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Māori settlement on the Heretaunga Plain, 8km south-west of Hastings.

Meaning of place name
Te: the; pakipaki: huddling; o: of; Hinetemoa. An abbreviation of Te-Pakipaki-o-Hinetemoa: Hinetemona, the grand-daughter of the chief Ngarengare, was surprised when she emerged naked from a pool after bathing. She snatched up her rapaki (skirt) and wrapped it round her body.