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. Note: 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: Mike and Cushla Wolland – phone 825 9726 or email wolland@xtra.co.nz

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)

LOCAL GROUPS AND SERVICES

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

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

Indoor Bowls – Tues evening, at the Hall (late autumn to early spring).  Contact: Darrell McLean 825 9096

Landcare Group:  Contact: Nardene Berry 825 9112 or email landcare@tepahu.co.nz

Lifestyle Block Discussion Group: Contact: Delwyn Kennington  027 2633983 delwynkennington@gmail.com

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) 825 9853.  Bookings: John Norman  825 9931

Te Pahū Women’s Institute (Est 1931).  President: Abigael Walker 825 9958.  PR Contact: Maree Cochran 825 9015

For other groups, services, events and community information, check out our website: www.tepahu.co.nz

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

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/2145456369107893/)

and Te Pahū Community Events (https://www.facebook.com/tepahuevents/)

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: https://www.waipadc.govt.nz/our-services/rubbish-and-recycling/recycling/collection-day-finder

Published December 2020 – for updates and amendments, please contact the Hall Society