ma te tikanga ka tangata
manners maketh man



Community Notices

Caravan will be in Takapau on the 26th of March in Charlotte Street from 3—7pm, get along and have your say.

BREAST SCREENING—the free breast screening bus is currently at the CHB Health Centre till the 19 April. call Makere at 06-8589559/0276622488 for any further information

TAKAPAU SCOUT GROUP—Cubs and Scouts every
Monday at 5.30pm in Charlotte Street.  Contact Darryn Eagle for more information 0211180223

TAKAPAU INDOOR BOWLING CLUB—We meet at 7.00pm every Monday in the  Takapau TOWN HALL.  We will be back in the School Hall when the renovations are complete.  For more information please contact: Shona 8558 900 or Mary 8558109

RABBITS FOR SALE—Baby boys and girls available $25 each, range of colours, text or ring Adrian 0274344478

Our Community

Takapau School is set in a picturesque rural community. It is a mixed farming community with dairy, sheep, beef and deer all being farmed nearby, as well as the occasional vineyard to add character to the natural surroundings.

Two of the area’s major employers are Silver Fern Farms and the district’s farming community.

Approximately 60% of the children attending Takapau School live in or near the township and 40% bus to school from surrounding farmland.

There is a strong Maori community centred on the Rakautatahi Marae. There is a Kohanga Reo and a Kura Kaupapa in the township also.

Residents of Takapau are very community minded and put a lot of energy into maintaining and building the town’s facilities and supporting community organisations. Parents and the community have a sense of pride in the school and take a practical interest in the life of the school.

The town has many clubs and organisations which are strongly supported by people in the surrounding community, including:

  • Takapau Lions Club
  • Takapau Lawn Tennis Club
  • Takapau Golf Club
  • Takapau Rugby Club
  • Takapau Indoor Bowls Club
  • Takapau Squash Club
  • Takapau Scouts / Cubs
  • Takapau Returned Service Association
  • Takapau Arts Centre
  • Takapau Wine Tasters

Fifteen minutes away in Waipukurau are: Central Hawke’s Bay College, a heated swimming pool, an indoor stadium complex, drama and musical club and all major sporting facilities.