On the south side of the “nose” of the North Island lies a little known paradise that is South Taranaki.
Whether you want to escape the rat race for a holiday, attend one of the region’s exciting festivals, go fishing, tramping, skiing, shopping or anything in between, South Taranaki offers it all. Its stunning natural environment, rugged coastline and grown up urban attitude mean that once here, everything is on your doorstep – you can be on the mountain in the morning, the beach in the afternoon and dining out in any one of our top class cafes or restaurants in the evening.
Rich in cultural heritage and history, South Taranaki is made up of many communities, and offers a diverse range of activities, sports and entertainment. It is quickly becoming known as the place to live with its natural beauty, friendly people and uncrowded lifestyle.
South Taranaki is a great place to raise a family. Safe, caring communities, first class facilities, a feast of outdoor activities - no school zoning means you can choose the school best for your child whether small and rural or larger and urban.
Our high-speed broadband connection means you’ll always be connected to your markets around the country and the rest of the world.
International and national business is conducted from here; the region offers its residents a lifestyle choice – all the mod cons of the city, without the hustle and bustle.
South Taranaki is easily accessible by driving an hour from either New Plymouth or Whanganui airports. Or take a scenic drive just 3.5 hours from Wellington on State Highway 3 or 4.5 hours from Auckland and let the beautiful Mount Taranaki be your guide once you reach our beautiful region.
For all Council enquiries, information, and customer service
Ph: (06) 278 0555
Toll free: 0800 111 323
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Fax: (06) 278 8757
Address: 105-111 Albion St, Hawera 4610
Post: Private Bag 902, Hawera 4640
The South Taranaki District is situated on the West Coast of the North Island, covering 361,834 hectares.
Population – 26,500 residents (2006 Census)
Ranked 40th in population size out of the 74 local authorities.
25.5% of the population are 15 or under – compared to 22.7% nationally.
There are 695 hectares of urban parks, reserves and sports fields in South Taranaki.
Seven district libraries carry a stock of 100,395 books.
68% of residents own their own homes.
South Taranaki residents have one of the highest median incomes in New Zealand.
8.44% of the population have incomes over $70,000.