Severe weather in the Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti regions

As a result of the severe weather once again impacting communities in the Hawke’s Bay/Tairāwhiti region 39 schools and kura are closed, affecting 5,941 ākonga | students.
57 early learning and kōhanga reo services are closed, affecting 2,364 learners, as of 2pm this afternoon.

Schools, kura and early learning services are following the advice of local Civil Defence and other emergency Services. The decision to close remains that of the boards for schools and centre managers and owners for Early Learning services.  

The best information will come from schools themselves and parents and whānau are advised to check their school’s website or Facebook page or contact them directly for the latest information.

Our Te Mahau (regional) offices are in touch with their schools, kura and early learning services to see what support we can provide.


Early learning service

Awapuni School (Gisborne)

Awapuni Early Learners

Elsthorpe School

Bizzy Bodz Early Learning Centre Gisborne

Frasertown School

Central Childcare and Education Centre

Gisborne Central School

Cornerstone Pre-School

Haumoana School

Chuckles Learning Centre

Ilminster Intermediate

Gisborne Hospital Childcare & Education Centre Inc

Kaiti School

Kids Corner

Kotemaori School

Makauri Rural Kindergarten

Matawai School


Mangapapa Kindergarten

Mohaka School

Matangirau Kindergarten

Nuhaka School

Rakakao Kindergarten

Ohuka School

Rewanui Early Learning Centre

Putere School

Tamarau Early Learning Centre

Putorino School

Tamatea Playcentre

Ruakituri School

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Wairoa

St Joseph's School (Wairoa)

Te Whare Whai Hua

Te Hapara School

Waiapu Kids - Te Hapara Whanau Aroha


Te Karaka Area School

Wairoa Kindergarten

Tiniroto School

North Clyde Kindergarten

TKKM o Tapere-Nui-A-Whatonga

Te Awanga Kindergarten 5

Waerenga-O-Kuri School

Te Kōhanga Reo o Waimarama

Wairoa College (214)


Te Kōhanga Reo o Waiohiki

Te Kura o Mata

Te Puna Reo O Puhi Kaiti


A Kiwiana Childhood (Wairoa)



Barnardos Early Learning Awhi Tairāwhiti


Gisborne Boys High School

Gisborne Community Early Education Centre Te Whare Tiaki Tamariki Inc

Gisborne Girls High School

Gisborne Montessori Preschool


Kaiti Kindergarten


Kaiti Playcentre


Kids House (Wairoa)


Knox Street Kindergarten

Ngata Memorial College

Manaaki Tamariki Childcare and Education Centre


Ormond Kindergarten


Paikea Kindergarten

Sonrise Christian School

Riverdale Kindergarten (Gisborne)

TKKM o Nga Uri A Maui

Rutene Road Kindergarten

TKKM o Te Waiu o Ngati Porou

Te Kōhanga Reo o E Tipu

Tolaga Bay Area School

Te Kōhanga Reo o Hinerupe

Whangara School

Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti Noa


Te Kōhanga Reo o Manutuke 


Te Kōhanga Reo o Marotiri 


Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Whānau Whānui


Te Kōhanga Reo o Pākōwhai 


Te Kōhanga Reo o Rongowhakaata


Te Kōhanga Reo o Ruataniwha


Te Kōhanga Reo o Taihoa


Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ao Tawarirangi 


Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Pāhou


Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whānau o Te Rākato


Te Kōhanga Reo o Tōmairangi


Te Kōhanga Reo o Tōmairangi


Te Kōhanga Reo o Waiapu


Te Kōhanga Reo o Waitakaro


Tutira Kindergarten


Victoria Early Learning Centre


Waiapu Kids - Te Hapara Whanau Aroha


Whare Amai Puna Reo

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