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Hastings is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The population of Hastings is about Hastings is about 18 kilometres inland of the coastal city of Napier. These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities". The combined population of the Napier-Hastings Urban Area is people, which makes it the sixth-largest urban area in New Zealand, closely following Tauranga.The city is the administrative centre of the Hastings District. The city of Hastings and its outlying suburbs of Flaxmere and Havelock North are the principal settlements in the Hastings District. These main centres are surrounded by thirty-eight rural settlements, including Clive and Haumoana. Hastings District covers an area of 5229km2 and has % of the population of New Zealand, ranking it fourteenth in size out of the seventy-four territorial authorities. Since the merger of the surrounding and satellite settlements, Hastings has grown to become one of the largest urban areas in Hawke's Bay.Hastings District is a food production region. The fertile Heretaunga Plains surrounding the city produce stone fruits, pome fruit, kiwifruit and vegetables, and the area is one of New Zealand's major red wine producers. Associated business include food processing, agricultural services, rural finance and freight. Hastings is the major service centre for the surrounding inland pastoral communities and tourism.Hastings is in Hawke's Bay Region. Plan your trip to Hastings and other New Zealand destinations using our handy New Zealand online trip itinerary planner .
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Top Hastings tours
Napier Afternoon Wine Tour + Optional Beer Tasting BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Shore Excursion - Napier Art Deco + Wine and Beer Tasting - 4 hours BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $82
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Napier Wine Tour with Chef's Platter Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $108
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