Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Hastings from above, around 1960s

Hastings from above, around 1960s

Hastings was laid out in a grid pattern intersected by a major railway line, which runs through the city centre. The pastoral and horticultural industries, which are a key part of the city’s economy and identity, are represented by the Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society showgrounds and the Wattie’s factory. The Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre is visible at the top of the photograph.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Whites Aviation Collection
Reference: WA-62411
Photograph by Leo Lemuel White

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Hastings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015