A integral part of the Halcombe Community ANZAC Day is our display of handmade ceramic ANZAC Poppies at the Halcombe War Memorial. These poppies are made by local volunteers in a series of workshops leading up to ANZAC Day each year. After the service, the poppies are sold to raise funds for future ANZAC events.
In 2019, our goal is to make 600 poppies for a really spectacular display. We are well on our way, with 300 poppies already finished and, after two fantastic sessions in recent weeks, another 370 clay poppies and glazed, ready now for final assembly.
Our final workshop is on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at the Halcombe Memorial Hall, beginning at 9 a.m, and we need your help now! Here are the details...
The community welcomes you!
Whether you are local, just visiting, or looking at moving to the Halcombe area, we welcome you to our website!
This is an initiative of the Halcombe Community Development Group (HCDG), which works to support the growth and development of Halcombe and the neighbouring communities of Stanway, Tokorangi and Kakariki. Here you will find a bit of Halcombe history and information about the community and local projects and events, such as ANZAC Day commemorations and the Walkway Project. Check out the Notice Board and our regular "Halcombe Herald" newsletter. Find links to other groups and businesses that are working hard in Halcombe and its district. Feel free to have a good look around. We welcome your feedback!
Our Vision: Halcombe will be a safe, supportive community.
It will be attractive, valued by all and well-connected to the wider district.
Stanway Halcombe Rural Water Scheme
and My Plumbing Depot Feilding Partnership Information
Next HCDG Meeting:
Monday 4th March 2019, 7pm
at Halcombe Tavern.
Halcombe and its community.
Halcombe is situated 12 km north west of Feilding, and 4 km east of the Rangitikei River, in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. Once the main railway junction in the central North Island and destined to grow into a major township before development shifted to Palmerston North, today Halcombe is a small but thriving rural settlement with over 500 residents. Included in the wider Halcombe district are the communities of Stanway, Tokorangi, and Kakariki.
Central to the village area is the historic war memorial, a tavern, cafe, Memorial Hall, public domain, playground, volunteer Fire and Emergency brigade, Taumata o te Ra Marae, Halcombe Playcentre, and Halcombe School.
The surrounding farmland is predominately used for a variety of livestock farming and cropping, with an increasing number of lifestyle blocks.
The Halcombe community is strong and growing. Residents are drawn to the rural lifestyle and "village atmosphere" of Halcombe and enjoy living in this vibrant, caring community. Halcombe gives residents the benefit of a rural lifestyle with an easy commute to Feilding, Palmerston North and Ohakea.