Nuhaka (Māori: Nūhaka) is a small settlement in the northern Hawke's Bay Region of New Zealand's eastern North Island, lying on State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Gisborne.[1]

Coordinates: 39°03′S 177°45′E
CountryNew Zealand
RegionHawke's Bay
Territorial authorityWairoa District

Nuhaka has one general store, a fish and chip shop, a local garage and a paua factory. It also has a substantial and well supported meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[2]


Nuhaka is the tribal centre of the Ngāti Rakaipaaka people, a Māori subtribe of Ngāti Kahungunu. It severalmarae (meeting grounds) and wharenui (meeting houses) for Ngāti Rakaipaaka and other iwi (tribe) and hapū:


Nuhaka School is a Year 1–8 co-educational state primary school.[5][6] It is a decile 2 school with a roll of 109 as of March 2019.[7][8]


  1. "Nuhaka". Cyclopedia of New Zealand.
  2. Hura, Nadine Anne (25 March 2018). "The ever shining star of Nuhaka". The Spinoff.
  3. "Te Kāhui Māngai directory". Te Puni Kōkiri.
  4. "Māori Maps". Te Potiki National Trust.
  5. [ "Nuhaka Official School Website"] Check |url= value (help). Nuhaka School.
  6. "Ministry of Education School Profile". Ministry of Education.
  7. "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  8. "Education Review Office Report". Education Review Office.

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