Hawke's Bay-Tairāwhiti

Hawke’s Bay-Tairāwhiti is on the East Coast of the North Island and includes Wairoa District, Hastings District, Central Hawke’s Bay District and Napier City Councils. Napier, Hastings and Gisborne are the region’s main cities, with other towns including Havelock North, Wairoa, Waipawa and Waipukurau.

Size and growth

There are 23 iwi authorities, around 88 hapū and 68 marae within the Hawke’s Bay region. Māori represent 23 per cent of the region’s total population. Havelock North is a key catchment where steady growth is expected.

Catchment Plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Hawke’s Bay–Tairāwhiti region has one catchment plan within the National Education Growth Plan.

See the Hawke’s Bay–Tairāwhiti region catchment plan.

What’s been happening in Hawke’s Bay-Tairāwhiti

Where When What Details Consultation
Havelock North 2018 Review of the Havelock North school network

Final briefing to the Minister (2019):
Options for approaching future education provision within Havelock North and surrounding areas(external link)

Gisborne 2016 Kaiti School
New building to accommodate growth at the Year 1–6 school

Your say matters

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with School Boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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