Association matters, news, and announcements.

MHRA AGM 29/09/2020 - Minutes

Thanks to all who attended our AGM and Meet-The-Candidates event yesterday. The meeting was well attended and there was lively debate following the presentations from our parliamentary candidates.

Please find the minutes from the meeting here.

New Date for MHRA AGM/Candidates Meeting 29 September

As announced earlier, our AGM/candidates meeting originally planned for today has been postponed due to Covid-19 and the postponement of the General Election itself.

We're happy to announce a new date for this meeting. This will now be held:

7pm Tuesday 29th September

at Moutere Hills Community Centre

We look forward to seeing you there.

The new meeting will form the official AGM date for the Moutere Hills Residents Association, and it will also be the local Meet-The-Candidates event. Drinks and nibbles will be provided at the venue. We may carry out some member voting on association matters and updates online prior, in order to save time at the meeting.

MHRA AGM/Election Candidates 1 September - MEETING CANCELLED

Please note the MHRA AGM/Meet-Election-Candidates Meeting previously announced for 1 September 2020 is now cancelled.
This is due to the current COVID-19 alert level and postponement of the 2020 General Election. The extension of the alert level would be a limiting factor to the meeting, and several political parties have also limited their campaigning, so we would not be able to achieve the same level of attendance.

Our Meet the Candidates meeting will still be happening, however this will now be in late September. We will update you about the new date and time when that is confirmed.

To stay on track with our annual association timeline, this year we might use email voting on MHRA elections and other AGM association matters. This would proceed during mid September.

The MHRA secretary will be emailing a brief agenda and report to association members and AGM matters including acceptance of previous minutes, financial report, election of officers, etc. will be voted on by association members and confirmed via email.


AGM 2020 - Meet Election Candidates

The Moutere Hills Residents Association will hold their AGM on

Tuesday 1st September 2020, 7 pm

at the Moutere Hills Community Centre

Please note this meeting date may change due to Covid-19 restrictions and postponement of the general election. Check this website for further updates.
This year our public community meeting will include an opportunity to Meet the Candidates for the West Coast-Tasman Electorate for the 2020 General Election. Candidates will be speaking and there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Also get the latest from the Upper Moutere footpath project - including TDC route proposals and planned public community consultation.
The meeting is open to association members and the public. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
We hope to see you there.

Moutere Community Support Network

The world changes, so we change too.

Please join us to help build a support network for our Moutere Hills Community to help others in time of COVID-19 lock-down.

What can you do?

  • Check in on elderly or vulnerable people
  • Look after your family, friends, and neighbours
  • Participate and help build a community network
  • Sign up as a volunteer helper

Join us on Facebook or go to for more information.

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