South Taranaki District

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Location of the 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 27,700 (June 2015 estimate).[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 Ian Armstrong.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.  For urban areas, "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Taranaki LibraryPlus". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Councillors". South Taranaki District Council. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

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