Incubating innovative design in Inglewood - Glenn Catchpole

Incubating innovative design in Inglewood - Glenn Catchpole

Looking for a role in the design world that wasn’t just chasing a mouse across a desk, Glenn Catchpole found himself in the Taranaki community of Inglewood, working for an innovative “ideas factory.”

From life to lifestyle - Anneka Weterman

From life to lifestyle - Anneka Weterman

Looking to get on the property ladder was the catalyst for Anneka Weterman trading her life in Auckland for a lifestyle in Taranaki.

Creating their own futures – Rosie Sargisson and Jeffrey Fong

Creating their own futures – Rosie Sargisson and Jeffrey Fong

Rosie Sargisson and Jeffrey Fong couldn’t wait to find a job that would allow them to move to Taranaki, so they created their own.

Like a dream - Yasir Saleem

Like a dream - Yasir Saleem

Yasir and Sadia Saleem and their children Alizeh and Shahwaiz made a monumental move from Dubai to New Plymouth in 2017, and found the whole process to have been like a dream.

Very nearly perfect

Very nearly perfect

Baljit Kaur had never even heard of Taranaki before moving here, and arrived from Auckland to take up a job as a technical solutions specialist having head little more about the region than that its residents were rude.

Reconnecting with the Kiwi dream

Reconnecting with the Kiwi dream

Despite having spent little time in Taranaki, Scott Willson was always impressed by how passionate its locals were, even those that had left the region.

Thriving in every sense

Thriving in every sense

Rodney and Jessie O’Connor always felt Taranaki would be a good place to raise a family, but it wasn’t until they reached that stage in life that they began to seriously assess the opportunities that the region offered, particularly in contrast to Auckland.

More than a mortgage

More than a mortgage

In November 2016 Fiona Blakeley and Jason Reynolds traded the pace of Auckland for the rural lifestyle of Waverley in South Taranaki, and have slotted into a welcoming community and a wonderful lifestyle.

The lifestyle beats everything

The lifestyle beats everything

When Lisa Berndt first encountered New Zealand, it was as a young arts intern seeking experience in an English-speaking gallery. Lisa had approached galleries around the globe before securing a role at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth’s contemporary art museum in 2003.

Time to be athlete and accountant

Time to be athlete and accountant

While the words accountant and athlete don’t often come up in the same sentence, Jed Eden has proven that they're not mutually exclusive terms, particularly when you live in Taranaki.

Meant to be

Meant to be

When Mariana Melo first arrived in 2005 the only things she knew about New Zealand were that it was safer than her native Brazil, and the address of a backpackers in Auckland.

A hidden gem

A hidden gem

For Nigel Henderson it was really only a matter of time before he settled in Taranaki. His connection to the region began long before he was born, with his parents meeting while teaching at Eltham Primary School and his wife Angela growing up in Waitara, Beyond this though, he’d never spent much time in Taranaki.

The lifestyle is awesome

The lifestyle is awesome

25-year old Sean Maskill moved to Taranaki from Christchurch in February 2015, choosing the region’s lifestyle as the perfect backdrop for his first job out of studying commerce and law degrees.

Returning to a legendary lifestyle

Returning to a legendary lifestyle

Ten years ago, Micah and Greg Lindsay-Brown met on a blind date in New Plymouth, and things clicked – they were soon married before jetting off overseas to represent New Zealand in beach volleyball tournaments around the globe.

A fantastic place to settle down

A fantastic place to settle down

Danielle Young left Taranaki for Perth almost four years ago, seeking a lifestyle change. Now, with partner Scott Rathgen and baby Rory, she has returned to New Plymouth where it “just feels right” to raise their family.

Becoming the boss

Becoming the boss

When Tegan Frost opened her own beauty clinic she had to make the leap from employee to being the boss. Fortunately she had a Business Mentor on her side to help make the transition easier.