Taranaki Regional Xplorer

Taranaki Regional Xplorer is designed to provide public access (especially for ratepayers) to district and regional council information.

Urban aerial photography is available for Stratford, Hawera and Normanby and can be viewed to a minimum scale of 1:1 and a maximum scale of 1:4800. Aerial photography for the remainder of the region can be viewed to a minimum scale of 1:1000 and a maximum scale of 1:47,500.

Getting started

Click the logo below, for the version of Xplorer that you want to launch.

Windows and Apple Mac OS computers only  Any computer, tablet or smart phone
This older version requires you to install the Silverlight plugin, which only works on Windows and Apple computers.  Windows 8 users may have difficulty unless they use the desktop version of Internet Explorer. This version requires no plugins, just a modern web browser such as Google Chrome.  You should also be able to access this version on tablets and smart phones.

Logo: Taranaki Regional Xplorer


Please ensure that your PC is up to date and has the latest version of Silverlight installed (if using the Silverlight version).  Some older web browsers and operating systems are unable to use Silverlight (check the system requirements on Microsoft's website), if you are connecting from a business - you may need assistance from your IT contact to ensure you're set up correctly.

If you are experiencing an error while loading Xplorer, please clear your browser's temporary files cache, close your browser and try again.

If you continue to experience issues, please email xplorer@trc.govt.nz and include your operating system and version (e.g. Windows 7, Windows Vista) and web browser and version (e.g. Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 4).

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Navigating the map

Pan icon
Click the hand tool (pan) and then click and drag the map.  When you let go of the mouse button it will take a few seconds for the map to re-appear.
Zoom in icon
Click the zoom in tool, then click and drag a box around the area you want to zoom in on.  The zoom out tool works in the same way.
Full extent icon
Click the globe icon to zoom back out so you can see the entire Taranaki region.

Finding specific information

Rates and property information

1. Search for a particular address
2. Click the property once in the list of search results, to locate it on the map
3. Double-click to view additional details about the property

Taranaki Regional Council information

1. Explore the map layers and turn on the information you want to see on the map.
2. Use the point identify tool to view additional details.

Underground services in your street

See water and waste services in your street, as well as toby locations using the layers under the "Services" category.

How to find a property or other items of interest

1. Launch Xplorer
2. Enter your search into the textbox in the upper-right corner (e.g. 10 Glasgow)
3. Xplorer will list results on the left of your screen, click one to zoom to its location

Accessing aerial photos

Aerial photographs can be freely viewed and printed through Taranaki Regional Xplorer.

Aerial photographs - information sheet (145 KB)


General information

Xplorer is best viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 and above and requires Microsoft Silverlight which can be installed from here.

This publication is copyright reserved by Taranaki Regional Xplorer. Cadastral and Topographic information derived from Land Information New Zealand, CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED.



We welcome your comments and queries. Please email us at  xplorer@trc.govt.nz

Taranaki Regional Xplorer was developed by Explorer Graphics Limited.

Explorer Graphics Limited.