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.

TDC: Public Consultation on Water Supply Bylaw

In view of the drought event experienced this year, TDC is seeking public feedback on the handling of water restrictions during that time. Restrictions are based on the Water Supply Bylaw which is currently in draft form, and due to be adopted.

The draft Public Water Supply Bylaw affects the management of the Council’s reticulated water supplies across the entire District. It does not cover private wells/bores, or resource consents to take water for horticulture or other productive uses, which are managed through rules in the Tasman Resource Management Plan.

“The restrictions we imposed on urban households and businesses in the Waimea area were much stricter than people will have experienced in the past. They worked – people connected to the Council water supply in that area cut their usage by 28% during the height of the drought. That is a massive effort and was crucial to sustaining our water supplies through that period.

“We want to know if the community agrees with the approach that was taken. It was based on the proposals within this bylaw and, if we adopt it, we will take a very similar approach in future when there is a threat to our water supplies.”

Full Council News Item here

Council Feedback Open From 5 June


Report from Dovedale Scheme Water Meeting

On Thursday May 23rd, Tasman District Council and Dovedale Water Supply Committee held a public meeting to discuss the financial position and operations of the Dovedale Scheme supply and answer questions received beforehand and from the floor. A summary of the financial information was circulated to users by email ahead of the meeting.

Key outcomes from the meeting were:

  • The committee will begin holding a yearly AGM for the supply in August (date to be confirmed) covering the past year's financial information, forecasts for the coming year, and planned projects and operational issues.
  • The supply committee and interested parties will able to receive quarterly financial reports prepared by Tasman District Council
  • Future upgrade options were discussed although it was noted that due to uncertainty around new regulations yet to be confirmed by the Government and investigations required it is likely to be a year or more before any decisions can be made.
  • Tasman District Council and the committee will ensure supply users and affected parties will have input in the decision making process as this progresses.
  • The contracting arrangements for supply maintenance and improvements were discussed.

 Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the meeting.