Now Paparoa is a popular hub for villagers, farmers and artisans of all types. A charming oasis of historical architecture, country lifestyle and natural beauty, Paparoa is the perfect base for exploring the Kaipara region. Attractions include historic Pahi, the Matakohe Kauri Museum and a variety of walks. Dining and accomodation are both available in the village as are a number of retailers and small service-based businesses.
The population of approximately 270 maintain a strong and vibrant community. Weekly farmers' markets and a variety of local events and community groups provide a fun and friendly atmosphere. Paparoa is a Maori name that means "long, flat rock".
Please look through our site to find out more about Paparoa Village and its charms.
Lifestyle Village needs community support
Do you have an interest in a growing and more dynamic Paparoa? Would you like to see local businesses and retailers thrive? Are you interested in retiring in Paparoa? If the plans of Progressive Paparoa Inc are realised, all these are on the cards.For 18 months the PPI initiated Steering Group has been working on a project to develop a Lifestyle Village in Paparoa. The Scheme Plan was released in Paparoa Press last month and has generated considerable discussion in the community. It appears that many people think it’s a great idea, even if they are not reaching retirement age or have already made plans for their future years.
The Scheme Plan is a bold one. It includes 15 individual residential sections and 14 retirement unit lots. It would be the biggest residential development in Paparoa for many decades, and the long term economic impact will be considerable.
The Steering Group has determined the scheme is viable financially and the timing is right. As property values elsewhere increase, interest from outside the area in local property will continue to grow. For the project to proceed, planning matters will need to be attended to.
To gauge support for the project the Steering Group invites you to attend either of the two public meetings on 6 April in Paparoa Hall at 9.30am and 7pm.
As a community based project it’s important we get definitive expressions of support. That means attendance at meetings, signatures on a petition to come, written letters of support.
Concrete evidence that will stand scrutiny. The Steering Group will be canvassing for support but needs community backing.This project will have a positive impact on the entire community of Paparoa so it needs support from all people and all age groups.
If you have an interest in Paparoa’s future development please get behind this project and make your views known.
If you cannot attend on 6 April you can write to:
Progressive Paparoa Lifestyle Village, PO Box 107, Paparoa 0543
Email Wayne Birt or Ph: 09 2809591
Email Graham Taylor or Ph: 09 4317209
Retire in Paparoa..
Would you like to retire in the village you love? If the team behind Progressive Paparoa Inc. (PPI) has its way, you could be in luck. The PPI committee has been investigating the feasibility of providing a place for members of our community to retire. This is an exciting prospect for our village even though it’s early days yet. VIEW THE SCHEME PLAN... Click here