Welcome to the Central Hawke's Bay Kete

Kete is a knowledge basket of topics, images, audio, video, web links, documents, and discussion which are collected and catalogued by the community. We would like to capture the memories and activities of Central Hawke's Bay people

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Central Hawke's Bay District covers an area of 333,450 hectares with a population of 12,948.  It covers the area from Pukehou, north to Takapau, south, and from the western Ruahine ranges to the eastern coast.  Each of the four corners of the district has a marae.  These are: Pukehou, Kairakau, Rongo Maraeroa (at Porangahau) and Rakautatahi (at Takapau).

There are two main towns in Central Hawke's Bay - Waipukurau and Waipawa - with a number of smaller townships including Otane, Takapau, Tikokino, Porangahau and Ongaonga; as well as several beach townships including Kairakau, Pourerere, Aramoana, Blackhead and Te Paerahi.

Detailed information on the population of Central Hawke's Bay can be found on the Department of Statistics Website


The Kete is brought to you by the Central Hawke's Bay  District Libraries (Waipawa & Waipukurau), with the support of the National Library of New Zealand and the Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa and utilises open source software first developed by Katipo Communications and the Horowhenua Library Trust.

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Left Copenhagen for London and sailed on the "Invererne" 31/11/1873 and arrived in Napier 8/3/1874 - 106 days out. Two days later Nicoline gave birth to a son Henry John who died of Tetanus and is buried in the old Napier Cemetery.

Three girls later they went to Makaretu. The ownership papers have the date 13/11/1881, they lived in a tent which Nicoline sewed by hand while in Napier, later a house was built. The farm block was No 58.

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A'Deane Family at Ashcott.
Interviewed by her daughter Ngai Deckard, 1st November, 2014

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