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Council Seeks To Keep Coming Year’s Rate Rise In Line With Long Term Plan

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:36 pm | Hastings District Council

The annual budget for Hastings District Council will be reviewed before it goes out for public consultation in April, with staff asked to see where savings can be made. At today’s full council meeting, an outline of the proposed 2022/23 Draft ... More >>

Hastings Takes Out Most Beautiful Small City Award

Friday, 18 February 2022, 12:32 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings has been named New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Small City – acknowledging the passion of the Hastings community’s environmental protection, beautification, and sustainability efforts. Run by national charity Keep New Zealand Beautiful, the ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Process Lacking Analysis And Strategy

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 1:51 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst says the response to an Official Information Act request on Waka Kotahi’s processes leading to its decision to drop the speed limit on State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo) shows critical work was not done. The response ... More >>

Memories And Reflection At Hastings’ Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Commemoration

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 7:55 pm | Hastings District Council

The 91st anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake was commemorated with a small ceremony at St Matthew’s Church today, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Hastings city centre clock tower. The service was moved from its traditional venue ... More >>

Extended Vaccine Pass Requirements For Council Facilities/services

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 11:12 am | Hastings District Council

With increasing numbers of COVID cases in the community, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant, with more expected in coming weeks, Hastings District Council has added to its list of facilities and service buildings that will require people to ... More >>

Roadworks Update: New Roundabout And Road Renewals

Friday, 28 January 2022, 1:35 pm | Hastings District Council

Ōmahu Rd/Chatham Rd roundabout construction Work will begin next week on the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Ōmahu Rd and Chatham Rd to reduce congestion and to improve travel time and road safety. The first stage of the project will involve ... More >>

Demolition Begins On Frimley Park Maintenance Sheds

Friday, 14 January 2022, 6:22 pm | Hastings District Council

Frimley park maintenance shed. The removal of the maintenance area on Frimley Park is underway, with the services provided from the site moving to Recreational Services’ depot in Whakatū. The removal was agreed to during community discussions on developing ... More >>

Restrictions Introduced To Help Conserve Water

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:28 am | Hastings District Council

Level 2 water use restrictions have been introduced in Hastings and Napier to help conserve water for the summer months ahead. At Waimārama, due to the increased pressure on the supply during the summer period there is a greater need to conserve, which ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Three Waters Model Gets National Attention

Friday, 10 December 2021, 4:09 pm | Hastings District Council

News that the Government is delaying its three waters legislation by four months is being welcomed by Hawke’s Bay’s mayors and regional council chair, saying it gives more time for the region’s alternative model to be fully considered as ... More >>

City Pipe Work Halted For Holiday Season

Friday, 10 December 2021, 2:02 pm | Hastings District Council

The installation of pipes that will link the new Waiaroha water treatment and storage facility has stopped for the holiday season, with the crew due back on site on January 10. Hastings District Council has a mandated shutdown of work in central city streets ... More >>

Carols In Cornwall Changes To Carols In The City Centre

Friday, 10 December 2021, 9:59 am | Hastings District Council

Carols in Cornwall, Hastings District Council’s signature Christmas celebration, has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but some of the festivities will be coming to the Hastings City Centre. The COVID-19 gathering requirements have ... More >>

Christmas Gets Lit In Hastings City Centre

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:43 pm | Hastings District Council

Christmas is getting lit in Hastings city centre this month, with special festive lighting and pop-up installations and activities to get everyone in the Christmas spirit while they’re in town. Throughout the month, Heretaunga St West will be ... More >>

Council Facilities And Services At Orange COVID-19 Traffic Light Level

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 5:36 pm | Hastings District Council

With the region moving to the Orange Level of the Government’s COVID-19 traffic light system tomorrow, Hastings District Council has brought in some new protocols to comply with the national requirements. Council chief executive Nigel Bickle said ... More >>

Training Gives Mobility Scooter Riders More Confidence To Ride

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:48 pm | Hastings District Council

The batteries were charged, tyres pumped, flags fluttering and it was time to hit the road last week when residents at Summerset in the Vines in Havelock North took part in a free mobility scooter training session. Organised by Safer Hastings partners ... More >>

Peace Pole Installation Aimed At Bringing People Together

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:03 pm | Hastings District Council

For the next three months, Civic Square will be home to a unique collection of Peace Poles/Pou as part of the Hastings District Council's vibrancy project. Brought to Hastings by World Beyond War Aotearoa New Zealand in conjunction with Stortford lodge ... More >>

Special Ceremony Held In Honour Of Hastings Guidon

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 1:14 pm | Hastings District Council

A special and unique Armistice Day commemoration was held at Hastings District Council today, with the transfer of a significant historic Regimental Guidon (military flag) into the hands of the New Zealand Army for temporary safekeeping at Linton Military ... More >>

Hastings Homelessness Study Gives Direction For Future Solutions

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Hastings District Council

Homelessness is a serious and growing reality in Hastings, and the focus of a new study commissioned by Hastings District Council to help inform further actions to address the issue. Hastings has one of the highest rates of housing deprivation in ... More >>

Book Now To Drop Off Your Hazardous Waste At The HazMobile

Friday, 29 October 2021, 1:37 pm | Hastings District Council

The HazMobile will be back on November 21 for Hastings and Napier residents to safely dispose of their hazardous waste, such as garden sprays, car oil and fuel, cleaners, paints and chemicals. To help prepare and manage the volume, the two councils are ... More >>

Annual Report Reflects A Challenging But Successful Year

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 3:09 pm | Hastings District Council

This year’s Annual Report marks the conclusion of the first three year cycle of Hastings District Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028, and highlights the significant progress that has been made on the vision and goals Council set. Today, councillors ... More >>

Come And Explore The Cactus Garden

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 2:38 pm | Hastings District Council

Two years ago we had the giant inflatable “Shrooms”, and this year visitors to Civic Square in Hastings will be treated to a giant inflatable “Cactus Garden”. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2110/ef7d3bef525ef5c3bb12.jpeg" ... More >>