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.
The chair of the Edendale-Wyndham Community Board is:
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).
The Edendale dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Address: 36 Seaward Road
Address: 23 Salford Street