Kia Ora Koutou & Seasons’ Greetings

Welcome to Eketāhuna. Real Kiwi Country. We are a small friendly country town located at the southern end of the Tararua District.  Set in a beautiful surrounding of native bush, rivers, farm lands and the magnificent Tararua Ranges and the Awesomest Town in New Zealand. The first European settlers to arrive in Eketāhuna started breaking ground in 1871 and worked with the local iwi to build what is now our town and our shared history. The QR codes around town give you a glimpse into the photographic history of the site where they are posted which you can also view here.

Friendly Locals

Click on thumbnails for full sized images and slideshow.

Eketāhuna welcomes all visitors to come and experience our warm friendly Kiwi Country Town. No matter where you go, or what you do, Eketāhuna will always welcome you.

We have a range of activities whether you are making a rest stop, filling up with food, coffee, petrol or cash (ATM fee applies on withdrawals) on your way through on State Highway 2, stopping for a round of golf, charging your EV on Haswell Street, visiting Pūkaha, staying for regional events, visiting friends and family or exploring our beautiful region.

St Cuthbert's Anglican Church Christmas Celebration Service on Christmas Eve @ 8.30pm.
Carols by Candle Light followed by Shortbread and mulled wine. 
There will be NO Day Time Service on Sunday 24 December OR Christmas Day

Need some fresh air, then take a stroll around the lime track at the Rugby Grounds, or if you need a bit of a work out use our exercise stations. Alternatively take an amble down the cliff walk, access on Bridge Street or at the Campground.

cliff walk bridge street

Or if you want a little less jump, run or stroll, drop into the Library and Tararua District Council Service Centre on the Corner of Bridge & Main Street where you will always be greeted with a Smile.

Eketāhuna Library Cnr of Bridge and Main Street.
Library and Tararua District Council Service Centre on the Corner of Bridge & Main Street

Pahiatua Health Shuttle

The St John Health Shuttle is a community service that transports people to medical and heath related appointments and then brings them home again. These appointments include hospital, doctor and specialist visits.
The Service is available for all ages and operated Mondays to Friday (excluding public holidays). Stress free and straight forward St John Health Shuttles are staffed by volunteers and your donations assist in keeping the service running.

Call 0800 589 630 opt 2 to book between 8.30am and 3pm weekdays. Booking are required at least 24 hours before your appointment time (this does not include weekends.)

AH Herbert Photographing his shop in 1933

Thank you for joining us to celebrate and make new memories during the Eketāhuna 150th Celebration. We have added a gallery of photos from the event and if you have shots you’d like us to add please do send them through. We are keeping up the Photographic Histories Of Town Sites for you to look at at your leisure and hope to be adding further site histories over time and if you have photos for the historical pages please send them through too.