You beauty, Hastings!
The judges of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards have confirmed what those who live in the Hawke’s Bay town already know – Hastings is a beautiful place.
Hastings won the Most Beautiful Large Town and Supreme Winner Most Beautiful Towns & Cities accolades at the awards held “virtually” on Thursday night, winning a community mural valued up to $10,000.
The city battled competition from fellow finalist Cambridge to reign supreme at the awards, which celebrate the environmental excellence of communities, businesses, schools and individuals in New Zealand.
Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst said what made the city stand out was what the judges saw with their own eyes when they spent the day in Hastings.
“Our beautiful landscapes, parks and reserves but more importantly the work that goes on behind the scenes by both the community and council to keep it that way, and make it even better. They were incredibly impressed,” Hazlehurst said.
First published by nzherald.co.nz. Read the full article here.