Association matters, news, and announcements.

Meet the Candidates - Cast Your Vote!

All ten ward candidates and all four mayoral candidates spoke at our well-attended Meet-the-Candidates event yesterday and answered questions by community.

If you have not been able to join the meeting, follow this link to view all candidate profiles on the TDC website.

Voting documents for the local government elections should be arriving at your home shortly, so be sure cast your vote - and remind others to do the same. You are choosing the future of Tasman District.

Many thanks again to all candidates for attending our event and all association and community members who were able to visit.

 

AGM - Meet the Candidates - Thursday

A reminder that our AGM is on this Thursday 19 September, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

  • Meet Tasman's Next Mayor - all four mayoral candidates will be present
  • Meet Your Local Council Candidates - eight plus councillor candidates confirmed to attend
  • Learn about the Voting System Poll - you will choose the future voting system for Tasman District
  • Footpath Development Update

All welcome. Be sure to attend. Coffee, tea, and nibbles provided. The bar will be open - bring your friends!

AGM 2019

The Moutere Hills Residents Association AGM 2019 will be held on

Thursday 19 September 2019, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

This will also be our Meet-the-Candidates event, so it will be a great opportunity to get to know your council and mayoral candidates for the upcoming local elections.

All members and the public are welcome - drinks and nibbles provided.

Public Meeting & Consultation: Future Development, Annual Plan

All local residents are invited to our upcoming public meeting:

Thursday 11 April, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

Please join us for:

  • TDC Future Development Strategy Consultation
  • TDC Annual Plan Consultation
  • MHRA to present results from our 'Future of the Moutere Hills' Survey

Learn more about what the future of our local area might look like, and have your say.

Coffee, tea, and nibbles provided. All welcome. TDC public drop-in session beforehand.

Nationwide Ratepayer Organisation to be Formed

This may be of interest to anyone paying rates and wondering who is there to keep an eye on government spending...

A convention in Nelson held over the weekend (of the 10th and 11th of November 2018) has agreed to establish a Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand, and has appointed a steering group to make that happen.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Resident and Ratepayer Associations from throughout NZ/Aotearoa. Hosted by the Nelson Ratepayers Association, Chairperson John Walker says, “the Conference was a huge success, as a national organisation is long overdue.”

The Steering Group will recommend a constitution to all Ratepayers Associations, for adoption early in 2019.

For more information refer to www.ratepayersandresidents.org.nz

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AGM 2018 - Minutes

Click here to read the minutes for our Annual General Meeting 2018.

This includes news on

  • Dovedale Water Scheme
  • Moutere Hills Community Pathway
  • Speed Limits on Local Roads
  • Road Maintenance

Thank you to CEO Janine Dowding and Dwayne Fletcher of TDC, as well as Crs Anne Turley and Dean McNamara for attending, and of course to all members and visitors.

The new association committee has been duly elected.

AGM 2018

A date for your diary...

This year's Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

More information will be available as we get closer to the date.

Mapua & Districts Community Directory Update

The Mapua & Districts Community Directory is a handy directory of businesses and residential listings in your local area.

You can always pick up the latest printed copy at the Upper Moutere General Store, Mapua Country Store, Mapua Library, or First Class Accounts. The business listings can also be viewed online at http://mapua.co.nz/

Why not check out the latest copy and see if your details are still correct?

If your details have changed, or you are new to the area and would like to add your information to the residential listings, or you know of somebody who is still listed but definitely no longer lives in the area, please help keeping the listings up-to-date by sending a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or by using the update request form at the back of the printed directory).

The listings are not updated automatically, so the directory relies on the community to advise the MDBA (Mapua & Districts Business Association) of any changes - your help is much appreciated.

Next Public Meeting: 20 March 2018

Our next public meeting will be

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

This will mainly revolve around TDC's consultation on the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

It will be a great chance to meet your Councillors, Council staff, and Mayor Richard Kempthorne.

AGM 2017 - Report

Thanks to all who attended our AGM last week. Our three ward councillors were present and TDC staff Brian McManus and Giles Griffith reported on transportation issues and river works in the area.

Overall, we had around 50 visitors, making for a lively discussion when the three parliamentary candidates, Damien O'Connor (Labour), Maureen Pugh (National), and Claire Holley (GOdsownNZ) made their presentations.

At this meeting, we also confirmed our new Chair Faris Mali and new Deputy Chair James Stradling and the remaining committee and officers of the Moutere Hills Residents Association.

The full minutes of this meeting are available here.