Tairua School

The school’s unique situation beside the harbour enhances the natural learning environment, which is well used by the school to provide a range of valuable educational and recreational opportunities for our students and wider community. For all enquiries or for more information about our school, please call 07 864 8590, email office@tairua.school.nz or visit our website.

Hikuai School

Hikuai School is a beautiful rural school set below the majestic Pinnacles and next to the meandering Tairua River. We serve the educational needs of students in both Pauanui and Tairua with each location being only a short distance away. We are also proudly the only school that offers a free bus service for students to and from these communities. Call us on 07 864 7818, email office@hikuai.school.nz.

Tairua Playcentre

Celebrating our children and their whanau as they grow in our community. Families with children from birth to 6 years of age are welcome to attend our fun-filled play sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30 at our centre on the Main Road, near the Tairua School. Tairua Playcentre is a great place for you and your child to connect with other young ones and their whanau. For more info contact Melanie Dunn on 0274577484 or Danika Fanshawe on 0210404198.

Whenuakite Country Kids

Whenuakite Country Kids provide Early Childhood Education and care for children from 0 to 6 years. We are a non-profit incorporated society (Mercury Bay South Early Childhood Education Centre Inc.). We operate Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm. WCK is licensed for 39 children with separate areas for Preschool in the Kereru Room and Infants & Toddlers in the Tui Room. Please feel free to visit us at 1052b Tairua-Whitianga Road, Whenuakite, call us on 07 866 3360 or email info@wck.co.nz.


Central Kids Tairua

Central Kids Tairua is our local community based kindergarten. We offer education to 2-6 year olds in a natural setting, building children’s sense of belonging by connecting with our local area. Tamariki learn through a play based programme which supports and follows their interests alongside fully qualified teachers. We aspire to work closely with parents and whānau and value their input into their child’s education. We have close links with the local schools and work with them to support transition to school. Feel free to call in any time. Session times are 8.45am-2.45pm and we are open all year except for the Christmas Break. You can call us on 07 864 7954 or 022 681 3567, email tairua@centralkids.org.nz or visit our website for more information.

Seascape Photographic Adventures

We are based in Kuaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations. Our photography workshops are aimed at all levels of experience from beginner to expert with the emphasis very much on learning and taking pictures in the field. The workshops - you will visit amazing locations and we will give you hands on experience capturing striking images of a beautiful and very photogenic part of New Zealand. Call us on 021 134 7865, email enquiries@seascape-photography.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.