Our Community

Taranaki is a fabulous region to work, play and raise a family, and we’re proud to be an integral member of the Taranaki whānau.

For more than 140 years, our port has played a crucial role in the economic and social wellbeing of the region.

We strive to fulfil our vision to be The Pride of Taranaki through the support and endorsement of our community. 

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Our Environment

Taranaki is renowned for its natural beauty – from long stretches of black sand beaches and rugged coastline to Taranaki Maunga and the surrounding bush-clad national park.

Operating within the marine environment and the shelter of our breakwaters, we work to protect and enhance our surroundings.

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As an integral part of the supply chain, Port Taranaki is a key gateway for exporters and importers – connecting the region and New Zealand with the world.

All cargo, or passengers, that come across our wharves must comply with the biosecurity requirements of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Customs Service.

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Climate Change

As New Zealand’s premier energy trading port, Port Taranaki has both commercial and environmental interests to consider in relation to climate change.

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Boat Ramp & Parking

Outside the secure operational area, Port Taranaki is a great place to explore. Whether it be the area’s swimmable beaches, the retail businesses, or the recreational facilities, there is something for everyone.

The Lee Breakwater and Coastal Walkway are great for fishing and exercising, there is easy harbour access for boaties and other water users via our boat ramp, and there are cafes and marine-related retail business that are popular and accessible to the public.

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Renewing our dredging consents

Port Taranaki is in the process of preparing an application to renew its maintenance dredging resource consents.

We are working towards making our application to the Taranaki Regional Council in late 2024 or early 2025, with the aim of having our new consents in place in 2026.

This page includes information about dredging, why we have consents, environmental considerations, how to be involved, and the application process timeline.