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An Overview of our Draft District Plan

Hear about our plans to enable smart growth and protect our natural environment


What is a District Plan?

A District plan is the 'rule book' that manages the way land is used, developed and subdivided. A district Plan affects everyone who lives in Central Hawkes Bay now and into the future. The council has a legal responsibility under the Resource Management Act 1991 to have a District Plan.

To help explain the changes we are proposing in this draft District Plan, we have summarised the plan into key messages that we would like your feedback on:

District Plan Timeline


Come and talk with us at one of our public events.

This is the opportunity for you to learn more about our draft District Plan and ask questions about the content. We’ll have subject-matter experts available to explain some of the more technical chapters, as well as council staff  who can give you an overview of what’s in the draft District Plan and why it matters.

Waipukurau Club 10 Russell St, Waipukurau 4th June 4pm-7.30pm
Otane Town Hall Higginson St, Otane 11th June 4pm-7.30pm
Porangahau Hall Abercromby St, Porangahau 12th June 4pm-7.30pm
Takapau Town Hall 37 Charlotte St, Takapau 18th June 4pm-7.30pm
Tikokino Hall Owen St, Tikokino 19th June 4pm-7.30pm
CHB Municipal Theatre 18 Kenilworth St, Waipawa 25th June 4pm-7.30pm







Porangahau Hui          

Rongamaraeroa Marae        

36 Pah Road, Porangahau

6th June 10am-12pm     
Waipukurau Hui

Tamatea Taiwhenua

Kitchener St, Waipukurau

20th June 5.30pm-7pm







There is no need to pre-register, and you can attend any of the above events (even if it's not in your area).





  • You can make a submission online
  • You can fill out the submission form and drop it into Council Service Centres or any library or send it to: District Plan Review, Central Hawke's Bay District council, PO Box 127, Waipawa 4210
  • You can email the submission form or any other feedback to us at
  • Alternatively if you have questions for one or more of your Councillors or Mayor you can phone them:


  • Alex Walker 027 860 7752
    Tim Aitken 027 472 4587
    Kelly Annand 027 479 4000
    Shelley Burne-Field 027 630 6363
    Tim Chote 027 448 2014
    Gerard Minehan 027 479 3773
    Brent Muggeridge 021 332 353
    Ian Sharp 021 614 311
    David Tennent 027 445 0952



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