Welcome to Taranaki

From the vibrant city of New Plymouth in the north of the region, to the outdoorsy vibe of the south - Taranaki's lifestyle is legendary.

When you live and study in Taranaki you'll have easy access to a great café scene, a multitude of world-class museums and art galleries, a landscape with everything from epic surf to an awesome mountain, and meet friendly people.

Taranaki is perfectly positioned on the centre of the North Island's west coast. It's central to everywhere so a great place to be based to discover everything New Zealand has to offer.
 

Many students stay in the region following their studies and start successful careers, as Taranaki has a wealth of opportunities for employment across a range of careers – oil and gas, farming, food technology, nursing, engineering, agri-tech and tourism can be combined with a lifestyle that is both affordable and enviable.
 

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