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Community Te Hapori whānui

Here are some services and portals that you can utilise to help you within the Hastings District.

Community Information

Information about local clubs and organisations can be found on the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) website.

JPs in the Libraries

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are currently available at:

Havelock North Library on Saturdays 10am - 12pm
Flaxmere Library on Tuesdays 10am - 12pm
Hastings Library on Tuesdays 2 - 4pm
Hastings Library on Thursdays 2 - 4pm

If you are in urgent need of a JP, go to and search by Hastings, Havelock North or Napier to find any other available local JPs.

Having a JP helping you is entirely free of charge. Justices are statutory appointees who receive no payment for their services to the community. If you are not sure whether a JP can help you, just ask.

Community Noticeboard

All three libraries have noticeboards and display areas for community notices, posters and static displays.

To display these, please ask in person at the desk of each library, or contact us on .

Our noticeboards and display areas are not used for:

  • Commercial advertisements
  • Private advertisements, e.g. flatmate wanted
  • Party political material
  • Religious material, apart from event notices or services to the community


Petitions may be made available for the public to sign, in all three libraries.

These must be approved by the District Libraries Manager.

Petition organisers are responsible for the maintenance and collation of pages.

Please contact us on +64 6 8715000, or for further information.

Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres provide a range of community legal services including:

  • legal advice
  • legal assistance and representation
  • legal information
  • legal education
  • law reform activities

Their website provides:

  • free legal information in the Community Law Manual which can be used in our libraries (no charge)
  • links to useful websites
  • contact details for local community law centres throughout Aotearoa New Zealand

Hawkes Bay Community Law Centre — Ture Amo Kura O Heretaunga

The Hawke's Bay Community Law Centre is located at Level 3, Tower Building, 215 Railway Road, Hastings.

For contact details visit the Hawke's Bay Community Law Centre website.



Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Havelock North

Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm


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Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

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