Property Brokers - Pahiatua
Like all main towns strung from north to south through Wairarapa and Tararua, Pahiatua has its own truly distinct character. Unusually for a town of its size Pahiatua has retained several amenities that were lost to similar towns around New Zealand in the 1980s and 1990s, in particular banking, postal services, and a cinema. The town is served by three banks, a post office, a supermarket, four schools (3 Primary, 1 Secondary), a volunteer fire brigade, and a public library. This independence flows through the population of Pahiatua and makes it a truly stand-alone town.
The economy is based on support for sheep and beef farming and the dairy industry with the Fonterra Dairy factory and Tui Brewery both located on the outskirts of the town. Tui HQ has transformed from beer production factory into a tourist destination in its own right. Several events are held there annually including The Race to the Brewery Classic Hits Wine Tour and the famous Super Rugby Game.
Pahiatua education is catered for with a number of schools in the town and the district including a number of country schools that still thrive. Easy access across the Pahiatua track offers parents the option of “The Knowledge City”, Palmerston Norths’ schools and tertiary instituations.
Regent Pahiatua street Bush Sports Park
Pahiatua has an unusually wide main street, a remnant of when the railway was to pass through the town. The result of this design is to create a garden feel to the central town and the middle of the street was given over to gardens which give the town its style.
Pahiatua has become a favourite stopping place for travellers and many enjoy their picnics in the Main Street Gardens or opt for the delicious fare found in cafes and restaurants.
The Tararua district is an outdoor paradise. In particular Pahiatua rivers (The 5 Ms) are known throughout New Zealand. In their cool deep pools lurk fine brown trout and fishing is pleasurable for most of these waterways are easily accessible and largely uncrowded. For much of the year these top class fishing spots are undiscovered territory. Their names are legendary: Makuri, Mangahao, Mangatainoka, Makakahi and Manawatu. Within half an hour’s drive you’ll find 200 kilometres of fishable water. At the end of October the reign of peace is dispelled. Anglers come from far and wide for the annual week-long trout fishing carnival. Townsfolk and visitors rub shoulders at a market day characterised by its colourful entertainments, live music and retail stalls with bargains for everyone.