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21 July 2017

 

Complaints about dogs roaming are up by 20 per cent and the number of dogs not kept on their home property needs to come down, says Hastings District Council community safety manager John Payne. Roaming dogs are not only a potential risk to other animals and people, but to themselves, Mr Payne says. “We have seen in media that two dogs returned home with shotgun injuries in the last fortnight, and there are often cases of dogs being hit by cars while running loose. While Council does not condone deliberately injuring dogs, under the law a dog can be destroyed or seized if it is attacking a person or stock or protected wildlife. The best way to keep your dog safe is to keep it home.”

Henare O'Keefe
21 July 2017

 

Six months into the job, Henare O’Keefe is loving his role as Hastings Ambassador. On top of his duties as a Hastings District councillor, he is charged with helping to build pride in our district; a position bestowed upon him by the Hastings mayor after the last council elections. “It is pretty easy to feel good about living here,” said Mr O’Keefe. “Of course we have our issues, but no more than any other place in New Zealand and we are certainly a lot better off than a lot of people in other parts of the world.

Primary industry
20 July 2017

 

Business is taking to Great Things Grow Here™ in droves; with 220 signing up as Brand Champions in just 12 months. That was more than four business owners a week from across Hawke’s Bay who had seen the benefits of belonging to the region’s economic growth platform, said Hastings District Council Economic Development project officer Sam Jackman, who manages the brand platform.

19 July 2017

 

Retail spending is again up in Hastings, with an increase of near 10 per cent compared to the same three months last year. Havelock North spending increased by 5.5 per cent, to $29.8 million. The MarketView quarterly report for the three months ended June 30 showed that spending reached $65.8 million in Hastings and $29.8m in Havelock North. Visitors to the area contributed to the Hastings central city increase, with spending by New Zealanders from outside of the region up by 13.8 per cent on the same period last year.

18 July 2017

Hastings District Council has appointed Napier Port chief executive Garth Cowie as external chairperson to lead the change programme for water services operations within Council. This change programme follows an independent review of Council’s water operations commissioned by chief executive Ross McLeod, to address shortcomings identified through the Inquiry and to ensure that Council has in place the capability, capacity, systems and people to ensure safe drinking water for the community.

17 July 2017

 

The Hastings side of Taihape Rd is open however drivers are being warned to take extra care after a number of cars landed up in ditches yesterday. The road was opened as far as the Kuripapango Bridge at noon yesterday. Because of the icy conditions speed restrictions were put in place however at least six cars slid off the road over the afternoon. The road had been gritted but drivers still needed to be extra careful, said Hastings District Council transportation manager Jag Pannu. “Especially from the early evening, overnight, and first thing in the morning when the ice is at its worst.”

Fiona Tomlinson
17 July 2017

 

The drive to make Hawke’s Bay the country’s most innovative region has not slowed a year on from the kick-off of an inspired Government-supported plan. Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy was launched last year, with the aim of ensuring: Every household and every whānau is actively engaged in, contributing to and benefiting from, a thriving Hawke's Bay economy’. 

Snow
15 July 2017

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) yesterday afternoon, but advised extreme caution given the icy conditions. Local roads in Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, as well as some state highways, continue to be affected by snow and rain.

Snow photo
14 July 2017

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) today at 2.30pm. Local roads in Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, as well as some state highways, continue to be affected by snow and rain.

14 July 2017

The New Zealand Transport Authority re-opened State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) today at 2.30pm. Local roads in Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, as well as some state highways, continue to be affected by snow and rain.

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