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.

Size and growth

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

Catchment Plans within the National Education Growth Plan

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

See the Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region catchment plans.

What’s been happening in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

New Plymouth 2016 Vogeltown School
New modular buildings for the school
New Plymouth 2016 Northern Health School
New school buildings

Your say matters

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.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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