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.
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 Cr Nic Perham (Council representative).
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).
The Riverton dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Address: 103 Palmerston Street (Corner Palmerston and Princess Streets)
Address: 27 Taramea Bay Road
Address: 40 Towack Street
Address: 15 - 17 Moana Street