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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
Area
 • Total 3,575.46 km2 (1,380.49 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 27,700
 • Density 7.747/km2 (20.07/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). 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.

Council facilities include the South Taranaki LibraryPlus, Mania, Kaponga, Patea, Eltham, Opunake, Hawera and Waverley libraries.


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