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Encyclopedia > Hastings, New Zealand
Hastings District
Population: 61,700
(urban)
77,500
(territorial)
(2005 estimate)
Urban Area
Extent: Clive to Pakipaki,
Fernhill to Waimarama

& Havelock North Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... The small town of Clive is located ten kilometres south of Napier in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... Waimarama is a seaside village in Hastings District, New Zealand The Beach and Village Many residents of Hawkes Bay, especially those in the Hastings District enjoy Waimarama as a seaside recreational beach, the strip of coast does have its own shops brings beach goers from Ocean Beach, another beach a... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ...

Territorial Authority
Name: Hastings District
Mayor: Lawrence Yule
Extent: Waikari River to Lake Poukawa,
and east to the Kaweka Range;
excluding area in Napier
Land Area: 5,229 km²
Website: http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz
See also: Napier
Regional Council
Name: Hawke's Bay
Website: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz

Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawke's Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Hastings is located inland from the City of Napier. The Kaweka Range (also known as the Kaweka Ranges) of Mountains is located in inland Hawkes Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...

Hastings Town Square

Less than twenty kilometres separates the centres of Hastings City and Napier, and as such the two often called "The Twin Cities" or "The Bay Cities". The population of the urban area of Napier-Hastings is 119,600. This makes the area's population comparable to that of Dunedin. Image File history File links Clock tower in the center of town, near the citys somewhat infamous concrete sheep. ... Image File history File links Clock tower in the center of town, near the citys somewhat infamous concrete sheep. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Dunedin (Ōtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ...


In local government terms, however, the two are considerably different. While Napier has a City Council, Hastings City's council lost its city status in 1989 when it was amalgamated with Havelock North, Waimarama and Clive, a set of other villages and a rural hinterland to form the Hastings District. This has given Hastings much the larger population of the two centres, with a 2001 population of 73,428. A map showing the major cities and towns of New Zealand. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ... Waimarama is a seaside village in Hastings District, New Zealand The Beach and Village Many residents of Hawkes Bay, especially those in the Hastings District enjoy Waimarama as a seaside recreational beach, the strip of coast does have its own shops brings beach goers from Ocean Beach, another beach a... The small town of Clive is located ten kilometres south of Napier in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Hastings District is made up of three main centres: Hastings city, Flaxmere and Havelock North. These main centres are surrounded by thirty-eight rural settlements including Clive and Bridge Pā. Hastings District covers an area of 5,229 square kilometres (2,018 square miles) and has 1.8% of the population of New Zealand, ranking it fourteenth in size out of the seventy-four territorial authorities. Bridge Pā is a rural Māori settlement and surrounding area in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, located approximately 10 kilometres inland from Hastings. ...


Since the merger of the surrounding and satellite settlements, Hastings has grown to become the largest urban area in Hawke's Bay. Now the region's main centre of commerce, industry and trade, as shown by the ever-expanding skyline of multi-storey office buildings in its centre, Hastings has grown rapidly with the help of the smart and tidy gridiron city planning system, crisscrossed by the railway line running northeast-southwest and the main east-west artery, Heretaunga Street, which also links the city with its suburban centres of Havelock North and Flaxmere. Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heretaunga Street [Heer-ee-toe-nga in British Accent] is the main East-West artery through Hastings City in New Zealand. ...


Many Hastings residents work in the city, and the area is populated by middle-to-upper income families in some suburbs and areas, and then middle-to-lower income families in other areas, especially towards Camberley and Flaxmere. Flaxmere is a town in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ...

Contents

History

Warren Hastings
Warren Hastings

The Māori owners leased approximately seventy square kilometres on the Heretaunga Plains to Thomas Tanner in 1867; Tanner had been trying to purchase the land since 1864. In 1870, twelve people, known as the "12 apostles", formed a syndicate to purchase the land for around thirty shillings (£1.50) an acre (£371/km²). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (671 × 1,047 pixels, file size: 137 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Gravure de Warren Hastings daprès une peinture de Joshua Reynolds Engraving of Warren Hastings from a painting of Joshua Reynolds Faithful reproductions of... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (671 × 1,047 pixels, file size: 137 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Gravure de Warren Hastings daprès une peinture de Joshua Reynolds Engraving of Warren Hastings from a painting of Joshua Reynolds Faithful reproductions of... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... The Heretaunga Plains are an area of flat land in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Many local people firmly believe that Hastings was originally named Hicksville, after Francis Hicks, who bought a 100-acre block of land, which now contains the centre of Hastings, from Thomas Tanner. However, this story is apocryphal. The original name of the location which was to become the town centre was Karamu. In 1871, the New Zealand Government decided to route the new railway south of Napier through a notional Karamu junction in the centre of the Heretaunga Plains. This location was on Francis Hicks's land. The decision on the railway route was based largely on two reports by Charles Weber, the provincial engineer and surveyor in charge of the railway. Karamu junction was re-named Hastings in 1873. (On 7 June 1873, the Hawke's Bay Herald reported: "The name of the new town is to be Hastings. We hear it now for the first time.") Exactly who chose the name has been disputed, although Thomas Tanner claimed that it was him (see Hawke's Bay Herald report 1 February 1884) and that the choice was inspired by his reading the trial of Warren Hastings. In any event, the name fitted well with other place names in the district (Napier, Havelock and Clive), which were also named after prominent figures in the history of British India. {Boyd, M.B. (1984) City of the Plains - A History of Hastings, Victoria University Press for the Hastings City Council, pp.16-21} Warren Hastings (December 6, 1732 - August 22, 1818) was the first governor-general of British India, from 1773 to 1786. ...


The first train took the twelve-mile trip from Napier to Hastings in 1874. The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


A big jump in the local economy occurred when Edward Newbigin opened a brewery in 1881. By the next year, there were 195 freeholders of land in the town. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Vineyards and fruit growing were the first industries for Hastings. With around six hundred people, the town was incorporated as a borough on 20 October 1886. is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1918, nearly 300 people died of a flu epidemic that swept Hawke's Bay. 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Electricity came to Hastings in 1919. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Ninety-three people were killed in Hastings by the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931, which destroyed or damaged almost every building in the town. The Hawkes Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on Tuesday February 3, 1931, killing 256[1] and devastating the Hawkes Bay region. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During World War II, Allied troops were billeted at the Army, Navy and Air Force (ANA) Club, and in private homes. One hundred and fifty members belonging to sixteen different local clubs packed supplies to be sent to allied soldiers. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ...


In 1954, Hastings was the first city in New Zealand to introduce fluoridation of its water supply.[1] The intention was to compare the effect on tooth decay with that in the unfluoridated city of Napier over a ten year period. The study was criticised for its methodology and results, and remains controversial. [2] This article needs cleanup. ...


Geography

Situated on the fertile alluvial Heretaunga Plains, Hastings is rather flat with no natural landmarks aside from the few rivers and streams which wind through the outer suburbs. The local area is very productive, with orchards, farms and vineyards. Commonly referred to as the 'Fruit Bowl of New Zealand', the main industries are largely agricultural, with food processing plants and canneries being major local employers. Honey is also a well-known local product. A common New Zealand brand, 'Wattie's' (part of the Heinz-Watties group), is known for its Wattie's Tomato Sauce'. Alluvium is soil land deposited by a river or other running water. ... The Heretaunga Plains are an area of flat land in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ... The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) is an informal collaboration of academics devoted to Mormon apologetics. ... A common vineyard. ... For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). ...


Hastings has a Mediterranean climate, with over 2200 sunshine hours annually and an average rainfall of less than 800 mm (31.5 in). It is one of the country's warmest annually and the hottest place in summer with New Zealand's highest January maximum average of 26°C (79°F): Alexandra has 23.5°C (74°F) and Christchurch 22.5°C (73°F). Because of its location 15 km (9 miles) inland, the sea breeze does not tend to have the same effect on Hastings' climate as it does on Napier. It is not uncommon for the temperature to be over 30°C (86°F) on summer days. Hastings received an official weather station only in 2003, so high temperature readings prior to that are disputed. Some unofficial estimates show that it may have reached the national record of 42.4°C (108.3°F) during the 1973 heatwave. In winter, maximum highs of 17°C (59°F) are frequent, and occasionally the temperature will exceed 20°C (68°F) with northwest winds. Hastings' Mediterranean climate brings dry weather which means humidity is low for farmers but often causes droughts in summer. Thunderstorms are occasional in Hastings, but usually bring heavy rain and hail, sometimes large, which is damaging to nearby orchards. A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Tourism

Hastings is quite historic and is very welcoming of tourists, but due to its perceived lack of landmarks and its close proximity to the more picturesque Napier, with which it shares its Art Deco architectural theme, it is not the region's major tourist destination. However, to beat the heat, Hastings does have Hawke's Bay's largest amusement park, a water park called 'Splash Planet', which replaced 'Fantasyland' near the turn of the millennium. This is a massive attraction in Hastings and draws many people. The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Asheville City Hall. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Hastings suffered similar to Napier in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. However, because of the lesser damage by fire and more intact buildings, Hastings was able to regenerate faster, with many new businesses started here rather than in Napier. Both towns gained a legacy from the disaster by rebuilding in the then-fashionable and highly distinctive Art Deco style, similar to that of Miami, FL, USA. Sadly, as commerce has improved in Hastings of late, resulting in the skyrocketing of land prices, many of these historic buildings are being demolished and replaced with modern, multi-storey office buildings. The Hawkes Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on Tuesday February 3, 1931, killing 256[1] and devastating the Hawkes Bay region. ... Asheville City Hall. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Scheduled airline services to Hawkes Bay operate through Napier Airport, though Hastings Aerodrome for private planes is nearby. Napier Airport (owned and operated by the Hawkes Bay Airport Authority) is Hawkes Bays main commercial airport serving domestic flights to the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as smaller centres such as Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton and Palmerston North . ... Hastings Aerodrome is a small airport in Hastings, New Zealand (ICAO code NZHS). ...


Redevelopment

By the end of the twentieth century, Hastings was declining, suffering economic downturn with industries and businesses closing or moving elsewhere. This decline had led to a poor image of Hastings by non-residents, choosing Napier for its beaches, hills, palm trees and waterways. However, after multi-million dollar regeneration projects and the employment of artists, Hastings has seen a change in its aesthetics, as well as in people's perspectives. By reminding people that Hastings has custody over the rapidly-growing Havelock North, it has had a slice of the growth, seeing businesses returning, and once abandoned shops being replaced with new bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. Along with the regeneration of the retail district, heightened commercial activity has led to the building of multi-storey office blocks in the centre, marking Hastings as one of New Zealand's major commercial centres. With its renewed confidence, Hastings District Council has been exploiting the boom, promoting tourism around its thriving and accessible shopping district, and commissioning new works of art, sculptures and public buildings, including the new Hawke's Bay opera house. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


A controversial idea by the council is to relocate the Nelson Park sports ground to a new facility east of Frimley to make way for a large megacenter, akin to large cookie-cutter American stores. The large-format retail zone will house larger stores such as The Warehouse and speciality stores (like Spotlight, Dick Smith Electronics, and Noel Leeming) The Warehouse, (NZX: WHS) founded by Stephen Tindall in 1982, is the largest department store retailer operating in New Zealand. ...


Sister cities

The Hastings relationship with the Chinese city Guilin started in 1977, after a research scientist, Dr Stuart Falconer identified a number of common areas of interest between the two cities, including horticulture and their rural-urban mix.

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Notable Former/Current Residents of Metro Hastings

  • Taine Randell - Rugby player and former All Black captain
  • Paul Holmes (broadcaster) - Radio and television broadcaster (reportedly highest paid)
  • Georgina Evers-Swindell - Olympic rower and gold medalist (Evers-Swindell Twin Duo)
  • Caroline Evers-Swindell - Olympic rower and gold medalist (Evers-Swindell Twin Duo)
  • Alan Duff - Author (Once Were Warriors)
  • James Wattie - Industrialist/Entrepreneur and founder of Watties
  • Eric Young (broadcaster) - Prime TV news presnter (lead anchor of evening news)
  • Donna Awatere Huata - Prominent Maori Politician convicted of fraud
  • Greg Murphy - V8 Supercar racer
  • Joh Bjelke-Petersen - Prominent Australian Politician and former Queensland Premier
  • Alfred Meebold - Botanist, writer, and anthroposopher
  • Robert Felkin - Medical missionary, explorer and ceremonial magician
  • Peter Lyons - New Zealand Gliding champion
  • George Nepia - Former All Black Great(attended Maori Agricultural College)
  • Sam Kelt - Local businessman and sponsor of the Kelt Capital Stakes (prizemoney of NZ$2,000,000)

Taine Randell is a former New Zealand rugby union player. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Georgina Evers-Swindell (born 10 October 1978) is a New Zealand rower. ... Caroline Evers-Swindell (born 10 October New Zealand rower. ... Alan Duff (b. ... Once Were Warriors, published in 1990, was New Zealand author Alan Duffs bestselling first novel. ... Watties or Heinz Watties is a New Zealand-based food producer of frozen and packaged fruit, vegetables, sauces, baby food, cooking sauces, dressings and pet foods. ... Eric Young The image above is believed to be a replaceable non-free image. ... Donna Lynn Awatere Huata (sometimes written Awatere-Huata) is a former member of the New Zealand Parliament. ... Greg Murphy (23 August 1972) is a New Zealand racing driver. ... Sir Johannes Joh Bjelke-Petersen, KCMG (13 January 1911 – 23 April 2005), New Zealand-born Australian politician, was the longest-serving and longest-lived Premier of the state of Queensland. ... Alfred Karl Meebold (Heidenheim, a. ... Robert William Felkin was a medical missionary and explorer, a ceremonial magician and member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a prolific author on Uganda and Central Africa, and early anthropologist, with an interest in ethno-medicine and tropical diseases. ... George Nepia (1905/1908? - 1986) was a famous Maori rugby and rugby league player. ... The Kelt Capital Stakes, run at Hastings Racecourse in Hawkes Bay, is New Zealands richest thoroughbred horse race. ...

See also

NASA satellite photo of southern Hawke Bay, including Hastings and Napier.

Download high resolution version (1280x948, 149 KB)NASA World Wind composite satellite image of New Zealand, showing Napier, Hastings, and Cape Kidnappers. ... Download high resolution version (1280x948, 149 KB)NASA World Wind composite satellite image of New Zealand, showing Napier, Hastings, and Cape Kidnappers. ... Heretaunga Street [Heer-ee-toe-nga in British Accent] is the main East-West artery through Hastings City in New Zealand. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ... The small town of Clive is located ten kilometres south of Napier in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... Bridge Pā is a rural Māori settlement and surrounding area in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, located approximately 10 kilometres inland from Hastings. ... Flaxmere is a town in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealands North Island. ... The T & G Building (Atkin & Mitchell, Wellington, 1936) Napier (Ahuriri in Māori) is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Ocean Beach is a locally popular beach in Hastings District, New Zealand. ... Napier Airport (owned and operated by the Hawkes Bay Airport Authority) is Hawkes Bays main commercial airport serving domestic flights to the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as smaller centres such as Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton and Palmerston North . ...

References

  • Moss, Maryan. 1999. Historic Outline of the Hastings District.
  • Boyd, Mary Beatrice. 1984. City of the Plains - A History of Hastings, Victoria Universtity Press for the Hastings City Council

External links

  • Hastings District Council
  • Hawke's Bay Tourism
  • Hastings District
  • Hastings on Google Maps Hastings

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Hastings (city New Zealand) - Search Results - MSN Encarta (209 words)
Hastings (city, New Zealand), city in New Zealand, just inland of the eastern coast of North Island.
Hastings is the administrative centre of the Hastings District in the Hawke's Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand.
Hastings is the centre of a fruit- and wine-producing area, referred to as the ‘fruitbowl of New Zealand’.
Hastings, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1157 words)
Hastings City is a city in Hawke's Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Hastings is one of the warmest cities anually and the hottest place in summer with New Zealand's highest January maximum average of 26 °C (Alexandra 23.5 °C, Christchurch 22.5 °C).
Hastings is quite historic and tourist-welcoming, but due to its lack of landmarks and proximity to the more picturesque Napier, it is much less of a tourist destination.
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