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Waipawa

Waipawa is the second-largest town in Central Hawke's Bay in the east of the North Island of New Zealand. It has a population of At the 2013 census, it had a population of 1,965, a change of 2.2 percent from the 2006 census.The town is located 7km northeast of Waipukurau and 46km southwest of Hastings, on the northern bank of the Waipawa River, a tributary of the Tukituki River. Waipawa was settled in the early 1860s, and the Settler's Museum exhibits many of these historical collections.It holds the main office of the Central Hawke's Bay District Council, and is New Zealand's oldest inland European settlement.Waipawa was originally called Abbotsford. There was also a children's home in Waipawa named Abbotsford.
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