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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.

FAQs & Information

You can view the COVID-19 Level 1 FAQs here.  Please contact Council on if you have any inquiries.

Official information and updates

For the latest official Government information about everything related to COVID-19 go to Unite against COVID-19

For health advice and information contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit the Ministry of Health website

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Council facilities and services 



Facility Level 1  Level 2
Council Office Open  Open 

Waipawa District Library 

Open Open 

Waipukurau Pop-up Service Centre & AA 

Open   Open 
Waipawa Centennial Memorial Swimming Pool   Closed 
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre Open  Open 
Central Hawke's Bay Museum Open  Open 
Centralines Indoor Pool 


Please contact  Pool 

Civic Theatre Open Open 
Community BBQ
Open Closed
Community Halls   Please contact Hall Caretaker
Drinking Fountains Open  Closed
Face to Face Building Consents and Resource Consent Inspections As normal
As normal
Freedom Camping Grounds Open
Kerbside Recycling Collection As normal
As normal
Kerbside Refuse Collection As normal  As normal
Playgrounds (CHB) Open
Public toilets (CHB) Open
Recycling Drop-off Centres Open
Three waters Open
Transfer Stations Open


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