Kia Ora Koutou

Eketāhuna is in the ORANGE covid alert level. At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities. You must still wear a face mask in many indoor locations. They are encouraged out and about in public, mandatory on public transport and flights, retail shops, local government and health facilities plus for employees in close proximity businesses like hairdressers and cafes etc. Schools encourage but do not require facemasks unless an outbreak occurs. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors but it is encouraged as they provide protection for you and your whānāu. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues. For full details go to

If you or your householders have Covid19 you MUST isolate for 7 days. The first image gives below advice as to when to ask for help if you are at home with covid19. You can also download a pdf to help you organise isolation at home which is a copy of the second image below.

If you have ANY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS self-isolate at your home or your accommodation, call Healthline on 08003585453 for advice about getting rapid antigen tests. More info Kia kaha and thank you for keeping our community safe.

Welcome to Eketāhuna. Real Kiwi Country. We are a small friendly country town located at the southern end of the Tararua District.  Set in a beautiful surrounding of native bush, rivers, farm lands and the magnificent Tararua Ranges and the Awesomest Town in New Zealand.

Friendly Locals

Eketāhuna has a proud heritage and we welcome all visitors to come and experience our warm friendly Kiwi Country Town. No matter where you go, or what you do, Eketāhuna will always welcome you.

Corner of Main & Bridge Street – Turn Off Here For The Campground, Playground, Skate Park and Swimming Pool

We have a range of activities whether you are making a rest stop, filling up with food, coffee, petrol or cash (ATM fee applies on withdrawals) on your way through on State Highway 2, stopping for a round of golf, charging your EV on Haswell Street, staying for Wings Over Wairarapa or other regional events, visiting friends and family or exploring our beautiful region.

Skate Park & Playground in Bridge Street
Menz Shed