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Council services and facilities over the holidays

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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


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 & Tuesday : Elsthorpe and Argyll Halls
  • Wednesday: Omakere Hall
  • Thursday & Friday: Sherwood and Flemington Schools 


Mobile Employment Hubs

  • Closed

Central Hawke's Bay Museum - FREE ENTRY

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

Central Hawke's Bay MuseumLibraries programme

23 December 2023

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