Flaxmere

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Flaxmere is located in New Zealand
Flaxmere
Flaxmere

Flaxmere (Māori: Paharakeke) is a township in the Hastings District and outlying suburb of Hastings City, in the Hawke's Bay Region of New Zealand's North Island. It consists of a series of cul-de-sacs, radiating from a main street.[1]

Flaxmere has a population of 9,408 according to the 2013 Census. Areas within Flaxmere include Flaxmere East, Kingsley-Chatham, Lochain and Woolwich, according to the census units of Statistics NZ.[2]

Flaxmere was built to cater to the housing demand of Hastings. Flaxmere was intended to be an upper-middle class subdivision but because land was subdivided into smaller lots it turned into a low income neighbourhood. Flaxmere has one of the highest social deprivation index values of the Napier-Hastings metropolitan area, being exceeded only by the suburbs of Camberley and Maraenui.[3]

It has a small shopping centre with a supermarket, petrol station, post office, bakery, video store, butchery, indoor rock climbing centre, and various other businesses offering necessities and/or leisure. Other amenities include a library, police station, several churches and an indoor swimming complex, Flaxmere Waterworld.

Education[edit]

Flaxmere was four primary schools:

  • Flaxmere Primary School is co-educational state primary school,[4][5] with a roll of 450 as of March 2019.[6][7]
  • Peterhead School is a co-educational state primary school,[8] with a roll of 524 as of March 2019.[6][9]
  • Irongate School is a co-educational state primary school,[10] with a roll of 321 as of March 2019.[6][11]
  • Kimi Ora Community School is a co-educational state primary school,[12] with a roll of 127 as of March 2019.[6][13]

The township also has two other schools:

  • Flaxmere College is a co-educational state secondary school,[14][15] with a roll of 352 as of March 2019.[6][16]
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngati Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga is a co-educational Year 1-13 Māori immersion school,[17] with a roll of 158 as of March 2019.[6][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hariss, Gavin. "Flaxmere, Hawke's Bay". topomap.co.nz. NZ Topo Map.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Statistics NZ Interactive Boundary Maps
  3. ^ Ministry of Health 2006 Social Deprivation Scores for Census Units Flaxmere incorporates the following census units Kingsley-Chatham Score 1204 Lochain Score 1143 Flaxmere East Score 1141. Suburbs in Napier-Hastings with higher deprivation scores are: Camberley Score 1244 Maraenui Score 1252.
  4. ^ "Official School Website". flaxmere.school.nz.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  8. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  9. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  10. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  11. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  12. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  13. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  14. ^ "Official School Website". flaxmerecollege.co.nz.
  15. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  16. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  17. ^ "Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  18. ^ "Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.

Coordinates: 39°37′S 176°47′E / 39.617°S 176.783°E / -39.617; 176.783