Information for New Residents

Welcome to Te Pahū!
Te Pahū is a great community with lots going on at the Hall, School, Church, Preschool and Squash & Sports Club. We hope you enjoy living here as much as we do and get involved in your local community, meet your neighbours, come and support local events. 
The main public recreation areas are the Kāniwhaniwha Reserve on Limeworks Loop Road where many locals go for walking or biking, or the Mangakara walk at the top of Grey Road, up Mt Pirongia. (no dogs allowed).

The Hall Society has collated the following information about local activities and services in the hope that this is helpful for you.

RURAL MAIL: The local Mail contractors are Karen and Aurora – phone 027 206 1132

TE PAHŪ PHONE BOOK: There is a local telephone directory which is available for $5 from the Te Pahū School during office hours. (It’s a PTA fundraiser). This has most of the local people, businesses and organisations in Te Pahū and is a very useful resource.  It is updated on a three yearly basis, with the latest issue 2019.

HALL SOCIETY: A great place to get involved and to meet people is the Hall Society Committee.  Meetings are monthly, on the second Monday of the month, 7.30pm at the Hall. The Hall Society organises many of the public events in the community.

SCHOOL & PRE-SCHOOL: If you have young children, there is a local community run Pre-school and Te Pahū School goes up to Year 8 (Primary + Intermediate).


Comm Safe / Neighbourhood Watch: Ph: 07 902 0097

“Bootcamp” Exercise Group – At the Hall, Monday and Thursday evenings, 6.30pm.  Gold coin donation.  Contact: Janet Leggett 8259984 or email

Church Services: Interdenominational – 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month; 10am. Contact: Louis Paulussen 825 9860

Indoor Bowls – Tues evening, at the Hall (late autumn to early spring).  
Contact: Gayle McLean 022 1282260

Landcare Group:  Contact: Nardene Berry 825 9112 or email:

Lifestyle Block Discussion Group: Contact: Delwyn Kennington  027 2633983

Pilates Exercise Session – at the Hall, Monday and Friday mornings, 9am.  Contact: Bronny Doreen 07 8728085

Rate Payers and Residents Assoc. Contact: Allan Rawlings 825 9750

Te Pahū Preschool:  825 9908

Te Pahū School: 825 9849

Te Pahū Squash and Sports Club.  Contact: Sue Swinerd 825 9975

Te Pahū Hall (Est 1910). Phone 825 9853.  
Bookings: Theresa Kewish 027 384 1396

Te Pahū Women’s Institute (Est 1931).  

For other groups, services, events and community information, check out our website:

There are a couple of Facebook groups you can join as well.  Te Pahū Community Noticeboard:(

and Te Pahū Community Events (

Rubbish collection normally happens on Fridays and recycling is also collected on a Friday, (fortnightly for yellow lidded bins and monthly for blue lidded bins).  More info:

Published 2022 – to suggest updates and amendments, please contact the Hall Society.