Dining out in Hastings, New Zealand
My old hometown is so much more of a café society these days
This post concludes my earlier post, ‘From Te Kurī to Te Mata’.
AFTER Napier, I popped into Hastings, the city where I grew up. Somewhat inland, Hastings has long been considered to be a bit more working-class than Napier. It was smashed up in the 1931 earthquake as well, if not quite so drastically, and also got some Art Deco buildings to replace the ones destroyed: though, being inland, Hastings obviously didn’t become a seaside resort and is…