The Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region stretches from the west to the lower central area of the North Island. Taranaki includes New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford and Eltham. Palmerston North is Manawatū’s main centre, with the region also including Bulls, Dannevirke, Feilding and Marton. It is comprised of 11 education catchments.

Size and growth

Overall the Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region is considered to be experiencing steady growth.

Education network plans

There are 9 education network plans (outside the highest growth catchments) in the Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region.

Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region education network plans

Catchment plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region has 2 individual catchment plans within the National Education Growth Plan.

Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region catchment plans

Have a say

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with school boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Join the conversation

Find out what consultation on enrolment schemes is happening in your region.

Consultation on enrolment schemes

To participate in other Ministry consultations, visit our Consultation hub.

Consultation hub(external link)

Linton Country School

In 2023, he Associate Minister of Education advised that Linton Country School was formally in a process of consultation over its potential closure. For more information, visit the consultation hub. Consultation closed at the end of August 2023.

Consultation hub(external link)

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