Hei Hei

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Hei Hei is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located in the west of Christchurch 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the central city,[1] and is bisected by State Highway 1. The area was subdivided for poultry farming after World War I for returning serviceman, but the venture failed due to the poor soil conditions.[2] The place name is a Māori word and literally means noise, disturbance, storm, dust; in modern usage, it can also mean fowl.[1]


  1. ^ a b Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 161. ISBN 9780143204107. 
  2. ^ Harper, Margaret (July 2015). "Christchurch Street Names: H" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 70. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 

Coordinates: 43°31′59″S 172°31′34″E / 43.533°S 172.526°E / -43.533; 172.526

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