Nuhaka is a small settlement at the turn-off to Mahia 68km from Gisborne and 33km from Wairoa. With a population (2001 Census) of approximately 350 people Nuhaka is part of the much larger Wairoa District, which has a population of over 9,000 people. The hub of community life in Nuhaka are the marae and community halls. There is a general store, postal facilities, meals, and petrol.