We aim to encourage participation and a sense of belonging in the community by offering a range of events, activities and programmes that promote community understanding, the celebration of success and cultural diversity. Check the Events Calendar for more events.The Community Development team is also involved in race relation events, disability awareness and Puanga Te Rangi Hiroa.
Monthly in-person or live online morning chats with the Mayor.
The Citizens' Awards recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the district over many years or through an exceptional action.
An annual ceremony honouring our trade graduates.
An annual picnic held to recognise the work of volunteers.
Judged and hosted by young people, this event is a celebration of the youth of the district.
Find out about the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and its programmes. more about Todd Energy Aquatic Centre>
Find out more about New Zealand’s premier contemporary art gallery. more about Govett-Brewster Art Gallery>
Discover more about this world-first heritage and information centre. more about Puke Ariki>
Visit Pukekura Park, the jewel in New Plymouth's crown. more about Pukekura Park>
Find out about this year's TSB Bank Festival of Lights. more about TSB BANK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS>