ELTHAM Taranaki, New Zealand

Take some time out and unwind here in Eltham

Information for Residents

Information for Residents of Eltham and District

Eltham Medical Centre: 

Address: 132 High St, Eltham 4322 Phone: 06-764 8702
Not accepting new clients at this time. you will have to ring Clinics in Hawera or Stratford if you are looking for a Doctor
Eltham Dental Centre
Address: 193 High St, Eltham 4322 Phone: 06-764 8732
Moss Rocard & Smith Eltham Pharmacy
Address: 130 High St, Eltham 4322 Phone: 06-764 8188

Plunket Nurse: Clinic Days are on Wednesdays, contact 7648328, please leave a message.. Here's the Taranaki Plunket Facebook page

Kaiawhina: Contact 7648328 please leave a message

Healthline: Any time 0800 611 116

Plunket line: Anytime 0800 933 922

Plunket Committee: Coffee groups, PEPE courses - contact the clinic for details

Eltham Mainly Music 

Come and join us on Wednesday mornings, 9.30am at the Eltham Baptist Church on York street. Bring your preschooler along for half an hour of music, movement and fun, followed by morning refreshments and playtime. The adults can enjoy morning tea and a chance to get to know other mums and dads. We have a lot of fun and many great friendships are forged here. We have an open registration.

click to see the facebook page

Eltham Toy Library: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month open at 10.30am -12.3pm next to the Plunket Rooms, High street, Eltham. Suitable for 0 - 5yrs. For a yearly subscription of $60 you can borrow 3 toys at a time. Click here for the facebook page


The following are open during the school terms:

Kaponga Playcentre: Tuesday and Thursdays 9.15am - 12.15pm on Swadling Street,Kaponga. For 0 - 6 yrs, $20 per family per school term. First 3 visits are free so pop along and enjoy 16 areas of play with the kids. Funded by the Ministry of Education. For more info go to www.playcentre.org.nz

Stratford Playcentre: Fridays 10am - 1.00pm on 22 Cloton Rd, next to Mitre 10. For 0 - 6 yrs, $15 per family per school term. For further details contact Annie Johnson on 7655223. First 3 visits are free so pop along and enjoy 16 areas of play with the kids. Kids learn through play. Funded by the Ministry of Education. For more info go to www.playcentre.org.nz

Eltham Kindergarten: Monday to Friday, 14 York street. Further details contact 06 764 8463

Okaiawa Preschool at Matapu: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm. Next to Matapu school, 501 Hastings Road. For further details contact 06 272 6600.

ETown Youth centre:

E-Town has grown out of the community’s identified need for Positive Youth and Communitiy activities of which we are endeavoring to provide! We offer a variety of activities including After School Youth Sessions, SHINE Girl Programme, Art based Workshops, Yearly local Art Gallery Exhibitions, Cooking Lessons & many other Community related Activities.

Contact Details for E-Town Youth Centre

Youth Coordinator: Steffy Mackay

Ph  0274764820

Email [email protected]

All Saints Parish Hall, 90 King Edward St, Eltham.

Tuesdays 3.00 – 5.00pm:   School Year 4, 5 & 6

Thursdays 3.00 – 5.00pm: School Year 7 & Up

Schools and Kohanga reo in Eltham click here

Council Information and Services

Information for existing, new and prospective residents. Things to see and do, including accommodation https://www.southtaranaki.com/

Rubbish and Recycling information link click here 

Want to join a club or organisation? Click here to view

Libraries are the hub of our communities

The local library is free to join plus there is no cost to borrow books. Your membership is valid on all South Taranaki Library's so even if you pop out to one of our other libraries you can take books home and later return them to your nearest Library. Lots of books for preschoolers to choose from no matter what their interests are. The Library Plus Facebook page link

There are seven LibraryPlus centres in South Taranaki located in Hawera, Patea, Waverley, Eltham, Manaia, Kaponga and Opunake.  These offices are called LibraryPlus centres because they offer a range of Council services (For example rates payments, dog registration services) as well as offering a full range of Library services.

Services the LibraryPlus centres offer to the community include;

  • Free Internet and Wifi in all branches
  • Local History/genealogy services
  • NZ Post services at Eltham LibraryPlus
  • Council services including payments and service requests

For all enquiries

Phone: (06) 278 0555 or toll free 0800 111 323

Email: [email protected]

Eltham LibraryPlus Hours 

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9.30am - 12 noon

Click here for information

Your Council Click here

Where can I walk my dog?? click here to view the council bylaws and go to pg 12  


Taylor Park on Tayler Street -children’s playground and an off leash dog park

Bridger Park – Entrances off Bridge Street, Stanners Street and through the Stark Park carpark -enjoy the sounds of nature in this natural amphitheatre

Stark Park – A pocket park in the middle of town which offers direct access to off street parking

Soldier’s Park Conway Road – playground, playing field, Skate Park, toilets, swimming pool and native walk-way

Taumata Park – sports field, Recreation Centre, grandstand, big kids playground

Bus Service