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The city is a service centre for the region's principal economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It is also the region's financial centre as the home of the TSB Bank (formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), the largest of the remaining non-government New Zealand-owned banks.

Notable features are the botanic gardens (e.g. Pukekura Park), the 11 km Coastal Walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed 45-metre-tall artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views of Mount Taranaki/Egmont.

New Plymouth won multiple awards in 2008. The city was in 2010 chosen as one of two walking & cycling "Model Communities" by the government. Based on New Plymouth's already positive attitude towards cyclists and pedestrians, the city received $3.71m to invest into infrastructure and community programs to boost walking and cycling.

It is also noted for being a coastal city with a mountain within a 30 minute drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.

History

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region, it is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first English settlers migrated.

In 1828 Richard "Dicky" Barrett (1807–47) set up a trading post at Ngamotu after arriving on the trading vessel Adventure. Barrett traded with the local Māori and helped negotiate the purchase of land from them on behalf of the New Zealand Company. Settlers were selected by the Plymouth Company, which was set up to attract emigrants from the West Country of England, and which took over land initially purchased by the New Zealand Company. The first of the town’s settlers arrived on the William Bryan, which anchored off the coast on 31 March 1841. A series of disputes over ownership and settlement of land developed between Māori and settlers soon after and New Plymouth became a fortified garrison town in 1860–1861 as more than 3500 Imperial soldiers, as well as local volunteers and militia, fought Māori in the First Taranaki War.

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New Plymouth city is situated on the coast in northern Taranaki and contains the only deep water port on the west coast of New Zealand, It has the 9th busiest airport in New Zealand, with scheduled services to Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington.

                                            

 

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Population

Population of 74,184 —about two thirds of the total population of the Taranaki Region. This includes New Plymouth City (55,600), Waitara (6,483), Inglewood (3,380), Oakura (1,359), Okato (561) and Urenui (429).

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Weather

Average temperature 13.60°C
Average rainfall 1609mm

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New Plymouth Girls High School

Secondary school

http://www.npghs.school.nz

New Plymouth Girls High School is set in 11 hectares of beautiful grounds.A girls only state (years 9-15) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 1231. There are excellent facilities to provide instruction in all aspects of the New Zealand curriculum in both classrooms, gymnasia, playing fields and specialist rooms.

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WITT

Tertiary Edcuation Institution

www.witt.ac.nz

The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki has its main campus in central New Plymouth and is the only state tertiary institution in Taranaki that offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, including Business, Nursing, Hospitality, Maori, Humanities, Media, Art, Electrical, Engineering, Automotive, Welding, Carpentry, Architecture, Computing, Fitness, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Make-up Artistry, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences and Agriculture.

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New Plymouth Boys' High School

http://www.npbhs.school.nz/

New Plymouth Boys' High School is a single-sex secondary (years 9–13) school with a roll of 1219. It was founded in 1882 and has a decile rating of 8.

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Francis Douglas Memorial College

Secondary School

http://www.fdmc.school.nz/

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

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Spotswood College

Scondary School

http://spotswoodcollege.school.nz/

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

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Sacred Heart Girls College

Secondary School

http://www.catholicgirlsnp.school.nz/

Sacred Heart Girls' College had its origins in a school and boarding facility called Sacred Heart College, founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in 1884. The school was next to the present St Joseph’s Church in New Plymouth and catered for primary & secondary students. In 1960 the school moved to its present site and was renamed Sacred Heart Girls’ College. The boarding hostel for up to 78 boarders, now called "Elizabeth House", was added in 1970.

 Is a state intergrated (years 7-15) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 705.

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Bell Block School

Primary School

http://www.bellblock.school.nz

Bell Block School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) schools with decile rating of 5, and roll of 297.  Bell Block School celebrated the 150th anniversary of education in Bell Block in 2006. The present school dates from 1872.

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Devon Intermediate

Intermediate School

http://www.devonint.school.nz/

Devon Intermediate is an intermediate (years 7-8) school with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 372.

The school was established in 1958. The uniform consists of a polo shirt, sweatshirt and then for girls a choice of culottes or a skirt and boys wear shorts

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Frankley School

Primary School

http://www.frankley.school.nz/

Frankley School  is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 250.

 The school started as Frankley Road School in 1878. A new two-roomed school replaced it in 1910. The school moved to its current site in 1969.

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Highlands Intermediate School

Intermediate School

http://www.highlands.school.nz/

Highlands Intermediate School is a coeducational intermediate (years 7-8) school with a roll of 684. It has a decile rating of 7 and was founded in 1955. Facilities include a hockey turf. The uniform consists of a polo shirt, sweatshirt and then for girls a choice of culottes or a skirt and boys wear shorts.

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Mangorei School

Primary School

http://www.mangorei.school.nz/

Mangorei School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 238.

 The school celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2001

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Marfell School

Primary

http://www.marfell.school.nz/

Marfell Community School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 140. The school was founded in 1961.

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Merrilands School

Primary School

http://www.merrilands.school.nz/

Merrilands School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 184. The school was established in 1960.

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Moturoa School

Primary School

http://www.moturoaprimary.co.nz/

Moturoa School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 3 and a roll of 113. The school celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1998. Since 2006 the school has been home to the two primary classes of the New Plymouth Montessori school, which was previously at the (now closed) Kaimiro School near Egmont Village. Moturoa School was the first Enviroschool in Taranaki and has achieved Silver award level.

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New Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist School

Primary school

https://newplym.adventistconnect.org/

New Plymouth Seventh Day Adventist School is a coeducational state integrated full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 34.

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Puketapu School

Primary School

http://www.puketapu.school.nz/

Puketapu School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with decile rating of 4, and roll of 246.Puketapu School was built in 1980

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Spotswood Primary School

Primary School

http://www.spotswoodprimary.co.nz/

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

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St Joseph's School

Primary School

http://www.stjosephsnp.school.nz/

 St Joseph's School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with decile ratings of 7, and roll of 151. St Joseph's is a state integrated Catholic school.

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St Pius X School

Primary School

http://www.stpiusx.school.nz/

St Pius X School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 108 St Pius X is a state integrated Catholic school. and has a decile rating of 8.

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Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea

Primary School

http://www.school.nz/school/te-piipiinga-kakano-mai-rangiatea

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. It is a Kura Kaupapa Māori school which teaches in the Māori language.

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Vogeltown School

Primary School

http://www.vogeltown.school.nz/

Vogeltown School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 244.

The school was established in temporary premises in July 1915 and moved to its own site in May 1919

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Welbourn School

Primary School

http://www.welbourn.school.nz/

Welbourn School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 334 and a decile rating of 8. It was built on railway reserve land in 1932 and celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2008.

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West End School

Primary School

http://www.westendnp.school.nz/

West End School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with decile ratings of 6 and roll of 303.

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Westown School

Primary School

http://www.westown.schoolzone.net.nz/

Westown School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 3 and a roll of 248.

 The school celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2000

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Woodleigh School

Primary School

Woodleigh School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 314.

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Welbourn School

Primary

http://www.welbourn.school.nz/

Welbourn School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 334 and a decile rating of 8. It was built on railway reserve land in 1932 and celebrated its 75th jubilee in 2008.

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Central School

Primary School

http://www.central.school.nz/

Central School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 16) schools with a roll of 212 and a decile rating of 8. It opened in 1884 and is one of the oldest schools in the region.

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St John Bosco School

Primary School

http://www.thehappyschool-sjb.co.nz/

St John Bosco School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 205.

It is a state integrated Catholic school, established in 1942

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Fitzroy School

Primary School

http://www.fitzroy.school.nz

Fitzroy School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 299.

The school celebrated its 125th jubilee in 2007.

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Pouakai Zoo

http://www.pouakaizoo.com/

Pouakai Zoo is a Taranaki tradition. It has been open for nearly four decades, a place where children of the past can bring a new generation of children or even grandchildren to visit the zoo over and over again. The memories of being chased by the geese while you are trying to feed them or walking through the native bush area have created everlasting memories and has made the zoo a part of the Taranaki heritage. Address: 1296 Carrington Rd, Hurworth 4371

Adults $16, Children $6     Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 4.30

 

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Hotel Management School

http://www.pihms.ac.nz/

PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) is a training school in hotel management, based in New Plymouth and cater for Domestic as well as International students.

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East End Surf Life Saving Club

Surf Lifesaving

http://www.eastendslsc.org.nz/

East End Surf Life Saving Club is based at East End Beach on New Plymouth’s Tasman Sea coastline. Our beach is a typical black sand west coast open surf beach exposed to the prevailing southwesterly wind and prone to changeable ocean swells and currents. East End is by far the safest of New Plymouth's open ocean beaches thanks to a combination of the efficient lifeguard patrols provided by the Club.

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Netball Taranaki

Sport

http://www.netballtaranaki.org.nz/

New Plymouth plays host to Senior, Youth and Intermediate grades on Saturdays and Future Ferns on Tuesday afternoons over the winter season. Spring and Summer Leagues are also played here.

The New Plymouth courts are at Waiwhakaiho Park which has 13 outdoor courts, a Tower and Pavilion

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Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club

Surf Lifesaving

http://www.fitzroysurfclub.org.nz/

Located at the end of Beach Street in Fitzroy, the Volunteer Lifeguards provide a valuable community service to the wider Taranaki community, as Taranaki's most popular surf beach. Fitzroy Surf Club is a family orientated club with a focus on surf safety and fun for the whole family.

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New Plymouth Surfriders Club

Surfing

http://surfingtaranaki.org/new-plymouth-surfriders/

The New Plymouth Surf Rider’s Club was formed in 1991 by a group of sixty five New Plymouth surfers who managed to secure a vacant council owned building as their clubhouse, which has undergone extensive renovation and improvement by club members over the years and proudly overlooks Fitzroy Beach from its enviable position on the foreshore.

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New Plymouth Yacht Club

Sailing

http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/clubs/new-plymouth-yacht-club

We are a family oriented sailing club in New Plymouth. We run regular round-the-buoys racing for all centre-board and trailer yacht classes on Saturdays. The junior fleets racing in the mornings and the senior fleet in the afternoon.

The club season runs from October until April and offers Learn to Sail courses for children and adults.

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Taranaki Rugby

http://trfu.co.nz/

Taranaki is a fierce competitor in the national provincial premier competition - the ITM Cup Premiership. Our top team, the Port Taranaki Bulls is coached by Colin Cooper and a world class team of trainers, medical staff and administrators.

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Spotswood United Softball

Sport

The Spotswood United Softball Club was formed in 1998 and since its inception has been the top Club in Taranaki.   Currently it consists of a senior womens team only but in the last 10 years has had a senior mens team (up until 2 seasons ago) and an Under 11, Under 13, two Under 15 teams and an Under 17 team.  Unfortunately Taranaki Softball no longer has a junior competition and these teams have fallen away.   The Womens team are the current Taranaki Champions and have in the last 10 years won the championship  8 times and been the loosing finalist the other 2 years.
The Club is a member of the NZ United Softball League and annually attends the United Tournament held at a different venue each year on the last weekend in March.    In 2010 the Club will host the tournament in Taranaki over Easter weekend at Hickford Park.
The Club is an affiliate of the Spotswood United Sports Club which has its Clubrooms adjacent to Yarrow Stadium in Tukapa Street New Plymouth.
All enquiries are welcome - age is no barrier our youngest player is 12 and our oldest the wrong side of 40.    The clubs aim is for like minded people to partake in the great game of softball, have fun, keep fit and enjoy the company of others.

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Spotswood Rugby

Sport

https://www.facebook.com/spotswoodunited

Spotswood United Rugby Club have their home ground at Yarrows Stadium in Westown

The Star War Memorial Gymnasium (Star Gym) is located on the western side of Yarrow Stadium. The hall can accommodate up to 500 people. It has changing facilities, a kitchen and badminton courts.

The Star Gym was opened in March 1957 as a memorial to the members of the Star Football Club and Spotswood United Club who served and fell in World War II. The clubs raised half the money for the building of the gymnasium and members donated their time to build the facility. The Council became involved so that grants for war memorial funding could be given. A condition of this funding was that the New Plymouth 'City' Council own the land and the gymnasium.

The two rugby clubs merged in the late 1980s. The hall is managed by a joint committee (Star Gym Control Committee) comprising of Council officers and rugby club representatives.

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Barrett Domain

Once named Rotokare, which means rippling waters it is a 36ha blend of open spaces, plantations, bush and a wetland area, Barrett Domain originally belonged to a Maori chief who lived at Kororako Pa, which is at the northern end of the lagoon. The land was gifted to Dickey Barrett when he married the chief’s daughter Rawinea in 1828.

Barrett died on 23 February 1847 and his property was passed on to his family. In the early 1900s Mr Honeyfield (a descendent) donated the land as a reserve to the people of New Plymouth

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New Plymouth Old Boys Rugby

http://npobrugby.co.nz/

New Plymouth Old Boys’ rugby has a proud tradition of nearly 100 years of outstanding service and commitment to the sporting and social culture of New Plymouth, Taranaki and beyond. This record highlights many Taranaki, senior and junior championships , numerous trophies as the top Taranaki club and a huge contribution to the provincial and national selections.

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Pukekura Park Tennis

http://www.pukekuraparktennisclub.co.nz/

Taranaki’s largest tennis club. Its size provides significant advantages for people of all abilities to play and improve. The facilities include 10 courts (7x astro & 3x plexipave with lights) and a recently refurbished club house.

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Pukekura Raceway

http://www.taranakiracing.co.nz/

Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing prides itself on being one of the most innovative horse racing clubs in New Zealand, administering gallops and harness racing of the very highest standard at Pukekura Raceway

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Merrilands Domain

http://www.nprangers.co.nz/

Merrilands Domain is the home of New Plymouth Rangers Football and Soccer Club

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Tupare Gardens

http://www.trc.govt.nz/tupare-home/

In 1932 Sir Russell and Lady Matthews started to create a garden from a gorse covered wilderness on the edge of the Waiwhakaiho River. After a lifetime of artistic creation and love, the couple relinquished their 3.6 hectare garden and gracious Tudor-style home to ensure the protection of Tupare as part of New Zealand's heritage.

Under the management of the Taranaki Regional Council, Tupare continues to develop as one of the country's most beautiful and distinctive gardens. Tupare, which means 'garland of flowers', has a number of special features, including the glade, glasshouse, old orchard and cliff cascade.

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New Plymouth Golf Club

http://www.newplymouthgolf.co.nz/welcome/index.mhtml

New Plymouth Golf Club is consistently ranked in the top country courses in New Zealand, Ngamotu provides challenges for all golfers on the par 72 course.

The ladies course measures 4937 meters, with the men's club course measuring 5712 meters.

The Championship course totals 6086 meters, and has proven to be as good a test of golf as anywhere in the country.

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Fitzroy Golf Club

http://www.taranakigolf.co.nz/golf-club/fitzroy-golf-club

Fitzroy Golf Club Is a coastal course, (par 68 mens &70 ladies) close to the city. Panoramic views of the North Taranaki coastline, New Plymouth city and Mt Taranaki . A challenging course of 4977 metres with easy walking undulations and slopes

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Coastal Walkway

The award-winning Coastal Walkway is an 12.7km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching from Pioneer Park at Port Taranaki all the way to the eastern side of Bell Block Beach with numerous pedestrian access points dotted along the way. 
 
The walkway is ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast.

Road user rules apply on our walkways so cyclists must wear helmets.

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Pukeiti Gardens

http://www.trc.govt.nz/pukeiti-home/

Renowned for its rhododendron collection, Pukeiti is a 360 ha rainforest property located between Mount Taranaki and the coast, just south of New Plymouth. Established in 1951, Pukeiti is an internationally recognised garden and plant collection.

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Pukerua Park

Pukekura Park is the venue for the annual Festival of Lights, which runs for free every year from mid-December to early February. It has daytime and night time programmes of events for people of all ages, and the festival itself transforms the park into an illuminated wonderland every evening.

The 52ha park contains a diverse range of native and exotic plants. Various easy walking trails cross the park and meander along the lake sides, taking in the features of the park. Among these are the picturesque Poet's Bridge, which was opened on 11 March 1884.There is also a man-made cascading waterfall and a fountain in the aptly named Fountain Lake. Row boats can be hired for rowing on the main lake. Pukekura Park is also a popular events venue, with a cricket oval where Central District Stags cricket club play some home matches and the Bowl of Brooklands amphitheatre where many an international acts have played.

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Tukapa Rugby Club

http://www.tukapa.co.nz/

Tukapa Rugby & Sports Club is located on Gladstone Rd, next to Sanders Park in Westown, New Plymouth. 

For 2015, Tukapa are represented in every senior grade, from Premiership level through to social grade (Senior 3rds) as well as there being more than 20 Junior grade teams from Under 6 yrs through to Under 12s, making us the largest rugby club in Taranaki.

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Taranaki Radio Control Car Club

http://www.trccc.org.nz/

Taranaki Radio Control Car Club has been racing at the Paritutu Race Track on Centennial Drive in New Plymouth for 34 years. They have shifted to Clemow Road in Fitzroy where the club has a new facility, a world class complex offering affordable racing to all ages and skill levels.The club boasts multiple NZ and Australian champions.

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Paritutu Rock

Guarding the eastern end of New Plymouth's harbour is Paritutu Rock, another volcanic remnant. There's a track up the rock, beginning on the northern side. It's a scramble to the top but the views are spectacular & you can see the entire New Plymouth coastline, city, port and the Sugar Loaf Islands.

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Golf Clubs

http://www.taranakigolf.co.nz/clubs

There are nineteen golf courses in Taranaki. (how many have you played)

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Rugby

http://trfu.co.nz/

Taranaki Rugby from the mighty Bulls to the little rippers

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Rugby League

http://www.sportsground.co.nz/taranakileague/107114/

Taranaki Rugby League support games from the little leagues to the Premiers

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Brooklands Zoo

https://www.facebook.com/BZooNP/
Brooklands Zoo is a free, family focused zoo which is home to a variety of farmyard animals, frogs, reptiles, Oriental small-clawed Otters, meerkats, a Brolga, Cotton-top Tamarins and both capuchin and Bolivian squirrel monkeys, as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary.

Open 9am to 5pm seven days a week, except Christmas Day
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Taranaki Mineral Pools

http://pukeariki.com/Learning-Research/Taranaki-Research-Centre/Taranaki-Stories/Taranaki-Story/id/386/title/water-from-a-long-way-down-taranaki-mineral-pools

Beautifully restored Mineral Pool Complex. Focusing on relaxation and rehabilitation. Therapy studio above, physiotherapists, Aix massage suite, and a diverse range of therapeutic massage: sports, relaxation, huna, and wastu. 5 private rooms, each with shower and change area. Computer controlled filling system that drains after each booking. Temperatures range from 32 to 40 degrees. In ground therapy pool and luxury group spa to accommodate large groups. Chlorine free. Artesian bore 3004 ft sourced during oil exploration in the 1900s.

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Model Train Ride

https://www.facebook.com/eemspn/

Come and experience the thrill of a ride on a scale model live steam train. Operate by New Plymouth Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Inc.

We operate every Sunday afternoon 2pm to 4pm. Costs $1.00 per person per ride

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Pig Out Point

Officially known as Mount Bryan Domain, located at the sea end of Hobson street, the car park has long been a favourite for everyone to park up and eat their takeaways. It also has its resident sea gulls waiting to be fed, one amongst them is "footless" who will more often than not fly onto your car bonnet.

The views along the coast towards fitzroy beach are just so awesome. You can see the rolling surf go bye and everybody enjoying the moment.

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Chaddy's Charters

http://www.chaddyscharters.co.nz/

Down at the port Happy Chaddy has a lot to say, with many tales to tell along the way. He could keep you there most of the day, it depends on how long you want to stay.You could catch a fish or two, It's really up to you.Take a ride in the old english lifeboat around the sugar loaf islands

Adults $40.00

Children $10.00

 

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Watching Cricket at Pukekura Park

World renowned picturesque Pukekura Park is the 'home' ground of TCA and each year hosts a number of 1st class Central District games. The ground was developed from a swamp in 1883 and the first international cricket team to play at Pukekura Park was an England team captained by Lord Hawkes that played a Taranaki team in 1902. The cricket ground itself and the terraces which were cut out of the surrounding hills have not changed much from this early game. In 2007 the Wisden Cricketers Almanac named Pukekura Park as 'One of the Six Great Cricket Grounds in the World', the only ground in New Zealand to receive this accolade. The park is an ICC international rated cricket ground and hosted a One Day 50 over International between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the 1992 ICC World Cup One Day tournament. 

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Sea Fishing

Fishing is a very popular past-time with a lot of anglers utilising boats to access the deep-sea fishing opportunities that Taranaki has to offer. Alternatively, surfcasting off beaches and fishing off jetties or wharfs are also popular.

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Westown

Westown Shopping centre is a vibrant little village like area with good shops and nice cafe's. It is the closest shopping to the Taranaki Base Hospital.

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Centre City

http://www.centre-city.co.nz/

Centre City  is a three level multi store shopping centre containing 60 plus outlets with some major franchises. Parking is in the same complex and is three levels also.

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The Valley Mega Centre

Located towards the northern edge of the New Plymouth city area, the Valley Mega Centre, is recognised as the New Plymouth districts bulk retail shopping area, with other uses including a Mitre 10 Mega, Rebel Sports, Wharehouse Stationary, Briscoes and Noel Leeming.

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NZ Tattoo & Art Festival

http://nztattooart.com/index.html

Australasia’s biggest tattoo event the New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival is held every year at the end of  November at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth, and Features over 250 of the world’s finest tattoo artists & tattoo models. It is an event not to be missed and has entertainment galore with Freestyle Motocross & BMX shows, live music, Burlesque shows, its all on and great entertainment for all the family,

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Len Lye Center

http://www.govettbrewster.com/len-lye/centre

The Len Lye Centre is an international destination for experimental film and kinetic art. It houses the collection and archive of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Pioneer filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet, his extraordinary body of work gives a unique view into Modernism and offers a rich vein for inspiration and insight

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Puke Ariki

http://pukeariki.com/

Puke Ariki is a world-class knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are combined to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future

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Womad

http://www.womad.co.nz/

WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance the internationally established festival, which brings together artists from all over the globe. The central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the world's many forms of music, arts and dance. Its a three day event held in March

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Taranaki Base Hospital

http://www.tdhb.org.nz/hospitals/base_hospital.shtml

The main regional hospital is Taranaki Base Hospital, in New Plymouth, with 210 beds. An extensive upgrading programme has meant that a range of specialist medical and surgical services are now provided from some of the most modern facilities in the country.

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Jean Sandel Retirement Village

Located in Whalers Gate close to the Base Hospital the village is situated on an elevated and sunny site which encompasses views of the sea and Mt Taranaki.

The village features the very latest designs in retirement living providing architecturally designed Independent Townhouses and Apartments, Serviced Apartments and a Care Centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens

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Molly Ryan Lifecare Retirement

http://arvida.co.nz/Arvida-Villages/Molly-Ryan

Set on 5 ½ acres of fully developed flat ground overlooking the Merrilands Domain and the beautiful Waiwhakaiho River. The Village provides full continuum of care options with 35 independent villas, 28 semi independent serviced apartments and the lifecare facility with 33 resthome & hospital care beds.

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Phoenix Urgent Doctors

Phoenix Urgent Doctors (Phoenix) is an accident and medical clinic, privately owned and open to the public. Formerly known as New Plymouth Doctors, the clinic was first opened in 1994, but was re-established under new management with the current name in 2002.

The clinic staff currently includes three permanent doctors and over ten part time doctors, eight part-time receptionists and eight part-time nurses.

Phoenix prides itself on quality patient care. Operating as a small company, all staff work as a close-knit team and with the patients’ needs as priority.

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MediCross Urgent Care & GP Clinic

http://www.medicross.co.nz/

We are an Urgent Care and multi-doctor General Practice Centre providing caring and professional health care to the people of New Plymouth and beyond.

We have a broad range of Family Medical and Specialist services along with on-site X-ray facilities and Pharmacy

Explore New Plymouth's suburbs!

Strandon

A central city suburb on the sea front and consists of shopping, small industrial business's and residential homes.

Located in a central part of New Plymouth Strandon has East End Reserve and East End Surf Club which has been a favoured recreational area for generations of New Plymouth people.

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New Plymouth Girls High School

Secondary school

http://www.npghs.school.nz

New Plymouth Girls High School is set in 11 hectares of beautiful grounds.A girls only state (years 9-15) school with a decile rating of 7 and a roll of 1231. There are excellent facilities to provide instruction in all aspects of the New Zealand curriculum in both classrooms, gymnasia, playing fields and specialist rooms.

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East End Surf Life Saving Club

Surf Lifesaving

http://www.eastendslsc.org.nz/

East End Surf Life Saving Club is based at East End Beach on New Plymouth’s Tasman Sea coastline. Our beach is a typical black sand west coast open surf beach exposed to the prevailing southwesterly wind and prone to changeable ocean swells and currents. East End is by far the safest of New Plymouth's open ocean beaches thanks to a combination of the efficient lifeguard patrols provided by the Club.