Hastings (; Māori: Heretaunga) is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The population of Hastings is about 70,000 as of the June 2017. Hastings is about 18 kilometres inland of the coastal city of Napier. These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities". The combined population of the Napier-Hastings Urban Area is 133,000 people, which makes it the sixth-largest urban area in New Zealand, closely following Tauranga (137,900). The city is the administrative centre of the Hastings District. The city of Hastings and its outlying suburbs of Flaxmere and Havelock North are the principal settlements in the Hastings District. These main centres are surrounded by thirty-eight rural settlements, including Clive and Haumoana. Hastings District covers an area of 5,229 square kilometres (2,019 sq mi) and has 1.7 % of the population of New Zealand, ranking it fourteenth in size out of the seventy-four territorial authorities. Since the merger of the surrounding and satellite settlements, Hastings has grown to become one of the largest urban areas in Hawke's Bay. Hastings District is a food production region. The fertile Heretaunga Plains surrounding the city produce stone fruits, pome fruit, kiwifruit and vegetables, and the area is one of New Zealand's major red wine producers. Associated business include food processing, agricultural services, rural finance and freight. Hastings is the major service centre for the surrounding inland pastoral communities and tourism.
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Shop at one of our two markets for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves and more. Purchasing straight from the producer.
A visit to Hawke's Bay is completed by a shopping spree at our Farmers' Markets.
Stop by the market after work to have something for dinner or check out some of the many arts and craft stalls. The prepared food is diverse and full of flavour with something for everyone to enjoy. High quality live music and activities for the kids encourage them to sit down and stay. After exploring the market visitors can wander through the surrounding shops or head to Hastings City Art Gallery, or Focal Point Cinema to catch a movie.
The Hastings District Council has allocated the carpark situated behind the Farmers Buidling on Eastbourne Street West (by the railway line) for use by Certified Self Contained vehicles, for a maximum stay of two nights. Free parking limited to between 5.00pm to 9.00am (normal pay and display fees apply outside those hours).Visit Eastbourne Street Carpark
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