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7 September 2009
Hastings District Council is starting its public consultation tonight on what residents want the CBD’s of Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North to look like in future. Consultation has already occurred on plans for Flaxmere and Havelock North and the Hastings Urban Design Strategy will focus on the Hastings CBD and how the three centres relate to each other. A public meeting to gather opin
4 September 2009

Hastings and Napier Mayors are backing electricity lines company Unison Networks as Hawke’s Bay’s local fibre company.

2 September 2009

A fire extinguisher scam thought to be operating in Hastings today actually happened earlier this year. Hastings District Council staff acted on information that a scam was operating in Hastings’ main street today but investigations have revealed the scammers were here in March.

Shop keepers are only discovering today that the men they were approached by in March were fraudsters.

1 September 2009

Hastings will welcome 33 new New Zealanders at a citizenship ceremony to be held tomorrow (Wednesday 2 September) from 5pm in the Hastings District Council Chamber.

Kaumatua, Mr Jim Whaanga will welcome those present on behalf of tangata whenua, with entertainment provided by the Hastings Intermediate Kapa Haka Group.

31 August 2009

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has had its application to move the Springhill Addiction Centre from Napier to Hastings approved by the Hastings District Council - subject to conditions.

HBDHB applied to change the use of a former resthome, across the road from Cornwall Park, into a residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment centre as the existing Springhill facility in Morris Street, Napier was no longer fit for this use.

28 August 2009

Hastings District Council voted unanimously to financially support the annual membership to the Great Wine Capital Network.

Hastings, Hawke’s Bay and Christchurch, South Island have been selected as finalist for the internationally recognised title.

27 August 2009

The development of the Northern Arterial Route (NAR) is still likely to go ahead despite a change in funding policy from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) announced today.

26 August 2009

Eight fires in the Hastings district over the past three weeks have sparked concern among local fire officials.

Fire restrictions are not normally of concern at this time of the year, but strong winds coupled with fine weather and dry vegetation has proven to be the perfect combination for recent fires which have gotten out of control.

26 August 2009

Hastings, Hawke’s Bay may soon officially take the title many believe it rightfully deserves – as the Great Wine Capital of New Zealand.

19 August 2009

A Hastings District Council community forum in September will provide attendees with knowledge as well as practical skills to help them raise funds for their charity or community groups.

The forum focusing on fundraising will be held in the Council Chamber at 207 Lyndon Street East on Friday, 4th September from 11am - 1:30pm