South Taranaki District

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South Taranaki District
Location of the South Taranaki District in North Island
Location of the South Taranaki District in North Island
CountryNew Zealand
RegionTaranaki
DistrictSouth Taranaki District Council
WardsEgmont Plains
Eltham
Hawera
Patea
Tangahoe
Government
 • MayorRoss Dunlop
 • Deputy MayorPhil Nixon (Oct 2016)
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

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.

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.[citation needed]

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

Mayor[edit]

The current mayor is Ross Dunlop. His deputy is Phil Nixon.[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Councillors". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°35′23″S 174°16′50″E / 39.589658°S 174.280687°E / -39.589658; 174.280687