Bridge Pā


Bridge Pā

Bridge Pā is a rural Māori settlement and surrounding area in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, located approximately 10 kilometres inland from Hastings. The pā itself comprises approximately 70 households, a school, a Mormon Church, two marae (Korangata Marae and Mangaroa Marae), a cemetery and a disused quarry. The surrounding area includes an aerodrome, two golf clubs, a car club, and a Deer Stalkers hall. As well as the main settlement centred on the intersection of Maraekakaho Road and Raukawa Road, a satellite settlement is located on Ngatarawa Road (near the Valentine Road corner) and on State Highway 50 (near the corner with Maraekakaho Road in the shadow of Roy's Hill). A relatively large tract of the surrounding rural area (up to 5 km from the pā) is also classified as Bridge Pā by local authorities and Telecom's White Pages.

Infrastructure

The main road through the town is limited to 50km/h and traffic is slowed through a variety of traffic calming measures. There is no sewerage or metropolitan style water reticulation. Wastewater is treated via individual homeowner septic tanks.

Population

*1996: 184
*2001: 213

Geography

Bridge Pā is situated on flat land on the Heretaunga Plains with the major geographical feature of the township being the Karewarewa Stream. Located on the edge of an unconfined aquifer, the surrounding land is free-draining and is used for sheep grazing, horticulture and wine production.

Climate

The attractive rural setting experiences between -3°C frosts in winter (usually clearing to clear crisp days) to 40°C heat in late summer. Bridge Pā is approximately 20 km from the coast, and with the central North Island mountain ranges of the Ruahines and Kawekas to intercept the prevailing westerly winds, the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with around 2350 sunshine hours per annum and very low humidity.

Bridge Pā Triangle

Bridge Pā Triangle is a grape growing area roughly delineated by three roads: Ngatarawa Road, State Highway 50 and Maraekakaho Road. It is recognised as a premium wine growing area in the Hawke’s Bay region. Wines grown include Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. In ancient times the area was blanketed by the pumice tephra of numerous Taupo volcanic events. Much of the Triangle area covers the historical (pre-1860s earthquake) riverbed of the nearby Ngaruroro River. As such soil types include Ngatarawa Gravels, Takapau Silty-loam (free draining red metal of mixed alluvial and volcanic origin) and shallow clay-loam soils with underlying deep free draining pumice. Wineries that produce wine in this area include:
* [http://www.ngatarawa.co.nz/ Ngatarawa Wines]
* [http://www.alphadomus.co.nz/ Alpha Dolmus]
* [http://www.sileni.co.nz/ Sileni Estates]
* [http://www.redmetalvineyards.co.nz/index.cfm/HOME Red Metal Vineyards]
* [http://www.hawkesbaywines.com/huthlee.asp Huthlee Estate]
* [http://www.bridgepa.co.nz/ Bridge Pā Vineyard]
*Shepherds CroftAlwyn Corban and Garry Glazebrook of Ngatarawa Wines pioneered wine production in the area in the 1980s and it is only with the growth of other boutique wineries in the late 1990s that the "Bridge Pā Triangle" has been delineated and named. The area is also sometimes described as The Maraekakaho Triangle and The Ngatarawa Triangle. Bordering Ngatarawa Road and to the north of the area along State Highway 50 is the world famous Gimblett Gravels wine growing area.

Famous natives

*George Nepia - All Black Fullback 1920s - '30s Invincibles (attended Maori Agricultural College)
*Charlene Otene (nee Wainohu) - Tall Fern, Silver Fern
*Kevin Tamati - Kiwi Rugby League
*Jack Maere - Tall Blacks
*Caroline Evers-Swindell - Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist
*Georgina Evers-Swindell - Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist, Indoor Rowing World Record Holder
*Peter Lyons - New Zealand Gliding champion

Local Businesses & Institutions

* [http://www.hbcarclub.co.nz/ Hawke's Bay Car Club]
*Hastings Branch Deer Stalkers NZDA
*Bridge Pā Aerodrome
** [http://www.flyingnz.co.nz/club_pages/hawkesbay.html Hawke's Bay & East Coast Aero Club]
** [http://www.nzam.com/default.asp New Zealand Aerial Mapping]
** [http://www.airhb.co.nz/ Air Hawke's Bay (Air Academy Hastings)]
** [http://www.heliair.co.nz/ Heli Air Hawke's Bay]
** [http://www.helicoptershawkesbay.co.nz/ Helicopters Hawke's Bay Ltd]
**Skyline Helicopters Limited
**Hawke's Bay Gliding Club
**Skydive Bridge Pā
* [http://www.hastingsgolfclub.co.nz/ Bridge Pā Golf Club]
* [http://www.hawkesbaygolfclub.co.nz/Index.html Hawke's Bay Golf Club]
* [http://www.ngatarawa.co.nz/ Ngatarawa Wines]
* [http://www.sileni.co.nz/ Sileni Estates]
* [http://www.early-am-balloons.co.nz/ Early Morning Balloons]
* [http://www.onyerbikehb.co.nz/ On Yer Bike Winery Tours]
* [http://www.oleacottages.co.nz/ Olea Cottages]
*St Iwes Strawberry Farm, Rosser Rd
* [http://www.corrections.govt.nz/public/apps/locateafacility/prisons/northisland/hawkesbay.html Hawke's Bay Prison] (Mangaroa Prison)
*Mangaroa Marae
*Korongata Marae (Te Kohanga Reo O-Korongata)
* [http://www.tki.org.nz/e/schools/display_school_info.php?school_id=2547 Bridge Pā Primary School] (48 pupils, 5 Teachers)
* [http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/anagama/ Kamaka Pottery] - Japanese style anagama pottery kiln


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