1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemoration 2024

Russell St South, Hastings

Hastings District Council is holding an Earthquake Commemoration Ceremony on Saturday 3 February 2024.

This special ceremony is open to the general public and held at the Hastings City Centre Mall to remember the day that changed lives in Hastings and wider Hawke's Bay, and to celebrate the city and community around us.

Stories of how the event reshaped Hastings are told and wreaths are laid at the clock tower in memory of the lives lost in the earthquake. The service starts at 10:30am, with the clock tower bells ringing at 10.47, the exact time the quake struck our region.

Take a look around...



Hastings Clock Tower, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Russell St South, Hastings