A Council in tune with the needs of the community, providing direction, leadership & support.
Services and Facilities include: Taupo Events Centre, AC Baths, Cemeteries, Civil Defence, Parks & Reserves, Regulatory Services, Resource Planning, Great Lake Centre, Libraries, Visitor Information Centres, Waste Management, Water Supplies.
Services include - Building Warrants of Fitness, Air Pollution Control, Building Compliance, Building Inspection Services, Business Opportunities, Business Advisory Service and Civil Defence Organisation
Mangakino Lakeside Village "The best small community with a stable population enjoying quality of life."
Situated in the heart of the North Island, Mangakino borders the western shores of Lake Maraetai on the Waikato River. Surrounded by lakes, forest and farmland, Mangakino is a perfect all-round destination; great for those who seek peace and tranquility and also catering to the more adventurous who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Mangakino and Whakamaru have beautifully scenic lakes on offer, a result of the Hydro Dams which themselves are spectacular structures to see. The lakes are a popular venue for waterskiing, kayaking and other water sports. Pureora Forest Park is located close by and boasts many features; a number of impressive bush walks, you can stand on the centre of the North Island and also visit New Zealand(TM)s(TM) largest Totara Tree. This peaceful lakeside village is a great location from which to base your vacation, as nearby holiday attractions in Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo and Tokoroa are less than an hour away.
Mangakino, locally known as oeMango, is also a great place to live. Residents enjoy the country village lifestyle and close community atmosphere with the benefits of local schooling, shopping and community based activities. We have a local Doctors Surgery, St Johns Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Post centre, 4 Preschool facilities, Mangakino Area School and Whakamaru School. Some residents work in Mangakino township itself, others on rural farms or travel to nearby urban centres to work.