Community Notices

TAKAPAU SCOUT GROUP - Cubs and Scouts every Monday during term time, at 5.30pm in Charlotte Street. Check us out on Facebook, or contact Richard Lawson 027 668 7800 or John Merridew 022 363 0396 for more information. 

TAKAPAU INDOOR BOWLING CLUB -  We meet at 6.30-8.30pm every Wednesday. For more information please contact: Shona 8558 900 or Mary 8558109

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 areas 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 Kōhanga 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 organizations. 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 organizations which are strongly supported by people in the surrounding community, including:

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.