Fruit, wine and 1930s architecture give Hastings an appealing point of difference. The area was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931 (as was Napier) then rebuilt using architectural styles of the times. A self-guided walk around the town centre reveals excellent commercial and residential examples of Art Deco and Spanish Mission design. Orchards and vineyards surround the urban area.

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Bring your appetite to Hastings and relish the local food and wine opportunities. This major agricultural centre will soon have you vitamin-enriched.

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