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.

TDC: Public Survey on Town/Village Centres

Tasman District Council is currently gathering data on its town and village centres around the district.

The following 5-minute survey has been created to allow for visitors to provide their ratings and views on various aspects of the Upper Moutere Town Centre.

While the survey appears to be primarily designed around larger town centres, answering this short survey might be a great opportunity to pass feedback back to TDC for residents and visitors alike.

You can use the survey to let Council know what you like or dislike when going into the village centre - and if you have any guests staying with you, this would be a perfect opportunity to let them provide their feedback from a visitor's perspective as well.

Please take the TDC survey here.

Waimea Dam Will Get More Expensive And Take Longer To Build

Waimea Water Ltd has announced on 21 February that the projected cost for the dam will rise from $104 million dollars to $129 million dollars, due to unforeseen issues with the suitability of rock available in the construction area.

Mayor Tim King responded that the dam remains essential for the region and that Council is committed to pay for cost increases even if these exceed $3 million "but that does not automatically mean it’s funded entirely through rates" and new funding sources may have to be sought.

Waimea Irrigators Ltd responded "The importance of this project to the region has not changed, and it is still the best solution for the region’s long-term water supply” and We will work with our project partners in any way we can to help develop a strategy to raise the additional funds."

Follow this link to the full news releases.

An Update From the Pathway

Last year in May Council elevated the proposed footpath connection from the Moutere Hills Community Centre to Upper Moutere Village running alongside the Moutere Highway to become one of the four next footpath projects to be delivered by Tasman District Council. At that moment, planning for the footpath went over into the hands of the TDC Transportation Department.

Since then the TDC engineers have been busy investigating possible construction options for this footpath. MHRA committee members met with two of TDC's engineers this week to get an update on current developments.

Read more: An Update From the Pathway