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History gives way to container shops

14 October 2014

Shipping container

Hastings' oldest building should be coming down before Christmas and is to be replaced with a large green space surrounded by retail outlets in converted shipping containers.

The Albert Park owner said he had decided to proceed with the development. "We're working with council to create a green space on the site and complement that with a container park, similar to the Re:Start park in Christchurch."

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