Edendale Mararua

Edendale was home to Southland’s first cheese factory, which produced its first cheese in 1882 and it was this which really led to the growth of the town. Although the township appears to have been laid out earlier, around the time the railway arrived in the area, in the 1870s.

Around 550 people now live in Edendale, which is home to the Fonterra Edendale plant, one of the region’s biggest employers. It is also well-known for its Crank Up day event, held since 1986.

Council representation and facilities in Edendale are listed below.

Community Partnership Leader

Karen Purdue

Karen Purdue3
027 230 7619
Email: karen.purdue@southlanddc.govt.nz


Paul Duffy

Cr Paul Duffy
146 Seaward Road, Edendale 9825
03 206 6491, 027 288 5865
Email: paul.duffy@southlanddc.govt.nz

Julie Keast

Cr Julie Keast
513 Niagara Tokanui Highway, RD 1, Tokanui 9884
(03) 246 8410, 027 220 6404
Email: julie.keast@southlanddc.govt.nz


Edendale-Wyndham Community Board

The chair of the Edendale-Wyndham Community Board is: 

Pam Yorke
167 Wyndham Mokoreta Rd
RD 2 Wyndham 9892
03 206 4261
027 225 5654

Other members are: Denise Fodie, David McKenzie, Andrew Roy, Melanie Shepherd, Calvin Wood and Cr Paul Duffy (Council representative).

Transfer Station

Wyndale Transfer Station

190 Edendale Wyndham Highway, Edendale
Wednesday 3-5pm (summer hours 4-6pm)
Thursday closed in winter (summer hours 6-7pm)
Friday 3-5pm (summer hours4-6pm)
Saturday 1.30-5pm
Sunday 1.30-5pm
Closed: Anzac Day until 1pm, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and News Years Day

Dog map

The Edendale dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.



Seaward Road Playground

Address: 36 Seaward Road

Edendale Domain Playground

Address: 23 Salford Street 


Edendale Cemetery

5 Scenic Reserve Road (Corner of SH1)
Otautau Area Office