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Do you dream of making the big move to the country?
Tararua is the perfect country district - bring your dreams to life!

Moving to the country is fast becoming the dream. Tired of high mortgage prices, increasing crime rates and that hectic big city lifestyle? Have you had enough? A Good Life change to Tararua Country offers both peaceful, spacious rural townships and vibrant hubs teaming with events and lifestyle.

Relocate to the Tararua Lifestyle

Though there are many big things that make the Tararua Lifestyle great, it is the little things that happen every day that make the Tararua Lifestyle so enticing.

It's about feeling good when you wake up - even if it is a work day! It's about splurging on the kids - because you can afford to. It's about knowing your kids are safe to ride their bikes home from school. It's about a less hectic drive to and from work and the neighbour handing over some paua after a weekend diving. It's about Saturday's at the beach and Sunday's on the porch.

Isn't it time you made the move to the country lifestyle?

Get Ahead - relocate to a Better Home
If a cramped yard and a tiny house in the city isn't the dream you had for your family, check out Tararua Real Estate - you'll be SO excited with the possibilities! Check out what you can buy in the country compared to the city. Check out our real estate.

Move to a Better Future - Relocate to a Lower Cost of Living
Mortgages aren't the only thing that's more affordable in Tararua. Compared to capital cities, Tararua pay cheques go a lot further. More affordable utilities, room for a garden and fruit trees, and cost effective entertainment - means more money in your pocket and your savings account!

Relocate to Spend More Time with your Children
Don't try and keep up with a city lifestyle - there are a lot of reserves, walks, horse rides, 4x4 treks, bbqs, and beaches to discover. Step the children away from the video games.

Relocate to excellent regional health, education, infrastructure and broadband accessibility
Tararua has plenty of excellent schools and we are extremely lucky to have excellent access to doctors and a hospital. Fire your boss and set up from home!

Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB)
Our Ultra-Fast Broadband connection in commercial areas means you will always be connected to your markets around the country and the rest of the world. So, why not fire your boss and set up from home!

Moving to the Country Lifestyle, with City Convenience - close proximity to not one - but four cities
In Tararua, moving to the country does not mean leaving behind the shopping trips. For a "country" area we are extremely well located! Palmerston North under an hour, Hastings just over an hour - Napier one and a half hours and Wellington a two hour drive. There is an airport in Palmerston North and an International Airport in Wellington.

Relocate for Free Range Kids!
Remember when kids ran around outside until dark in the neighbourhood. Even if you don't - doesn't it sound like a nice way to grow up? With a close friendly community and far safer streets, you can give your kids the childhood you had, or at least the childhood you wanted.

Relocate to No Peak Hour Traffic Jams
If you ask your colleagues what they hate about living and working in the city they would say traffic! It all adds up to unnecessary stress! Come drive the Tararua Country way!

READY TO MOVE TO THE COUNTRY?

We can help you to make the move

Ready to make your move to the Good Life Country Lifestyle? We're ready to support you all the way with advice and practical assistance to get you settled.

Shortlist Tararua towns that 'tick all the boxes'
Once you've decided to move to the country, you'll be spoilt for choice by what Tararua towns have on offer. Each Tararua town offers its own unique infrastructure and lifestyle features. Review our towns and real estate sites to create a shortlist! If you need help, simply request an information pack by emailing info@tararuadc.govt.nz.

For the perfect weekend escape, approx. 60mins to Akitio or Herbertville. Great fishing, camping and miles of sandy beaches.
Dannevirke welcomes you, an hour inland from the North Island's eastern coast. Dannevirke offers up-market shopping and eateries to visitors and residents
Eketahuna is a small friendly country town with beautiful natural surroundings and wide open streets. Looking for peace? Eketahuna is a great place to settle.
Velkommen to Norsewood which is the most northern settlement of Tararua. This popular stopping place for tourists has a unique Scandinavian character.
Ormondville is a small country village and is a very good choice as a lifestyle location with great flat land and proximity to the main road.
Truly distinct in character and a favourite stopping place for travellers. With a legendary playground for children with the iconic yellow Harvard plane .
Pongaroa is a great midway stop between Wellington and Hawke's Bay on scenic route 52. Get off the main road and visit Pongaroa - rural community at its best!
Woodville is situated halfway between Napier and Wellington and therefore is an ideal travellers stop. 'The Junction' is the gateway to three districts - Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Manawatu.