Not only is there plenty to do in the weekends and after work, there’s the time to do it. Short commutes to work either by car or using the network of scenic walking and riding routes means there’s plenty of time to enjoy Taranaki’s great lifestyle. There might even be time for a lunchtime surf or a chance to catch the kids’ school events!

In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Home to strong oil and gas and dairy sectors, robust engineering and primary production, and rapidly growing tourism and events sectors, Taranaki is a dynamic and globally acclaimed region for employment. And what’s more, Taranaki has the highest median wage growth in New Zealand. Couple that with our affordable housing and you not only have time to enjoy a great work-life balance you may even be able to afford to take up some new hobbies.


 

Whatever your reasons for being here, Taranaki will impress you, inspire you and who knows, you may end up loving it so much you won’t want to leave!

It’s way too beautiful

It’s way too beautiful

Two factors underpinned Andrea Bozzi and Crystal Smither’s shift to Taranaki in March 2018 – the dream of starting their own businesses and being together. 

A much better life

A much better life

Jason and Mel Clout, and their three young children Carter, Hariett and Harvey, moved from Christchurch to Taranaki in early 2019 and have found the lifestyle they always dreamed of.

Swapping South for North

Swapping South for North

Whether its Andrew cycling, Kirsten walking and tramping or daughter Aimee (15) representing Taranaki on the rugby field, most weekends you’ll find Stratford’s Hare family out and about enjoying what Central Taranaki has to offer.

It’s all the little things

It’s all the little things

A house with neighbours just metres away on all sides is a stark contrast to a villa surrounded by trees and set amidst lush green fields, but the latter is a dream home for the Webb family, and just one of the many factors that make their new life in South Taranaki so amazing.