November 19, 2019
13:31 pm NZT

Welcome to South Taranaki

The entire Taranaki Region is dominated by its majestic mountain, and the further south you go, the more Mount Taranaki makes its awesome presence felt. 
South Taranaki District is an hour’s drive from New Plymouth and Whanganui and is home to Hawera, Manaia, Opunake, Patea, Eltham, Kaponga and Waverley, towns blessed by their unique position between the mountain and the sea, towns with all of the amenities of big cities, but none of the hassles. Hawera is also the southern starting point of the world-famous Surf Highway, a 100-kilometre epic drive around the mountain with too many surf breaks and fishing spots to mention. 
South Taranaki is also a great place to set up a business: fibre is rolling out fast, and the forward-thinking teams at the District Council and Venture Taranaki are actively engaged in bringing more talent to the District. 

Latest South Taranaki Stories


2Dy4 Taranaki

What's the name of your business?2 dye 4 Taranaki Who's the business owner(s)?Sharon Albrechtsen How many years has your business being operating?One What town(s) are you in?Eltham. South Taranaki What do you love about your town?My town is small and friendly, it is a quirky township with wonderful people. What…

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Coastal Taranaki Health Trust

What's the name of the business owner(s)?Coastal Taranaki Health Trust How many years has your business being operating?One year. What town(s) are you in?Opunake What do you love about your town?Everything, we have the best wee town in the world. We have sun sea surf and sand. The people are…

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market place aromatics & pure soaps of Eltham

Marketplace Aromatics & Pure Soaps of Eltham

Business Name: Marketplace Aromatics & Pure Soaps of Eltham Hometown:  Eltham What’s the name of the business owner(s)?  Noeline Thorne Years in operation: 24 total (Australia originally), 18mths in New  Zealand What do you love about Eltham? Peaceful. Not a great distance from many major centres. What does your business do better then anyone…

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Egmont Autos (2012) Limited

Egmont Autos

Business Name: Egmont Autos (2012) Limited Hometown:  Hawera What’s the name of the business owner(s)? Gordon Harrop and Grant Crawshaw Years in operation:  Four, previously the local Ford Dealer for 22 years What do you love about Hawera? It is a very close knit community where everyone knows everyone. We have a progressive…

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Learn how to use Facebook and Instagram… for free!

As we deliver our  Get Online for Peanuts workshops around the country, Facebook and Instagram are by far the most popular topics for discussion. Which makes sense: all your customers are there. To help you do it right, Facebook and AboutUs have created a free online guide to growing your business.…

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Headstone Warehouse

Business Name: Headstone Warehouse Hometown: New Plymouth and Hawera What's the name of the business owner(s)? Daryl & Rose Anderson Years in operation:  Established by Great-Grandfather in 1914 (pictured). What do you love about Taranaki? Taranaki is the best place to live and work, it's all here and we don't get the extremes of…

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