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About Taradale

Taradale is a town in the Hawke's Bay region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 10 kilometres southwest of the city of Napier, and is also known as the Taradale-Greenmeadows (Greendale) area. Taradale is also one of four elective wards that divides Napier City; the ward comprises Taradale, Greenmeadows, Poraiti and Meeanee, it is a distinctive community and an integral part of Napier City. The population was 16,599 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 972 from 2001.[1] Taradale is a 10 minute drive from the tourist destination of Napier City and with over a third of Napier districtís population, is one of the most important areas in the region, with one of the highest socio-economic demographic profiles in the Hawke's Bay. Many of Taradale's residents commute to Napier or Hastings CBD and prefer rural or suburban life as opposed to the city life of Napier. Taradale itself is a prosperous, established community nestled against the Taradale hills in an area rich in wine heritage dating back as far as the 1850s. Two of the most famous vineyards in Hawkes Bay, Mission Estate and Church Rd, are located in the area and together attract over 300,000 tourists annually.



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