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!

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.