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Contact details for Central Hawke's Bay District Council.

For all Council enquiries including building and resource consents, rates, animal control or general business enquiries06 857 8060 (24 hour service),

Media enquiries

Postal Address: PO Box 127, 28-32 Ruataniwha St, Waipawa 4240

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Facilities/ Services
Changes may occur during public holidays (see Public Holiday section) or COVID Alert Levels (see COVID-19)

Waipawa Council Office

28-32 Ruataniwha Street, Waipawa

06 857 8060 (24 hour service)

Council Facebook page

Monday - Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Postal Address for Council Office and Service Centres:
PO Box 127, Waipawa 4240

Waipawa Library

64 High St, Waipawa 

06 857 8123

District Libraries Facebook page

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9am - 1pm

Knowledge & Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai

4 Bogle Brothers Esplanade, Waipukurau 06 858 9154

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 1pm


AA Driver Licensing

Te Huinga Wai, Waipukurau 06 858 9154
Driver Licensing, call Waka Kotahi (NZTA)0800 822 422
Motor Registration, call Waka Kotahi (NZTA) 0800 108 809
IDP, AA Membership & map queries 0800 500 444

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  9am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday AA Closed

Transfer Stations

Download a copy of Transfer Stations here

Rubbish Kerbside Collection



Council Services Over the Holidays

Council Offices

The Council office in Waipawa is closing on Friday 22 December 2023 at 12 noon and reopening on Monday 8 January at 8am.
Although our office will be closed, you can still contact our Customer Service team on 06 857 8060 (24-hour service).
Some Council services will be available at our libraries from 10am on Wednesday 3 January 2024.

The Knowledge & Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai, AA Services & Waipawa Library

  • Closed Monday 25 December - Tuesday 2 January 2024
  • Open normal hours from 10am on Wednesday 3 January 2024

Kerbside Collections

Waipukurau (Pink Zone) - no collection on Christmas Day, collection on Friday 22 December instead. Otherwise, recycling and rubbish collection as normal, place kerbside by 7:30am. Only rigid plastics 1,2 and 5 are recyclable. For more information click here.

Beach Refuse Collection

Download here - beach refuse collection over the holidays

Transfer Stations

  • Waipawa, Pōrangahau, Takapau: Open 10am - 2pm on Sunday 24 December.
  • Waipukurau: Closed Christmas Day

Find out more here about transfer stations here 

Rural Recycling Trailers

Trailers not operating on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Otherwise, operating normal hours from 8am to 4pm as follows:

  • Monday: Elsthorpe and Argyll Halls
  • Wednesday: Omakere Hall
  • Friday: Sherwood and Flemington Schools 

download here - rubbish and recycling services over the holidays

Mobile Employment Hubs

  • Closed

Central Hawke's Bay Museum - FREE ENTRY

Open from 10-4pm daily (closed public holidays).

Central Hawke's Bay Museum



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