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.
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 RussellKCB, 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.