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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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Stuff.co.nz
Sun, 10 May 2015 10:03:45 -0700

The council's group manager of strategy Liam Hodgetts told councillors the expansion of three poultry farms, in Inglewood and Lepperton, was part of a broader expansion of Tegel Foods Limited into Taranaki. "This is a good news story as they are one of ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -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

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 ...
 
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
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
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:34:18 -0800

Lepperton School is about to hold what is thought to be the first lawn mower race day held in Taranaki. Blades of grass on the school's fields are quivering in their roots about the day to be held on April 6. The races, which are also combined with ...
 
Taranaki Daily News
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:12:42 -0800

A hay barn fire this morning sparked the second major fire call out in the small north Taranaki town of Lepperton in 24 hours. But the Fire Service does not believe it is connected to a fire at an empty chicken shed yesterday or the work of an arsonist.

Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki Daily News
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:56:15 -0700

Smith was one of several competitors who took part in races at the Lepperton School fundraiser on Saturday and managed to take out the first event in the ladies division. The Tauranga native said she loved the sport because it was reasonably cheap and ...
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