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Encyclopedia > Hawke's Bay (region)

Hawke's Bay is a region of New Zealand. Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... For alternative meanings, see New Zealand (disambiguation). ...

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Geography

The region is situated on the east coast of the North Island. The region bears the former name of what is now Hawke Bay, a large semi-circular bay which extends for 100 kilometres from northeast to southwest from the Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers. The region is frequently referred to with a definite article, as "The Hawke's Bay", and the use of the apostrophe in the name is now officially regarded as optional. The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Hawke Bay is a large bay on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Mahia Peninsula is located on the east coast of New Zealands North Island, between the cities of Napier and Gisborne. ... Cape Kidnappers is a headland at the southwestern extremity of Hawke Bay on the east coast of New Zealands North Island. ...


The Hawke's Bay region includes the hilly coastal land around the northern and central bay, the floodplains of the Wairoa River in the north, the wide fertile Heretaunga Plains around Hastings in the south, and a mountainous interior atretching up to the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges. Wairoa is the name of several rivers and streams in New Zealand. ... The Heretaunga Plains are an area of flat land in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... Hastings is a large urban area in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kaweka Range (also known as the Kaweka Ranges) of Mountains is located in inland Hawkes Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand. ... The Ruahine Range (often referred to as the Ruahine Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. ...


The region's boundaries vary somewhat from the former provincial boundaries of Hawke's Bay, and some towns in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region to the southwest, such as Dannevirke and Woodville regard themselves as still part of the Hawke's Bay. Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. ... For the Danish defensive fortification, see Danevirke. ... Woodville is a small town in the southern North Island of New Zealand. ...


The region consists of Wairoa District, Hastings District, Napier City, and Central Hawke's Bay District, as well as a small part of Taupo District. Wairoa is a town in New Zealands North Island. ... Hastings is a large urban area in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Central Hawkes Bay District is a region of North Island, New Zealand. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | Central North Island, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ...


Population

The region's population at the 2001 census was 142,947. Of these, 53,661 lived in the city of Napier. Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ...


The main urban areas are Napier and Hastings. Smaller communities include Wairoa, Taradale, Havelock North, Tikokino, Waipawa, Waipukurau, and Takapau. Wairoa is a town in New Zealands North Island. ... Taradale is a town in the Hawkes Bay region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Havelock North is a town in New Zealand, in the North Islands Hawkes Bay region. ... Tikokino is the second largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waipawa is the third largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay in the east of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waipukurau is the largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Takapau is a small rural community in the Central Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. ...


The region has a significant Maori population (22% of the total population at the 2001 census). A major local Maori tribe is Ngati Kahungunu. Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... The Ngati Kahungunu iwi, one of the largest tribes of New Zealand Maori, is based in Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay. ...


Climate and agriculture

The climate is dry and temperate. Hawke's Bay is renowned for its horticulture with large orchards and vineyards on the plains. In the hilly parts of the region sheep and cattle farming predominates, with forestry blocks in the roughest areas. The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... An orchard is an intentional planting of trees maintained for food production. ... A vineyard A vineyard is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table grapes. ... Forestry (formally known as silviculture) is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and related natural resources. ...


Other information

Hawke's Bay also has a useful and innovative approach to community-wide care of diabetes mellitus featuring shared records held in a web-based computer system. Diabetes mellitus is a medical disorder characterized by varying or persistent hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar levels), especially after eating. ...


One trivial fact is that the region has a hill with the longest place name in New Zealand, and one of the longest in the world. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is an unremarkable hill in southern Hawke's Bay, not far from Waipukurau. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu or Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Maori (language) placename on an otherwise unremarkable hill which is 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Waipukurau is the largest town in the Central Hawkes Bay District on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


 


 
 

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