Association matters, news, and announcements.

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.

AGM 2017

The next public meeting will be this year's Annual General Meeting which is set for:

Wednesday 20 September, from 7:00 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

We hope you will find a place in your diary for this event and be able to join us on the day.

All members and the public are warmly invited.

Public Meeting 11/04/2017 - Minutes

Thanks again to all who have attended this meeting with TDC. Key topics covered were:

  • Moutere Hills Community Pathway
  • Speed Limits / Road Safety
  • Dovedale Rural Water Supply

The minutes for this meeting can be read here.

Next Public Meeting / TDC Annual Plan

Our next public meeting will be

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

This will be a public meeting and everybody is invited.

TDC representatives will be present on the day to talk about the Annual Plan 2017/18 (similar to our meeting last year).

Join us on the day as this will be a great opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns, or suggest projects.

Read more about TDC's Annual Plan 2017/18

Make a submission on the Long Term Plan 2018-28

AGM 2016 - Minutes

Thanks to all members, visitors, representatives and candidates who joined us on September 27th at our Annual General Meeting - with over 60 people attending, making this a very successful meeting.

The community was able to interact directly with those council engineers who look after our roads and water supply and there was an extensive update from the Pathway project.

All mayoral and councillor candidates (bar one apology) were present to introduce themselves and answer questions from the floor.

You can find the minutes from the meeting here.