South Taranaki District

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South Taranaki District
Territorial authority
Location of the South Taranaki District in North Island
Location of the South Taranaki District in North Island
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District South Taranaki District Council
Wards Egmont Plains, Eltham, Tangahoe, Hawera, Patea
Government
 • Mayor Ross Dunlop
 • Deputy Mayor Phil Nixon (Oct 2016)
Area
 • Total 3,575.46 km2 (1,380.49 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 27,700
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Website South 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 27,700 (June 2016).[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 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "South Taranaki LibraryPlus". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Councillors". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

External links[edit]

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