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Basic information
Local authority New Plymouth
Population 3,399 (2006)
North Lynmouth
Northeast New Plymouth centre
East Vogeltown
Southeast Frankleigh Park
South Hurdon
Southwest Whalers Gate
West Marfell
Taranaki Base Hospital

Westown is a suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the southwest of the city centre and west of Frankleigh Park.

The population was 3,399 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 108 from 2001.[1]

Taranaki Base Hospital lies between Westown and Lynmouth.


Francis Douglas Memorial College is a boys' secondary (years 7-13) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 766.[2] It is a state-integrated Catholic school, founded in 1959.[3]

Westown School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 3 and a roll of 248.[4] The school celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2000.[5]


Further reading[edit]


Community Church[edit]

  • Richdale, W. L.; et al. (1987). Fifty eventful years: history of the Westown Community Church of Christ, Life & Advent. New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: The Church. 


  • Wright, Henry R. (1974). Methodism in Westown: the first fifty years. New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: St Luke’s Church Anniversary Committee?. 


  • Westown School 75th jubilee, Easter 2000. New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Westown. 2000. 
  • Gracia, Denis (comp.) (1975). 50th jubilee of Westown Primary School, 1925-1975. New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Westown School Jubilee Committee [1975] ; Taranaki Newspapers. 

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Coordinates: 39°4′30″S 174°3′26″E / 39.07500°S 174.05722°E / -39.07500; 174.05722