Taranaki District Health Board
The Taranaki District Health Board (Taranaki DHB) is the Crown entity responsible for planning, funding, and in some instances, delivering health and disability services for Taranaki.
Taranaki DHB employs more than 1800 people and is responsible for planning, funding and providing hospital and healthcare services for the people of Taranaki. This District Health Board has two hospitals – Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth and Hawera Hospital as well as various health centres throughout the region.
Their mission is to improve, promote, protect and care for the health and wellbeing of the people of Taranaki.
Location and lifestyle
The Taranaki region is well known for being a truly wonderful paradise for those who love the outdoors. If you are an eager hiker, this area will certainly not dissapoint.
Located in the west coast of the North Island, between Auckland and Wellington, the Taranaki region is crowned by Mount Taranaki, New Zealand’s very own Mount Fuji lookalike. It was also voted as the second best location in the world to visit by the ‘Lonely Planet’ travel guide in 2017.
Taranaki is a great family friendly area, with plenty of parks such as Pukekura Park and fantastic playgrounds.