Hastings City 50 year Celebration
Hastings – 50 years a City/Blossom Festival Programme 2006
JOHNNY DEVLIN – sponsored by HBS Building Society
New Zealand’s original ‘King of Rock ‘n Roll’ plays one night only in Hastings’ City.
Playing a selection of his greatest hits and plenty of rock ‘n roll favourites, this is deﬁnitely the night to put on your dancing shoes and head onto the dance ﬂoor. Johnny will be supported by a band of top notch NZ musicians, hand-picked for this occasion.
This opening night for the Blossom Festival is kindly sponsored by HBS Building Society.
Sat Sept 16 Saddles Room @ HB Racing Centre, Prospect Road 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm
Tickets $35 available from Ticketek – Tel: 06 835 1059 or at [www].ticketek.co.nz
AMI DRIVE-IN MOVIE
A classic night at the movles, fifties style. Come with some friends and watch the 1950’s classic black and white movie, SOME LIKE IT HOT. Featuring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, this Oscar winning ﬁlm is a five-star comedy that delights from start to ﬁnish. From the comfort of your car you can watch the film on the big screen, listen to the broadcast over your radio and order snacks from the cafe. Pedestrians also welcome, but please bring your own chair or rug to sit on. Film Rated: PG
Event sponsored by AMI INSURANCE and kindly presented in association with The Blossom Festival, The Radio Network and Splash Planet.
Please note, if very windy, event may be postponed until Friday 22nd September.
Fri Sept 15 Splash Planet Car Park, Grove Road Hastings. 7.30-9.30pm
Ticket prices: Car price $10.00. Pedestrians $2. Tickets available in advance from Hastings i-site Visitor Centre or on the night at Splash Planet.
Tel: 06 076 9093 for more information.
HBS BUILDING SOCIETY FIFTIES FAMILY FUN DAY & TABLOID SPORTS DAY (SPORT HB)
A ﬁfties themed family day out complete with sports activities, food and drink, art and craft stalls, live rock ‘n roll music, dancing and a helicopter land by the RNZAF. Come along and test out your skills participating in a specially designed ﬁfties Tabloid Sports event for adults and children, with sports including Rounders, Drills, Bull Rush, Sack races, cycle obstacle course etc. Enjoy some rock ‘n roll music on our stage while having your picnic, or sample produce from the food and drink stalls, including home baking, sausage sizzle and a hangi. Wander about the stalls, and look at the displays of classic and vintage cars. Sponsored by HBS Building Society in association with Sport HB
Sun Sept 10 Cornwall Park 11.30am-3.30pm FREE
Tel :Hastings City Marketing on 06 876 9093 or Sport HB on 06 845 9333 for more details
TRANSPORT THROUGH THE AGES PARADE/CEREMONY/RNZAF FLYOVER/LIVE MUSIC
FUN IN THE CITY FIFTIES STYLE
Have some fun in the city ﬁfties style! A great opportunity to get dressed in some 1950’s gear and come into the city to help celebrate the exact day Hastings received city status 50 years ago. Kicking off the day is a ‘Transport Through the Ages’ parade featuring cars from the early 20 century through to the 21st century, showing off the latest models available from the showroom ﬂoor today. A real history of transport with old, new, classic and vintage. The parade has vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Parade starts at Southland Road, into Heretaunga Street West and ﬁnishes at the Farmers car park. At 1pm the Mayor of Hastings will commemorate the day, by cutting a memorial cake at the City Stage, which will be followed by a RNZAF pilot ﬂyover and a Rock ‘n Roll band on the City Centre Stage until 2.30pm.
Kindly supported by the Lions Club of Hastings.
Fri Sept 8 Parade Through the City finishing at the City Stage. Hastings City Centre. Parade starts at 12.30pm
FREE Tel 06 876 9093 for more Information
GOLDEN QUEENS AND SILVER TUREENS
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF HASTINGS’ CITY STATUS
Blossom Queens, fruit kings and early land chiefs help tell the story of Hastings, tracing its lusty growth from the original Heretaunga land purchase through to the post-war economic boom, when a long cherished goal of becoming a city was realised. This vibrant show recreates the flavour of the golden years when Hastings ﬂourished on the back of earnings from its rich land celebrated its success in style. The exhibition captures the essence of a city created and built through ambition, determination and the hard work of its residents.
Fri 1 Sept-25 Feb 07 HB Exhibition Centre. 201 Eastbourne Street East. Hastings Daily 4.30pm FREE
Tel: 06 876 2077 or email: [email protected] for more information
FRIENDS, FIFTIES AND PHOTO’S
AN INFORMAL RE-UNION DEVONSHIRE TEA
A great chance to meet up with old friends, share some memories and show your photographs over a good cup of tea and a scone. Organised by the Rotary Club of Hastings, this afternoon event is FREE and open to all. Please bring along any old photo’s taken in the fifties which we would like to display for the afternoon on the ‘Friends Notice Board’. The event will be held in the beautifully restored surroundings of the HB Opera House foyer. With kind support from the Rotary Club of Hastings and the HB Opera House
Sat Sept 9 HB Opera House Foyer, Hastings Street South 2pm-4pm FREE
FORMAL DINNER AND DANCE – Sponsored by Farmlands
An exciting formal evening with Champagne, dinner and dancing in the style of a fifties ball! Celebrate Hastings and its special anniversary in style with fine dining, the music of the fifties played by the RNZAF Swing Band.
Fri Sept 8 Saddles Room @ HB Racing Centre, Prospect Road 6.30pm Tickets $75 (Dinner, Wine and dancing)
Tickets available from Hastings City Marketing Tel 06 876 9093
RNZAF TENTED CAMP OPEN-DAY
Experience a real-life RNZAF exercise in operation from their tented camp at Bridge Pa Aerodrome. Exercise Wise Owl caters for over 100 RNZAF personnel and is the two-week biannual exercise camp for trainer pilots in New Zealand. The camp is open to all visitors, and gives people the opportunity to observe the actual grass-roots running of an air force camp, its’ personnel and and its’ aircraft.
As part of the day, the RNZAF will carry out two aerial displays. At 11.30am A Formation Flying display and at 1pm a Low Level aerobatics display.
Sat Sept 9 Bridge Pa Aerodrome, Ngatarawa Road, Bridge Pa 10.30am-3.00pm (Aerial displays at 11.30am and 1.00pm) FREE
SPRINGTIME FREE CONCERTS AT CITY CENTRE STAGE BY THE CLOCK TOWER
Bring your lunch, and enjoy the Spring sunshine while being entertained by a series of performances by school groups and performers from all over the Hastings District. Chairs provided. If wet, concerts may be cancelled.
Mon Sept 4 Saints & Sinners 11.30am-1.30pm
Tues Sept 5 Pakowhai School 11.30-12.30pm
Wed Sept 6 St. Josephs Primary School 11.30-12.30pm
Thurs Sept 7 Peterhead School followed by Hereworth School 11.30-1.30pm
Sat Sept 9 Accoustic Rendezvous 11.30-1.30pm
Tel 06 876 9093 for more information FREE
HASTINGS LANDMARKS TRUST PRESENT SPANISH MISSION HASTINGS BOOK LAUNCH
The official launch of the 50th anniversary, 2nd edition of the Spanish Mission Hastings: Styles of Five Decades by Peter Shaw and Peter Hallett. This revised and updated edition is published by the Art Deco Trust in association with Hastings District Council.
Book available for sale at the Hastings i-site from 22nd September.
Thurs Sept 21 Hastings Central Library Warren Street 5.30pm Entry by invitation only
Tel: 06 878 0520 for more information
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
A series of talks at the Library Displays featuring Hastings in the fifties, fifties films, literature and music.
On-going DVD showings of popular TV shows from this era and competitions.
Tues Sept 12 “Tea and Talk” at 2pm – Local identities reminiscing about the fifties.
Wed Sept 13 – Flashback to fifties fiction” at 3.30 pm – an informative talk by Jo Morris.
Thurs Sept 14 – “Fifties fun” for children at 3.30 pm with Graham Ellery the puppet man.
Hastings Central Library,Warren Street FREE Tel: 06 878 0520 for more information
HASTINGS – 50 YEARS THEN AND NOW EXHIBITION
Local artists have been invited to respond to the 50th anniversary and to Hastings the way it is now. The result is a wonderfully varied exhibition.
Hastings Community Arts Centre, 106 Russell Street South FREE
5-23 Sept 9.30am-4pm weekdays 10am-2pm Saturdays
Tel: 06 878 9447 for more information
Hastings Blossom Festival
ART DECO TRUST
SPORT HAWKE’S BAY
HASTINGS DISTRICT LIBRARIES
Hawke’s Bay Cultural Trust Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi