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16 December 2009

Administration Buildings

The Civic Administration Building, 207 Lyndon Road East, and Asset Management, 110 Warren Street South, will close at 3.00 pm on Thursday 24 December 2009 and reopen at 8.00 am on Tuesday 5 January 2010.

11 December 2009

The Hawke’s Bay Opera House has confirmed its status as one of New Zealand’s best conferencing and event venues.

After just six months as a stand-alone company the Opera House has been awarded a five-star rating from Qualmark - an independent assessment organisation whose ratings are internationally acknowledged as the standard for event venues.

10 December 2009

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park is revealing the sponsor of the Hastings Netball Centre this weekend and families and netball players are invited to join a Picnic in the Park to celebrate.

On Saturday, December 12 from 11am to 2pm, families can lay out their picnic on the site of the future netball courts and the Sports Park’s central building to the west of the athletics track and grandstand.

30 November 2009

People walking their dogs in urban areas of Hastings District will need to keep their pet on a lead from December 1 2009, unless they are in one of 23 off-lead areas established by council.

30 November 2009

A ‘rubbish roadshow’ will soon hit the road in Hastings District, bringing tips on how to reduce waste and save money to the residents of Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere.

27 November 2009

Hastings residents have two weeks left to nominate their unsung heroes for the 2010 Civic Honour Awards.

These community awards recognise people volunteering their services and making a difference to the arts, culture, education, health, recreation, sport, welfare or youth of the Hastings District.

27 November 2009

Calling senior citizens, kaumatua, grannies and granddads – Hastings District Council’s next Community Forum on Monday 7 December will be geared towards older residents.

Topics will include a modified tai chi taster, Civil Defence, Rates Rebates and opportunities at the Library. Forums are also geared to discuss topical issues.

23 November 2009

Dogs and their owners can both be relieved when they take a walk in Keirunga Gardens, with free doggy doo bags now available at the Tanner Street entrance.

This type of doogy doo bag dispenser will eventually be placed at all off-lead dog walking areas in the Hastings District.

18 November 2009

“It’s the year 2045 – What does Hawke’s Bay look like?

This is the question Napier City Council, Hastings District Council and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are asking in the first step of the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS).

A stakeholder reference group, made up of 20 representatives, has met three times and and a hui has been held with local Maori to discuss the assumptions, principals and the community values of the Heretaunga Plains, which were then incorporated into further work.

16 November 2009

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says thousands of people visited the park last year and with an extremely hot summer forecasted it’s expected this number will grow.

“Over a period of three years we have seen a massive 59% growth in attendance figures and we are really excited about increasing this figure further this year. Splash Planet is New Zealand’s only water theme park and is a key tourism facility within Hawke’s Bay,” Mayor Yule says.

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