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Lepperton
Lepperton is located in Taranaki Region
Lepperton
Lepperton
Coordinates: 39°3′37″S 174°12′38″E / 39.06028°S 174.21056°E / -39.06028; 174.21056
Country New Zealand
Region Taranaki
District New Plymouth District
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,917

Lepperton is a small village in North Taranaki, New Zealand. It is approximately 6 km inland from Waitara township, 5 km west of the Waitara River, and 1 km east of State Highway 3A, which connects Inglewood to Waitara.[1][2]

The population of Lepperton and its surrounding hinterland was 1,917 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 159 from 2001.[3]

Kairoa Pa[edit]

Near Lepperton is Kairoa Pa, an historic centre for local Maori settlement. It is also an entry point for the Whakaahurangi track to Ketemarae Pa near Normanby. This track linked northern and southern Taranaki before British settlement.[4][5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lepperton, New Zealand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 17
(63)
17
(63)
16
(61)
14
(57)
12
(54)
10
(50)
9
(48)
10
(50)
11
(52)
12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
13
(55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 103
(4.06)
92
(3.62)
105
(4.13)
124
(4.88)
145
(5.71)
149
(5.87)
158
(6.22)
139
(5.47)
111
(4.37)
117
(4.61)
120
(4.72)
119
(4.69)
1,481
(58.31)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Education[edit]

Lepperton School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 9 and a roll of 137.[7] The school was founded in 1870.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004), Reed New Zealand Atlas, Reed Books, pp. map 34, ISBN 0-7900-0952-8 
  2. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005), The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand, Robbie Burton, pp. map 85, ISBN 1-877333-20-4 
  3. ^ Quickstats about Lepperton
  4. ^ New Plymouth District Council:Waahi Tapu Sites
  5. ^ Te Ao Hou: Recent Books on the Maori, June 1959
  6. ^ "Climate Statistics for Lepperton, New Zealand". Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi - Lepperton School". Ministry of Education. 
  8. ^ Lepperton School and community reunion magazine : celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton School, 1995 

Further reading[edit]

General historical works[edit]

  • Lepperton School and community reunion magazine: celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The School, 1995 

Business history[edit]

  • Quickfall, W.H. (1967), The Lepperton Co-operative Dairy Factory Company Limited: diamond jubilee, 1892-1967, New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Masterprint 

Churches[edit]

Anglican[edit]

  • The village church: St. Marks Church, Lepperton, 1900-2000, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The Church, 2000 
  • Alexander, Ada C. (1976), St John the Baptist, Waitara: centenary, 1876-1976., New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: Taranaki Newspapers 

Maps[edit]

  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1906), Township of Lepperton, Paritutu Survey District, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 4 752 (i.e. 1/13.3 in. to the mile)
  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1930), Lepperton, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 20 000 (i.e. 1/3.17 in. to the mile) NZMS 43
  • New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey (1962), Lepperton, Wellington, [N.Z.]: New Zealand Department of Lands & Survey  Scale: 1: 25 000 (i.e. 1/2.53 in. to the mile) NZMS 2 ; N109/1 & N99/7
  • Palmer, Robin W.P. (1989), Lepperton District soil map, n.p.: n.p.  Scale: 1: 20 000 (i.e. 1/3.17 in. to the mile)

Railways[edit]

  • Julian, C.E. (1970), The Waitara branch line, New Plymouth, [N.Z.]: C.E. Julian for the Taranaki Locomotive Society 

Schools[edit]

  • 1870-1970, Lepperton School centennial jubilee, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: Centenary Committee, 1970 
  • Lepperton School and community reunion magazine: celebrating 125 years of education and community life, 1870-1995, Lepperton, [N.Z.]: The School, 1995 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°04′S 174°13′E / 39.067°S 174.217°E / -39.067; 174.217


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Taranaki Daily News
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:03:45 -0700

In the first case of sheep worrying in the Inglewood area for 18 years, a pack of dogs killed 15 out of 29 sheep in a raid on Mr L J Nairn's property on the corner of Lepperton and Junction Rds. A record field of 90 competed in the annual New Plymouth ...
 
Taranaki Daily News
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:06:41 -0700

35 Years Ago: Bell Block-Clifton, Moa and Lepperton dairy companies merge; Toko Rugby Football Club celebrates 75th anniversary; Clifton County rates rise by 34 per cent; Taranaki Hunt Club marks 75th anniversary with week-long celebrations. 25 Years ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Locally known as "the bike dude," Gary Sarten has fixed, reconditioned and serviced bikes for two generations of youngsters growing up around Waitara and Lepperton, and has no plans of stopping any time soon. "He's just a big hearted man who will ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:01:51 -0700

Competitors from ride-on lawnmower clubs in the Bay of Plenty and Fielding are coming to Lepperton school to race against members of the newly-formed Taranaki club on Saturday, March 21. This event is now into its third year and is growing in ...
 
Taranaki Daily News
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:34:18 -0800

Fiona's Hair Salon, run by Fiona Simpson, officially opened at the weekend at 11 Whitcombe St opposite Lepperton School. She moved with her husband and two children from Scotland to Lepperton in March last year. "In the process of buying the house was ...
 
Taranaki Daily News
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:34:18 -0800

Rules, safety measures and more information can be found at the school's website lepperton.school.co.nz. Races are organised by the Bay of Plenty Lawn Mower Racing Club. Major sponsors include Walker Bros Bulk Transport Taranaki, Superior Stainless ...
 
Taranaki Daily News
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:38:09 -0700

On an acre of land in Lepperton, studded with trees and shrubs, Frank and Elody Ermerins' home stands out. The pebbled drive winds in from the gate at 5 Whitcombe St in the middle of the township and guides the eye through the winter-bare trees to the ...

Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki Daily News
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:27:21 -0800

Six fire crews from three brigades fought a fire at an empty Tegel chicken shed in north Taranaki this morning. Do you know more about the fire? Send your newstips, photos and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz. The fire was at one end of a 100-metre by 20m ...
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