About Hastings

Hastings is situated on the North Island’s East Coast and is central to agriculture, viticulture, beaches and neighbouring cities. This central location allows a range of lifestyles and makes Hastings a great place to live, work and play.

This vibrant town offers a city feel with plenty of options available for entertainment, shopping and restaurant experiences. The district geared for new business and there are numerous employment opportunities available.

Step outside to discover and take in the expansive views of Hawke’s Bay where you will stumble upon hidden treasures like waterfalls, forests, rivers and prime destinations for hiking, golfing, and cycling. The stunning Hawke’s Bay coastline is perfect for water sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing – waiting to be enjoyed by all.

With a population of over 88,000, people from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures make Hastings a diversely unique and welcoming community.

Hastings is also very affordable to rent. It is an ideal location for people wanting to move out of the expensive big cities to start a new life prioritising their quality of life.