A Better Quality Life

Comfort. Tranquility. Beauty. Nestled in the lower part of the North Island, Pahiatua offers all this and more.

Stretch out and enjoy this spacious land we call home. Feel secure knowing your children are playing in a safe neighbourhood -- a community where everyone knows and respects each other.

More and more Kiwis are now turning to rural towns for a better quality of life.  Affordable housing and a closer-knit neighbourhood with accessible facilities and amenities, along with scenic surroundings and excellent shopping, provide the means for a better, fuller lifestyle.

Whether you are starting a family or looking to reconnect with nature, Pahiatua has everything you could want. A place to enjoy. A place to raise your family. A place to retire. This is Pahiatua.


The Pahiatua district is home to five reputable schools. No matter which school is right for your child, you can rest assured education and respect will be the focus.

Pahiatua School
Close to the Main Street, Pahiatua School is the largest primary school at close to 400 students. Dedicated to developing social and personal behaviours that will give children the skills to become valued citizens of the future. 

Enrolment at Pahiatua Primary is for year 0-8 students. Find out more about Pahiatua Primary School here.

Ballance School 
As the school motto states, these educators are all about planting the seed to grow the child. By nurturing and taking care of the "seed", a child can learn and retain the right skills in life to become a capable and competent adult. 

A small, intimate country school, Ballance has been delivering primary education to year 0-8 students for over 125 years.

Find out more about Ballance School here.

Tararua College Pahiatua
Situated in Pahiatua township, Tararua College is a secondary school with over 400 students. Educators enhance learning through dynamic and responsive teaching programmes as they promote personal development and leadership. 

Year 9-13 students have access to a wide range of studies including a vocational pathways programme.  The School also has it's own farm where students study primary industries. 

Find out more about Tararua College here.

Mangatainoka School
Mangatainoka School is a full primary school located a short distance from Pahiatua and Woodville. It caters for students in Years 1 to 8. The school has over 80 students.  The school was opened in 1889 and features a striking native mural designed by a local artist.

Find out more about Mangatainoka School here.

Saint Anthony's School
St. Anthony‚Äôs School is a state integrated Catholic school in the semi rural township of Pahiatua. It provides education for students from Years 1 to 8.

The special Catholic character and LIFE values of love, integrity, fortitude, and excellence are strongly evident and enacted in the day-to-day operation of the school.

The school enjoys positive levels of parent involvement and community support.

Find out more about Saint Anthony's School here.


Located on the corner of Main Street and Centre street in Pahiatua, the medical centre offers the services of a general practitioner onsite.

Run by the Tararua PHO (Primary Health Organisation), your health is in good, capable hands.

Other services include:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Out Patients Clinics
  • District Nursing
For more urgent cases, or if you require other forms of medical care, there are clinics in neighbouring towns as well as a hospital.


There are currently a variety of lovely and spacious homes up for sale. Some are ready to go while others are great opportunities to fix them up and make them yours.

Search for your future home here.

At a much more affordable cost, you can finally have the dream home you always wanted.

Join the Pahiatua community. Enjoy life.


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