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Spring time is upon us in the Hastings District.
What better way to welcome the warmer weather
and lighter evenings than with a few spring-themed events.
There’s the annual Hastings Blossom Parade, the Blossom Ride and Blossom
Markets, and the Spring Racing Carnival at the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre
as well as a variety of shows at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.
Rock ‘n Roll Hop –
Hastings Blossom Festival
Sat, 7 Springtember
The iWay Blossom Ride
10am Sun, 15 Springtember
The ride that literally grows every year.
A special event at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House,
Rock ‘n Roll Hop kicks off the spring season of
Grab a bike and be a part of the Blossom Ride, a
35km leisurely ride along our pathways starting and
finishing at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House.
Meet the new Blossom Queen for 2013 and rock
the night away with Al Dawson and his band with
special guests Jackie Gibson and Mischelle Tyler
playing hit songs from the 1950s.
It’s $20 to enter and your entry fee will go towards
planting a blossom tree which will be planted along
Dust off those blue suede shoes and your dancing
slippers and help make this a very special night.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced
9am–11.30am Sat, 14 Springtember
Fill your bellies with pancakes, bacon and maple
syrup on the morning of the Blossom Parade at the
Blossom Markets in the Hastings city centre.
Our brick-paved streets will be brimming with live
music and entertainment with shops offering special
deals and discounts throughout the morning.
Money raised from the gold coin donation breakfast
will be donated to the Leukaemia and Blood
Hastings Blossom Parade
1pm Sat, 14 Springtember
Get a good posie, sit back and enjoy the fun that is
our annual event, the Hastings Blossom Parade.
It really is fun for the whole family with marching
bands, extravagant floats and the bubble machine.
Meet at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House from 10am,
with the first pit stop at Tandem Cafe on Te Mata
Road for a free coffee. The bike ride ends back at
the Opera House where you will be entertained by
popular local band, The Kawekas who will perform
from 1pm to 4pm.
Non riders are welcome to attend the Kaweka’s
concert for $2.
Tickets to enter the Blossom Ride are available from
the Hastings i-SITE and Creative Hastings.
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Rush Munro’s Spring Carnival –
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10.30am Sat, 21 Springtember
Get your glad rags on and attend one of the most
prestigious events on the racing calendar, the
Windsor Park Plate racing meeting.
With the announcement of free entry to the general
admission area this year, you’re now even more
likely to catch all of the action.
If you want to up the style stakes, buy a members’
stand ticket for $30 and watch some of the best
horse racing in New Zealand.
Meet the Blossom Parade Queen atop one of the
favourite floats too!
Hastings Blossom Parade route
Sat, 14th Springtember
Construction work at William
Nelson Park remains on-track and
a grand opening is being planned
for early to mid October.
The park will feature a children’s playground, a
passive park and a skatepark for skateboarders,
BMX and scooter riders.
Most of the concrete has been poured over the past four weeks with
the skate bowl now being close to completion.The light poles have
been erected, the garden areas and playground are beginning to take
shape and the viewing platform for the skatepark is almost complete.
School students have begun a planting programme with 4000 plants
and 74 trees helping to beautify the park.
Five planting days have been organised with St John horticulture
students being the first to spend a day at the park. Students from
Rudolf Steiner, Iona College, Woodford House and Lindisfarne have
also put up their hands to be part of the planting programme.
Spend and win at the
new Havelock North
Havelock North will soon be home
to a brand new i-SITE Information
Opening on Wednesday 11 September, the i-SITE will
be part of the national i-SITE network and will open
in the former Havelock North Visitor Centre building.
The i-SITE will be staffed seven days a week.
i-SITE manager, Catriona Morgan is excited about
opening the new information centre.
“I’m looking forward to providing a significant
gateway for tourists and further enhancing our
visitor experience to the Village and the rest of the
To celebrate the opening, the i-SITE has partnered
with the Havelock North Business Association to
bring you i-NDULGE in the Village, a chance to live
like a tourist and win an indulgent weekend in
Havelock North for two.
Simply spend $20 at participating retailers in and
around the Village between 14 and 21 September,
take your receipt and entry form into the Havelock
North Village i-SITE and winners will be announced at
our grand opening at 10am, Saturday 21 September,
where everyone is invited.
There will be entertainment for the kids, cupcakes
from Bonnie’s Cupcakes, spot prizes from Milton
Andrew Hairdressers and Michael Fowler will give a
brief history of the Village.
New home for Environment Centre
We do a great job in Hastings of promoting
and educating people on the best way to
be more sustainable in your everyday life.
Did you know the Environment Centre established
the e-waste recycling depot and actively does waste
minimisation education in schools in conjunction
with the council?
The new Centre will be designed as a place for
people to come for advice on how they can be
The Clive Ski Reserve will be unveiled in its new
guise at a ceremony to be officiated by Mayor
Lawrence Yule at 10am, Sunday 29 September.
One business that does an excellent job is the
Hastings Environment Centre, which is currently on
the move to a temporary location on Karamu Road.
From Monday 8 September, you can visit the centre
at 809 Karamu Road for all your worm farm and
bokashi system needs as well as workshops about
how to use these products.
i-Site consultant Kerry Grapes (left) and manager Cat Morgan (right) look forward to
opening the new Havelock North Village i-Site
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more sustainable in their daily lives and how they
can respond to environmental issues that affect
themselves and their communities.
The centre will then make a more permanent move
to the old railway station building in Sir James
Have your pen and voting paper at the ready voting in the 2013 local government elections opens
Friday 20 September.
Named after Hawke’s
Bay rowers Caroline
Meyer and Georgina Earl
the reserve covers one
hectare of land on
the right bank of the
Everyone is welcome
at the opening from
10am, Sunday 29
A historic building gets
We understand the importance of preserving our historic buildings, that’s why
we partnered up with the New Zealand Red Cross to refurbish the exterior of the
GG Watson building they currently occupy.
Once a soft drink factory, the building is situated
on the corner of Gallien and Heretaunga streets
in Hastings. It was constructed in 1944 in the Art
Deco/Modernist style and has been the service
centre for Red Cross since 1999.
Through our Facade Enhancement Scheme, we
worked with the Red Cross to upgrade the exterior
of the building which hadn’t been worked on in
The Facade Enhancement Scheme has been
operating since September 1993 and to date over
100 buildings have been enhanced with assistance
from the the scheme.
New Zealand Red Cross manager, Debbie Cullen,
says they have had some great comments about
“People really like the new, clean look and the
colours enhance the wonderful architecture of the
building. The new signage has been well received
and is clearly visible when driving down the street,”
The centre is home to the Hastings branch
members and volunteers, staff and the Hastings
retail store. Red Cross runs a large number of
programmes in the Hastings District including first
aid training, meals on wheels, community transport,
and a knitter knatter group.
Electoral Officer, Richard Palmer
“If you correctly enrolled, you will receive your voting papers in the
mail,” says Richard Palmer, council’s Electoral Officer.
“The list of candidates for Hastings District Council will be included in
your voting papers.”
Preliminary results will be announced on hastingsdc.govt.nz/2013council-elections, Saturday 12 October following close of voting.
If you enrol after 16 August and before 12 October, you can still
vote, but you will need to request special voting papers. Contact
Richard on phone 871 5000 or email [email protected] for more
To make your vote count, your paper must be received by 12 noon on
the 12th October.
The GG Watson building before its facade enhancement
Debbie Cullen and Paul Hawke
For more information about events in Hastings District visit
www.visithastings.co.nz or pop in and see us at the Hastings i-SITE
E Kata Te Rakau: Forest Voices
Hastings City Art Gallery
Phil Belcher has over 25 years’ experience and dedication to the practice of toi whakairo, the art of Maori
carving. Here he shares a body of figurative work which explores a range of traditional Maori beliefs.
Fiona Hislop’s ‘Slideshow’
Hastings City Art Gallery
Fiona Hislop’s colourful and nostalgic installation ‘Sideshow’ takes us back to childhood and celebrates
150 years of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show. A cacophony of individually cast Kewpie dolls in different sizes and
colours echo Fiona’s previous work with multiples and her ongoing themes of memory and community.
David Trubridge: So Far
Hastings City Art Gallery
Hastings City Art Gallery presents the first survey show of the work of internationally-renowned and
locally-based designer and artist, David Trubridge.
The Greatest Song Ever Written
Bay City Outreach Centre
The Greatest Song Ever Written celebrates the 100th national tour of concerts. To celebrate this special
milestone, we are presenting a gala concert featuring the top 26 songs nominated from our audiences’ right
across the country. The show starts at 11am and tickets are priced from $26 which includes lunch with
Hawke’s Bay Opera House
NZ Trio, New Zealand’s leading piano trio, has thrilled audiences for over 10 years with their unique, intimate
and exhilarating performances of a fascinatingly diverse repertoire.
Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello and Sarah Watkins, piano delight in designing refreshing
programmes that match classical masterpieces with brilliant contemporary works. The show starts at
7.30pm and tickets are priced from $23.
Rock ‘n Roll Hop-Hastings Blossom
Hawke’s Bay Opera House
The theme this year is retro and will see the re-introduction of the Blossom Queen and Princesses. This
leads to the Rock ‘n Roll Hop which is a dress-up for the era affair with Al Dawson and his band playing great
songs and music from the 1950s with special guests Jackie Gibson and Mischelle Tyler. This should be a fun
night so dust off those blue suede shoes and your dancing slippers and help make this a very special night.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced from $30.
Havelock Handmade Market
The Village Court, Te Mata Road
A quality handmade market, full of vibrant craftspeople who create their products with care and skill. All stall
holders are Hawke’s Bay locals who produce their goods themselves.The market runs from 9am to 1pm and
entry is free.
Craft and Design Market
Hawthorne Coffee carpark, Napier Road, Havelock
Held on the first Saturday of each month, this is a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing
the work of a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand. The
market runs from 9am till 1pm and entry is free.
Introduction to Composting Workshop
Anderson Park Community Garden, Havelock North
Free entry, learn how to make compost for your garden. The workshop is from 2pm to 4pm, phone the
Environment Centre on 870 4942 for more details.
Hastings Blossom Parade
Hastings city centre
The Hastings Blossom Parade celebrates the arrival of spring in Hawke’s Bay. This year, the parade starts
from Warren Street and travels around the centre of Hastings. The fun starts early in the day with live
entertainment and food stalls around the Clock Tower. Then the parade starts its colourful progress through
the streets where you will see an array of blossom-themed and decorated floats, Hastings marching teams
and local bands completing the spring spectacle.
Landmarks History Talk
Hastings War Memorial Library
Hear Alan Scarfe talk about Sir Donald McLean and the history of Maraekakaho Station at the Landmarks
History Talk to be held at the Hastings War Memorial Library from 5.30pm.
Genetic Roulette film screening
Clive Hall, Clive
Watch the movie Genetic Roulette about genetically modified organisms. The movie starts at 7.30pm, entry
Fly My Pretties Homeland Tour
Hawke’s Bay Opera House
Fly My Pretties has proudly introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again
bring together an exciting mix of undiscovered and established talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir. Tickets
are $55 and the show starts at 6pm.
Hawke’s Bay Opera House & beyond
Grab your bike and get amongst the spring blossoms. Tickets are $20 each which entitles you a free coffee
at Tandem Cafe along the way and a concert back at the Opera House Plaza from The Kawekas. Each entry
fee will be used to plant a blossom tree along the Blossom Ride route. This really is the ride that grows every
year! Get your tickets from the Hastings i-SITE and Creative Hastings. The ride begins at the Hawke’s Bay
Opera House at 10am.
14, 15 Sep
Antique and Collectors Fair
Havelock North Community Centre
Quality antique fair presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust proudly supports cranford hospice. All
items are for sale from quality antique furniture, vintage tools, quality china, crystal, art, glass and silver,
clocks, militaria, books, jewellery (vintage/modern), linen, collectibles, and much more.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
A comedy by Alan Ball particularly notable for writing ‘American Beauty’, ‘True Blood’ and for creating ‘Six
Feet Under’, directed by Jacquie Hills this play is a stunning piece of theatre that makes us feel like we are
eavesdropping on the stories of these five women. Shows start at 7.30pm each day and tickets are priced
Rush Munro’s Spring Carnival - Windsor
Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre
End of winter or the beginning of summer, the Rush Munro’s Spring Racing Carnival is the best time to bring
all sporting codes together for an outstanding day’s entertainment at the races. Gates open 10.30am,
general admission FREE, race packs available.
24, 25 Sep
Pre-Loved Book Sale
Friends of the Hastings District Libraries are holding a big two-day book sale at the Flaxmere Library.
You don’t need to be a library member to come! Purchased pre-loved books priced at 50cents each and
magazines 10cents each. Doors open 9am to 5pm.
Spring racing fever
General Manager for Hawke’s Bay Racing, Jason Fleming
is excited about this year’s racing calendar.
“People can expect elegance, sophistication and fun in the sun,” says
Jason who is a keen horse enthusiast and has worked in the position
of general manager at Hawke’s Bay Racing for four years.
“I love seeing the region really switch onto the event and identify with
the stars of the show – the horses.
The spectacle of the raceday and all the subplots that exist and
emerge as the day goes on, makes for a drama that can’t be
experienced unless you are there are the course,’’ says Jason.
The Turks Spring Classic on Saturday 5 October will prove to be racier
and glitzer than ever with the announcement of the discounted $20
entry into the Lowry Stand, one of the best views in the house.
There will be a SuperTop party with popular New Zealand disc jockey,
DJ General Lee mixing tunes trackside and some of the country’s
best horses competing.
Jason’s bet for the day? “For the Turks Spring Classic I think local
hope ‘Pimms Time’ is a great bet. This is because of the form she
brings to the event, she’s locally trained and, well, it just has to be
said, a glass of Pimms on a beautiful spring day just can’t be beaten!”
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