Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Hanging baskets and Christmas trees brighten up Hastings CBD

Date: November 21st 2012

Hanging baskets and Christmas trees brighten up Hastings CBD

Hastings CBD will get its festive season burst of colour when the installation of the hanging baskets and Christmas trees begins next week.

Five Christmas trees will be placed in the fountain in the CBD and will be illuminated at night.

Councillor Kevin Watkins says “The Christmas trees will signify that Christmas is here in the city centre. The CBD took on a festive feel when the when the lights were turned on last year and I look forward to the same vibrancy being evident again this Christmas.”

Adding to the colour of Christmas are the traditional hanging baskets for which Hastings has become renowned. The baskets will hang from the shop verandahs in Hastings CBD with baskets also being placed in the Flaxmere and Mahora shopping centres. The baskets are planted with impatiens (busy lizzies) while the Hastings CBD will also have troughs installed on top of the verandahs, which are planted with cascading, perennial petunias in pink and white.

Councillor Sandra Hazlehurst says “Christmas is a great time for the family to come together and what better place to spend some time than in the Hastings CBD doing a bit of shopping. It is important that the CBD looks its best at this time of the year and the Christmas trees along with the hanging baskets will give the streets a real festive feel.”

Mrs Hazlehurst says “The installation of the baskets and troughs has become a tradition in the CBD at this time of the year and are a fantastic addition to the city’s public art collection. Residents and visitors alike will also enjoy the colour which is created by the Christmas trees.”

Installation of the trees, troughs and hanging baskets begins on Monday 26th November.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Closing Schools And Such: Interim Redcliffs Decision Announced

“While the school’s board has argued that circumstances that could give rise to potential disruption are extremely unlikely, advice from technical experts has shown these concerns cannot be ruled out." More>>


Jane Kelsey: High Court Can’t Make Groser Provide TPPA Information Faster

‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, following a High Court order that he reconsider the Official Information Act request I made last January’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, first applicant in the case. More>>

Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


Lambton Quay Shutdown: Object Was Made To Look Like Bomb

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>


Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news