Riverton is the oldest established settlement in Southland, having been settled in 1835 by European settlers.
The picturesque seaside town is part of the Southern Scenic Route and has a close knit community of around 1400 people. It’s also a popular holiday spot.
The town is home to New Zealand’s first marathon, with the Southland Marathon, from Riverton to Invercargill, first being held in 1909. The event is still held every year.
Council representation and facilities in Riverton are listed below.
Community Partnership Leader
03 236 8602, 027 650 9721
(03) 226 6040, 027 652 6728
Riverton Aparima Community Board
The chair of the Riverton Aparima Community Board is:
214 Rocks Highway
(03) 234 8550
021 288 8138
Members of the Riverton Aparima Community Board are:Jan Breayley, Neil Linscott, Corey Mennell, Graeme Stuart, Andrew Wilson and Councillor Nick Perham (Council representative).
Riverton Harbour Subcommittee
Members of the Riverton Harbour Subcommitee are: Nick White, Hayley Nelson, Muriel Johnstone, Blair Stewart, Graeme Stuart, Ian Coard, Lyndon Cleaver and Cr Nic Perham (Council representative).
Riverton Area Office
Riverton Transfer Station
Saturday 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
Riverton Recycling Centre
The Riverton dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Palmerston Street Playground
Address: 103 Palmerston Street (Corner Palmerston and Princess Streets)
Taramea Bay Sound Shell Playground
Address: 27 Taramea Bay Road
Taramea Bay Adventure Playground
Address: 40 Towack Street
Henderson Park Playground
Address: 15 - 17 Moana Street