ma te tikanga ka tangata
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Community Notices

BLACK &WHITE EVENING—25th November, 6pm—10.30pm.  Dress up in your best black and white outfit to dine and dance the night away in the Takapau Town Hall.  Tickets are $60, includes dinner and live entertainment, plus there’s   raffles and mystery prizes.  This is a Te Rongo—a—Tahu Fundraiser towards the Marae build.  Tickets from Jo Heperi 0273876645 or email

TAKAPAU SCOUT GROUP—Cubs and Scouts meet every Monday night at 5.30pm in the Scout Hall in Charlotte Street.  All children over 6 are welcome to come along for a look.  Contact Darryn Eagle on 0211180223

TAKAPAU INDOOR BOWLING CLUB—We meet at 7.00pm every Monday in the  Takapau School Hall. For more information please    contact: Shona 8558 900 Claire 8558 170

TAKAPAU SQUASH CLUB—We are open for business! Squash is a great game to play in any weather!  See Takapau Squash Club on facebook, or contact Shelley Thomsen 855 8404, 0276880852 email

Open Trout Fishing Competition10th-12th  November 2017  -Mid day Friday till Weigh in Sunday. $10 entry – Club Members enter FREE.  Great prizes. Email or phone Jo on 027 5108772 or 06 8566765

ONGATIKO HUNT AND FISHING CLUB—is available for crutching.  For any inquiries please contact Jo Harris on: or phone 027 5108772
FLEMINGTON MUD RUN 2017—Sunday 19th November. See to register for this fun day! Food and drink for sale on the day—no Eftpos.


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.