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I'm not qualified to write about the Maori history of Taranaki, but the line "New Plymouth was initially settled in the early 1840s." needs change to reflect the long history before European settlement. Dramatic 05:55, 28 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Taranaki / Egmont / "Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont"[edit]

Wasn't the mountain renamed as "Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont" by Koro Wetere? I remember something about that. David Cannon 11:18, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

That's right. Both names are equally valid.

Suggested merge of Taranaki Regional Council into Taranaki[edit]

I've suggested this merger because all the other articles on NZ regional councils I know about cover the region as well; for example, Waikato, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawke's Bay. I don't see any particular reason for Taranaki to be different. -- Avenue 12:46, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. I created the TRC entry, so go for it...A.J.Chesswas 05:46, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I finally came back to merge it, and I see you beat me to it. Thanks! -- Avenue 01:27, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Too many pictures[edit]

There are too many pictures on this page. It is cluttered and hard to read. I suggest removing "Dawson Falls" and "Taranaki slopes", and relocating "Mt Taranaki" into that section. The images should pertain to the text they are embodied within. I will proceed with these changes shortly unless a better alternative can be proposed.A.J.Chesswas 02:12, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Which is it?[edit]

If the areas of Taranaki region - Taranaki province are synonymous, then Patea is the southernmost town (as claimed) and Waverley should not be listed among the towns in the infobox? Moriori 02:26, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I would have thought this article would be defined in accordance with the territorial boundaries of the 1989 local government reforms. It should read that Waverley is the southern-most town. However it should also be made clear that such a defition is ecological rather than cultural, and perhaps not necessarily culturally or demographically accurate.A.J.Chesswas 03:16, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

The article doesn't state that the areas are synonymous, perhaps it needs to state that the areas are generally synonymous. Patea is the southernmost town, and Waverly is also within the Taranaki region. Also, the term "province" is used, where it should be "region". There's a separate Taranaki Province page for the provincial period. --Lholden 04:08, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
OK. That means Waverley is the southernmost town, not Patea, so I will change it. (Waitotara is a village according to Waitotara River, not a town). Moriori 08:52, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Why can I find nothing in Wikipedia about the change of regional boundaries in 1989, except as a brief explanation of Whangamomona's Republic Day? Taranaki didn't always include Waverley and Waitotara. I can remember trips to Waitara from the south in the 1970s and 80s, when the sign as you entered Patea called it "The Gateway to Taranaki". Can someone with the appropriate knowledge and/or sources add this please? (talk) 02:27, 5 August 2014 (UTC)


I have reverted an edit [1] made by an anonymous IP user in which he or she has claimed the killing of nine soldiers at Oakura on 4 May 1863 was a slaughter. This user has previously engaged in edit warring at Waitara, New Zealand and Oakura after using the term "massacre". At the talk page for that article I showed that no usable source ever used those terms. BlackCab (talk) 06:51, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

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Move discussion in progress[edit]

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