Spotswood, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority New Plymouth
Population 2,010 (2006)
North Moturoa
East Lynmouth
Southeast Marfell
South Hurdon
Southwest Whalers Gate
West Paritutu

Spotswood is a suburb of New Plymouth in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. It is located to the west of the city centre.[1] The population was 2,010 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 27 from 2001.[2]


Spotswood College is a secondary (years 9-13) school with a decile rating of 5 and a roll of 1020.[3] It was founded in 1960.[4]

Spotswood Primary is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 291.[5] The school celebrated its 50th jubilee in 2007.[6]

Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea is a full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 2 and a roll of 80.[7] It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches in the Māori language.

All these schools are coeducational.


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Coordinates: 39°4′18″S 174°2′7″E / 39.07167°S 174.03528°E / -39.07167; 174.03528