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

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news