The Gamut; From New Mum To About-to-be Home Schoolers

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 11:47 am | Hastings District Council

A young Vanuatu woman, 29-weeks pregnant, was expecting to be back in her home country by now, after a season working on Hawke’s Bay orchards. But after two flights were cancelled at the last minute due to COVID-19, she was stranded with no way to get ... More >>