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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