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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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  • 34 Egmont Street
  • New Plymouth
Specialising in prime cuts of meat from sustainable farms which have been carefully considered for…
  • Corner King & Queen Streets
  • New Plymouth
Monica’s Eatery is an environment inspired by the life and spirit of Monica Brewster. Highly…
  • 738 Surf Highway 45
  • New Plymouth
  • 47 King Street
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  • 1 Egmont Street
  • New Plymouth
Salt is an award winning restaurant, located on level one of the Millennium hotel, offering sea…
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  • 40 Powderham Street
  • New Plymouth
The social kitchen is a comfortable bistro which celebrates a social occasion and shared dining.…
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  • 2502 South Road
  • New Plymouth
Welcome to Taranaki's multi award winning 'Stony River Boutique Hotel'. Renate and Heimo Staudinger…
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