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New Plymouth is the main city of Taranaki on the west coast of the North IsNew Plymouth is the main city of Taranaki on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, where the first English settlers migrated. The New Plymouth District includes New Plymouth City and several smaller cities. The New Plymouth District is the 15th largest district (of 73) in New Zealand, and has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

The town is a service center for the region's main economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It is also the region's economic center as the home of the TSB Bank (formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), the largest of the remaining non-government New Zealand-owned banks.

Notable features are the botanical gardens (eg Pukekura Park), the 11 km (6.8 mi) Coastal walkway along the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed 45 meter (148 ft) artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views Mount Taranaki / Egmont.

It is also known to be a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.

New Plymouth District has a reputation as an events center, with major festivals (the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights, Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular, WOMAD and biennial Taranaki Arts Festival), sports equipment (including international rugby, surfing, cricket and tennis matches, and the annual ITU World Cup Triathlon) and concerts (from Sir Elton John, Jack Johnson, REM and Fleetwood Mac).

With its rich volcanic soil, the city is known for its gardens. Chief among them is the 52-hectare Pukekura Park in the center of the city (named a garden of national importance), and Pukeiti, one rhododendron garden of international significance high on Pouakai Range.

Pukekura Park is also home of the TSB Bank Festival of Lights, which runs free every year from mid-December to early February. It has daytime and evening program of events for people of all ages, and the festival transforms the park into a lighted wonderland every night.land of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, where the first English settlers migrated. The New Plymouth District includes New Plymouth City and several smaller cities. The New Plymouth District is the 15th largest district (of 73) in New Zealand, and has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

The town is a service center for the region's main economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It is also the region's economic center as the home of the TSB Bank (formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), the largest of the remaining non-government New Zealand-owned banks.

Notable features are the botanical gardens (eg Pukekura Park), the 11 km (6.8 mi) Coastal walkway along the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed 45 meter (148 ft) artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views Mount Taranaki / Egmont.

It is also known to be a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.

New Plymouth District has a reputation as an events center, with major festivals (the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights, Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular, WOMAD and biennial Taranaki Arts Festival), sports equipment (including international rugby, surfing, cricket and tennis matches, and the annual ITU World Cup Triathlon) and concerts (from Sir Elton John, Jack Johnson, REM and Fleetwood Mac).

With its rich volcanic soil, the city is known for its gardens. Chief among them is the 52-hectare Pukekura Park in the center of the city (named a garden of national importance), and Pukeiti, one rhododendron garden of international significance high on Pouakai Range.

Pukekura Park is also home of the TSB Bank Festival of Lights, which runs free every year from mid-December to early February. It has daytime and evening program of events for people of all ages, and the festival transforms the park into a lighted wonderland every night.

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