South Taranaki District Council

On the south side of the “nose” of the North Island lies a little known paradise that is South Taranaki.  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. 

Visit the website of South Taranaki District Council.

Project 2012
Paepae in the Park

Paepae in the Park is a community event to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.  This one day festival is held on Waitangi Day (6 February) in Memorial Park, Patea – behind the iconic Aotea waka. Musical entertainment includes national and local bands. Other attractions include a hangi, food and craft stalls – the event is free and is always a popular day out for all the family.

Lysaght Watt Gallery Partnership with South Taranaki District Council

South Taranaki District Council has a partnership agreement with a local community art gallery, Lysaght Watt Gallery in Hawera. Council supports the gallery through promotion, strategic planning, curating exhibitions, funding advice, and professional development. The gallery has an annual exhibition promoting the cultural diversity of the South Taranaki for Race Relations Day.

South Taranaki Library Plus

There are LibraryPlus centres in seven centres.  

Contact : Michaela Stoneman,

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