Looking for a place to get that perfect work life balance? Get yourself over to Tararua and see for yourself why we love where we live. Our district is a great place to find that perfect work-life harmony, with stunning scenery and vibrant thriving communities. It is unique and unspoilt with the great outdoors right on our doorstep and that easy-going rural pace. Our thriving local economy has proven to hold its own against the effects of the pandemic, our population is on the rise, and with the largest roading project in the country we will be within easy reach of Wellington before long. Here in Tararua, we are gearing up for growth and want you to be a part of it. You won’t find these opportunities just anywhere, and when you combine this with the chance to be in such a unique place, you have to ask yourself: why work and live anywhere else?
Dreaming of owning that lifestyle block with a few recreational acres? With your housing dollar stretching further than most other places in New Zealand, Tararua is a great lifestyle choice. Our people share values that arise from the Maori cultural influences, early pioneering spirit and a love of sports and the outdoors. In our picturesque towns, urban living gives way to gently rolling hills and lush green paddocks. We don’t have traffic lights, let alone traffic jams.
Our towns offer all the modern comforts you could wish for in the idyllic setting of our stunning countryside. We have a range of education opportunities, quality health services and everything from boutique shops, antique stores, and quirky café’s to libraries, theatres, parks, halls, museums, and swimming pools. Tararua offers the best of both worlds – nature, scenery, privacy and independence, all within close proximity of modern amenities.
No matter what you’re into, the Tararua backyard beckons you to get out and enjoy yourself. With our majestic mountain ranges and pristine beaches, access to great outdoor recreation is right here. Want to pop out for a bit of fishing after work? Spend time tramping or hunting in our magnificent ranges? Or pack your sunblock and go for a spontaneous picnic on the beach? That is what Tararua living is all about and all at affordable prices. We love the outdoors and our sports. From rugby to golf, sports play an important part in our communities. We are proud hosts to New Zealand’s largest and most popular motocross event, the iconic International Woodville NZ Motocross GP.
In Tararua millions of dollars of milk, wool, and meat is produced and exported around the world but this is not the whole story. Other successful businesses are exporting globally too, and with major roading projects underway as well as ultra-fast broadband being installed, a whole new range of possibilities opens. Our economy is growing and jobs with career opportunities and attractive pay are on the rise. Accessibility to Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay and Wellington will improve dramatically, bringing the main campus of Massey University, a visit to your favourite vineyard, or an urban shopping trip within easy reach. The Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway will become a game changer for Tararua and will create a wealth of opportunity for employment, growth and business. We are planning to make the most of this opportunity and we invite you to join us.
Our communities welcome you with open arms that draw you in to the lifestyle that is TARARUA!