Central Hawke's Bay District

Central Hawke's Bay District
Territorial authority
Country New Zealand
Region Hawke's Bay
Seat Waipawa
  Mayor Peter Butler
  Total 3,327.92 km2 (1,284.92 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)[1]
  Total 13,600
  Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
  Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Website chbdc.govt.nz

Central Hawke's Bay District is part of the Hawke's Bay Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 3,327.92 square kilometres with a population of 13,600 (June 2016).[1] It had a population of 12,717 people as of the 2013 census. This is a decrease of 237 people, or 1.8 percent, since the 2006 Census.[2] It covers the area from Pukehou in the north to Takapau in the south, and from the western Ruahine Range to the Pacific coast in the east.


State Highway 2 runs through the centre of Central Hawke's Bay leading south to Palmerston North (108 km) and the Wairarapa and north to Hastings (50 km) and Napier. It is 70 kilometres to Napier Port and 75 kilometres to Napier Airport. The Palmerston North – Gisborne railway line runs through the district with one station at Waipukurau. This line connects to the Wairarapa Line at Woodville, and continues through the Manawatu Gorge to Palmerston North.

Each of the four corners of the district has a marae. These are at Pukehou, Kairakau, Porangahau and Takapau.

Towns and local government

The district is administered by the Central Hawke's Bay District Council with the seat in the town of Waipawa. The two main towns are Waipukurau (population 4,080) and Waipawa (2,060)[1] and smaller townships include Otane, Takapau, Tikokino and Ongaonga. There are also several small beach communities including Kairakau, Pourerere, Aramoana, Blackhead and Porangahau.

Central Hawke's Bay District is divided into 2 wards:


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Coordinates: 40°02′20″S 176°34′41″E / 40.039°S 176.578°E / -40.039; 176.578

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