Hei Hei

suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand

Hei Hei is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located in the west of Christchurch 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the centre of the city.[1] State Highway 1 runs through it. The area was subdivided for poultry farming after World War I for the men returning from war, but the plan failed due to the poor soil conditions.[2] The place name is a Māori word. It means noise, disturbance, storm, dust.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling (ed.). Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 161. ISBN 9780143204107. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Harper, Margaret (July 2015). "Christchurch Street Names: H" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 70. Retrieved 25 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)