South Taranaki District

South Taranaki is a territorial authority on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island that contains the towns of Hawera, Manaia, Opunake, Patea, Eltham, and Waverley. The District has a land area of 3,575.46 km² (1,380.49 sq mi) and a population of 28,300 (June 2018).[1] It is part of the greater Taranaki Region.

South Taranaki District
Location of the South Taranaki District in North Island
CountryNew Zealand
RegionTaranaki
DistrictSouth Taranaki District Council
WardsEgmont Plains
Eltham
Hawera
Patea
Tangahoe
Government
  MayorPhil Nixon
  Deputy MayorRobert Northcott
Area
  Total3,575.46 km2 (1,380.49 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2018)
  Total28,300
  Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
WebsiteSouth Taranaki District Council

The district straddles the boundary separating the Wellington and Taranaki provinces, resulting in the town of Waverley celebrating Wellington Anniversary Day in January and the town of Patea 10 miles way celebrating Taranaki Anniversary Day in March.

Council facilities include the South Taranaki LibraryPlus, Mania, Kaponga, Patea, Eltham, Opunake, Hawera and Waverley libraries.[2]

Mayor

The current mayor is Phil Nixon.[3] The deputy mayor is Robert Northcott.[4]

References

  1. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. "South Taranaki LibraryPlus". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  3. "Mayor of South Taranaki". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  4. "South Taranaki District Councillors". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 13 December 2019.


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