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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: and

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

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For COVID related information: click here Council Services and Facilities including FAQs

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 to Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 1pm

Knowledge & Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai

4 Bogle Brothers Esplanade 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday 9am - 1pm


AA, Motor Vehicle and Drivers Licence inquiries

06 952 5668 (Waipukurau) or  0800 500 444

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday 9am - 12.30pm

Transfer Stations

Rubbish Kerbside Collection






Holiday Period 2021 - 2022

The Central Hawke's Bay District Council office in Waipawa will be closed from 4:30pm, Thursday 23 December 2021 and will open again at 8:00am Monday 10 January 2022.

Read our Summer Newsletter here.

Waipawa Library, The Knowledge and Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai and AA Services
21-23 December 2021                                                                                                   Open normal hours
24 December - 4 January 2022                                                                                       Closed
From 5 January 2022                                                                                                     Open normal hours
Rubbish and Recycling Services
Beach collections - click here for information on Beaches Refuse Collection for the Holiday Period 2021 - 2022

Transfer Stations - Waipukurau will be closed on Christmas Day. All other sites are open as per normal hours. Click here for Transfer Station days and hours.

Rubbish and Recycling Collections for our main townships ( Waipukurau, Waipawa, Tikokino, Ongaonga, Takapau, Ōtāne and Pōrangahau) will operate as normal. For more information click here.

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