Hei Hei

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,[4] 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.[5] The place name is related to the Māori word for chicken (heihei) due to the area's poultry farming history.[6]

Hei Hei
Coordinates: 43.533°S 172.526°E / -43.533; 172.526
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Local authorityChristchurch City Council
Electoral wardHornby[1]
Area
  Land124 ha (306 acres)
Population
 (June 2020)[3]
  Total3,570
Broomfield
Hei Hei
Sockburn
Islington Hornby Wigram