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Information on the structure, purpose and history of Central Hawke's Bay District Council.

About Us 

Councillors & Mayor 2019-2022

The Council consists of:

A mayor and 8 councillors are elected by the district to represent and work for the people of Central Hawke's Bay.

The Council:

  • Provides good services and infrastructure (such as roads, rubbish, water, waste etc).
  • Grows our economy by developing jobs and attracting visitors and new residents to our area.
  • Protects our green environment, making sure future generations get to use it and enjoy a clean, safe place to live.
  • Works to make CHB safe for everyone to enjoy.
  • Makes sure facilities and amenities are there for all - pathways, pools, sports facilities, halls, public spaces etc.
  • Ensures sound financial decision-making to keep CHB one of the most 'affordable' districts to live in.
  • Works in many ways with residents, individuals, groups and areas of the district, to discuss and consult on everyone's needs and aspirations for CHB.


Our Crest

Use of the Central Hawke's Bay District Council Crest requires written consent of the Council before use.  CHBDC Crest White Ribbon


  • Green field (background) represents the pastures and the abundance of the district.
  • Two rivers, Waipawa and Tukituki are represented by the two blue wavy bars.
  • The sun with straight and wavy rays, represents the light and warmth, the two necessities for growth.
  • The sheaf of wheat (garb) represents horticulture, the fleece represents agriculture, and the ship (lymphad) represents the exports on which the district depends for its prosperity.

Council Office, Waipawa

Council Office, Waipawa


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