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Waiaroha Pipework Starting

Friday, 14 May 2021, 4:24 pm | Hastings District Council

Work on installing pipes that will join the Waiaroha water treatment and storage facility with Hastings’ existing water network is expected to start next week [May 17]. The project has been split into five sections, with contractor Drainways committing ... More >>

Partnership Approach Recognised With National Award

Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:38 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council’s ground-breaking collaborative approach to addressing the district’s critical housing shortage has been recognised with a national award. Last night, the council received the BERL Award for Collaborative Government Action ... More >>

Start-of-the-art Drinking Water Facility For Waimarama

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 12:55 pm | Hastings District Council

Technology check: Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and Councillor Bayden Barber, accompanied by Āria Barber (5), check out the Waimarama treatment facility, guided by Hastings District Council drinking water operator Jason Collins. ... More >>

New Rock Wall Will Protect Vulnerable Haumoana Coastline

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 3:03 pm | Hastings District Council

The building of a rock revetment wall to protect Cape View Corner, Haumoana, from erosion can now get underway with the resource consents for the work now approved. Cape View Corner at the intersection of East, Beach and Clifton Roads, is a vital ... More >>

Frimley Water Reservoir Under Construction

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 4:52 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District councillors receive an update on progress at the Frimley water storage and treatment facility. Behind them the dome of the reservoir is being constructed. The construction of Hastings District Council’s water storage and treatment facility ... More >>

Māori Standing Committee Recommends Māori Wards For 2022 Local Elections

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 3:26 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council’s Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori standing committee has today recommended that Council introduces Māori wards. The recommendation comes after changes to the Local Electoral Act 2001, which give councils a transition period ... More >>

Tarbet Street Delivers

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 3:13 pm | Hastings District Council

First-home buyers are taking up the opportunity to get on the property ladder, quickly buying sections at the new Tarbet St subdivision that’s been created in Flaxmere. The completion of the first, infrastructure stage of the development was celebrated ... More >>

Huge Year For ‘iconic’ Chinese Lantern Festival

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:28 pm | Hastings District Council

This year’s Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens has been a roaring success, with an estimated 15,000 taking in the spectacular lantern festival over seven evenings. Festival director, Hastings District councillor Kevin Watkins, said the festival, ... More >>

Māori Standing Committee To Make Recommendation To Council On Māori Wards This Week

Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:27 pm | Hastings District Council

This week, Hastings District Council’s Heretaunga Takoto Noa Māori standing committee will make a recommendation to Council on whether or not it should introduce Māori wards. The Local Electoral (Māori wards and Māori constituencies) Amendment Act ... More >>

From Beijing And New York - To Hastings!

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:18 pm | Hastings District Council

Annie Gong. International artist Annie Gong – a one woman orchestra – is due to arrive in Hastings tomorrow, to play at the Lighting of the Osmanthus Gardens lantern festival on Friday and Saturday. Based in New Zealand but playing internationally ... More >>

Big City Economic Development Campaign Launched At Business Breakfast

Friday, 9 April 2021, 11:29 am | Hastings District Council

About 230 people attended the inaugural Focus on Business held at Functions on Hastings at the end of last month, the first of a quarterly series aimed at supporting local businesses to network and succeed. The guest speaker was Kraft Heinz Company-Australia ... More >>

Funding Agreed For Last Safe Drinking Water Projects

Friday, 9 April 2021, 9:06 am | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council has agreed to raise the funds needed to complete the final stages of the Hastings Drinking Water Strategy – the construction of treatment facilities at the Frimley and Eastbourne sites and associated pipe works. Providing ... More >>

Water Facilities Build Decisions This Week

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 4:36 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council will decide on a lead contractor and budget for the district’s two largest and most critical drinking water infrastructure projects this week – the new Eastbourne and Frimley treatment facilities. Providing safe drinking water ... More >>

Temporary Bridge Closures In April, But Kuripapango Open For Easter

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 1:06 pm | Hastings District Council

Dartmore, Waipanga and Vicarage Rd Bridges in the Hastings district will be closed for inspections next week for a day each. As they are single-lane bridges, no traffic will be able to pass over while works take place. Dartmore Bridge in Puketapu will ... More >>

Water Technology Fascinates Kids

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 10:55 am | Hastings District Council

There is at least one budding drinking water engineer in the making at Te Pōhue School, after the school’s 28 students got a close-up look at the settlement’s new drinking water treatment plant and storage tank [March 16]. Hastings District ... More >>

Youth Council Of 2021 Keen To Make Their Mark

Friday, 26 March 2021, 2:54 pm | Hastings District Council

This year’s Hastings Youth Council is up and running and keen to have their voice heard on anything from the environment to health and diversity. Made up of 19 members, aged between 15 and 23, six of whom are returning from last year, the Youth Council ... More >>

Single Year Community Grant Applications Open

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 1:28 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council’s single year community grants applications opened this week, a chance for local organisations to seek funding for the work they do to support our community. Each year, Council contributes funds to a diverse range of groups ... More >>

Hastings Business Hub Opens, Events Proving Popular

Monday, 22 March 2021, 2:18 pm | Hastings District Council

A new pilot Business Hawke’s Bay Hastings Business Hub officially opened last week, aimed at helping Hastings businesses to network, learn, be inspired and reach their full potential. Based at 200 Market St North, the pilot came about thanks to ... More >>

Join Hawke’s Bay’s Newest Retail And Hospo Precinct

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:27 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings is humming with activity and nowhere is that more evident than at the CBD’s heritage Municipal Building development, part of the wider Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre cultural precinct. The Category 1 Historic building ... More >>

Sister-Cities – 40 Years And Counting

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:55 pm | Hastings District Council

The 40th anniversary of the Hastings-Guilin Sister City relationship has been formally marked, with the mayors of both cities signing a reaffirmation document. At a ceremony in the Osmanthus Gardens in Cornwall Park yesterday (March 3), Hastings Mayor Sandra ... More >>