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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)
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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New Zealand Herald
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:01:07 -0800

The 4WD driven by Arthur Moratti and co driven by Regan Moratti flips during the 2nd round of the National four wheel drive 4x4 trials at a farm at Lepperton, north Taranaki. Photo / Rob Tucker. At least 25 men and a digger were used to save a man ...

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:26:15 -0800

Top-notch fruit and a tried and true process are part of the winning recipe for a pair of Lepperton winemakers. Sentry Hill Winery operators Steve and Wendy Parkes won big at this year's Fruit Wine and Cider Makers of NZ awards, including gold and the ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
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Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:34:18 -0800

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:34:46 -0700

A worker who went to investigate a fire at a Tegel chicken shed in Lepperton was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke this morning. Fire Service central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said fire brigades had been called to the blaze in the ...
 
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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:18:45 -0800

Lepperton's Pauline Davy and New Plymouth's Val McEldowney will meet in the final of the women's open triples at a yet-to-be-determined date. A full three rounds whittled the field of 16 down to two at the Hawera club on Sunday, with both finalists ...
 
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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

Wheeler's Luck, which is directed by Shanahan, opens tomorrow at 4th Wall Theatre and plays until Sunday. Shanahan was raised in Lepperton and is well known in the theatre for her work at Circa Theatre, Taki Rua and with fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.
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