Message from the Mayor
The Ruapehu District is the jewel in the central North Island crown.
Nestled alongside Lake Taupo and containing the Whanganui National Park and the Tongariro National Park with Mt Ruapehu, a dual World Heritage location, the Ruapehu District offers unlimited opportunities as a region in which to live, work or visit. Blessed with spectacular scenery, the Ruapehu District has a magnificent range of attractions and things to do and, as such, offers an unparallelled lifestyle.
Ruapehu is a great place to live and work. Whatever product, service or adventure you are looking for, you will be able to find it within the District. Ruapehu has well developed farming, forestry, manufacturing and visitor industries, offering many employment and investment opportunities. The local communities are extremely entrepreneurial and, along with Council, are focused on achieving and maintaining sustainable development within the District.
Our vision for Ruapehu aims to drive District growth through initiatives that improve the economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing of our local communities. The Ruapehu District offers an enviable lifestyle, easily accessible from major cities and airports, with affordable real estate and good schools. Whether you are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, a holiday with a difference, a change from big city pressures or a great place to raise a family -
I encourage you to take time with family and friends to experience what the Ruapehu District has to offer.
Sue Morris JP