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Growers Employment Expo In Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10:31 am | Hastings District Council

Hawke’s Bay growers are facing their most challenging season, with about 10,000 workers needed between November and April for thinning, picking, packing and processing the region’s world renowned produce. COVID-19 has severely impacted the availability ... More >>

Opening Celebrations For Ebbett Park Playground

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4:01 pm | Hastings District Council

Ebbett Park has a new playground, and to celebrate a public opening day will be held on Wednesday, October 28. Earlier this year, Hastings District Council consulted with the community on ideas for the playground, which was ageing and in need of upgrading, ... More >>

Wider Community Uses For Cornwall Park’s Former Tea Kiosk Planned

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:05 pm | Hastings District Council

The former tea kiosk building in Cornwall Park is one of the city’s signature historic buildings, and could be able to be used more by the wider community following a Hastings District Council decision today. The kiosk as it was in the 1930s. Originally ... More >>

Albert Square Home To “Nesting Phoenix” During October

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4:36 pm | Hastings District Council

Albert Square has a new resident – a towering, mythical creature that’s been created by a collective of local artists to delight and inspire during the month of October. It’s the latest in the series of Hastings District Council’s city ... More >>

Hastings Pools Lower Entry Prices For Seniors

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 11:25 am | Hastings District Council

An initiative that reduced the entry prices for senior swimmers to the Napier Aquatic Centre has been hugely successful since its launch, and now it is coming to Flaxmere and Clive pools. The SuperSwim discount offer first became available in Napier in ... More >>

Waiaroha Fly-Through Launched At Open Day

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 4:35 pm | Hastings District Council

A “fly-through” artist’s impression of Waiaroha is now available online on the council website A “fly-through” artist’s impression of Waiaroha shown at a community information day on the project on Saturday [September 12] is now available ... More >>

Programme Confirmed To Better Manage Trees Causing Damage

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 4:27 pm | Hastings District Council

In response to growing public requests, Hastings District Council has amended its tree management programme to set out a course of action over the next 10 years to gradually remove trees that are causing damage to private properties and council ... More >>

Caution Advised Near Frimley Park Tree

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 3:53 pm | Hastings District Council

The public is being advised to be cautious near the large Populus Deltoides in Frimley Park, with high winds causing bark and branches to be blown off the tree. Due to the high winds over the last two days, the tree has been temporarily cordoned off ... More >>

Te Reo Māori Action Plan Sets Course For The Future

Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:41 am | Hastings District Council

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori takes on a special significance for Hastings District Council this year with the recent adoption of its Heretaunga Ararau Te Reo Māori Action Plan. The action plan follows on from the launch of the council’s Heretaunga Ararau ... More >>

Council Considers Next Stage Of Municipal Building Redevelopment

Friday, 11 September 2020, 11:20 am | Hastings District Council

The redevelopment of the Municipal Building in Hastings is progressing with earthquake strengthening work set to be completed by April next year, and planning underway for Stage 2 of the redevelopment. The building was closed more than five years ago ... More >>

Solutions Sought For Looming Seasonal Worker Shortage

Friday, 11 September 2020, 9:55 am | Hastings District Council

Hawke’s Bay growers facing a serious labour shortage are working hard to entice more New Zealand workers for this year’s harvest. The horticulture and viticulture sectors met with the region’s leaders this week to plan for the serious worker-shortage ... More >>

Revised Gambling Policy To Go Out For Public Consultation

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 3:22 pm | Hastings District Council

A proposed policy to reduce the number of gaming machines and restrict the number of TAB venues in Hastings district is to go out for public consultation this month. Under the Gambling Act 2003 and Racing Act 2003 territorial authorities are required ... More >>

Waiaroha Concepts Released For Community Feedback

Friday, 28 August 2020, 3:23 pm | Hastings District Council

Concepts for Hastings’ Waiaroha water treatment and storage facility have been released for public feedback today by Hastings District Council. The plans are strongly focused on keeping Hastings water safe – for people, the environment and the economy ... More >>

New Water Main Being Built On Te Aute Rd

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 4:03 pm | Hastings District Council

Work has begun on installing a new water main on Te Aute Rd this week, part of Hastings District Council’s ongoing comprehensive drinking water infrastructure upgrades. It’s the start of a two-year programme of work in this area, designed to fulfil ... More >>

Council Welcomes Funding For Youth Employment Programmes

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 2:47 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council’s successful youth employment approach has been recognised by Minister of Employment Willie Jackson who today announced $980,000 He Poutama Rangatah (HPR) funding over two years to extend and expand the programme. According ... More >>

New Infrastructure Funding Will Support More Housing For Hastings

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 10:41 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council welcomes today’s announcement from Housing Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister for Housing Nanaia Mahuta that will see government contributing $16 million for infrastructure to support the development of new housing ... More >>

Blossom Festival Postponed Until October 3

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 11:17 am | Hastings District Council

Hastings’ annual celebration of Spring, the Blossom Festival and Parade, is a much-anticipated event that brings our community together to blow away the winter cobwebs and acknowledge our renowned fruit-growing district. As with other events ... More >>

Government Investment Into Hastings Welcomed

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 10:54 am | Hastings District Council

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst welcomes today’s announcement of further government investment into the region. “Te Mata Mushrooms is a highly valued food production business in Hastings, which employs 120 full time staff at its Brookvale site – ... More >>

Council Prepares To Share New Water Facility Concepts

Friday, 14 August 2020, 4:37 pm | Hastings District Council

The new design for a water treatment and reservoir storage facility on Council-owned land on the corner of Southampton St East and Hastings St South is almost ready to be put before residents. The site was selected last year because of its proximity ... More >>

Relief Funding For Sports Codes Due To COVID-19

Friday, 14 August 2020, 3:35 pm | Hastings District Council

COVID-19 has had an impact on many sectors of the community, including sports codes facing funding challenges with their local clubs. In response to requests from a number of codes for relief funding, Hastings District Council has agreed to waive ... More >>