Housing is relatively affordable in Taranaki. That, plus the time you'll save in commuting, opens up all sorts of lifestyle possibilities.
Looking for general housing information?
Taranaki offers a wide variety of housing options, from apartment living in city and town centres to traditional bungalows on private sections or farms and lifestyle blocks in the countryside.
To find rental houses available in the area you can look online, in local newspapers or the Property Press magazine, or on social websites like Neighbourly.
Trade Me Property - advertises a large number of properties to rent in Taranaki.
MBIE Market Rents - lists the average weekly rent being charged for properties in Taranaki.
MBIE Tenancy Information - contains information about your rights and obligations when renting a property in New Zealand.
Trade Me Property - find houses to buy in Taranaki.
Quotable Value (QV) - search and compare average house prices in the Taranaki region.
Sorted - information on getting a mortgage in New Zealand.
Real Estate - has the country’s most comprehensive selection of real estate listings online.
Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM). LIMs provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. A LIM report can be purchased from the local council.
Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally. You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.
Utilities and services
There are many options for phone and internet providers. See more information about mobile, phone and internet providers on our Getting Connected page.
Electricity and gas
The Electricity Authority lists all of the power companies available to choose from in Taranaki. To compare gas and electricity options, look at the Consumer Powerswitch website.
Rubbish and recycling
Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.