Parking regulations aim to ensure cars are parked safely and considerately, as well as ensuring everyone has a fair chance of getting a car park in the CBD.


Leased parking is an easy way to ensure you have a reserved carpark in the Hastings and Havelock North central business district. When you lease a parking space, you have exclusive use of the space, seven days a week.

The cost to lease a carpark from Hastings District Council ranges from $70 to $80 a month. Leased parks are available in:


There are a number of mobility parking spaces available for people with disabilities throughout the central business districts of Hastings and Havelock North. These spaces are provided for people with Mobility Parking Permits only.


Parking fees have been reintroduced for the Hastings city centre effective from 1 July 2017. 

How it works:

On street meters - fee is $1.00 per hour
Off street Pay & Display - fee is 50cents per hour

Time limits apply across the city centre and drivers who stay longer than the designated time limit will be ticketed. 

There is no change to the management of leased parking, mobility parking and motor cycle parking.            


From 1 July 2017 drivers have the options of using a coin in the meter or using an app on their smartphone to pay in the city centre. The ParkMate NZ app can be used at car parks across New Zealand, including in Napier and at the Hawke’s Bay Memorial Hospital