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Taranaki is a verdant region located on the west coast of the North Island, half-way between Wellington and Auckland. Its landscape and weather are influenced by the regal presence of Mount Taranaki, which rises 2,518 metres above sea level. About 70% of the region's farmland is dedicated to dairy, and the region supplies 20% of New Zealand's milk.

Taranaki enjoys abundant rainfall and is fortunate to have incredibly rich, volcanic soil. Taranaki is well known for large-scale dairy production followed by intensive poultry farming and beef and sheep grazing, which, along with the oil and gas industry, contributes to much of the region's wealth. It is a region well known for its gardens. Within these gardens is a hidden but rich food story that is not connected to commerce but rather the history of the region's proud and resilient people. Despite the 'big business' predominance, there is a small but growing movement of passionate entrepreneurs and growers who value small-scale, sustainable and ethical food production.

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    Restaurant Association Award winner
Cooking School, Local Food Enthusiasts and Enablers, Local Art Gallery. Can arrange private tours
  • 5–10 Jun 2018
FEASTival - Taranaki Restaurant Week, 5 - 10 June, will be an annual event in the winter, focused on
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  • 198 Ocean View Parade
  • New Plymouth
Gusto Restaurant is a spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space…
  • 281 Okoki Road, RD45
  • 281 Okoki Road, RD45, Urenui 4375
  • North Taranaki
Peihana Farm offers social learning events to those wanting to share and learn practical skills on…
Nestled in a valley between the mountain and the coast Roebuck Farm is a thriving bio-intensive…
  • 15 Liardet Street
  • 34 Egmont St
  • New Plymouth
Specialising in prime cuts of meat from sustainable farms which have been carefully considered for…
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