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!

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.