Hastings District

Hastings District in the news

 

Upcoming Hastings District Events

 

Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst

Phone: +64 27 418 6602


Email: sandra.hazlehurst@hdc.govt.nz

For more information about the Hastings District Council, click here


Key Hastings Stats

Population
81,537
Number of Māori 
22,269
Employed full time 
50.3%
Unemployed 
3.4%
Not in labour force 
31.5%
Full time study 
21.3%
Part time study 
2.8%
Not studying 
77.6%

¹ Source: Stats NZ - 2018 census data 


Industry trends in Hastings

  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Tourism

Key MTFJ projects in Hastings

Youth Futures

Youth Futures is here to help young people (16 – 24) in Hawkes Bay to get into training and employment.

Too many of our young people are unemployed; even one young unemployed person is too many but in Hawkes Bay we have the second highest rate of unemployment in New Zealand for our young people.  But at the same time, some of our employers have vacancies for skilled workers.  So we need to make sure that our young people know where the jobs are, have the required skills and are employed.  That way, Hawkes Bay will have a sustainable work force, a healthy economy and a good standard of living for all our people.

A group of passionate community leaders have come together to make sure that young people in Hawkes Bay have the chance to be employed and skilled.