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Conditional Land Deal For Foodeast Signed

Friday, 31 July 2020, 3:10 pm | Hastings District Council

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and purchase agreement for land at the Tomoana Food Hub in Elwood Rd, Hastings, was signed last week. The Government announced in September 2019 that ... More >>

Outdoor Dining Areas On Track For Summer Socialising

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:56 am | Hastings District Council

This summer, the east side of Hastings is set to become a popular outdoor socialising space as work to develop the area continues to make good progress. Outdoor spaces that encourage people to use and enjoy Hastings’ city spaces are high on the agenda ... More >>

Creative Communities Funding Application Round Opens

Friday, 24 July 2020, 11:00 am | Hastings District Council

Calling all creatives in Hastings - applications for the next Creative Communities Scheme open on August 3. Funded by Creative New Zealand, the aim is to increase the range, diversity and participation in the arts in the community. The distribution ... More >>

Plastic Wrap Removed From Gallery Roof

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:51 pm | Hastings District Council

Work to remove the plastic wrap covering the Hastings City Art Gallery roof began today, another step in the project to replace the roof. A new roof is needed because the current cladding has reached the end of its serviceable life. The work includes ... More >>

New Housing Development Gets Underway In Flaxmere

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 4:24 pm | Hastings District Council

A vacant section of unused Hastings District Council land that has been sitting idle in Flaxmere is about to become a building site for much-needed housing. In 2018, council started considering what could be done with the 1.8ha piece of land, particularly ... More >>

Hastings economy continues to bounce back from COVID-19

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 1:31 pm | Hastings District Council

The Hastings economy continues to bounce back from COVID-19 with retail spending surpassing the same month last year. More >>

Cape Kidnappers Trip Undertaken At Own Risk

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 11:13 am | Hastings District Council

After receiving a risk analysis of the cliffs at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Hastings District Council (HDC) say people will be able to access the DOC track at the end of the beach later in the year – ... More >>

Speed Limit Change Proposals To Go Out To Consultation

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 3:49 pm | Hastings District Council

A number of proposals to review the speed limits for about 70 Hastings roads are to go out to public consultation, aimed at improving road safety through reducing the likelihood and severity of crashes. Hastings District Council is undertaking ... More >>

Hastings Mayor Demands Answers On State Highway 5

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 9:22 am | Hastings District Council

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst is demanding answers over the safety of State Highway 5 as the number of fatal crashes continues to rise. Eight people have died on the Napier-Taupo Road in the last 12 months. The fatalities have all occurred at notoriously ... More >>

Council Mindful Of COVID-19 Impact When Adopting Annual Plan

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:41 am | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council has adopted the 2020/2021 annual plan, maintaining its commitment to a rates revenue increase of 1.9 per cent as projected in its draft plan. In May this year, council voted to consult with the community on a 1.9 per ... More >>

Earthquake Risk Report Prompts Council To Vacate Heretaunga House

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 4:11 pm | Hastings District Council

Following a recent seismic assessment, Hastings District Council has taken the precaution to vacate one of its administration offices. The three-storey building, Heretaunga House, is located on the corner of Warren St and Lyndon Rd, and houses about 80 Council ... More >>

Hastings Heroes Celebrated At Special Event

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3:10 pm | Hastings District Council

About 150 family and friends gathered at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House at Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre last night to celebrate 30 Hastings Heroes who went above and beyond to support their community during the COVID-19 lockdown. ... More >>

Flaxmere Park Named NZ’s Active Park Of The Year

Friday, 19 June 2020, 2:23 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings locals know what a gem Flaxmere Park is, and now it’s been recognised nationally as well – this week named New Zealand’s Active Park of the Year. The 2020 New Zealand Parks Awards, run by Recreation Aotearoa, are in their second year ... More >>

Welcomed Funding Boost For Community Groups

Friday, 12 June 2020, 10:58 am | Hastings District Council

Thirty community groups have received a funding boost with the allocation of $245,000 in community grants funding at the end of last month. Each year, Hastings District Council distributes the community grants fund to a diverse range of groups and organisations ... More >>

Retail Spending In Hastings District Halves During COVID-19 Lockdown

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:24 pm | Hastings District Council

A spike in retail spending before and after the COVID-19 lockdown has been identified in the latest Marketview spending transaction report for the Hastings district. The weekly report measuring the numbers for the quarter between March 9 and the week ... More >>

Council Agrees On Remediation Plan For Lowes Pit

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:07 pm | Hastings District Council

Most of Lowes Pit will be filled in and about a quarter of the area converted into a wetland as part of a multi-barrier treatment process to minimise the potential risk of contaminated stormwater entering the water body. Situated in the Ōmahu industrial ... More >>

Funding Support For Hastings’ Urban Centres

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:33 pm | Hastings District Council

A new urban centre recovery fund is to be established to help boost activity in the district’s urban centres of Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North. The COVID-19 restrictions have had a significant impact on retail businesses nationwide and Hastings ... More >>

Investigation Report On Confidentiality Breach Released

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:06 pm | Hastings District Council

An investigation into whether confidential information about Hastings District Council’s Water Central proposal was improperly disclosed has concluded it was, but has not been able to identify the source of the disclosure. In October last year, investigator ... More >>

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 >>