Riverton Aparima

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

Simon Moran

IMG 7149simonmoran
027 221 8222
Email: simon.moran@southlanddc.govt.nz


Stuart Baird

Cr Stuart Baird
28 Prince Street,, Winton 9720
03 236 8602, 027 650 9721
Email: stuart.baird@southlanddc.govt.nz

George Harpur

Cr George Harpur
81 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620
(03) 226 6040, 027 652 6728
Email: george.harpur@southlanddc.govt.nz

Nick Perham

021 029 06313
Email: nick.perham@southlanddc.govt.nz


Riverton Aparima Community Board

The chair of the Riverton Aparima Community Board is:

Blair Stewart
214 Rocks Highway
Riverton 9822
(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).

Area Office

Riverton Area Office

0800 732 732
117 Palmerston Street
Riverton 9822
8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday


Riverton Library

0800 732 542
117 Palmerston Street,
8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Transfer Station

Riverton Transfer Station

Havelock Street
Mon, Weds, Friday 3-5pm
Saturday 11am-1pm, 3-5pm
Sunday 3-5pm

Recycling Centre

Riverton Recycling Centre

1 Havelock Street,


Riverton Cemetery

93 Riverton Otautau Road
Riverton Area Office

Dog map

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