Twyford, New Zealand

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Twyford is located in North Island
Coordinates: 39°36′06″S 176°47′48″E / 39.60167°S 176.79667°E / -39.60167; 176.79667Coordinates: 39°36′06″S 176°47′48″E / 39.60167°S 176.79667°E / -39.60167; 176.79667
Country New Zealand
Region Hawke's Bay
District Hastings District
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,065

Twyford is a district on the Heretaunga Plains in New Zealand, north-west of Hastings City. The area is an agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and cropping as the main source of income.

At the time of the 2006 census, the permanent population was 1,065, a decrease of 33 since 2001.[1]

Twyford School has classes for new entrants through to form 2. The school was established in the early 20th century by New Zealand Major General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell KCB, KCMG, who originated from Hawke's Bay and became a farm manager at Twyford. He formed the Hawke's Bay Mounted Rifle Volunteers before a notable First World War career. After the War he became an MP, an honorary colonel, president of the NZRA, an inspector of military forces, and a founding member of the New Zealand Round Table. Russell had been an old boy of Twyford School, England, which was visited by the Principal of Twyford School New Zealand in 2010.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Quickstats about Twyford
  2. ^ "Russell, Andrew Hamilton"; The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 June 2012
  3. ^ "Major-General Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell KCB KCMG DSO"; Old Twyfordians - Biographies. Retrieved 21 June 2012
  4. ^ "Twyford Visits Twyford"; The Twyford Link. Retrieved 21 June 2012

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