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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is committed to ensuring we continue to deliver our essential services while supporting the response efforts and the ongoing security of our infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are constantly planning and following Ministry of Health advice regarding community and staff health. We will let the community know immediately of any changes to services or facility operations in relation to COVID-19. Council encourages the community to follow the advice, guidance and direction of the Ministry of Health and the Government in their role as the lead agencies.

Information on Life at Orange - Unite against COVID-19 Life at Orange
Latest official Government information - Unite against COVID-19
Health advice and information phone Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit Ministry of Health

 Mobile Vaccination Clinics

  • Ongaonga, opposite the General Store | Tuesday 16 August | 11am - 3pm
  • Tikokino, next to Tikokino Tavern | Thursday 18 August | 11am - 3pm
  • Elsthorpe, corner of Kenderine and Elsthorpe Roads | Friday 19 August | 11am - 3pm

Central Hawkes Bay Clinics

Need RAT Tests?

To access free Rapid Antigen Tests please go to the RAT requester site  or phone 0800 222 478 and choose your local collection site where you can pick up your RAT kits. More details on COVID-19 testing is available at


Currently isolating and need support? 

The COVID-19 Welfare Support HUB in Central Hawke's Bay can assist you and your whanau with:

  • Access to urgent kai and other essentials
  • Connecting you to other support services
  • Cultural Support

Hub  Monday to Friday,  8.30am - 5pm 

027 347 4233  or email

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Council facilities and services 

Visitors to Council facilities are required to wear a mask.

Facility  Orange
Waipawa Council Office Open 
Waipawa District Library  Open  
The Knowledge and Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai  Open 
Waipawa Centennial Memorial Swimming Pool Open 
Centralines Indoor Pool  Contact Pool 
Civic Theatre Open 
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre Open 
Central Hawke's Bay Museum Open 
Community Halls Contact Hall Caretaker
Building Consents Site Inspections  Inspections allowed
Transfer Stations Open 
Recycling Drop-off Centres  Open 
Kerbside Recycling Collection As normal
Kerbside Refuse Collection As normal
Three waters As Normal
Drinking Fountains Open 
Community BBQ Open 
Freedom Camping Grounds Open 
Playgrounds & Skateparks (CHB) Open 
Public toilets (CHB) Open 




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