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Taihape: the perfect stopover place

Peter Scott

Okay, listen up, this is new. When travelling the North Island, Taihape has become the perfect stopover place.

The local council has gone to extreme trouble and cost to provide the best stopover place in the country.

Turn at MacDonalds and go 500m to the show grounds. Memorial Park, driveway on the corner of Weka and Kōkako Sts. Plenty of room to park up and a new facility to enjoy.

Cnr of Weka and Kokako Sts ©2024 Google street view

Large camper parking is on the gravel area before turning left into the sports parking car park. (Oh, and, Saturday morning sports…)

Free facilities include an outside food prep area, toilets, and showers.

All councils should be thinking like this…

  • Water fill: Kuku St, behind the Town Hall

  • Dump station: Linnet St

  • Dog park: Robin St

  • Laundromat

  • BP and Mobil

  • Taihape Community Garden

  • Taihape Musicians Club, every Friday night, 7pm

Taihape main street, right ©2024 Google street view

Freedom camping in Rangikei

The Rangitikei District Council, since the 2023 law change, says, for council land: “people can effectively freedom camp wherever they like.” They ask that you “be aware of your surroundings, other people, litter, and comply with other bylaws and laws.”

Okay, listen up

7 Autumn 2024

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Autumn 2024


ISSN 2815-827X (Online) | ISSN:2815-8261 (Print)


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