The driving force for the Society’s incorporation on 11 November 1933 was Mr R D Brown, Chartered Accountant and Mayor of Hastings. The aim was to provide an avenue of investment within Hastings that enabled Hastings people to put their money together and provide funds for lending to other people of Hastings.

The Society has operated from the accounting practice offices of R D Brown and successor firms. Brown Webb Richardson Ltd (BWR), Chartered Accountants, provide the secretarial and managerial services to the Society.
BWR provide the staff and resources required for the Society’s day-to-day operations and the small team operate as a cashless branch from their offices.
As overheads are low and we do not provide transactional banking and insurance, this allows us to provide competitive interest rates with no charges.

An independent and experienced Board of Directors governs the Society. The Society also operates within a Trust Deed, the Trustee being Trustees Executors Ltd.

We are involved in a number of local sponsorships including the Hastings Opera House, Riding for the Disabled, Cornwall Cricket Club and Hastings Golf Club. We also make donations to worthwhile causes; for example the donation of two bone guns to the Hawkes Bay Branch of St John’s Ambulance.

Mr S A Greer, LLB
Mr T L Webb, BCA 
Ms A Berry, BA


Brown Webb Richardson Ltd, Chartered Accountants
111 Avenue Road East
P O Box 146
Hastings 4156


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Heretaunga Building Society
111 Avenue Road East
Hastings 4156
Phone (06) 873 8047
Fax (06) 876 5211

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