Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Local government boundary changes

Local government boundaries changed a lot in Hawke’s Bay throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1989 local government throughout New Zealand was reformed. As a result Hawke’s Bay, which had comprised six counties and more boroughs and cities, was governed by three district councils, one city council and one overarching regional council. Southern Hawke’s Bay became part of the Tararua district and was under a different regional council from the rest of the region.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 2 Jul 2015